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Into the Post-Corona Era: Time for More Focus on Protecting Incomes and Living Standards?

May 8, 2020 - 14:41 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The onset of COVID-19 involves a change in political direction from my old town of Ipswich and every other locality across the nation. The initial public health challenge has extended to new financial, social and environmental problems of unknown proportions. Not since the 1930s has there been such a sudden dislocation in…

Glacier hazards on the increase in the warming world

May 7, 2020 - 16:51 -- Admin

University of Western Australia Media Release A global team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has found glacier detachments, which are highly destructive events, may occur more frequently as the world warms. Following two extreme events in 2013 and 2015 where glacier detachments at Flat Creek in Alaska caused landslides that travelled several…

Scotty’s shirtfronting sophistry

May 7, 2020 - 10:05 -- Admin

The hypocrisy of ScottyFromMarketing’s hairy-chested approach to an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and China’s response was highlighted this week when Border Force Tsar Michael Pezzullo refused to guarantee that his empire would co-operate with the investigation into the Ruby Princess debacle. When Commissioner Bret Walker led the South Australian Murray Darling Basin royal…


May 6, 2020 - 22:22 -- Admin

The current crisis has revealed many aspects of Australia and Australian life which were less clearly defined before. We have become much more conscious of the fact that, among those who are most important to our survival, are those who are least well remunerated for the thankless tasks they perform, or looked after if they…