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Adjunct imperialist clowns (part 2)

October 9, 2019 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Dr George Venturini   In August 1923 the Premier of Victoria, H.S.W. Lawson, was received by Mussolini.  It was not really the visit of the average, insular, ignorant Australian. Lawson was a lawyer, a former Attorney-General, Solicitor-General and Minister of Public Instruction. Yet, on his return Lawson praised Mussolini as “the man whom Providence waned…

Just how weird is Scott Morrison really?

October 9, 2019 - 11:56 -- Admin

By Grumpy Geezer  There’s a lot about Scott ‘Poo Bear’ Morrison that can be explained away by the fact that he’s just another RWNJ with a RWNJ agenda. Also, he’s an acknowledged finalist in the contest of no ideas with his charisma and sex appeal registering somewhere around ‘check-your-phone-to-avoid-eye-contact’ level. But he’s not unique in…

The state of play

October 9, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

Election 2019: Some background Bill Shorten took over as leader of Australian Labor Party in 2013 and resigned in 2019 after taking the party to two elections. He lost both narrowly. In 2016 he came within one seat of becoming Prime Minister after adopting a strategy of prematurely revealing major policies well before the election.…

“Driver’s licenses for workers to be restricted for the common good”

October 8, 2019 - 20:00 -- Admin

By Tina Clausen   The Cashless Debit Card – Income Management Scheme Currently a bill is up for voting in Parliament in order to extend the existing ongoing years long ‘trials’ already happening in many places. This is to be done via imposing this draconian scheme on anyone of any age on any kind of social…

Corporate power – customer powerless

October 8, 2019 - 11:30 -- Admin

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry revealed very clearly a major flaw in the Corporations Act. The prime duty of the directors of a corporate body is to act in the best interests of shareholders, which, by implication means to maximise the profits for shareholders. Nowhere is there…

Now is NOT the time to be a ‘quiet Australian’

October 8, 2019 - 11:13 -- Admin

There is a disturbing trend emerging in Australia where the government is increasingly trying to silence the people. They have painted unionists as lawless thugs and removed our ability to withhold our labour without their pre-arranged permission. They have made charity funding dependent on them being uncritical of government policy. They label conservationists and animal…

Labor Must Ask Serious Questions on Policy and Values

October 8, 2019 - 09:00 -- Admin

Labor has been saying relatively little on policy since its defeat at the hands of the Morrison Government. Many are saying Labor’s ‘move to the Left’ was the problem.  In that process other problems are being neglected. The Coalition tax scare campaign (including on a non-existent ‘death tax’) ; Shorten’s wooden performance in the final days…

Colin Powell’s Trump Problem

October 7, 2019 - 18:30 -- Admin

When the compromised speak of judgment, the voice of credibility vanishes. In its place, a certain niggling sense of hypocrisy and weakness prevails. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell is one of those of those compromised voices. He presided over a redundant State Department before the pressures of the Pentagon and Secretary of Defence…

Do unto others

October 7, 2019 - 16:28 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Who knows if the pages of Morrison’s Bible might be missing the pages that discuss ’do unto others as you wish them do to you’? Those words are one version of ’the golden rule’ which is a tenet of most religions according to Wikipedia. His years as Immigration Minister and then Treasurer demonstrated very…