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Creating conflict

December 15, 2018 - 15:24 -- Admin

By Stephen Fitzgerald What started out as a pathetic little grab for votes in the Wentworth by-election, by the LNP, has now been escalated to include threatening every Australian citizen and Australian trade. “Wentworth voters see embassy relocation as a targeted pitch to Jewish voters“: The response to the proposal relocation of the Australian Embassy…

Jesus Supports Discrimination!

December 15, 2018 - 12:43 -- Admin

Ok, there’s been one or two confusing messages coming from the Morrison government. And no, one of them isn’t “What would Jesus do?” Strangely, for a government that’s had two out of three PMs profess their strong Christian beliefs, this never seems to be a consideration. I’m more confused about things like their recent thought…

Oh what a difference a new job makes

December 15, 2018 - 11:57 -- Admin

On Thursday, the Government announced a review into the “integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants”. The Prime Minister said: “We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help people get jobs, and integrate into the community”. Oh what a difference a new job makes. After the 2010…

Christian Porter: “We Have Announced A Watchdog And We Won’t Have Anyone Say A Word Against Chihuahuas”!

December 13, 2018 - 20:16 -- Admin

Big News! The Morrison government has announced a policy on a federal corruption body. Apparently they’ve been working on it for a long time. In fact, they’ve been working on it even before we had our latest PM. They were even working on it at the time they told us that they we didn’t need…

Let’s dance

December 13, 2018 - 20:00 -- Admin

Rather than joining those who examine the entrails of what happened in the past 12 months and makes a narrative around the good, the bad and the ugly, how about we raise the tone a tad and look at attitudes and consensus. Wasn’t the last week of Parliament fun? Effectively the coalition government wanted to…

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Nice try guys but I don’t think anyone’s buying it

December 13, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

Scott Morrison and Christian Porter gave a press conference today to announce their response to the Ruddock review into religious freedom and the formation of a National Integrity Commission. In explaining the need for religious freedom legislation and a Religious Freedom Commissioner at the AHRC, Scott started out by telling us what a religious country…

Be Offensive and Be Damned: The Cases of Peter Ridd and Tim Anderson

December 13, 2018 - 17:33 -- Admin

It has been an ordinary year for universities in Australia. While the National Tertiary Education Union pats itself on the back for supposedly advancing the rights and pay of academics, several face removal and castigation at the hands of university management. Consumerism and pay are the sort of quotidian matters that interest the NTEU. Less…

William Blum: Anti-Imperial Advocate

December 12, 2018 - 14:58 -- Admin

In the incessant self-praise of the US imperial project, kept safe in a state of permanently enforced amnesia, occasional writings prod and puncture. Mark Twain expressed an ashamed horror at the treatment of the Philippines; Ulysses Grant, despite being a victorious general of the Union forces in the Civil War and US president, could reflect…