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If ever there was a time when we needed strong unions, it’s now

January 19, 2018 - 01:11 -- Admin

Michaelia Cash used to be called the Minister for Employment.  She is now known as the Minister for Jobs and Innovation.  Regardless of the sign on the door, she, and her Coalition colleagues, have been demonising unions and promoting businesses since they came into office. Perhaps they need to have a look at who the…

When one woman’s “bad sex” is another woman’s sexual assault

January 18, 2018 - 20:30 -- Admin

You may have read the story published recently by Babe, in which an anonymous woman, Grace, tells of an evening she spent with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. The evening did not go well, with Grace leaving in tears after what she alleges was sexual assault. I recommend you read the article before proceeding with this…

Greg Hunt’s Pea & Thimble Trick

January 18, 2018 - 16:03 -- Admin

By Terence Mills If you buy private health insurance cover, you are about to be scammed, watch out! Greg Hunt, the responsible minister – let me rephrase that – the minister responsible, has announced that he has agreed with the health insurance companies a premium increase for 2018 in the order of 4% which he…

Forrest Trump: “I May Not Be A Smart Man, But I’m Like, A Genius”

January 18, 2018 - 09:47 -- Admin

I’ve started reading “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter” by Scott Adams. And it’s about Donald Trump. Mainly. I suspect that Scott couldn’t fill a whole book boasting about how he called it right and how Donald Trump is a Master Persuader, so he talks a bit about being a trained…

Darkest Hour: More Than a Historical Film Drama

January 18, 2018 - 09:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright The portrayal of Winston Churchill’s political counter-offensive to Hitler’s blitzkrieg in May 1940 has attracted good cinema audiences. Rolling Stone magazine describes the lead actor, Gary Oldham, as one of the most outstanding contemporary performers. He has an acclaimed profile from previous roles including Sid Vicious (In Sid and Nancy) and Lee…

Australia’s taxpayers question more “religious freedom”

January 17, 2018 - 18:07 -- Admin

By Brian Morris Philip Ruddock’s “Religious Freedom Review” is of concern to same-sex couples but how will tax-payers respond to more religious privilege for the churches? For almost 80 per cent of the nation’s households— with incomes less than $200,000 per year — their primary concerns centre on high electricity costs, rising prices, and poor…