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Mark Latham Complains That Too Many People Who Voted Against Him In 2004 Still Have The Vote!

April 7, 2017 - 11:48 -- Admin

Fresh from his sacking, Mark Latham has taken to social media to complain that nobody gives a bitter white, anti-gay idiot the attention that he deserves. “There a far too many people in the media who aren’t exactly like me,” opined Latham. “And not only that, heaps of them voted for John Howard, just because…

Does Education Need “The Godfather” – Social Norms And Market Norms?

April 7, 2017 - 08:36 -- Admin

This article also appears on It mainly relates to an education setting, but even if you’re not a teacher, you may find bits of it interesting. Two Quotes from The Godfather: Bonasera: Let them suffer then, as she suffers. How much shall I pay you?

Rise of the right: The death throes of neo-liberalism or a new age of regression?

April 7, 2017 - 08:28 -- Admin

By Charlie Stuart The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen major changes in the way politics operates throughout the world. This is reflected in the ever-changing face of the media, and its growing influence in political matters. The rise of the conservative right has been monumental. Donald Trump, the president without precedent,…

Searching for affordable housing in Toowong, Brisbane

April 6, 2017 - 21:56 -- Admin

Denis Bright invites discussion on social impact of the attrition of affordable housing in the inner suburbs of metropolitan and regional centres. This local perspective is from Brisbane’s thriving inner western suburb of Toowong. Is the slowing local property market shaping a fairer Australia or promoting more economic apartheid in our cities? The inner western…

Positive response to “world’s biggest users of Ice” announcement

April 5, 2017 - 18:07 -- Admin

Anti-drugs campaigner Michael White has responded to this week’s breaking news that Australians proportionally use more “Ice” than any other country in the world. “Having been involved in making work sites drug-safe for the past 16 years this news did not come as a complete surprise to me, as I have seen all types of…

Scott Morrison And The New Improvement Pub Test

April 5, 2017 - 07:22 -- Admin

“If you go down to the pub and talk to small business people, they’re not talking about econometric models. The Government doesn’t need to be convinced about the need to give small and medium-sized businesses a tax cut.” Scott Morrison “Beer, Bazza?” “Thanks.” “Two beers, please… What ya reading?” “Oh, there’s this news thing where…