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Movie Review: A Fistful of Rubles

March 6, 2017 - 20:37 -- Admin

Belonging to the lesser known genre of Australian films known as the Fish n Chip Western, A Fistful of Rubles is a B-grade farce currently screening in Australian cinemas. It tells the story of Red Hanson and the One Nation Gang, a group of small time hustlers and con-artists who make a living by harassing…

Pauline Puts Putin On Pedestal; Turnbull Tears Down Tyrant!

March 6, 2017 - 18:44 -- Admin

Some of you may have noticed a strange train of thought from Pauline Hanson. She praises Putin, telling us that we need a strong leader like Putin, but before the interview is over, Australia’s answer to The T-rump is telling us that she opposes the government attempting to coerce parents into vaccinating their children because…

Coalition loses all credibility and legitimacy over penalty rate cuts.

March 6, 2017 - 14:56 -- Admin

If there were an Olympic event for the side-step, handball or back-flip, the Coalition would win all three at once this week. Mugged by reality, former small business champions, Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull, duck for cover after the Fair Work Commission’s cuts to Sunday penalty rates for Retail, Pharmacy and Hospitality workers. Once righteous…

Social Market Solutions: Affordable Housing

March 6, 2017 - 11:21 -- Admin

A crisis of unaffordable housing and rental levels afflicts Australian metropolitan and regional cities. Negative gearing taxation rewards are decreasing housing affordability particularly at the lower-income levels of the housing market. Do strategies exist to fix this affordability mess? Denis Bright reports. The desperate problem of housing affordability is well publicized in the mainstream media.…

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No 10. Creating his own case for impeachment.

March 6, 2017 - 05:50 -- Admin

Monday 6 March 2017 There can be no doubt that the President of the United States of America is mentally deficient. Alarmingly so. ”Your fake news” he yells at a journalist. Then he proceeds to ban any media outlet from White House press conferences that doesn’t support his presidency. It was a press conference Quartz…

When you hand over private info, you are not informed of a caveat on confidentiality

March 5, 2017 - 21:00 -- Admin

Last time you were required to divulge private information to a government agency, did you do so in the belief that the agency would keep your information confidential? Because if you did, that’s likely the last time you’ll have the luxury of holding that belief. Nobody who has compulsorily given private data to Centrelink has…

March to show you have no confidence in the Turnbull Government

March 5, 2017 - 19:42 -- Admin

On the weekend 15th – 16th of March 2014, a group of concerned citizens called out for people to take to the streets in a show of “No Confidence” in the policies of the current government. Up to 150,000 people responded, joining 30 marches and rallies around Australia. An estimated 40,000 in Melbourne alone. Unfortunately,…

Thirty pieces of silver

March 5, 2017 - 18:34 -- Admin

By Ad astra Disappointment, disillusionment, disgust, desperation, desolation, despondency, and above all simmering anger – these are the emotions so many Australians have had, and still are experiencing when they reflect on Malcolm Turnbull’s period as prime minister. And this applies to many Labor supporters, who welcomed Turnbull’s overturning of Tony Abbott. Surely, they thought,…

An Open Letter to Indue on the Welfare Card Scheme

March 5, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

Indue Ltd C/- Stargroup Ltd (Formerly ICash Payment Systems, Formerly Reef Mining). PO Box 523 Toowong QLD 4066 Australia P: +61 7 3258 4222 F: +61 7 3258 4211 E: indue@indue.com.au 5 March 2017 Re the ‘Healthy’ Welfare Card. Dear Indue Ltd – its Board, Directors and Shareholders, I am aware that the Commonwealth Human Services Minister in…

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