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Rewarding corruption and incompetence

October 1, 2018 - 09:49 -- Admin

It seems corruption and incompetence are no impediment to the Coalition when handing out lucrative gigs to their mates.  The examples of them not only ignoring wrongdoing but rewarding it are endless. Ex-chairman of the ABC board, Justin Milne, became a Non Executive Director of betting firm Tabcorp in August 2011.  He is a member…

The APEC Summit in Port Moresby: Delivering Great Expectations for the Indo Pacific?

September 29, 2018 - 20:18 -- Admin

The Essential Background to APEC 2018 Australia will have an important steering role when leaders from the twenty-one-member Asia-Pacific Economic Summit (APEC) which will convene in Port Moresby between 12-18 November 2018. Some associate and observer states will also attend. These latter groups will include India, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the…

Australia Day

September 29, 2018 - 15:43 -- Admin

By Maureen McManamny With the Australia Day debate coming up again – our new caring Christian PM calls those opposed to ‘celebrating this day (out of respect for what it means to the First Nations People) – as “Indulgent Self Loathing which doesn’t make Oz stronger, being honest about our past does.” So let’s be honest…

Passing the buck

September 28, 2018 - 15:36 -- Admin

On the release of the interim report from the banking Royal Commission, Josh Frydenberg has hit the airwaves to slam ASIC.  He must think we have very short memories. When Tony Abbott cut $120 million from the ASIC budget in 2014, ASIC Chairman, Mr Greg Medcraft, issued a statement saying staffing levels would have to…

Augmenting Brains: Google Turns Twenty

September 27, 2018 - 22:39 -- Admin

  “Eventually you’ll have the implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you an answer.” Larry Page, co-founder of Google The Verge starts with a statement that has become commonplace, the compulsory nod to power one has come to expect when engaged with that whole mammoth enterprise known as Google.  “No…

Actually, Pauline, It’s Always Been Ok To Be White! Just Ask Tony…

September 27, 2018 - 18:58 -- Admin

Pauline Hanson recently proposed a motion in the Senate. She wants the Senate to acknowledge: a) the deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilisation b) It is okay to be white. Now, I’d like to suggest that nobody is telling us that it’s not okay to be white. Generally speaking, it’s more…

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