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Crash goes his character as pressure rises on Scotty from marketing

November 10, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Our prime minister has returned from Scotland with his tail between his legs and his character shot to pieces. If his arrogant behaviour and shouty mouth on the international stage annoyed you, we are as one. After copping a mauling from President Macron of France and a slap over the wrist from President Biden, the…

Religious freedom laws: Morrison’s Christian majority does not exist

November 9, 2021 - 17:10 -- Admin

By Dr Meredith Doig   Since marriage equality was legalised, ‘religious freedom’ laws have been part of the conversation. But these laws do not represent us. The introduction of same-sex marriage was a momentous occasion in Australia’s history, heralding equal respect for all Australians. But in the eyes of some, it was a dark turn of events.…

Where has all the kindness gone?

November 8, 2021 - 15:45 -- Admin

By Ad astra   Here is another brief offering. It does not need to be lengthy because its message is straightforward. It asks the question: “Where has all the kindness gone?” and its corollary: ”Why not be kind to one another?”. The September 25 issue of The Good Weekend featured an article titled The High Life by Jane Cadsow, which was about the…

Blacklisting the Merchants of Spyware

November 8, 2021 - 12:56 -- Admin

In a modest effort to disrupt the global spyware market, the United States announced last week that four entities had been added to its blacklist. On November 3, the US Department of Commerce revealed that it would be adding Israel-based companies NSO Group and Candiru to its entity list “based on evidence that these entities…

Cop26, Boris and Scotty’s cop-out, just a lot of hot air in the end?

November 7, 2021 - 20:30 -- Admin

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero…

Dear Gladys

November 6, 2021 - 13:36 -- Admin

By John Haly   Dear Gladys, Our relationship has curdled, and I am concerned about your mixed messages. Despite maintaining it was finished between us (the voters, not Daryl), you remain in the house. Using our joint account to pay $10,000 a day for your expensive addiction to lawyers. When lovers tell each other it is over, they separate as…

Hypersonic Panic and Competitive Terror

November 6, 2021 - 11:53 -- Admin

During his eventful time in office, US President Donald Trump took much delight in reflecting about the lethal toys of his country’s military, actual or hypothetical. These included a hypersonic capability which, his military advisors had warned, was being mastered by adversaries. Such devices, comprising hypersonic cruise missiles and hypersonic boost-glide vehicles, have been touted…

The Morrison Government gave $38 billion to businesses – major companies included – that didn’t need it. How can they justify that?

November 6, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Of all the handouts, in whatever form, be it the Sports Rorts or others, the most blatant has been the $38 billion that went to employers that did not suffer sustained downturns below the required threshold levels, new data reveals. Yes, that’s correct; the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) found at least $38 billion of taxpayers money was…

How much more of this incompetence and stupid arrogance do we have to endure?

November 5, 2021 - 09:00 -- Admin

By Jim McIntosh   In an earlier missive, last month, I lamented that our PM had managed to leave our Navy short of effective submarine capacity. I think what he’s done deserves to be highlighted further. Setting aside for the moment the blisteringly stupid behaviour of Morrison over the lying allegation made against him by French…