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Values Based Capitalism: The Imperative of Defining Commitment to the Social Market

January 29, 2023 - 15:23 -- Admin

By Denis Bright  Editorial insiders at The Weekend Australian (28-29 January 2023) have telegraphed their displeasure at Jim Chalmer’s appeal for a commitment to Values-Based Capitalism as the clarion-call across the Labor Movement and the wider Australian society. The full text of Jim Chalmers’ essay is available online from The Monthly which offers one free…

An Emergent Premier Chris Minns – Uniting Sydney Metro and the Regions

January 27, 2023 - 13:12 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   After more than a decade in Opposition, NSW Labor is about to test its capacity to inspire the electorate ahead of the state election on 25 March 2023. NSW Labor was well short of an absolute majority in 2019. However, Labor’s victory in the Bega by-election on 12 February 2022 was a…

Forget Australia Day And Celebrate: Rum Rebellion Day Awards

January 25, 2023 - 16:58 -- Admin

After pointing out for a number of years that January 26th isn’t just the anniversary of Captain Arthur Phillip’s landing, but it’s also the anniversary of the Rum Rebellion when a group of people launched an insurrection and arrested the Governor. Surely, I’ve argued, this is something that we can all celebrate… with the possible…

Whither Constitutional Change?

January 25, 2023 - 11:11 -- Admin

Within a very short space of time, we are going to be embroiled in a national discussion on constitutional change: namely, we are going to be asked if we favour First Nations people having a voice to our national parliament enshrined in our Constitution. The purpose of this article is not to take sides or…

Distracted by hate, we are robbed

January 25, 2023 - 10:05 -- Admin

We are at a crossroads. The Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) class is creating a new international feudal order, assisted by the professional enabler class including politicians in pursuit of their money. One of those enabling mechanisms is the media. In Australia, News Corp serves as the strongest weapon in the creation of their…

From 2016: Captained by Crusaders

January 23, 2023 - 12:32 -- Admin

This account of an event at the Melbourne Club in 2016 was published on the New Matilda site. That site has ceased to exist, so I am reposting the piece here because I think recording the event is important for the tracking of the radical Right’s growth in Australia.  The event took place under Chatham…

1788 and all that (or what have the English ever done for us ?)

January 22, 2023 - 19:08 -- Admin

So, we are approaching the anniversary of Arthur Phillip’s epic voyage from England to Australia, arriving in January 1788. He chaperoned eleven ships with fifteen hundred souls onboard, roughly half of whom were manacled, half way around the world. A voyage that, in its dimensions and its impact is up there with those of Columbus…

Search is your Friend

January 21, 2023 - 15:44 -- Admin

If you had put money on the claim that ’sensitive new age’ Opposition Leader Peter Dutton would genuinely work co-operatively with others to actually improve Australia and the life of Australians until the next election, you would have lost your cash early in January. That’s when Dutton reverted to type as the feeder of red…