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The Middle Man: The Jurisprudence of Justice Anthony Kennedy

July 26, 2018 - 19:00 -- Admin

“At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” This near-kitsch description comes from Justice Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court justice whose resignation sent Democrats screeching and Republicans chortling with opportunity. There was a general registered lament…

#LetsDoBetter campaign for Warringah launches

July 26, 2018 - 15:24 -- Admin

Media Release Last night at the Balgowlah RSL Club, Senator Kristina Keneally assisted candidate Dean Harris in officially launching the Labor campaign for Warringah at the next Federal election. The event attracted over 150 people, exceeding the expectations of organisers. “Tonight was a wonderful demonstration of the desire for change in Warringah at the next…

1943 – AN EPIC YEAR: Turning the Nazi-fascist tide (part two)

July 26, 2018 - 12:00 -- Admin

On 25 July 1943 – as Primo Levi recalled – came the internal collapse of Fascism, the piazzas jammed with happy, fraternal crowds, the spontaneous and precarious joy of a country to which liberty had been given by a palace intrigue’: the king, who had made Mussolini his cousin by conferring on him the Collare dell’Annunziata (a Catholic ‘gong’), betrayed…

1943 – AN EPIC YEAR: Turning the Nazi-fascist tide (part one)

July 25, 2018 - 12:00 -- Admin

On 25 July 1943 – as Primo Levi recalled – came the internal collapse of Fascism, the piazzas jammed with happy, fraternal crowds, the spontaneous and precarious joy of a country to which liberty had been given by a palace intrigue’: the king, who had made Mussolini his cousin by conferring on him the Collare dell’Annunziata (a Catholic ‘gong’), betrayed…

The folly of trying to comprehend Trump

July 24, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Ad astra Journalists around the world seem hell-bent on trying to explain the behaviour of Donald Trump. They analyse his every move, seeking to find meaning, intent on finding some underlying logic, earnestly looking for an explanatory motive for his actions and attitudes. While this obsession is understandable, it rests on the assumption that…

How to build a jigsaw puzzle

July 24, 2018 - 15:00 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews Governments can throw all the money in the world at our indigenous population, but without spending on outback infrastructure or allowing the voices from the land, not just urban or intellectual voices, input and authority into how it’s spent, it’s just wasted.   Not wasted by the communities it’s meaning to benefit…

50 Offshore Protests Occurred Around the Country to Mark the 5th Anniversary of the “Pacific Solution”

July 23, 2018 - 22:21 -- Admin

Media Release The protests in the week ending 22/7/18 (involving over 90 groups) rolled across regional Australia and mostly focused on MP offices. Rural Australians for Refugees (or RAR) celebrate the huge contribution migrants make to struggling country towns. The #HomeToBilo campaign is an expression of the warmth with which hard-working refugee families have been…

Convictions from the union Royal Commission – was it worth it?

July 23, 2018 - 16:57 -- Admin

In May, Craig Laundy, the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation (what a title), stated that there had been nine criminal convictions and three civil penalties resulting from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. In response to my request for details, he cited the following cases. The first…

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