There is little analysis of the electoral system plays in Australian politics, nor much exploration of alternatives, argues Anne McMenamin. Most of us have no direct voice in government, even though we are told we do — every three or four years.
Anne McMenamin reports on another huge show of solidarity for the Afghan community.
A passionate crowd of 1000 mostly Afghan-Australians and young people marched on Parliament House, calling for peace in Afghanistan. Anne McMenamin reports.
The opening of a new Chinese consulate in Adelaide was protested by contingents of ethnic and religious groups with deeply-felt grievances against China's government, writes Anne McMenamin.