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Interest rate hike upstaged by Dutts’ and Barilaro’s Circus

July 6, 2022 - 00:08 -- Admin

“Marxist” teachers are teaching our kids “absolute leftwing rubbish”. NSW Senator, Hollie Hughes, Shadow Minister for denying climate change and promoting fossil fuels, moonlighting as Opposition national curriculum cop, reads from the Republican playbook’s false alarmism about critical race theory and gender whispering being taught in schools. The Coalition sideshow is pumping now Dutton’s obsessed…

Divine Right to Rule and the Delusion of the Religious Right

July 5, 2022 - 15:57 -- Admin

By Andrew Klein   In Western tradition there is a concept of kings and queens ruling by divine right, you have to imagine ‘God’ giving his/her imprimatur to the successful bidder for a Throne. Mostly this occurred after bloody battles and political scheming behind the scenes and more often than not involved members of the church.…

Airbus Albo !

July 5, 2022 - 10:07 -- Admin

  The right-wing nutters on Sky-after-Dark are beside themselves with righteous indignation that prime minister Albanese is spending so much time overseas when he should be visiting flood inundated suburbs in Sydney. They liken Albanese’s overseas trip to that of Scott Morrison’s family holiday in Hawaii during the 2019 bushfires – a holiday that the…

The Major Questions Doctrine: The US Supreme Court Blunts the EPA

July 4, 2022 - 14:00 -- Admin

The US Supreme Court has been frantically busy of late, striking down law and legislation with an almost crazed, ideological enthusiasm. Gun laws have been invalidated; Roe v Wade and constitutional abortion rights, confined to history. And now, the Environmental Protection Agency has been clipped of its powers in a 6-3 decision. The June 30…

Australia needs a Bill of Rights

July 2, 2022 - 15:36 -- Admin

Australia is at a crossroads. The decade of Coalition government showed how vulnerable our rights and freedoms could be in the face of a political party radicalised by anti-democratic and illiberal ideas. The Republican Party in America is displaying how quickly rights can be destroyed, even after it was removed from government; we need to…

Opposition to continue recycling old policies, while the government gets on with the future

July 2, 2022 - 06:00 -- Admin

1 Apparently, after being soundly defeated at the election, the Coalition still thinks there is mileage in continuing to oppose climate change while supporting coal. This sort of talk takes us back to the Neanderthal age. It’s flat Earth stuff. Wouldn’t you think that after a thrashing at the election, mainly because of lousy policy…