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If it’s about Politics I’m not interested.

March 13, 2015 - 16:22 -- Admin

Just how many people are interested in politics and what influence does the media have on our thinking.

I have always been of the view that Australians exercise their right to vote in our democracy every three years and after that the vast majority take little interest. Australians don’t engage in politics and there is a deep seated malaise. The reality is though that politics effects almost every part of an individual’s life and they should be more interested.

Money Created Out of Thin Air

March 13, 2015 - 15:42 -- Admin

It might be hard to absorb, but the fact is undeniable. Banks create money out of thin air. When you go to your local branch and apply for a mortgage loan to buy a house or apply for a personal loan to buy a car, you might think that the bank needs to have that money in its vaults to be able to lend it to you. Wrong.

Subsidising Tony’s lifestyle

March 13, 2015 - 10:42 -- Admin

Tony Abbott’s “lifestyle choice” to live hundreds of kilometres from his place of work is costing Australians a small fortune.

During the election caretaker mode the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet arranged a 12-month lease on an inner-south Canberra home for Abbott or Kevin Rudd to live in while the Lodge underwent repairs and renovation.

March in March

March 12, 2015 - 13:47 -- Admin

For those who want to express their displeasure with the direction this government is taking us, March in March is happening again on the weekend of 21/22 March.

This is especially important in NSW with the state election the following weekend.  The following is from the organisers of the Sydney March.


The people have spoken but the fight is far from over!

Is Turnbull Campaigning?

March 12, 2015 - 10:58 -- Admin

Is Malcolm Turnbull deliberately waging a subtle campaign to undermine Tony Abbott? If one takes a closer look at some of his recent comments, one might detect just a hint of something along those lines.

While Turnbull continues to support the PM publicly, astute observers might wonder if we are witnessing a covert scheme to undermine Abbott’s authority.

Bespoke Assassins (Part 8)

March 12, 2015 - 07:31 -- Admin

Paul Dellit has written some excellent political articles for The AIMN, so it came as some surprise that he is better known for his screenplay writing. Thomas Keneally, in a recent review of one of Paul’s screenplays I wrote: “I liked your screenplay and plot very much” and went on to describe it as “a very interesting and well-wrought script”.

An Archaic Revival: Julian Moran on Refugio Altiplano and Ayahuasca

March 11, 2015 - 21:20 -- Admin

“The Archaic Revival is a clarion call to recover our birthright, however uncomfortable that may make us. It is a call to realize that life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience upon which primordial shamanism is based is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego and its fear of dissolution in the mysterious matrix of feeling that is all around us. It is in the Archaic Revival that our transcendence of the historical dilemma actually lies.”

Living on traditional land is not a lifestyle choice – it is an obligation

March 11, 2015 - 19:06 -- Admin

It is clear that Tony Abbott has no idea why Aboriginal people make the ‘lifestyle choice‘ to live in remote communities, or God forbid, their traditional lands. (Many though, are one and the same).

He has been slammed from Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders for the tactless, insensitive and ignorant comment.