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Trillion Dollar Companies: The Apple Empire and Concentrated Markets

August 5, 2018 - 19:00 -- Admin

It seems a distant reality, or nightmare now: a company that was near defunct in 1996, now finding itself at the imperial pinnacle of the corporate ladder. Then, publications were mournful and reflective about the corporation that gave us the Apple Computer. An icon had fallen into disrepair. Then came the renovations, the Steve Jobs…

Andrew Bolt is a threat to our social cohesion

August 5, 2018 - 13:52 -- Admin

Conservatives in this country have made it impossible to have a sensible discussion about anything. Population is a topic we should be discussing.  Infrastructure planning depends on it.  Allocation of finite resources depends on it.  Town and environmental planning depend on it.  Education and training depend on it.  Health services depend on it. Immigration must…

Fought to the Table: Talks with the Taliban

August 4, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

“Attempting to control rural areas in Afghanistan always eventually ends up boiling down to personal survival” (Evan McAllister, former Marine staff sergeant, New York Times, July 28, 2018). It genuinely doesn’t matter how the security boffins within the Pentagon frame it: the Taliban have fought the United States, through sheer will of force and mania,…

A business as usual approach to climate change

August 4, 2018 - 13:31 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen Previously, whenever climate scientists have talked about the ills created by climate change they have spoken about the end of the century as being a time when bigger tribulations can be expected such as sea level rise, acidification of Oceans, and higher temperatures. Unfortunately, the time scale has moved towards contemporary times. What has…

Essay: The Joy of Walking …

August 4, 2018 - 12:31 -- Admin

I’m beginning to think we; collectively are losing the plot …Time to chill out a tad … Essay: There’s a Whole World Out There! or The Joy Of Walking. I now have no car. That statement in itself may require an explanation in these self-commuting times. But no … too tangled and tiresome a story,…

The need for a fairer voting reform

August 4, 2018 - 11:34 -- Admin

By Callen Sorensen Karklis Recently it occurred to me that I needed to update my enrolment details to vote as I’ve just recently moved for study purposes close to my University. The recent Super Saturday by-elections throughout the country reminded me of the need to vote come next year’s upcoming federal election. As many of you…

Corruption – Corruption – Corruption. The Coalition is in deep shit. The case for a National Anti – Corruption Body.

August 4, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Saturday 4 August 2018 There have been calls for a National Anti Corruption body for some time now but there has always been reluctance, mainly by politicians, to subscribe. The Greens have been onside, the Conservatives cannot see the reason for having one and Labor have recently declared an Anti Corruption Body to be official party…

Thriving on Dark Web: The My Health Record and Data Insecurity

August 3, 2018 - 17:00 -- Admin

Data is rarely inert. It moves, finds itself diverting, adjusting and adapting to users and distributors. Ultimately, as unspectacular and banal as it might be, data sells, pushing the price in various markets whoever wishes to access it. Medical data, given its abundance, can do very nicely in such domains as the Dark Web. With…

Longman By-Election: Failed LNP Paradigms Revisited

August 3, 2018 - 14:21 -- Admin

The federal LNP certainly seized upon Longman as its best chance on Super Saturday. Cheered on by initially favourable opinion polls, Prime Minister Turnbull persisted with his enthusiasm for the LNP’s Tax Packages. Most of the tax redistribution favours privileged income earners, large corporations and banking institutions. Just a week out from Super Saturday, Brisbane’s…

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