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The day Australia “woke” up

May 27, 2022 - 10:48 -- Admin

For the last few years, a strange phenomenon has pervaded political discussion in Australia, mainly led by middle-aged, often religious, white men. The term “woke” became the conservative pejorative of choice. Action on climate change was “woke”.  Protection of the rights of the rainbow community was “woke”.  Indigenous recognition was “woke”. Addressing inequality, corruption, women’s…

The Economy of Tolerable Massacres: The Uvalde Shootings

May 26, 2022 - 14:45 -- Admin

Societies generate their own economies of tolerable cruelties and injustices. Poverty, for instance, will be allowed, as long a sufficient number of individuals are profiting. To an extent, crime and violence can be allowed to thrive. In the United States, the economy of tolerable massacres, executed by military grade weapons, is considerable and seemingly resilient.…

Time for a re-build?

May 26, 2022 - 09:00 -- Admin

John Curtin is best remembered as a war-time Prime Minister. He is routinely described as Australia’s greatest prime minister. His policy work, alongside that of his Treasurer, Ben Chifley, was crucial in establishing a welfare state, on Australian lines, designed for Australian conditions. Curtin was influenced by the economic theories of Keynes, and he had…


May 25, 2022 - 23:52 -- Admin

There are no magic bullets or instant cures. Hard work, perseverance, judgment – these are some of the skills and tools to enable improvement. The ‘Teals’ are a collection of small ‘l’ liberals who understand the need for urgency in acting on climate change. They are not stuck in a time warp, like the nationals…

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Morrison reaped what he had sown

May 24, 2022 - 10:09 -- Admin

Writing this a couple of days after the most important election in Australian history, Australians did finally find their voices, and in no uncertain manner told the neo-liberal jackals who had come storming into public life that they were finished. Why the most important election? Because Morrison was on a path to Trumpian glory. Surrounded…

Reality bites

May 23, 2022 - 18:00 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Every political commentator in the land has their own personal opinion, most hide it and at least present a facade of even-handed questioning of politicians from all sides of politics. A week and a bit before the election, Sky News Paul Murray didn’t. In what The Guardian called an expletive laden anti-Labor tirade Murray demonstrated his bias in…