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Book Banning and The Seven Pillars Mandate

May 10, 2024 - 16:07 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry A book on same sex parenting is banned. The ban only applies to a few libraries in NSW, in a local council area where the faith-based decision was made, the debate led by a man who admits to not having read the book and claiming a two-year-old saw the book and was…

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Budget to be used as a smokescreen for Migration Bill passage through Senate?

May 9, 2024 - 16:08 -- Admin

While the Senate Subcommittee came out in favour of a much-amended Migration Amendment Bill 2024 … it is not too late to reject the premise of the legislation or to create a more coherent Bill, whose wider implications are intentional and more integrated, say advocates. Refugee advocates invite Senators to reject the Bill a second…

A Future Gas Strategy that sends us Back to the Future

May 9, 2024 - 15:51 -- Admin

Climate Council Media Release   Sharply rebuking the Albanese Government’s endorsement of gas beyond 2050, the Climate Council has labelled today’s Future Gas Strategy announcement as a regressive echo of the past. Climate Council Head of Policy and Advocacy Dr Jennifer Rayner said: “Today’s announcement is more Back to the Future than Future Made in Australia.…

Climate-hit communities aghast as Labor’s Gas Strategy undermines urgent climate action

May 9, 2024 - 15:37 -- Admin

Climate Communities Alliance Media Release People whose communities have been hit by floods, fires, heat, and sea level rise have spoken out at their dismay over the government’s Future Gas Strategy. Australians and our Pacific Island neighbours are on the frontlines of climate change – we can’t afford to keep expanding the highly polluting industries…

Rafah residents call on the world to act

May 9, 2024 - 10:29 -- Admin

ActionAid Media Release “We are calling urgently on the international community to act”: Rafah residents plunged into fear and panic as attacks intensify and a full-scale invasion looms. People in Rafah have been left terrified and panicked as airstrikes on the city intensify, thousands flee, and aid delivery is disrupted. Near continuous shelling in some…

Imagine there is no Capitalism

May 8, 2024 - 19:06 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   At a recent philosophy discussion group gathering the departing question from one member was ‘Can you imagine life without Capitalism?’ The question has stayed with me, churned over in my brain time and again. To begin we need to determine what Capitalism really is and how it has come to dominate just…

I Knew a Farmer

May 8, 2024 - 16:13 -- Admin

By James Moore “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy We were flying due north out of Omaha. The old DC-3 had shuddered with effort on takeoff and rose so slowly we thought the treetops would remain just beneath our wingtips for the entire trip. Level much later…

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Israel’s Battle Against Free Speech: The Shuttering of Al Jazeera

May 8, 2024 - 14:22 -- Admin

“Politics,” as the harsh, albeit successful German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck claimed, “is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art of the next best.” To that should be added the stark awareness of being prudent, gingerly wise, appropriately cautious. Mind how you go in avoiding any foolishness on the way. Going after…

Oxfam reaction to Rafah evacuation order

May 7, 2024 - 15:15 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release In reaction to Israel’s imminent invasion of Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director said: “We are horrified by Israel’s order to evacuate around 100,000 people and what appears to be an impending invasion of Rafah, despite a universal plea from world leaders urging it to stop…