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There are better ways to “stop the boats” than by destroying people’s lives

February 12, 2019 - 21:47 -- Admin

Labor finally found enough courage to actually remember we are dealing with people when we talk about the folk living in Hotel California (you can check out any time you want but you can never leave) accommodation on Manus and Nauru. But let’s not forget that it was actually the courage of the crossbench that…

So Why Wasn’t That Boat Turned Back?

February 12, 2019 - 20:18 -- Admin

Yeah, it’s satire, right? It’s a newspaper article from next week. February 23rd, 2019  BOAT ARRIVES ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND A boat of asylum seekers/illegal immigrants/rapists and murders (this depends on whether you read ABC/Murdoch/radio shock jocks) has landedon Christmas Island. “This is on Bill Shorten’s head,” Peter Dutton announced to a waiting media, who watched…

What a good boy am I? So what’s the go here?

February 12, 2019 - 17:56 -- Admin

The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi vs Behrouz Boochani and countless genuine refugees (assessed by UNHCR) in Australian offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru By Jon Chesterson   Can someone, anyone tell me what makes Hakeem Al-Raibi’s case so special and different from say Behrouz Boochani or any of the other refugees on Manus Island and Nauru?…

The Prospects for Socialism Today

February 12, 2019 - 16:35 -- Admin

Writing in the Herald Sun, Chris Collins (11/1/19) argues that the Nordic countries have never been “socialist” because they have not conformed to the original Marxist definition of the centralisation of the means of production in state hands. In reality, though, there were always a variety of definitions, and even Marxists themselves have revised their understandings.…


February 12, 2019 - 15:50 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen  If you want some hope of a future for your children you will not vote LNP – in my opinion – in the coming Federal election, or any other conservative group. The LNP will try to push the view they are being responsible in relation to climate change; official emission figures show…

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Labor to make TAFE courses free

February 12, 2019 - 11:01 -- Admin

Media Release A Daley Labor Government will make TAFE free for more than 600,000 certificate level places in skill shortage courses over the next decade, starting with child care, disability care, aged care, construction, plumbing, and electrical trades. Labor’s plan will help people to find jobs in industries that are crying out for more workers,…

Forget Good Government. It’s All About Winning

February 11, 2019 - 19:52 -- Admin

  Politics in Australia has descended into the pit of the abyss. Take note! The conservative forces in politics are about to unleash one massively negative campaign upon an unsuspecting Australian electorate. The Liberal/National Coalition, devoid of any remaining life-saving credentials, will be unrelenting in their efforts to demonise and defecate on the Opposition, all…

#30 Year Challenge

February 11, 2019 - 17:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM  There is a social media meme at the moment where two photos are posted side by side, one from 2009 the other from 2019. ‘Bonus points’ are apparently gained by ‘featuring’ a similar pose in both photos. As everything is apparently better with a hashtag, this latest fad is tagged as the #10yearchallenge.…