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Business as usual for banks despite Frydenberg’s faux outrage and finger-wagging.

October 7, 2018 - 21:27 -- Admin

Our nation sighs with relief this week. Our banks are safe. Federal Treasurer, former Minister for resources and Northern Australia, energy, environment, serial failure and currently unelected Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s Deputy, Josh Frydenberg, will not get tough on financial companies just because a Royal Commission uncovers incompetence, theft, forgery, impersonation, fee-gouging, usury amongst other…

Italy in the Maelstrom of the Euro

October 7, 2018 - 20:30 -- Admin

By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and…

Where The Bloody Hell Are You, ScOMO? Oh, Hiding Behind Alan Jones…

October 7, 2018 - 17:18 -- Admin

While some were shocked at Alan Jones’ interview of Louise Herron over her insistence that the Opera House sales aren’t just some giant billboard. Some have even accused Jones of bullying because he said that she should be sacked for refusing to allow the Everest… Oh, point of clarification, when I say the Everest, I…

‘Political Correctness’ and ‘Cultural Marxism’ – Why the Right is Wrong: A Response to Kevin Donnelly

October 7, 2018 - 13:07 -- Admin

Above:  Conservative Social Commentator, Kevin Donnelly is a high-profile ‘public intellectual’ – best known for his opinions on Education.  Donnelly also regularly challenges multi-culturalism and radical views on ‘gender fluidity’.  Like many Conservatives, he criticises so-called ‘Cultural Marxism’, (arguably capitalising on fear and ignorance). He argues that ‘Cultural Marxism’ is a threat to Western Civilisation and the…

Safety Cannot Be Guaranteed

October 6, 2018 - 22:23 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen  Already when the Paris COP21 was being negotiated some scientists were stating that reaching a 1.5C increase in temperature past pre-Industrial times was not viable, Professor Kevin Anderson begins talking 31/2 minutes into the film. Prior to becoming a climate scientist, he worked as an engineer on oil rigs. He has also done some studies in…

Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism

October 6, 2018 - 18:26 -- Admin

Journalism is getting something of a battering in Australia.  At the parliamentary level, laws have passed that would be inimical to any tradition versed in the bill of rights. (Australia, not having such a restraining instrument on political zeal, can only rely on the bumbling wisdom of its representatives.)At the executive level, deals have been…

Cantering towards destruction

October 6, 2018 - 11:02 -- Admin

Whoever wins the next election is going to face a monumental task to reduce our emissions in order to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. In one way, it would serve Scott Morrison right to have to face the consequences of his lies.  But the country cannot afford someone who thinks prayer is…

Words can fly and words can bite

October 5, 2018 - 18:02 -- Admin

By George Theodoridis  Exhibit 1: Justin Milne to Guthrie (via email): “…I just think it’s simple. Get rid of her. My view is we need to save the corporation, not Emma…” Milne says these comments were taken out of context. Exhibit 2:  PM Morrison to journalist Cassidy: “I expect the ABC Board to do better and if…

Limiting Israel: Russia Deploys the S-300 to Syria

October 5, 2018 - 13:15 -- Admin

Relations between Russia and Israel have been those of an estranged couple punctuated by occasional breakouts of tense understanding.  As with other such couples, a public row does not necessarily reflect the more placid, if stern discussion that might happen behind closed doors. On the public side of things, Russia’s decision to deploy the S-300…

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