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Shopping for the advice you want to hear

May 7, 2017 - 19:29 -- Admin

As the budget is about to be handed down, there is nervous optimism about a possible increase in infrastructure spending but will it go to the right projects? At a CEDA conference in June 2013, Infrastructure Australia’s national infrastructure co-ordinator, Michael Deegan, said that groups within the public services were putting “self-interest before reform” and…

Peas in a pod

May 7, 2017 - 14:13 -- Admin

Amongst the day to day news of who is going to challenge for the dubious honour of leading a political party, stories of government inaction, fires, pestilence and so on, you might have missed the March for Science; held the weekend before Anzac Day in up to 54 countries across the world. As reported on…

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Trump misses an opportunity

May 6, 2017 - 19:32 -- Admin

By Peter MCC Yesterday we were treated to the painful video of Trump and Turnbull spruiking man love to the gathered reporters complete with “alternative facts” which was dutifully accepted by those in attendance. I think it’s a photo finish as to who grovelled more; Malcolm or the reporters. With just one question about resettlement…

The Arpeggio of the Traitor

May 6, 2017 - 12:34 -- Admin

By freef’all852 An arpeggio is the playing of single notes in a rising or falling scale in music either together to form a cord or singularly like as the “do-ray-me” of the scales in music. The political traitor will take what words are familiar to all of us (as the musician takes those basic arpeggio…

Dutton plays politics but he doesn’t have what it takes to play God

May 6, 2017 - 07:17 -- Admin

Back in 2004, a Senate Select Committee on Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters made the following finding: In assessing the appropriateness of the ministerial discretion powers, the Committee is concerned that vesting a non-delegable, non-reviewable and non-compellable discretion with the immigration minister without an adequate accountability mechanism creates both the possibility and perception of corruption.…