Month: June 2019

The day the steel melted

Little girl with a big impact: Sophie Deane holds up a photo of Julia Gillard. Photo: Joe Armao An emotional Prime Minister teared up in Federal Parliament on Wednesday, recalling meeting Sophie. Photo: Andrew Meares
Nanjing Night Net

Julia Gillard once spoke of having been a shy, reserved child who

Abbott dodges booby trap

Tony Abbott appears set to defy the Gillard government's expectations and allow the axing of the baby bonus and cuts to family payments in the federal budget to pass through Parliament.
Nanjing Night Net

The Opposition Leader is expected to ignore one of the biggest ''booby traps'' in the government's pre-election

Troops ‘humiliated’ Afghan detainees

Dreyfus open to terror law debate
Nanjing Night Net

Afghan detainees captured by the Australian Defence Force and held at a US military prison near Bagram complained to Australian government officials that they were forced to accept humiliatingly public ''groin and buttocks'' searches, previously secret defence documents reveal.

The papers also reveal