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How will you fill in your time?

May 8, 2019 - 22:13 -- Admin

We have seen three leaders’ debates now (well a couple of us have), and the overarching takeout is that this election is all about Bill Shorten and Labor policies. After six years in government, Scott Morrison has nothing to say about why we should vote for his party other than we will get him as…

Bill Shorten’s Terrible Lies!

May 8, 2019 - 19:37 -- Admin

Ok, let’s get everything clear. You’re a very, very privileged person and any attempt to create another narrative, I’m going to shoot down because, well, let’s be real here. Growing up, did you have an indoor toilet? No. Well, did you at least have one that was close to the house? Did it flush? I…

Five pillars of financial crime (part 2)

May 8, 2019 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Dr George Venturini   Dr. E. Jones, a distinguished senior academic in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, had been an early critic of the Royal Commission. “The Terms of Reference were a motley collection of admirable and potentially limiting or diverting items,” wrote Dr. Jones. “Its preamble was a shocker…

A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight

May 8, 2019 - 13:45 -- Admin

Such companies advertise themselves as slick and professional, the best in the business, all things to men, women and everyone in between. They insist that we can all have that vast cake of wealth and eat it too.  Equinor, a Norwegian multinational beast of an energy company with its headquarters in Stavanger, has been doing…

Fear, Deception and Gravitas

May 8, 2019 - 00:36 -- Admin

By 2353NM Enjoying the election coverage? Essentially it is the day to day analysis of the political leaders of this country racking up the kilometres to appear in ‘strategic’ locations, with nodding sycophants behind them answering the same or similar questions as they did yesterday to the same tired and bored journalists who then dutifully…

Not leader’s credentials but policies they support which are of paramount importance

May 7, 2019 - 22:39 -- Admin

By RosemaryJ36 If you were a teenager and you were asked “Should you or your parents decide what time you should go to bed on school nights?”, and you had only two possible answers between which to select, my bet is that you would answer “Me”. Some two decades or more ago I studied for…

PEFO is the Bible, John Howard is the Messiah, and Labor are the Devil

May 7, 2019 - 13:22 -- Admin

On Monday night, when Leigh Sales pressed Scott Morrison about his claims of having delivered a surplus when we are actually still in deficit, the PM told her that PEFO was an independent document from Treasury and Finance that had confirmed that the Liberal Party would produce a surplus in 2019-20. It is worth remembering…

Cult 45: President Trump

May 7, 2019 - 12:27 -- Admin

Since the start of his presidency, Donald Trump has been a highly polarising figure. Like his predecessors in the era of the 24 hour news cycle, he is subject to constant and quite critical coverage. However, he has never lost the support of that hardcore Republican base. These are the voters who supported (and still…