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hell on earth

February 25, 2014 - 08:15 -- Admin

Border Protection Minister "No wimp" Scott Morrison has shifted his ground on the violence at Manus Island under pressure. In doing so he has started to undermine the Abbott Government's attempts at operational secrecy and keeping citizens in the dark to ensure the authority of the state remains unchallenged. This is done by linking national security to asylum seekers (ie., terrorism), and the government being in control.

sound bytes

February 24, 2014 - 14:41 -- Admin

Australia's reforms aim to lift economic growth back above 3 per cent according to Joe Hockey, the Australian Treasurer at the G20 meeting in Sydney.

it's getting real ugly

February 18, 2014 - 13:25 -- Admin

The Abbott Government's media clampdown-- a veil of silence---- on anything to do with asylum seekers and border protection means that it is hard to ascertain what is happening in the concentration camp at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, a borderline failed state. These are asylum seekers waiting to be processed. If they were not found to be a refugee, neither the Australian nor PNG governments would help them resettle in PNG.

no doubts, its back

February 7, 2014 - 10:38 -- Admin

It is pretty clear that the Abbott Government is under intense pressure from its Big Business constituency to regain the industrial relations territory it had to surrender with the defeat of Workchoices and the Howard Government. Big Business and its neo-liberal allies want that territory retaken quick smart. This is their path of economic change and reform.