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The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration

August 2, 2019 - 16:01 -- Admin

There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for…

Can Political Theatrics Deliver the Globalised New Britannia?

August 1, 2019 - 15:34 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The leadership transition to Boris Johnson (b.1964 in New York to cosmopolitan British Parents) offers confusing polling trends. Only the wisdom of Nostradamus could predict the precise outcomes of fractured national morale across the UK and the consequences of tensions between Westminster and independence trends from Scotland and Wales. Boris is a…

Government paralysis

August 1, 2019 - 10:43 -- Admin

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the bullet we thought we dodged in August last year is actually lodged in the spine of the government. According to Laura Jayes, Scott Morrison is just a front man with the real power residing with “the gang of four” – Peter Dutton, Mathias Cormann, Christian Porter and Josh…

How many politicians understand scientific research methods?

August 1, 2019 - 09:30 -- Admin

By RosemaryJ36   One aspect of education in Australia, which has always puzzled me, has been the concentration on passing English as one of the selected Year 12 exam subjects. Coming from England, where two branches of English – language and literature – were taught separately throughout the first five years of secondary school (and the…

Publishing Stolen Material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and Freedom of Speech

July 31, 2019 - 17:30 -- Admin

It may well be a finding of some implication should Julian Assange find his way into the beastly glory that is the US justice system. In its efforts to rope in President Donald Trump’s election campaign, Wikileaks, Assange and the Russian Federation for hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, the DNC…

“It’s Called Newstart Not Nostart, So We Don’t Need To Raise It…”

July 31, 2019 - 16:15 -- Admin

Ok, I tried to get an interview with one of the Federal Ministers who’ve been telling us that there’s no need to raise the amount that unemployed people are getting, but apparently they’re all too busy ensuring that people have jobs… Not everyone, mind you, just the people who are aspirational and having a go……