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Forces of Impunity: The US Threatens the International Criminal Court

May 7, 2024 - 10:16 -- Admin

The International Criminal Court is a dusty jewel, a creation of heat, tension and manufacture in the international community. Various elements have gone into its creation. As with any international institution which draws its legitimacy from nation states and the like, its detractors are many, the invective against it frequent. Some 124 countries have signed the…

Suburbtrends Rental Pain Index May 2024: Urgent Action Needed as Rental Crisis Deepens

May 6, 2024 - 15:35 -- Admin

The latest Suburbtrends “Rental Pain Index” for May 2024 uncovers the escalating severity of the rental market crisis in Australia. As rental prices continue to climb and homes remain scarce, the report highlights the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to alleviate the stress on renters throughout the nation. Kent Lardner, founder of Suburbtrends, delivers a…

Student Loan Debt Relief Welcomed By The Independent Tertiary Education Sector

May 5, 2024 - 11:34 -- Admin

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia Media Release   The decision of the Australian Government to cut student debts has been welcomed by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education, and international education providers. The Australian Government will cap the higher education HELP indexation rate at the lower…

Domestic violence disclosure schemes: part of the solution to improving women’s safety or an administrative burden?

May 3, 2024 - 10:21 -- Admin

Monash University Media Release The spotlight is yet again shining on the national crisis of violence against women in Australia, and the calls for increased action and improved responses to all forms of domestic, family and sexual violence has intensified over the last three weeks.  With the need for a perpetrator register or a disclosure…

The Newsman

May 2, 2024 - 10:14 -- Admin

By James Moore   “If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.” – Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Dan Rather was twenty years a legend by the time I began to work in Houston television news. Eventually, I was…

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Not good enough

May 2, 2024 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry What is the problem with men? As I sat down to write this I flicked on the news, and it seems Bruce Lehrmann wants to appeal the defamation decision in his case against Channel 10. The judge summarised his (Lehrmann’s) position eloquently, something like, ‘having escaped the lion’s den, he went back…

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