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Britannic Impunity: The UK Overseas Operations Bill

October 18, 2020 - 12:53 -- Admin

It was praised by Michael Clarke, former Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, as “clear and entire laudable” – at least up to a point. The UK Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill would “give [British] troops serving overseas much-needed extra protection against fraudulent or frivolous claims against them of criminal behaviour.” It…

Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 3)

October 17, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 2) By Outsider   Eugenic views quickly spread to Europe and Australia. Australia has an Indigenous history of at least 60,000 years. Before the English invasion in 1788 most of the inhabitants of Australia were isolated from the rest of the world. The Indigenous People of Australia were…

One law for them – and a massively different one for us!

October 16, 2020 - 19:57 -- Admin

‘Gordon Legal launched the [Robo-debt] action on behalf of an estimated class of up to 600,000 people last year [2019], claiming the government unjustly enriched itself and breached its duty of care to people who “were vulnerable to any unlawful or unreasonable” action by the government.’   ‘Last year, a Senate inquiry into the scheme…

Dropped Prosecutions: The Afghan Files, Public Interest Journalism and Dan Oakes

October 16, 2020 - 18:00 -- Admin

In July 2017, two journalists working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, wrote of a stash of incriminating documents, running into hundreds of pages. They were “secret defence force documents leaked to the ABC.” These documents gave “an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations in Australia’s elite special forces in Afghanistan,…

Ruby-faced Gladys

October 16, 2020 - 16:36 -- Admin

By John Haly   Poor old gullible Gladys #koalakiller Berejiklian has all the emotional desires, so many of us have, and the demands of a taxing job that exacerbates her needs. She has always known she might have a lot to deal with, which explains why she has consolidated so many public departments. She just had to…

Dropped charges heighten calls for media law reform – MEAA

October 16, 2020 - 13:26 -- Admin

A three-year storyline ordeal for a pair of Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) journalists may be over, but the stigma upon their federal investigations remains, and will do so until some sort of media law reform guaranteeing a freedom of the press occurs, says the Media, Arts, and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA). ABC journalist Dan Oakes and…