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November 30, 2018 - 11:27 -- Admin

Not long before my mother passed away, she was given a smartphone by her children so as to be ready reachable and in case of emergency …we paid the connection fees etc … all she had to do was sign on. Of course, signing on to such services has a security obligation and so one…

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The Energy Road to Nowhere

November 30, 2018 - 09:30 -- Admin

By Ad astra  Are you as exasperated and disgusted as I am with the political antics exposed during the renewed debate about energy policy? Are you appalled by our parliamentarians’ persistent inability to collaborate in making decisions about how to tackle climate change? These are rhetorical questions. I know the answers. On 22 November, Bill…

Eyes Without The Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi’s Awards

November 29, 2018 - 19:30 -- Admin

It is impossible to see peace prize or freedom awards as anything other than fragments of an industry. In time, ideals become marketable and matters of commodity. Those who go against this market rationale face the fires of moral outrage. The business of promoting peace in the wrapping of human rights protections is its own…

A Parliament of Irresponsibility: Peter Dutton, Section 44 and Pecuniary Interests

November 29, 2018 - 12:45 -- Admin

It took place as the blades were being sharpened for a palace coup in August. On Radio National’s breakfast program, Deputy Leader of Labor, Tanya Plibersek was tight lipped to her interlocutor. The issue posed to her party was the eligibility of the then recently resigned Home Affairs minister, Peter Dutton, chief knife wielder and…

It isn’t Malcolm’s fault the Coalition is imploding

November 29, 2018 - 10:48 -- Admin

As the Coalition thrash around looking for someone else to blame for their woes, they seem to have entirely missed the point.  The reason they are imploding is because they are completely tone deaf to the people they supposedly represent. When discussing marriage equality just before the 2013 election, Tony Abbott said he was “not…

Liberal Soul-Searching: Can A Zombie Government Find Its Soul?

November 28, 2018 - 16:25 -- Admin

By Loz Lawrey  After the Liberal/National Coalition’s resounding loss in the 2018 Victorian state election, Liberal leader Matthew Guy, in his concession speech said this: “We need to stay united. We need to stay focused, on our opponents and the game ahead, not on ourselves”. This statement illustrates the misguided mindset of Liberal Party politicians:…

Steve Bannon at Oxford

November 28, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

Steve Bannon. The Oxford Union. A university that has been the breeding, sculpting and minting ground for British prime ministers for centuries and the Establishment. Here, Bannon, strategist of the Trump campaign in 2016, was in full swing, spearing his enemies and mocking the elite with an approach he has come to master. The audience…