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Fake democracy

December 11, 2021 - 16:45 -- Admin

Leaders from “approximately 110 countries were invited to take part in” President Biden’s two-day Summit for Democracy. The complete list of participating countries can be found here. You’ll notice that Australia attended (represented by Prime Minister Prime Minister Scott Morrison), which I will get to shortly. President Biden focused on a few issues, including “election…

Journalism, Assange and Reversal in the High Court

December 11, 2021 - 12:31 -- Admin

British justice is advertised by its proponents as upright, historically different to the savages upon which it sought to civilise, and apparently fair. Such outrages as the unjust convictions of the Guilford Four and Maguire Seven, both having served time in prison for terrorist offences they did not commit, are treated as blemishes. In recent…

Angus Taylor makes no sense

December 10, 2021 - 21:30 -- Admin

Really, I could stop at the headline, but Angus Taylor’s latest foray to reassure us that he’s got us covered baffles me. I’m not talking about hatred of wind farms or dodgy water deals, Grassgate or Clovergate.  I’m not talking about securing our domestic oil supply by storing it in the US either.  I’m talking…

Australian Government Must Continue Pressure on Indonesian Government on Human Rights in West Papua

December 10, 2021 - 10:00 -- Admin

Media Release – Catholic Justice & Peace Commission, Brisbane The Australian Government must continue pressuring the Indonesian Government to make arrangements to enable a UN human rights mission to West Papua to take place without further delay. This call was made by Brisbane’s Catholic Justice & Peace Commission on the 7th anniversary of the killing…

“How Good Are Utes?” OR Where’s Godwin Grech These Days?

December 10, 2021 - 09:22 -- Admin

Being blessed (or cursed) with a long memory, I can’t help but wonder sometimes whether politicians think that the general public can’t remember anything from before the previous election, or whether they think that people weren’t paying attention so they didn’t notice what they said last time so they can just recycle the same policies…

Independents are not the answer to our problems

December 9, 2021 - 12:57 -- Admin

By Dr Kay Rollison   Amidst the lovefest for independent political candidates, someone has to say it. Electing Independents in parliament is not the answer to our problems. Scenario 1. Independents split the moderate vote, and the LNP is returned to government with a majority. Any Independents that are elected can propose all the legislation they…

“Vote Labor you vote Greens” – Morrison’s not so scary scare campaign

December 9, 2021 - 09:45 -- Admin

Scott Morrison has launched a scare campaign that, if Labor wins the election, they will need the Greens support to form government and that would result in higher emissions reduction targets. Now that may seem scary to some right-wing voters who would never vote Labor anyway, and it may horrify some dyed in the wool…

Morrison woos Gladys to attack ICAC

December 8, 2021 - 23:03 -- Admin

You can smell the exhaust, the burnt rubber and a thousand cigarettes, this is a crowd in love with living dangerously, breaking rules, especially the dictates of reason and common sense – the perfect setting for larrikin-lad, Scott Morrison, to head down to the racetrack at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama leaving Labor’s leader Anthony Albanese in…