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Pandemic Inquiry Wars: Australia, the United States and the Coronavirus Investigation

May 21, 2020 - 15:33 -- Admin

The Australian press and a chorus of the country’s politicians painted a misguided, blotched picture: the Scott Morrison government had achieved its goal of convincing members of the World Health Assembly that an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was a move worth taking. “More than 100 countries, including Australia,” observed the ABC, “had already…

Seeking the Post-COVID Sunshine: Time to Turn Consensus from the W.H.O. Assembly into a Political Charade?

May 21, 2020 - 13:08 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The W.H.O. Assembly reached a remarkable consensus on the need to investigate the spread of COVID-19. Australia co-sponsored the initiatives at the Assembly as part of a team effort by thirty-five other players, including the European Union with its twenty-seven additional states. Regrettably, this achievement received far less attention than the evolving…

Slippery Scotty and the Corona agenda

May 21, 2020 - 10:54 -- Admin

By Grumpy Geezer   Scott Morrison is not my favourite person. I’m not alone: “Mathias (Cormann) regarded Scott (Morrison) as emotional, narcissistic and untrustworthy” – Malcolm Turnbull. “An absolute arsehole” – former Justice Minister Michael Keenan describes Morrison. * * * * * One year after Scott Morrison’s purchase of the election with hundreds of millions…

Battles over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff Wars

May 20, 2020 - 13:19 -- Admin

promised to be bruising to both dignity and wallet. However brazen Australian politicians have been drumming up support for an international inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus, the first ones to be slapped in anger would have to be those in agriculture. Barley exporters find themselves facing a suffocating, and potentially market killing…

Never ask advice from someone unless you are sure they will tell you what you want to hear

May 20, 2020 - 11:02 -- Admin

One only has to look at who our government employs to advise them to get an understanding of how little they actually want advice. Appointing Grant King to head a panel on how to reduce emissions was a joke. He was Managing Director of Origin Energy Limited from February 2000 until his retirement in October…

Nothing to show

May 20, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

Nothing to show: A year in power … Nothing to show. Two years as PM in August … Nothing to show. Three terms in office … Nothing to show. Monday, May 18 marked the anniversary of the Morrison government’s election win, and Scott Morrison is fast approaching two years as serving as Prime Minister. In…

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Why Thinking Makes It So: Donald Trump’s Obamagate Fixation

May 19, 2020 - 15:41 -- Admin

The “gate” suffix has been wearing thin since the break-in scandal that gave it its birth. Since Watergate, virtually anything dubious and suggestive, and much more besides, is suffixed. Which brings us to the issue of President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama. Finding himself in hot water (did he ever leave it?) Trump has been…

UniSA research shows promising signs in the fight against drug-resistant superbugs

May 19, 2020 - 12:49 -- Admin

University of South Australia Media Release As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, effective medical treatment against bacteria and viruses has never been more important. But society is running out of antibiotics. Bacteria are becoming resistant to treatment faster than new antibiotics are being developed, causing experts to fear there could be…