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The LNP: Do they ever learn?

January 5, 2023 - 09:30 -- Admin

By Kathryn   Hmmm, after the people of Australia resoundingly voted against the LNP in order to kick that repugnant little war mongering garden gnome, John Howard to the gutter, did the LNP learn a single thing about humility, compassion and not to use war, hate and xenophobic racism as a distraction against their inherent corruption,…

Listening to Keith Davis – #2 of the Friends Conversing on a Verandah Series

January 5, 2023 - 01:13 -- Admin

(Note – some difficult issues, as well as some lighter issues, are discussed in this interview) I first became aware of you Keith when you wrote an article about the job industry for AIMN and I realised he’s someone who’s lived on both sides of the fence in the sense that he’s worked for Job…

Home Affairs Escalation Required

January 4, 2023 - 15:32 -- Admin

By Jane Salmon As Sent to Andrew Giles, Clare O’Neil, Anthony Albanese, Tony Burke, Chris Bowen, Richard Marles, Penny Wong, Bill Shorten, Ged Kearney. Happy New Year, Ministers! Medical Transfer from Offshore is Not Enough Medical Treatment is Urgently Needed Nur Mohammed Dhali from Nauru was Medevacced to Brisbane on 23 December as you may…

2023: A year of change, of progress

January 4, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

The fact that the people of Australia almost lost faith in our system of Government is unsurprising. To say that we were ambivalent about our politicians was an understatement and that we were ashamed of them was undeniable. We still are with some. However, 2023 presents the Government with a unique opportunity to continue with…

Listening to Loz Lawrey – #1 of the Friends Conversing on a Verandah Series.

January 4, 2023 - 01:09 -- Admin

(Setting the scene – recently two friends, Loz Lawrey and Keith Davis, sat on Keith’s verandah and recorded their conversation. They wanted to capture the ‘now’ of their interaction. That conversation, by agreement, ended up morphing into two separate and delightfully different audio interviews. Nothing was pre-planned and both friends had quite different styles of…

Metaphors of Belligerence: Wars by and against Nature

January 3, 2023 - 12:11 -- Admin

Metaphor consists in giving the thing a name that belongs to something else. Aristotle, Poetics (1457b) It all seemed familiar. Anthropomorphised Mother Nature in vengeful mood; humans wondering if they might meet a frozen demise in trapped vehicles; the planners taking stock as to how best to cope with grim circumstances. The New York State…

Fear is so 20 years ago

January 3, 2023 - 07:26 -- Admin

It wouldn’t be that hard to take yet another pot shot at the conservative side of politics given some of the revelations at the traditional release of ‘Cabinet in Confidence’ documents on New Years Day 2023. It’s probably more realistic to suggest that what was done 20 years ago is done, all the ranting and…

Voting For The Rum Rebellion Awards (Alternative To Australia Day Awards…)

January 2, 2023 - 18:55 -- Admin

Ok, I know you’re all as excited as I am… which is a trifle ambiguous but it’s probably better that way. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I called for nominations for my Rum Rebellion Award and the winner will be announced on January 26th – the anniversary of that very significant day in Australian…