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Filling the vacuum

December 10, 2023 - 19:41 -- Admin

If you walk into a business that retails new cars, find a salesperson and have a discussion on what your specific wants and needs they will always be able to recommend something from the range of vehicles in the dealership. If you’re talking to a Toyota salesperson, they are most unlikely to suggest that a…

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The View from Washington: Let the Killing in Gaza Continue

December 10, 2023 - 13:22 -- Admin

Bloodletting as form; murder as fashion. The ongoing campaign in Gaza by Israel’s Defence Forces continues without stalling and restriction. But the burgeoning number of corpses is starting to become a challenge for the propaganda outlets: How to justify it? Fortunately for Israel, the United States, its unqualified defender, is happy to provide cover for…

“Envisioning a United Australia: Your Role in Shaping a Compassionate Future”

December 10, 2023 - 11:17 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   Imagine a better Australia, a nation where every decision and policy is infused with kindness, love, compassion, and respect. Science has long proven our interconnectedness, reminding us that our actions today shape the world we leave for our children and grandchildren. What legacy do you wish to pass on? In a world…

Accidents of Eccentricity: Israel’s Pacific Hold

December 9, 2023 - 13:29 -- Admin

Cunning, subtle, understated. Israeli policy in the Pacific has seen United Nations votes cast in its favour, the foreign policies of certain countries adjusted, and favours switched. While China may be considered the big, threatening beast competing alongside that large, clumsy figure called the United States, the small state of Israel is directing its expertise,…

New CSIRO-Pacific Partnership to tackle region’s environmental challenges

December 9, 2023 - 11:29 -- Admin

CSIRO News Release A new scientific cooperation agreement for the Pacific will boost climate change risk and adaptation management, environmental protection and sustainable development for current and future generations across the region.  The five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at COP28 in Dubai by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) and…

Choosing Justice, Peace, and Decency over Anti-Social Neoliberalism

December 9, 2023 - 10:10 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   In today’s world, there is a growing concern about the destructive impact of neoliberalism, an ideology that prioritizes individualism and free markets over social responsibility and collective well-being. The effects of this ideology can be seen in the widening gap between the rich and poor, the erosion of democratic values, and the…

BioNTech to establish clinical-scale mRNA manufacturing facility at La Trobe University

December 8, 2023 - 14:50 -- Admin

La Trobe University Media Release   La Trobe University will be home to the manufacturing of new investigational mRNA therapies for serious diseases including cancer, with global biotechnology company BioNTech planning to develop and commission a state-of-the-art mRNA clinical-scale manufacturing facility at the University’s Melbourne campus in Bundoora, in an agreement facilitated by the Victorian Government.…

The Transformation of Australian Society: A Neoliberal Perspective

December 8, 2023 - 11:37 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   Introduction In the mid-20th century, Australia was a society where full-time, secure employment was the norm, and the government supplied excellent training in trades and other professions for school leavers. However, over the past four decades, neoliberal ideology has transformed Australian society, leading to high unemployment, insecure jobs, homelessness, poverty, and elevated levels…