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Bespoke Assassins (Part 10)

March 23, 2015 - 04:35 -- 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”.

The Quotes From Tony Abbott That Got Him Where He Is!

March 22, 2015 - 09:20 -- Admin

When asked for a response to the Moss Report (you know, the one that the Government set up because aid workers were going over to Nauru and encouraging people to self harm because well, isn’t that why people become aid workers?), Tony Abbott replied as follows:

“Occasionally, I dare say, things happen. Because in any institution you get things that, occasionally, aren’t perfect!”


What’s in it for ME? Society’s dilemma

March 22, 2015 - 00:12 -- Admin

Managing change is part of my day job. One of the catch phrases we use these days is “what’s in it for me”. In “selling” change in an organisation we need to show the employees, the board, the management and all other stakeholders “what’s in it for them”. If you don’t believe me, Google “change management what’s in it for me” and you will see plenty of results.

No word from our Freedom Commissioner about offshore detention

March 21, 2015 - 16:20 -- Admin

When George Brandis gifted the IPA’s Tim Wilson the high paying job of Human Rights Commissioner for Freedom despite his qualifications being “woefully inadequate”, he said it was to “restore balance”, believing that the HRC was too focused on discrimination.

Senator Brandis said Mr Wilson was ”one of Australia’s most prominent public advocates of the rights of the individual”.

A Political Train Wreck

March 21, 2015 - 10:58 -- Admin

How much more of this do we tolerate? Our present government is comprised of an incompetent bunch of fools, idiots and grouches. No matter where one looks, they all appear incapable of managing a chook raffle, let alone the 12th largest economy in the world.

Is it any wonder political expediency has now usurped any attempt at further budget savings measures?


March 20, 2015 - 14:42 -- Admin

Problem gambling is a tragedy that affects the lives of many Australians.  It is a significant factor in mental health problems, marriage breakups, homelessness, domestic violence, suicide and even murder.