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Theatre, Death and the ICTY: The Suicide of Slobodan Praljak

November 30, 2017 - 20:25 -- Admin

Theatre, hysterics, denunciations. No tight, orderly and sterile space could ever entirely contain those dark characters with lengthy butcher’s bills and blood soaked attributes. Screams accompanied accusations; words to make all blush were shouted at witnesses, lawyers and judges. In the sanguinary mess of attack, counter-attack and retribution, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former…

Is ‘E an Aussie, Is ‘E Lizzie? Is ‘E an Aussie is ‘E, Eh?

November 30, 2017 - 20:04 -- Admin

By Terence Mills In case you’re not up to date on the eligibility of our elected members to sit in our parliament due to section 44 constitutional doubts on their dual citizenship, I’ll try and bring you up to date. The timetable agreed at Labor’s insistence was for all parliamentarians to provide their citizenship details…

Stuff the Tobacco Companies – and while you’re at it, stuff the Catholic Church as well!

November 29, 2017 - 23:38 -- Admin

By Keith Davis Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in Australia … A large proportion of these deaths were males (almost 13,000 deaths per year compared with 6,000 for females). In all age groups, except 15-34 years, more deaths were related to use of tobacco than to alcohol or illicit drugs.…

What Malcolm Turnbull used to think about asylum seekers

November 29, 2017 - 21:27 -- Admin

In June 2005, Malcolm Turnbull rose to speak in parliament on the Migration Amendment (Detention Arrangements) Bill 2005. Hundreds of my constituents, since I announced my candidacy for parliament, have contacted me on the streets, by letter, by email and by telephone about this matter. Their overwhelming concerns have been focused on two issues. The…

A time for change

November 29, 2017 - 09:49 -- Admin

I wrote this piece when I was more involved in volunteering for an environmental group in local politics. And though the references are of a local nature, they are surely relevant to the broader community. The saying goes; “Behind every successful man, there is a woman”. I don’t believe there can be anyone in this…