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“Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter” – Proverb

October 24, 2021 - 10:27 -- Admin

“The first is an old habit of men of this ilk of asserting that women are not to be believed but men are. There is a long brutal tradition of asserting that men are credible but women are incredible, men are objective, women are subjective, and this guy has just treated us to how a…

Good Cop/Bad cop

October 23, 2021 - 15:13 -- Admin

By Keith Antonysen    If I believed in conspiracy theories, I’d be believing that on climate change the National Party and Liberal Party are playing good cop/bad cop. The Nationals can be seen as the bad cops on the basis of a number of their politicians own shares in fossil fuel corporations, or they have…

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A letter to the editor from Morrie Moneyweather

October 23, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Editors note: At The AIMN, we take people’s criticisms seriously, even if inflammatory. Although Morrie Moneyweather conveys little interest, The AIMN‘s policy is to publish other points of view. We don’t in the least think we have ownership of any righteousness. Oi. Michael Taylor, I know I haven’t written for a couple of years Mr Taylor and…

Space Dildoing with William Shatner

October 22, 2021 - 14:36 -- Admin

Overpaid breakfast hosts on an Australian network sniggered, wondered and pondered. Why is that top throbbed Blue Origin capsule heading to space shaped that way? Is Jeff Bezos’s effort nothing more than a phallic spurt into the heavens? The implications are flowing: Can he hold it? Will he come in the appropriate atmospheric strata? Giggles…

Rejecting the Cashless Welfare Card a Good Start for Labor; but further cultural change necessary

October 22, 2021 - 14:24 -- Admin

It is now approaching a decade since Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest was approached by then Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to advise on the creation of a ‘cashless welfare card’. While Forrest intended for all income to be ‘quarantined’ for use only in approved areas (like groceries), the Indue card which has emerged in trials set a…

Submission to the Regional Telecommunications Review 2021

October 20, 2021 - 16:48 -- Admin

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Media Release The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) today published its submission to the Regional Telecommunications Review 2021. The submission highlighted the concerns of telco consumers living outside Australia’s metropolitan centres and provides insight into phone and internet complaint trends. Each year, the TIO receives around 30,000 phone and internet complaints from consumers…

Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior

October 20, 2021 - 13:57 -- Admin

History is strewn with the broken branches of twisted irony. An individual who found himself entangled in it was the late Colin Powell, who, as a military man, gave a doctrine his name only to forgo it as a diplomat. The Powell Doctrine was one of certitude and caution: do not engage in conflict except…

Perrottet tied to ICAC investigation

October 20, 2021 - 12:52 -- Admin

By TBS Newsbot As Gladys Berejiklian fronts the ICAC over Wagga Wagga, her replacement, Dominic Perrottet, allegedly approved the project. As The Guardian noted, “One of former New South Wales premier Mike Baird’s top staff members questioned why Gladys Berejiklian wanted to spend $5.5m funding a clay target shooting range in the “safe seat” of Wagga Wagga,…

“We’d Like To Win The Premiership… By 2050… But Only If The Coach Can Keep His Job!”

October 20, 2021 - 09:45 -- Admin

Club President – I’d like to start the meeting. Now the purpose of this is to commit our club to winning the premiership by 2050. I know that we’ve never been big on winning in the past but circumstances mean that we’ll be left behind and kicked out of the league unless we’re a bit…