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In Defence Of Barnaby Joyce!

May 29, 2018 - 08:17 -- Admin

Here I was all set to write about Donald Trump’s latest moments of brilliance.  You may notice that he talks about children and “there parents”. Ok, in the scheme of things, it’s not such a big deal. However, you would think that as President of the United States, he’d be able to get someone to…

Day to Day Politics: Barnaby Rejoycing-$150,000 for political gutter gossip

May 29, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Tuesday 29 May 2018 There are no laws that would prevent Barnaby Joyce from sharing a bit of prime gossip, or gutter talk depending on your upbringing. If it weren’t for the money he probably wouldn’t do it. The dictates of one’s own conscience might take a bit of a pounding but in this case,…

Eternal Disappearance: MH370 and the Hangar Gossipers

May 28, 2018 - 16:26 -- Admin

It has fuelled enough speculation to fill libraries and populate databases at catchy speed.  The disappearance of MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, one of two Malaysian Airlines flights to perish that year, continues to torment relatives and tantalise the diviners of mystery. Ocean Infinity, the Houston-based company retained…

What Sahul could recognise

May 28, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Thirty-eight (and conclusion) of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. What Sahul could recognise The future constituents will decide on how to proceed. Nevertheless, they could consider some suggestions on the basis of the experience of other peoples who succeeded in proclaiming and maintaining…

Day to Day Politics: Why do they think that telling lies works?

May 28, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Monday 28 May 2018 What follows is part of a transcript of an interview by Barrie Cassidy with the Health Minister Greg Hunt on Insiders yesterday. We break in where the subject of border protection raises its ugly head. HUNT:  Well, you’re absolutely right about the tricky issues. It doesn’t matter when, where or how,…

Hastie goes over the top while Hanson spills the beans.

May 28, 2018 - 00:57 -- Admin

Petty, vindictive, political bastardry, the signature theme of our bastardised, post-modern, dog-eat-dog politics, erupts far and wide this week, from magical fabulist, US pseudo-President, mob don, Trump, to our mock-populist, One (White) Nation’s Pauline Hanson, who each abandon key political deals at the last minute. Consternation and chaos ensue. Leaping into the fray, Canning MP,…

Why do governments find it so hard to say we were wrrrr……….

May 27, 2018 - 14:49 -- Admin

Government is, in some ways, like running a business.  They must decide what they are trying to achieve, examine different approaches, choose which one to adopt, assess and evaluate progress, and, if you are not achieving the desired outcome, change the plan. It’s the last part that government seems to have trouble with.  No-one seems…

A movement of the people of Australia (Part 2)

May 25, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Thirty-seven of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. It seems fair to presume that people who have experienced the questionable ‘blessings’ of imperial or colonial domination – whether of a political or socio-economic nature – would welcome the final liberation from the condition of…