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Cause and Effect

November 19, 2018 - 13:15 -- Admin

Recently Fairfax media published an article written by Steve Robson, a professor and current President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. After 30 years, he has written about his attempt to kill himself while a young Registrar working in Rockhampton due to (self-diagnosed) depression. He tells of taking some ‘ward items’ home and before he got…

How a climate change denier works

November 18, 2018 - 13:14 -- Admin

When Malcolm Turnbull told his audience at the bar association dinner that “the Liberal Party and the Coalition is not capable of dealing with climate change” because of a group in the Coalition who believe that it is “a fraud”, he was speaking of a group whose most vocal spokesman is the federal member for…

The gross incompetence of a mediocre middle-class

November 17, 2018 - 15:26 -- Admin

Gather around fellow workers and producers … gather around citizens and retirees, gather around young and old … and all you who are now concerned at the gross mismanagement of the nation’s commodities, utilities, resources and people power. It is time to talk of removing those middle-class incompetents from office and replacing them with a…

Balance of power games played out by media reports promoting fear and distrust

November 16, 2018 - 12:35 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Having increased its majority in the US Senate at the Mid-term elections on 6 November 2018, the Trump Administration can claim a partial mandate to excuse the Democratic Blue Wave in the US House of Representatives. For Australia, this is a dangerous time in our foreign policy as the mainstream media cheers…

The Jerusalem Tangle: ScoMo’s Recognition Policy Stumbles

November 16, 2018 - 11:02 -- Admin

Jerusalem, deemed a holy city, and seen as trade item, bargaining chip and bartering tool over the centuries. Sought by the major faiths, despoiled at stages by various empires, revived and chalice of poison in international law. Australia’s Scott Morrison, charmless in his ignorance, has come to realise the problems of relocating the Australian embassy…

LNP Senator Becomes A Woman OR “Make Us A Cup Of Tea, Love”!

November 15, 2018 - 18:52 -- Admin

“I am going to declare my gender today, to be a woman, and then you’ll no longer be able to attack me.” Barry O’Sullivan, LNP Senator for Queensland. Strangely, I’ve never realised that being a woman somehow protected one from attack. I guess that’s why Kelly O’Dwyer was reluctant to agree that domestic violence was…

The Disgruntled Former Prime Minister

November 15, 2018 - 17:16 -- Admin

The disgruntled former prime minister is a rather large, and growing club, on the Australian scene. The country has become known for its killing seasons, those occasions when spear wielding apparatchiks within respective political parties feel the need to execute (politically speaking) their leaders in hurried fashion. Those leaders, in turn, seek revenge and catharsis.…

Is Donald Trump crumbling?

November 15, 2018 - 17:14 -- Admin

By Ad astra As you witness the increasingly bizarre behaviour of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, the mightiest nation on earth, do you wonder about his mental state? Do you speculate about his stability, his judgement, his reasoning? Recent events, piled on each other, beg the question; ”Is Donald Trump crumbling”? Mental deterioration…