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The dangers of appeasement (Part 3)

March 23, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Nineteen of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini.  The current meaning and consequences for Indigenous People of the slogan ‘law-and-order’ will be revisited. For the time being it is worth mentioning that the process of ‘constitutional recognition’ was never universally accepted by the Indigenous…

China following the West’s example

March 23, 2018 - 12:00 -- Admin

By Dr Strobe Driver Having been in Taiwan for approximately one month, I have watched the constant commentary regarding the Taiwan-China crisis. To state that it is an everyday event is not an exaggeration and to state that it gets little mention in my home country (Australia), beyond how the US and Japan are coping…

Listening to industry lobby groups results in poor policy every time

March 23, 2018 - 11:56 -- Admin

There was a time when politicians were advised by an apolitical public service whose department heads and senior management had expertise and a wealth of experience.  Departments employed experts in their field and when they required further input, they sought it from other apolitical independent organisations like the CSIRO, the BoM, the Australian National Preventative…

Too Much of Plenty

March 23, 2018 - 11:00 -- Admin

In an era of such discrepancy between those who have too much and the great majority who have too little, it is with a kind of disbelief that I keep on seeing the tyrannical political representatives of the former being repeatedly gaining office to inflict even greater burdens on the latter … As the good…

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Surveillance Capitalism

March 22, 2018 - 16:15 -- Admin

Whether it creeps into politics, marketing, or simple profiling, the nature of surveillance as totality has been affirmed by certain events this decade. The Edward Snowden disclosures of 2013 demonstrated the complicity and collusion between Silicon Valley and the technological stewards of the national security state. It took the election of Donald J. Trump in…