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All cheers for the new globalization?

May 17, 2017 - 19:33 -- Admin

By Denis Bright As the Trump Administration looks inwardly to rehabilitate its domestic economy, China’s President Xi is sprinting ahead with a New Globalization Initiative: The One Belt One Road Project. The recent Belt and Road Summit in Beijing on 13-14 May 2017 attracted representatives from 130 countries including 30 heads of state from all…

Murdoch Media “Proscribed”

May 17, 2017 - 14:28 -- Admin

By freef’all852 To “proscribe” a thing or person is to forbid, blacklist, deny to, and/or disallow actions or substances to be given or taken by persons or person for their use or benefit. So here we are suggesting a methodology to “proscribe” those Murdoch media personalities, backers and supporters who continue to promote hate and…

Risk assessment does not mean examining the latest Newspoll and doing surveys in marginal electorates

May 16, 2017 - 11:46 -- Admin

Whilst there has been a great deal of discussion about individual measures announced in the budget, there has been less analysis of what it is trying to achieve in the long run. I can’t keep up with the slogans but as far as I am aware, everyone still thinks it is a good idea to…

Forget Housing Affordability When Is Scott Morrison Going To Do Something About The Avocado Scandal!

May 16, 2017 - 08:42 -- Admin

It seems that property developer, Tim Gurner, has the answer to the housing affordability crisis: Cut back on your coffee and smashed avocado. Well, that’s what he told “60 Minutes”. When he was saving for his first home, he wasn’t spending money on smashed avocado and “four coffees at $4 each”. Well, I don’t remember…

A Human Rights Act for Tasmania

May 16, 2017 - 07:35 -- Admin

Right now, the nation is gripped in conversation about health, education, families, housing and justice. The 2017 Federal Budget has just been handed down, and people are earnestly investigating what it personally means for them. Will the local school lose funding? Will a house ever be affordable? How much will a trip to the doctor…

Day to Day Politics: What if Shorten had … ?

May 16, 2017 - 05:51 -- Admin

Tuesday 16 May 2017 1 The Crickey Poll bludger analysis of voter intention shows that: Last week’s Essential Poll had Labor leading the Government 54/46 pre-budget. Reach TEL polls post-budget had Labor 53/47 Both Newspoll and IPSOS have Labor 53/47 All would indicate that there has been little immediate change on voting intention in the wake of last week’s…

Theresa May’s mandate for a revived British global outreach

May 15, 2017 - 09:28 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Contrary to popular wisdom, Britain’s significance to Australia has probably increased since the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Soon adrift from a future formal membership of the European Union, a Conservative Britain is free to interact with Europe on its own terms. Britain’s global outreach is also…