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The Sniper Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 21:18 Source

There is a question Tony Abbott has never answered. Perhaps he has never been asked. I cannot find any record of an answer.

It goes back to the aftermath of the 2010 election. You might consider that ancient history, not worth going into now, but it goes to the nature of the man — and this is relevant to his turbulent federal government.

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Damian Smith Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:27 Source

I always get excited when my two passions, politics and applied psychology, mesh together in such a delicious fashion, like two Lego bricks of the same size that once connected will never be torn apart. Today is just such an occasion. Buckle up Dorothy, we’re going on an adventure.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 15:03

Hepburn Wind has made a short film documenting the painting of a mural on the second of its two community-owned turbines.

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Red Bluff Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:33 Source

Do companies have human rights obligations? How can corporations fulfil their responsibilities as global citizens?Monash University's Castan Centre for Human Rights Law tackles these issues in the latest of its video series "Have You Got That Right?".

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 22:46
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Things Bogans Like Monday, March 30, 2015 - 22:46 Source

The bogan is a leading authority in many fields. If this is difficult to believe, please refer to the bogan’s job title of Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. See, authority. In fact by the time this article is published, the bogan will likely have floated listlessly on the currents of job title inflation to have been meaninglessly ordained Lead Executive Consultant Account Coordination Manager. More-thority!

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Damian Smith Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:55 Source

It doesn’t happen often, but an article in a mainstream newspaper caught my eye. Specifically Patrick Batchelor’s “Why ABC’s Vote Compass doesn’t work for me”.

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Damian Smith Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 14:43 Source

I have watched with great interest, and even greater despair, the tragedy of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It tells us a great deal about the society that we live in and the people we have become. 

It has been, if nothing else, an opportunity, to paraphrase one of my Facebook journalist acquaintances, “to prune my feed of cretins”. 

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Labor View From Bayside Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:03 Source

On 4 March 2015 tens of thousands of worker and their supporters marched in Melbourne, Australia in defence of working conditions and government services. The rally against Tony Abbott's Coalition government was organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council .

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Red Bluff Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 19:57 Source

What is your first language? Do you use it on social media or in other communications? From my latest post for Global Voices:

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Red Bluff Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 15:43 Source

The Australian Federal Government proposes to crackdown on the use of welfare payments at fast food outlets. This would be part of a new welfare card designed to stop people from spending the majority of their government benefits on alcohol, gambling and poor diet.A trial is to take place involving fast food giants McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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Red Bluff Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:31 Source

Really enjoyed writing this post for Global Voices: Cricket World Cup: 'St Valentine’s Day Massacre' at Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Red Bluff Friday, February 6, 2015 - 11:13 Source

The vigils continue for Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. My roundup for Global Voices of online reactions to the latest developments:Tony Abbott says he has done everything he can but will not engage in “megaphone diplomacy”, according to the Jakarta Post. Many are not convinced:

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Labor View From Bayside Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:54 Source

Live tweeting @TonyAbbotMHR at the National Press Club - haven’t had this much fun since watching Asian Cup final and Queensland elections on Saturday night!

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