Tony Abbott and Vladimir Putin share the same authoritarian views on media freedom and we need to be very scared

According to Russian president Vladimir Putin, all state run media should be run by patriots. No real surprise here, because Putin is widely known as an authoritarian leader intolerant of dissent (and homosexuals). Unfortunately things are no different in Australia. Like the Putin administration, the Abbott government is firmly behind …

The importance of lying

Are you a liar? I am. I lie continually. I am like that Jim Carrey character who lies so much he is forced to spend a whole day telling the truth. Lying, whether it be stretching the truth or a bald faced porky pie is an important skill. Federal opposition …