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Lack of Funds amounts to Systemic Elder Abuse – but neither Party is talking about it

May 11, 2019 - 16:34 -- Admin

  In a reflection in Saturday’s Age (11/5) Merle Mitchell explained that institutionalization in aged care left her without a home.  Institutionalized care can mean loss of social networks and community.  In her opinion, there was the feeling that death would be a better resolution for everyone.  Fortunately, though, she did not lose contact with all her friends,…

Five pillars of financial crime (part 3)

May 11, 2019 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Dr George Venturini   While the scale of illegality and unethical behaviour in the Australian financial sector might be news to many Australians, the scale of fee-gouging, profiteering and the terrible treatment of customers should be no surprise to our regulators or politicians. Organisations like the Australia Institute, the Consumer Action Law Centre and the…


May 11, 2019 - 11:51 -- Admin

By RosemaryJ36 World War III is the elephant in the room – Mankind against Nature. And make no mistake – Nature will win, because its forces make us look like specks of dust! Australia thinks it is outside the fray, yet, by exporting coal to produce pollution away from our shores, we have merely extended…

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John Lord’s Election Diary No13: Shorten has dared to go where other Labor leaders have not

May 11, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Saturday 11 May 2018 1 By this time next week, only those who haven’t voted pre-poll will be left to cast their vote in this most important election. All the policies, or lack of them, will have resonated with the electorate in varying degrees. Some will vote in a state of confusion but most with…

The Democrats and Muellerisation

May 10, 2019 - 15:05 -- Admin

The psychic problems facing the Democrats continue to bite, and with their foiled efforts to see the full, unredacted report of the Mueller Report, they look distracted, confused and bitter. In politics, the sense of vengeance and retribution has a place, but without some restorative balance, cripples the actor. The Democrats can point to numerous…

Voting Values

May 10, 2019 - 00:21 -- Admin

By John Haly Voting is the expression of the rights of an individual to participate in their government, but like any expression, it can be misdirected, coerced, bought and sold. Political Parties understand the role and importance of marketing, propaganda and salesmanship in seeking your vote, irrespective of whether it is in your or your…

A star rating for companies and what it would mean

May 9, 2019 - 12:17 -- Admin

In a world that puts profit first, the idea of a social licence to operate seems to be disappearing. Shareholders are removed from the reputational damage that once kept business owners more accountable for acting responsibly.  It’s all about the cheque. Worker exploitation, environmental vandalism, tax avoidance and market manipulation are goals rather than anathema.…