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War and dominance

April 19, 2017 - 20:10 -- Admin

By Stephen Tardrew The real kicker in the long run is Shorten and Turnbull supporting the insane Von Trump family who are intent on running the US middle class and poor into the ground while saving themselves by joining the inner circle of US war mongers driven by an out of control Military Industrial Complex.…

Why Theresa May Called An Early Election And How Tony Abbott Is Helping Turnbull

April 19, 2017 - 13:43 -- Admin

When I heard that Theresa May had called an election for June 12, I thought, “Well, that’s one way of avoiding all the mess of Brexit. Get voted out!” However, all the news stories I’ve read seem to suggest that she’s expected to win. It’s a strategy to give herself a mandate for Brexit, they…

If you want evidence-based decision making then you need to actually consider the evidence

April 19, 2017 - 10:14 -- Admin

Why is the government considering giving Adani a billion dollars?  According to Richard Denniss, it’s a muscle-flexing exercise for Barnaby’s boys. “Subsidising the world’s largest export coal mine at a time of declining world demand for coal…has become a way to prove the Nats can get things built and to show their rivals in the…

Telstra’s copper network was almost dead 15 years ago, and they knew it

April 18, 2017 - 13:20 -- Admin

The internet can be a goldmine of little gems. And dig away, you might strike a little gem or two. Like these: In October 2013 (then Communications Minister) Malcolm Turnbull announced the appointment of former Tesltra boss Ziggy Switkowski as NBN Co to lead a three-person board overseeing the national broadband network. In his inaugural…

The Damned

April 17, 2017 - 16:00 -- Admin

This morning I read this tweet from Fairfax journo Ross Gittins: My first thought was, a new kind of human being has emerged. One without empathy. This is why we don’t care anymore. Our species is devolving. For someone who only yesterday re-watched Luchino Visconti’s The Damned, my first thought rather remarkably disregarded  history. Visconti’s film…

Informed citizens or content consumers

April 17, 2017 - 14:16 -- Admin

There is great value in maintaining a national broadcaster that is publicly owned and funded, politically independent and fully accountable. Public ownership brings a distinct difference to the broadcasting system, with national broadcasters required and able to provide comprehensive, innovative programs not influenced by commercial imperatives. But it seems the government’s appointees to the board…

Turnbull And Flexibility

April 17, 2017 - 11:32 -- Admin

You’ll notice in the video, Mr Turnbull making his position on penalty rates very… ah, clear. Well, that is to say…ah, we’re in no doubt that he supports…flexibility.Turnbull on penalty rates And we can sure of his support for flexibility because if there’s one thing we can say about his time as PM, it’s how…