Burning the midnight oil

Show More Idioms burn the midnight oil, to study or work far into the night: After months of burning the midnight oil, he really needed a vacation. The fire burned in the grate. The wound burned and throbbed.

Burning the midnight oil

June 11, burning the midnight oil I just couldn't pass by this Leak cartoon about the Coalition banging away at Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil, after he accepted a safe seat in the ALP and a fast track to a possible ministry. The cartoon is too good: It was a very good media campaign and the press liked the food being feed to them by the ALP spinners.

If Garrett was the story of the week, then the other story was a big "ALP is anti-American" media campaign based on more attacks on Latham from the Bush administration. Armitage made implied threats about the US hurting Australia economically and withholding intelligence from a Latham government.

He also suggested that Australians might wish to reflect on what life would be like without the US alliance. The Bush administration counterattack on the ALP is being done for John Howard as part of an effort to counter the big shadow cast by Iraq.

These stories are froth and bubble.

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It will be stoked by Parliament returning to pass around 66 pieces of legislation in 7 days before the winter break ends. The legislation will take a backstage to the polemics. Let us be realistic about all of this. When the crunch comes Labor and Liberal will join forces to prevent the Greens from gaining seats.

It has happened before. It will happen again. However, a lot is riding on Garrett for the ALP. Judging from the comments I've read, the ALP is trying to save seats from the surging Greens, shore up the Senate vote against the Greens, revitalize the party, and appeal to younger voters along the coast.

It's a big ask. The Garrett story keeps growing. We have personal advice from a rock star concerned about Garrett's welfare.

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Others see celebrities as a response by the political elite to a decline in political parties"a crisis of faith demonstrated by failing membership and a decline in old-fashioned dedication. Their energy statement, which is a pitch for the green vote based on energy efficiency, is to be announced early next week.

The Coalition is now seen to be placing obstacles in the way of the renewable energy industry, and being too beholden to the coal and aluminium industry. The Industry Minister, Ian McFarlane, has more or less become the spokesperson for the protection of the energy intensive industries.

The energy future is locking the greenhouse gases produced by coal-fired powerstations deep underground so as to make coal more viable for power generation. Howard's big energy statement next week is an attempt to capture the political agenda.

Burning the midnight oil

This MRET scheme would create a market by bringing new renewable projects into play, as it requires energy users to use renewable energy sources for their share of power.

Maybe the Coalition needs to have some substantive green policies? They are still riding on the Natural Heritage Trust of the distant past. So how green does the Coalition need to become to be re-elected?

They reckon not very, since Garrett will play badly in the regional marginal seats. On the other hand, the ALP continues to ease into safe mode.

It is waiting for the government to fall over and it is avoiding making any mistakes. It's public environment policy was limited to plastic bags. Garrett is a symbol of anti-Americanism for the conservatives. June 12 Michelle Grattan in The Age is also saying that the Howard Government has launched a media campaign based around the ALP policy having "increasing overtones of anti-Americanism".About Midnight Oil.

In the U.S., Midnight Oil were just this weird Australian band who had a seven-foot-tall singer with no hair and very awkward dance moves, a couple of modern-rock hits in the pre-Nirvana late '80s, and some apparently important political opinions.

The Winter Solstice marks a time of year that was sacred to our ancestors. Anne Strainchamps and her guest celebrate the longest and darkest nights of the year with a collection of stories, dreams and explorations to help burn the midnight oil.

Burning the midnight oil

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Midnight Oil are an influential alternative rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in The band originally formed as "Farm" in The band is best known for their political activism and environmentalism and their worldwide hit single "Beds Are Burning".

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