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Keeping an Eye on Australia: Admiral Harry Harris Goes to Canberra

February 10, 2018 - 17:00 -- Admin

Imperial arrangements require decent overseer of subjects. In the Pax Americana, which is, in fact, rather violent, Australia is indispensable in the Pacific theatre. It offers land, facilities, and the means to eye future enemies and keep allies in check. Wedged between China and the United States, Australia could focus on smoothing rocky roads and…

Gaslighting. When media deny collusion.

February 10, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

In this discussion between journalists Malcolm Farr, Alice Workman, Caroline Overington and Fran Kelly yesterday, Farr and Workman take a swipe at those of us who have suggested that there has been collusion between the press gallery and the government to keep the Barnaby Joyce affair under wraps. (Interesting times, Overington, a Murdoch employee, attacks…

Is this man fit to serve?

February 10, 2018 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Leonie Saunders The above tweet goes to the despicably dishonest craven character of this country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and the all omnipotent mainstream media who chose to remain silent to the detriment of the democratic right of the electorate to be fully informed. The public interest is the licence that we the…

Bonking, nepotism and the trials of being a politician away from home

February 9, 2018 - 19:46 -- Admin

Whilst Barnaby Joyce may consider his workplace sexual affairs a private matter, they give rise to many questions. Cathy McGowan is considering introducing a motion to ban politicians from having sex with their staff.  Do they really need legislation to tell them that the boss rooting their staff is inappropriate? Have they not learned from…

Fait Accompli?

February 9, 2018 - 19:00 -- Admin

Several times on this and other sites, I have said that; “once the upper middle-class speculator/entrepreneur gains control of political governance, it marks the beginning of social and State collapse.” I do not say this lightly, or without consideration. I referred to history for my source of confirmation … from the results of the actions…

The new invasion of the Northern Territory (Part 2)

February 9, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Seven of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini.  Aside from the commitment of Indigenous communities to dealing with sexual abuse, there was a lot of resentment at media stigmatisation of their communities. Wild and Anderson expressed concern that “Aboriginal men have been targeted as…

The Joyce affair: how the media didn’t know about it for sure until yesterday. No, really.

February 9, 2018 - 08:30 -- Admin

Over the last twenty-four hours since the Daily Telegraph revealed the worst-kept secret of 2017, there’s been a deluge of rather plaintive articles from journalists explaining why they didn’t publish the story of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s extra marital affair with his former staffer who is also pregnant with his child, due in April.…

Day to Day Politics: George says what others are afraid to.

February 9, 2018 - 06:08 -- Admin

Friday 9 February 2018 “George Henry Brandis QC (born 22 June 1957) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Queensland since May 2000, representing the Liberal Party. He served as a minister in the Howard, Abbott, and Turnbull Governments. Brandis studied law at the University of Queensland and Magdalen College, Oxford.” Most…

Turnbull will do anything to keep his job including sacrificing our democracy

February 8, 2018 - 09:43 -- Admin

Yesterday, George Brandis, in his farewell speech, fired a warning shot at the Liberal Party and, in particular, at Peter Dutton. Brandis said “powerful elements of right-wing politics” had abandoned the liberal tradition in favour of “a belligerent, intolerant populism which shows no respect for either the rights of individual citizens or the traditional institutions…