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If “no poverty” is the goal, why are we prepared to look the other way?

April 13, 2022 - 14:32 -- Admin

By Mark Buckley   Australia is a signatory to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) The Commonwealth of Australia was one of the 193 countries that adopted the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. Implementation of the agenda is led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Department of the Prime Minister…

What price democracy?

April 13, 2022 - 12:00 -- Admin

By David Solomon   For the second successive election, billionaire Clive Palmer is using his wealth to try to determine or at least significantly influence who will govern the country for the next three years. As was the case in 2019, Mr Palmer is spending at least $70 million on advertising, more than all the major…

The war in Ukraine: Nuclear power, weapons and winter

April 12, 2022 - 10:37 -- Admin

By Jim Green   Six weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the death and destruction has been devastating. In addition, the targeting of nuclear power plants by Russia’s military has raised the spectre of a nuclear disaster. The Russian military’s seizure of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant ‒ at a time when at least one of the plant’s six…

Tell ‘Em They’re Dreaming

April 12, 2022 - 08:45 -- Admin

By 2353NM   Do you feel the sense of desperation in the air? Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has decided that a dam should be built at Urannah in Central Queensland that will according to Crikey reinforce the Coalition’s electoral dominance of a regional Queensland seat, directly benefiting the Nationals’ holdings of Flynn, Capricornia and Dawson. It would…

Law’s Limits: The Passage of the Antilynching Bill

April 11, 2022 - 14:59 -- Admin

In 1900, Representative George Henry White of North Carolina, the sole Black law maker in Congress at the time, dared to introduce legislation (HR 6963) that would make lynching a hate crime. To back his case, he submitted an anti-lynching petition from New Jersey residents protesting the lynching of Black Americans for alleged offences, from…

My friend LISA

April 10, 2022 - 22:23 -- Admin

Who truly gives a bugger about how women who do not attract national attention are treated? Sure, we have academic female feminists who sprout erudite thoughts on how things could improve. Believe me there is nothing wrong with their thoughts. Their thoughts are good. Thoughts and wonderful peer-reviewed papers are all well and good. Abusive…