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Warning Scripture replaced by new type of Theism

April 20, 2017 - 12:57 -- Admin

“Morality cannot be derived from myths,” writes Hugh Harris as he illustrates the problems with promoting unverifiable beliefs. But what do we replace them with? Placating the Reverend Fred Nile and the various religious lobbies is no easy task, but the NSW Government has taken to it with Yes Minister style obtuseness and Baldrick-like cunning. Maintaining…

Barnaby’s thought bubble is blatant pork-barrelling

April 20, 2017 - 08:51 -- Admin

Yesterday, regional development minister Fiona Nash told the Press Club about the Nationals grand scheme to move the public service to the bush.  Their decentralisation policy would be applied across the whole of government. “All portfolio ministers will be required to report back to Cabinet by August on which of their departments, functions or entities are suitable,” Senator Nash…

Monsanto Tribunal

April 20, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

By Fran Murrell Monsanto Tribunal: how to stop companies poisoning people, intimidating critics and destroying environments. Companies must be held accountable for human rights abuses Monsanto Tribunal judges stated in their legal opinion, released last night. “Radical advancements” in the rights of companies granted by the WTO, trade treaties, investment law and Investor State Dispute…