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Irresponsible Politics: Australia’s B-52 Nuclear Weapons Problem

February 17, 2023 - 16:00 -- Admin

It is not farfetched to make the point that delivery systems capable of deploying nuclear weapons will lead to them carrying those very same weapons. Whatever the promises made by governments that such delivery systems will not carry such loads, stifling secrecy over such arrangements can only stir doubt. That is the problem facing the…

Twiggy’s Afghan Mineral Coup

February 17, 2023 - 15:30 -- Admin

By Antony Loewenstein   The ‘deal of the century’ for the exploitation of Afghanistan’s resource treasure trove has disappeared in a puff of smoke Andrew Forrest, Australia’s second richest person, is on a self-declared global mission to fight climate change. But there’s another side to this story that’s rarely examined. His company’s role in Afghanistan just before…

Feathered ‘fingerprints’ reveal potential motivation for migratory patterns of endangered seabirds

February 16, 2023 - 14:59 -- Admin

University of South Australia Media Release With the largest wingspan of any living bird, the Wandering Albatross is a giant of the sea. But like several other tube-nosed bird species, it is under threat of extinction. Now, world first research from CSIRO and the University of South Australia shows that the feathers of seabirds such…

An appetite for evil

February 16, 2023 - 11:59 -- Admin

Beyond incompetence and corruption Untroubled by the burdens of either wit or intelligence the embaldened tubermensch who, for now, leads the meritocracy trading as the Liberal Party seems to be struggling with his personal brand, as is manifest in his Howardesque, too tricky by half cavilling over the Voice to Parliament. A vuvuzela in a…

Rejection of Toondah will Reset Labor’s Soul in Redlands

February 16, 2023 - 09:01 -- Admin

By Callen Sorensen Karklis   In early 2023, the sitting Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek knocked back a massive controversial coal mine proposed for the Rockhampton region. This would have harmed the environment by ten-fold considering the implications it would have had for the Great Barrier Reef. This looks positive for the Toondah PDA considering the issue…

Ballooning Rhetoric: Aliens, Escalation and Airborne Surveillance

February 15, 2023 - 13:01 -- Admin

Things are getting rather bizarre at the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Its increasingly prominent commanding chief, one General Glen VanHerck, has abandoned any initial sense of frankness in discussing the destruction of an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon on February 4. Since that disproportionately violent event, more public relations…

Unite to block the Right’s campaign to divide and conquer

February 15, 2023 - 09:25 -- Admin

Australia must not allow our politicians and “thought” leaders on the right to push us down the destructive path being pursued by the Republicans. The American right is waging war on modernity. The radicalised right alliance is sacrificing empirical evidence and truth for theocracy, tribal games and lies. It is determined to reverse the achievements…

7.30 Report: Sarah Ferguson Opens Up New Perspectives on the AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal

February 14, 2023 - 14:23 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Sincere appreciation must be extended to the Albanese Government for allowing Vice Admiral Jonathan Mead AO to be interviewed in some depth on the 7.30 Report (13 February 2023). Sarah Ferguson was up to speed again in her interviewing skills with a seasoned naval officer who was assigned to active service in…

ChatGPT: Boon for the Lazy Learner

February 14, 2023 - 12:27 -- Admin

Inside the beating heart of many students and a large number of learners lies an inner cheat. To get passing grades, every effort will be made to do the least to achieve the most. Efforts to subvert the central class examination are the stuff of legend: discreetly written notes on hands, palms and other body…