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How can we trust a liar?

November 13, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

The person you can most easily convince about anything is yourself because you are susceptible to your own emotions – your own bias and beliefs. Some people are more prone to believing their own bullshit than others. In this instance, l refer to the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Some can consider these susceptibilities when…

FW de Klerk: A Negotiator Before Defeat

November 12, 2021 - 16:00 -- Admin

Rarely is the pragmatist admired. Be it in policy or politics, such a figure induces suspicion, a concern that principles will have to be subordinated to broader goals. True dreamers and visionaries, for all their glaring faults, can take the accolades; the pragmatists can be given lower pegging. These differences have proven stark with the…

Charting the Post-Diwali Opportunities

November 12, 2021 - 15:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The festival of Diwali has become a unifying cultural and religious festival across the Indian Subcontinent and the global Indian diaspora. On the Indian Subcontinent, it is a festival of light and enlightenment as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere. Diwali has generated very diverse epic stories amongst mainstream Hindus, Punjabis, Jains…

Jenny Hocking’s heroic palace coup is a victory for truth

November 12, 2021 - 14:45 -- Admin

By Tess Lawrence   IF ROYAL TITLES were still in political play in Oz, freedom fighter Jenny Hocking would surely be up for a gong by the “fountain of honour”, the Queen. As if. She would be invested with the Order of St Michael and St George for service to the Commonwealth, Australia in particular, truth and history. She has…

Diplomacy, China and Paul Keating

November 11, 2021 - 18:15 -- Admin

Former Australian prime ministers tend to be less conspicuous in public life than their counterparts in other countries. Occasionally, they make an appearance at political functions and events to remind us that they are still alive, their estate still breathing, their lawyers still working. For the most part, the pronouncements are less than profound, let…

Talking Crap: the “Morrison Way”

November 11, 2021 - 13:54 -- Admin

The Liar from the Shire has really outdone himself lately. I didn’t expect any better from the man who dubbed himself ScoMo and then employed a personal photographer to change his image from a persecutor of refugees and social service recipients to a chicken coop building, cap and footie scarf wearing, beer swilling, God worshipping,…