Stories about Australia from February, 2011
If the Oz blogosphere is any indication, the next Australian Federal election will be a referendum on a proposed climate tax. And the issue has already become nasty and personal. GV author Kevin Rennie gathers online reactions to this controversial measure.
Australian Opposition politicians have been accused of using dog-whistle politics and courting islamophobes during the last week. Two issues have collided with instant reactions in the blogosphere.
Category 5 mega Cyclone Yasi struck the North Queensland coast of Australia late on Wednesday and both the old and new media have played complementary roles during the crisis. Read this post to know why #duckhand is a trending topic in Australia and its link to the cyclone disaster.