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“Baa, baa, black sheep …”

May 22, 2017 - 21:42 -- Admin

By freef’all852 (Warning: This article contains words and language that may offend the LNP and the “genteel class” who claim the right to rule over us all). This simple nursery rhyme portrays so succinctly the relationship between the expectations of the ruling orders and the serf, the presumed rights and satisfaction of the needs of…

Finding the pathway to humanity

May 22, 2017 - 11:39 -- Admin

A few weeks ago, an international peace conference was held in Cairo at Al Azhar University, the most prestigious centre of learning in the Sunni Muslim world. Speaking at the invitation of its grand imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, to an audience of some 300 religious leaders, professors and scholars from Egypt and several other countries…

Doctor Who and the Obnoxious MP

May 21, 2017 - 17:53 -- Admin

In a recent television interview government MP George Christensen claimed to be a lifelong Doctor Who fan. According to George his earliest memory of Doctor Who is watching ‘The Brain of Morbius’ on his grandparents’ grainy black and white television. Like George, I’m a YUGE Doctor Who fan. So much of a fan in fact…

Refugee advocate slams Dutton’s deadline

May 21, 2017 - 16:01 -- Admin

Note: “Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has given 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia until October to lodge an application for protection, or face deportation, declaring the “game is up” for “fake refugees”.” Media Release Dutton’s Deadline for Asylum Seekers Cruel: Rintoul Refugee Action Coalition Sydney Coordinator Ian Rintoul today said of Dutton’s asylum seeker processing…

Falling through the cracks

May 21, 2017 - 14:30 -- Admin

In amongst the budget, responses and ‘expert analysis’, you might have missed the news that so called conservative ‘warrior’ and MP for the seat of Dawson in Central Queensland, George Christensen, recently became a medical tourist to Asia. Christensen, who before the operation weighed in at 176 kilograms, went to Malaysia for an operation to…