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The Argument for Absurdity

May 19, 2019 - 13:00 -- Admin

There was a reason for the growth, in the middle of the 20th century for the genre of “Absurd Theatre”. The realisation or belief that many ideals nurtured from a millennia or two of perceived reality no longer served a world reeling from two enormous wars and the systematic mechanisation of the killing machines in…

ScoMo’s Mandate

May 19, 2019 - 09:43 -- Admin

At the time of writing, Corangamite looks like being a Labor win. This marginal seat was given electoral bribes of almost $34 million by Labor which sounds a lot until you compare it to the $3 billion worth of promises made by the Coalition. Of course, this begs the question that if it falls to…

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Labor must draw lessons from Electoral Defeat – But not Compromise its Values

May 19, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

By Dr Tristan Ewins Labor has lost what had been seen as an unlosable election. How could everything go so wrong? How could the polls have got it all so wrong? Firstly, here, is the United Australia Party vote and Clive Palmer’s money. Regardless of whether he achieves a Senate seat, Palmer is channelling roughly…

The cupboard was bare!

May 17, 2019 - 19:59 -- Admin

By Ad Astra It wasn’t easy getting into the nerve centre of the LNP – the secret place where talking points, election strategies and day to day tactics are brainstormed by the Coalition’s eggheads in the dead of night – but eventually, more by good luck than good management, I found myself in the inner…

Fantasies of Humanity: The Christchurch Pledge and a Regulated Internet

May 17, 2019 - 16:26 -- Admin

It had to come. A massacre, broadcast in real time and then shared with viral automatism; the inevitable shock, and the counter from the authorities. The Christchurch shootings, inflicting fifty-one deaths upon worshippers at two mosques in quiet New Zealand on March 15 this year, have spurred Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Laws have been passed…

The Tradesmen’s Return

May 16, 2019 - 21:08 -- Admin

“Trades-unions, composed of the workmen in the different trades, were recognized in the time of the (first Roman) monarchy, and no effort was ever made to dissolve them, until they began to exert a political influence.” … R. W. Husband … Source: The Classical Weekly, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Oct. 9, 1916) … By the…