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Does the Coalition have a woman problem or just a problem being human?

May 21, 2018 - 22:56 -- Admin

Does the Coalition have a woman problem? Or a “female” problem as Education Minister and Gonski-con-artist, simple Simon Birmingham puts it? Or just your everyday, run of the mill, neoliberal lack of humanity problem? Certainly, our heart of stone; our national emotional deficit and compassion bypass, betray us this week as parvenus on a world…

Man the life rafts

May 21, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

By 2353NM It is probably an urban myth that the dance band on the Titanic were playing Nearer my God to Thee as they went to a watery death with the ship. The Titanic was ‘unsinkable’ and somehow it was deemed the ship didn’t need enough life saving devices on board to accommodate all the passengers and…

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A movement of the people in Australia (Part 1)

May 21, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Part Thirty-six of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can be seen as an interpretation and expansion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It states a minimum level for how the Indigenous People’s questions…

Show Me Your Papers!

May 21, 2018 - 13:15 -- Admin

Do you carry ‘papers’? You know the sort of thing we saw in the movie Casablanca where Nazi SS officers would demand to see you papers and if you didn’t have any or they weren’t in order, you would be in big trouble. Generally speaking, we don’t carry ‘papers’ in Australia but Peter Dutton is…

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How do you achieve tax reform when the government are more interested in name-calling than honesty?

May 21, 2018 - 09:46 -- Admin

Rather than prosecuting the case for their policies, such as they are, the Coalition have decided their best chance of re-election lies with their “Kill Bill” strategy where they try to convince us, mainly through puerile name-calling like “Unvelieva-Bill”, that Bill Shorten “says one thing in Canberra and another thing in Queensland/Victoria/Western Australia.” Considering their…

Oh Ye of Little Faith!

May 20, 2018 - 18:10 -- Admin

Well, you thought he couldn’t do it; you thought that Tony Abbott was indulging in intemperate exuberance [or telling fibs] when he said in 2013 that during the first five years of his reign as Emperor of Australia, he would create one million new jobs. Well, you would have to eat your words now, wouldn’t…

And still they ignore the existential threat posed by climate change

May 20, 2018 - 13:56 -- Admin

The most recent quarterly update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory states that emissions per capita, and the emissions intensity of the economy, were at their lowest levels in 28 years in the year to December 2017, a fact loudly stated by Josh Frydenberg in the hope that we won’t notice that emissions rose again…