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The Commissioner Must Resign

August 13, 2015 - 12:42 -- Admin

The impartiality of a Royal Commissioner must be beyond reproach. Dyson Heyden heads the Royal Commission into Trade Unions. It has been disclosed that he was to be a speaker at a Liberal Party fund raiser bringing his impartiality into grave doubt. He has no choice but to resign and wind up the Commission.

Australia should consider hosting bases with US forces: A response to this absurd and dangerous proposal in the coming age of pax-Sino

August 13, 2015 - 08:00 -- Admin

There are telling signs for Australia not to antagonize China, writes Dr Strobe Driver, and the suggestion that Australia should consider hosting bases with US forces will only antagonize them further.

Why the ‘Tony Credlin Show’ will not be renewed for a second season

August 12, 2015 - 17:49 -- Admin

By Paul G Dellit

How many of you remember Candice Bergen in the role of Murphy Brown? Yep. Most of you, as I thought. Okay . . . So how many of you remember the writers of the show? I thought so.

Now, aside from David and Margaret et al of that specialisation, how many of you know anything about Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen? Well then, go and ask your grandparents.

Abbott: The homophobe

August 12, 2015 - 12:51 -- Admin

Let us call it how it is. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a homophobe.

Homophobe, as defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

“A person who hates or is afraid of homosexuals or treats them badly”.

Let’s just analyse that definition in the context of Abbott’s behaviour, language and actions.

A person.

Vote for Tony

August 12, 2015 - 12:26 -- Admin

By opposing same sex marriage, Tony Abbott has reinforced the notion that homosexuality is “queer” – that members of the LGBTI community are a threat to our society.

By indefinitely incarcerating asylum seekers in offshore detention camps he has reinforced the idea that refugees are not victims but criminals who pose another threat to our society.