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September 16, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“We’re a middle-of-the-road country with ambitions for change caught in a political culture that’s come to see its mission as preventing the future.” [Columnist David Marr writing in The Guardian, 21 August 2017]“In addition to the obvious social benefits of having a highly skilled population, maximising training and educational attainment should b

Turnbull Government's Australian Building and Construction Commissioner resigns ahead of court sentancing contravening the Fair Work Act

September 14, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

It appears that the Abbott and Turnbull federal governments’ chosen anti-union attack dog has feet of clay…………………….This is what the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has to say about its agency head as late as 12 September 2017: Nigel Hadgkiss, APM, became the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner on 2 December 2016 with the re-establishment of the Australian Building and C

Is the self-inflicted reputational loss suffered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics having a negative impact on the same-sex marriage voluntary postal survey?

September 13, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

 “An Australian Marriage Law Survey Form will be sent by post to every eligible Australian. It will be sent to the address on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.” [www.abs.gov.au, 8 September 2017]A reader recently contacted North Coast Voices stating that:“Two weeks ago I rang the ABS to ask whether I could send my marked postal survey back to them in a plain envelope because as I said to them, I don't trust them.

Study finds Trump, right-wing extremism and fake news won the media battle during the 2016 US presidential election campaign

September 13, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

In which Facebook Inc is identified as a major commercial player in the media landscape and a significant purveyor of fake news, as well as giving page space to highly partisan and clickbait news sites.Excerpts from Harvard University, Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, Rob Faris et al, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S.

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