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Poor planning causes overcrowding

October 19, 2018 - 09:00 -- Admin

Population Minister Alan Tudge has suggested that Melbourne and Sydney are experiencing significant pressure from excessive population growth. He’s probably got a point, but his ‘solution’ — forcing immigrants to live in areas with less population pressure for at least five years after permanent residency is granted — demonstrates Tudge’s complete lack of knowledge of…

Is there a glimmer of a coming Enlightenment in Australia?

October 18, 2018 - 18:45 -- Admin

European politics, philosophy, science and communications were radically reoriented during the course of the “long 18th century” (1685-1815) as part of a movement referred to by its participants as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment. After living through the Dark Ages of the ATM government, is it possible that Australia is edging towards…

Embassy Disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the Foreign Policy Web

October 18, 2018 - 14:47 -- Admin

“Do this outside. You will put me into trouble” (Mohammad al-Otaibi, Saudi consul, to Saudi agents, Istanbul, October 2, 2018). It smells, but anything wedged between the putrefaction of Saudi foreign policy, the ambition of Turkish bellicosity, and the US muddling middleman is bound to. Three powers tussling over image and appearance; all engaged in…

Nauru – Is this a Mexican Stand-Off ? If not, it will do until one comes along !

October 18, 2018 - 11:52 -- Admin

There are about 119 children currently detained with their families on Nauru – this number fluctuates, as children are often taken from the island temporarily for emergency medical treatment ; many of these children were born on Nauru. Back in 2013, John Key, the then prime minister of New Zealand offered to break the Australian…

DNA in Trumpland: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Dance

October 17, 2018 - 17:15 -- Admin

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a fundamental error in chasing the coattails of DNA provenance as a response to the jibes of US President Donald J. Trump. She had been derided by the president as an ordinary “Pocahontas”, and promised at a July 5 rally in Montana a million dollars “to your favourite charity, paid…

Climate recalcitrance

October 17, 2018 - 16:11 -- Admin

By John Haly “Recalcitrant” is what Prime minister Keating once described Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir over economic considerations with APEC. In this century, “recalcitrance” has become a term more readily applied to the current persistently pro-coal conservative Government over issues of ecology. On the 8th of October 2018, as I was leaving Korea, I…

Stability, Promises The PM Who Was Elected Eight Weeks Ago…

October 15, 2018 - 21:33 -- Admin

“With the Liberal Party, you know what you are going to get,”  says the unelected PM who replaced the elected PM causing the surprise by-election. He was speaking to the voters of Wentworth about the dangers of electing an independent. The Liberals are all over the dangers of the “wrong” result on Saturday. It could…

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