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The gilt comes off: Singapore goes into lockdown

May 18, 2021 - 16:20 -- Admin

A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. “Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that…

All Judas Needed Was Channel 7! Hitler May Have Needed More…

May 17, 2021 - 11:57 -- Admin

‘McLachlan said he was frustrated that despite being “100 per cent acquitted” and “an innocent man”, he was not believed. He added that he hadn’t worked for three years because he had been cruelly targeted. “The crucifixion was so brutal,” he said. “In this post-Weinstein hashtag #MeToo world, I can’t win,” he said in the…

Tim Wilson epitomises so many things that are wrong with the Morrison government 

May 16, 2021 - 21:24 -- Admin

Two photographs taken by Alex Ellinghausen last week pretty much sum up Liberal Member for Goldstein, Tim Wilson. The first shows Tim joining the Parliamentary Friends of Running (yes, there is such a thing) and the Indigenous Marathon Foundation members as they head off together on a four-kilometre jog to promote active lifestyles in Indigenous…

Government does not go far enough on Aged Care reform, while Labor is too-light on the details

May 16, 2021 - 12:20 -- Admin

The recent Budget announcements are a mixed bag for Aged Care. They represent a step in the right direction; but much is still left to be done. Specifically, the Budget outlines an extra $17.7 billion over five years in new funding; but with an upwards trajectory. This is intended to provide an additional 80,000 home care packages over two…

“Elbowed and Hustled”: Australia’s Yellow Peril Problem

May 15, 2021 - 15:31 -- Admin

With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia’s politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: The Immigration Restriction Act.…

After a paltry increase, Morrison vows to crack down on welfare recipients

May 12, 2021 - 19:26 -- Admin

By Mark Thompson   While the rate will be raised, the Morrison government has promised to be tougher on those who need welfare in order to survive. In handing down the Federal Budget, the government offered welfare recipients both the carrot and the stick. In the same breath where they promised an increase to JobSeeker (by…

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