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We now have three crises to deal with!

October 15, 2020 - 01:54 -- Admin

Almost the longest running crisis is Global Warming, which clearly is a global issue, requiring the cooperation of all nations. The more recent, but also intractable crisis, which is being tackled individually by practically every nation on earth, is COVID-19. The third also affects many countries by differing degrees, but has to be handled by…

Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 2)

October 14, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 1) By Outsider   Eugenics is not a dead, spurious historical phenomenon; its roots and influential tentacles are deep and enduring. And the human casualties – even after the end of the Nazi ‘experiment’ resulting from this supremacist ideology – number in the tens of millions. Eugenics began…

COVID and household impact – the worst fears, confirmed

October 13, 2020 - 23:18 -- Admin

Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) out on Tuesday has confirmed what many people have already feared:  that a direct correlation exists between the changing nature of Australian households amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, guided via a survey that the ABS executed to a sample size of 1500 people nationwide from mid-September,…

Responding to the Legacy of George Orwell

October 13, 2020 - 09:06 -- Admin

Just yesterday I was a participant in a debate on George Orwell. One person argued that Orwell was opposed to Left Authoritarianism, and as a consequence would be opposed to ‘Antifa.’ (For those who don’t know, ‘Antifa’ is a broad anti-fascist popular front, often led by ‘anarchists’). Another person responded by saying Orwell was really…

Creating the Australian New Deal

October 12, 2020 - 11:34 -- Admin

By Christian Marx Right now, here in Australia we are facing the biggest job crisis since at least the Great Depression of the early 1930s. The COVID-19 virus is the final straw that has broken the camel’s back. The ugly truth is that we have had three decades of rampant globalization via the weakening of…

The Liberals Have A Plan!

October 11, 2020 - 19:33 -- Admin

Ok, here’s a brief summary of the Liberal position over the past seven years. 2013: Debt and deficit disaster. It’s only by having a surplus that we get economic growth. We have a PLAN for JOBS AND GROWTH and to bring your energy prices down. IT’S ONLY BY HAVING GROWTH THAT YOU HAVE JOBS. NEVER…

Values and priorities

October 11, 2020 - 19:09 -- Admin

What do you think of Australia’s attitude to refugees and migrants? In fact how do you rate current government policies? We are seldom offered an opportunity to replicate past successes, so, instead, we should concentrate on learning from past mistakes. As an example, the ALP’s approach to saving the economy in the GFC was lauded…