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The Secret

August 1, 2017 - 09:34 -- Admin

Ladies … I know a little secret, I’ll not share with other men. It’s deep, it’s dark, its truth is stark, Its come down millennium. It’s so complex that a genius, Would have to give it a rest, Yet, so disarmingly simple. A child could tell it best. I first heard its whisper in the…

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Day to Day Politics: Conservative’s foot-dragging reluctance for change.

August 1, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Tuesday 1 August. One of the central tenants of the ideology of conservatism is that change should only ever be incremental. It is totality unsuited to a modern society where technology and a newly awakened benefit of the benefits of science is driving change at a relentless pace. But it is not only technology that…

Fanciful Terrors: Bomb Plots and Australian Airport Security

July 31, 2017 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Dr Binoy Kampmark In the classroom of international security, Australia remains an infant wanting attention before the older hands. During the Paris Peace talks, Prime Minister William Morris (“Billy”) Hughes screamed and hollered Australia’s wishes to gain greater concessions after its losses during the Great War, urging, among other things, a more punitive settlement…

The Productivity Commission’s scathing assessment of Barnaby’s boondoggles

July 31, 2017 - 13:31 -- Admin

If the idea of Peter Dutton becoming the warlord in charge of all things security and immigration worries you, reflect on this for a moment. Barnaby Joyce is now our Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. These are far more relevant and important responsibilities than…

Dog whistling in the park

July 31, 2017 - 09:47 -- Admin

It could be said that Senator Pauline Hanson and the other One Nation senators have ridden the coat tails of racism and bigotry to reach the lofty heights of the Red Chamber on Capital Hill in Canberra. Hanson will tell you that she sincerely holds those views and while it demonstrates her ignorance of how…

Joyce, Canavan and Murray Darling scandal expose fatal flaws in Turnbull’s government.

July 30, 2017 - 22:42 -- Admin

Explosive revelations rock our sleepy island-continent this week as a plot to bring down a plane with an “improvised explosive device” is thwarted in Sydney in yet another timely Coalition terror alert while Labor dares suggest that a bigger threat is the inequality which is tearing our nation apart, just as the time bomb of section 44…

In a Convenient Troth

July 30, 2017 - 21:21 -- Admin

noun: troth faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking. “a token of troth” Have you ever wondered, along with myself, why in some controversial situations involving either the judiciary, bureaucracy or academia, while the popular opinion rails for the righting of a obvious wrong against what seems an inadmissible proof, that…

The Pine Gap Anniversary Party

July 30, 2017 - 18:29 -- Admin

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It all happened without much fuss, since fuss was bound to be the enemy. Dignitaries, guests and various partners lined up for a gathering at Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday, commemorating the secret base’s half-century. The Alice Spring News Online described it, not inaccurately, as a “stealth party”.…