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Is China a bully?

June 1, 2020 - 16:45 -- Admin

By Ad astra   Is China a bully? If you stopped the average person in the street and asked this question, the answer would probably be a resounding ‘YES’. Why? A bully is defined as: Someone who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable. So how could China be a bully? ‘China’…

Let’s Burn the Whole Thing Down: Death, Protest and George Floyd

June 1, 2020 - 14:29 -- Admin

Mobs are unruly, headless things. The message is the action. The platform is often violence. But what is happening across the United States cannot simply be labelled as a looting-leads-to-shooting episode. It ranks as another chapter of enraged despair and untidy opportunism. It all began with a savage act in South Minneapolis, a killing grotesque…

The killing of America

June 1, 2020 - 11:14 -- Admin

By Christian Marx   America is teetering on the edge of collapse and possible civil war. How did it come to this? Every problem the U.S currently faces can be traced back to capitalism. America has always been based around a rugged, dog eat dog type of individualism. A Darwinian survival of the fittest mentality. This…

Running with cows

May 31, 2020 - 17:18 -- Admin

I admit I was pleasantly surprised that my stories of growing up on Kangaroo Island were so well-received. Inspired I am, dear reader, to offer two more. Running with cows A young boy can find plenty to do on a farm of 1500 acres, but nonetheless I jumped at the chance to go with Mum…

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Letters from the Queen’s secretary on a touchy subject

May 31, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

To people of my vintage it seems like yesterday that these events in the history of Australia’s democracy took place. Those of us who lived through it see it through reflective battle-weary feelings. An unelected representative of the Queen, the Governor General John Kerr, had dismissed a democratically elected government. How was he able to…

Change and difference

May 30, 2020 - 17:50 -- Admin

I would like to amend the statement “The only certainties in life are death and taxes” to read “The only certainties in life are change, death and taxes” and add the suggestion that a short cut to a peaceful life is through acceptance of difference. The whole world is currently in chaos. Some of the…

Covid 19 has hit the economy hard; But where is the Recovery going to come from?

May 30, 2020 - 08:00 -- Admin

COVID-19 has hit the Australian economy hard. By some estimates the Australian economy will shrink by approximately 7 per cent in 2020. Maybe more. That’s a virtually unprecedented recession. Shutting down workplaces: hospitality and tourism, higher education and some manufacturing: comes at an enormous cost. We can’t put a price on peoples’ lives and peoples’ health. But many people…