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Quō vādis Malcolm ?

July 29, 2018 - 07:38 -- Admin

Malcolm Turnbull declared that the by-election in Longman was a test of leadership between himself and Bill Shorten.. He went on to tell ABC Brisbane radio that the contest was not just between candidates Trevor Ruthenberg and Susan Lamb,”It’s a test of the parties, but it’s really about the people of Longman deciding whether they…

Embellishing Crime: Melbourne’s “African Gang” Problem

July 28, 2018 - 15:00 -- Admin

Always trust the handy anecdote to overwhelm reality with force and false persuasiveness. The taxi driver irate at the latest opportunistic scribble in a Rupert Murdoch rag is bound to regale you with a story as you speed to the airport: “Those bloody gangs. And the police didn’t even bloody mention they were African!” A…

1943 – AN EPIC YEAR: Turning the Nazi-fascist tide (part four)

July 28, 2018 - 12:00 -- Admin

On 25 July 1943 – as Primo Levi recalled – came the internal collapse of Fascism, the piazzas jammed with happy, fraternal crowds, the spontaneous and precarious joy of a country to which liberty had been given by a palace intrigue’: the king, who had made Mussolini his cousin by conferring on him the Collare dell’Annunziata (a Catholic ‘gong’), betrayed…

A dire warning

July 28, 2018 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Callen Sorensen Karklis For anybody who hasn’t read my journalism with groups like Redlands2030, The Australian Independent Media Network, and even Fairfax Media with my letters to the editorial, I’ve written many pieces these past years regarding business advice and the need for action on social issues, particularly the need for major political reform…

We’re all done with Dual citizenship : especially when it’s the Liberal party

July 28, 2018 - 07:57 -- Admin

Super Saturday is largely about dual-citizenship and the Labor party. Why do you think that is, why are no Liberal politicians being challenged over their citizenship ? Well, clearly that is a rhetorical question as we all know that Liberal parliamentarians are chosen form on-high : born to rule dont’cha know. Lucy Gichuhi, the Kenyan…

Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics

July 27, 2018 - 17:26 -- Admin

Tariq Ali, whilst having a lunch in Knightsbridge with the Pakistani cricket colossus, Imran Khan, suggested that retirement should not be too problematic for him. (Khan had seemed gloomy, deep in thought about post-retirement prospects at the age of 30). Consider, posed Ali, film, or at the very least funding for a film institute. “You…

Life Size Cutouts Of Pauline “As Good As The Real Thing” According To Those Who Know Her Best!

July 27, 2018 - 15:07 -- Admin

Life-size cardboard cutouts of Pauline Hanson will replace her at polling stations in Longman because she’s on holiday… For all those familiar with my writing, I feel that I have to add that I am not making this up. You can google it or, if you no longer trust that giant search engine, just ring…

1943 – AN EPIC YEAR: Turning the Nazi-fascist tide (part three)

July 27, 2018 - 12:00 -- Admin

On 25 July 1943 – as Primo Levi recalled – came the internal collapse of Fascism, the piazzas jammed with happy, fraternal crowds, the spontaneous and precarious joy of a country to which liberty had been given by a palace intrigue’: the king, who had made Mussolini his cousin by conferring on him the Collare dell’Annunziata (a Catholic ‘gong’), betrayed…

Blogging with a “common” voice

July 26, 2018 - 20:00 -- Admin

We, of the fifth estate, seem to be caught in some sort of endless loop of outrage …. and every now and then we throw a legitimate “bomb” or two off the “train” that hits the political target … but mostly, it’s a long ride stroking our elocution egos and practising our pouting sneers! ……

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