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Manus lessons

November 24, 2017 - 19:00 -- Admin

By Jane Salmon I have been glued to mainstream and social media on the Manus issue as an advocate for 3 years. And I’ve met a few refugees along the way. But yesterday took the biscuit. The sight of Aussies swallowing dishonest propaganda whole has shaken me. We’re in deep trouble if we think that…

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Step down or be taken down

November 24, 2017 - 18:52 -- Admin

Let us stop talking falsely and start talking about realities. I am on a “conversation friendly” basis with a lady with one child who suffers a debilitating affliction, brought about by an unfortunate car accident that happened to her while she was in late pregnancy. The car accident smashed the woman’s pelvis and in consequence…

Relying on the poor to fix the budget is not much of a plan

November 24, 2017 - 17:32 -- Admin

Between the May budget and the actual outcome for the 2017-18 financial year less than two months later, “personal benefits expense”, read welfare spending, fell short of estimates by $345 million. The actual spend on assistance to the aged was $80 million lower than forecast by Scott Morrison seven weeks earlier, assistance to veterans and…

Ruddock: The man who called a refugee child “it”

November 23, 2017 - 20:21 -- Admin

In August 2001, 6 year-old Shayan Badraie, an Iranian asylum seeker who arrived by boat in Australia with his family, became seriously ill with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder after spending seventeen months in the Woomera and Villawood detention centres. During the time he was detained with his family, Shayan witnessed suicide attempts, and great unrest within the…

It’s a moving day

November 23, 2017 - 10:07 -- Admin

The AIMN’s web host will be undertaking urgent server maintenance from 10am this morning. In a nutshell, we are moving to a larger server. Over the last few months it has become noticeable that we have outgrown our server, as evidenced by short periods of downtime and slow or ‘jumpy’ behaviour of the site. The…

The Machiavellian Egg

November 22, 2017 - 16:47 -- Admin

If any of us on the “progressive” side of politics still believe there is room for civilised and rational debate on the current portfolio of LNP Government policy, then I would confrontingly suggest you are a f#cking idiot! With the cancellation of next week’s parliamentary sitting, we see white-hot evidence of corporate interference from both…