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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis . . . Rampant sexism (continued) The most significant Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force was presented by the then Sex Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Ms. Elizabeth Broderick, with a speech on 22 August 2012. The Review was directed…

The post The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 26) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:56 Source

You don’t hear much about the election for the ‘other House’ in our Federal Parliament – the Senate. There’s no polls predicting who will win. Parties don’t do a special launch of their State/Territory Senate candidates. You don’t get letterbox drops or see State Senate candidates plastered on our local electricity poles. And yet the outcome of the Senate…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:24 Source

The time has come. In just five days, the people of Australia will vote. And the fate of the Minister in charge of one of the most contentious Federal portfolios, will rest with the people of Dickson. A Minister who has not only reigned over some of the most odious, repugnant and vicious immigration policies…

The post “Hey, Minister, it’s called democracy.” appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:22 Source

I'm back from a week at the beach and much has changed.

Lord Nblob wisheds to dicuss the UK's leaving of Europe, and possibly their senses, but I'm not familiar enough with it to write much. It just seems a bit of a monster raving loony decision to me.

Perhaps I shall turn this over to Mr Wrren Ellis, who weekly newsletter, Orbital Operations, was mostly concerned with the madness of Brexit.

(You can subscribe here).

Not a great week, eh?

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John Quiggin Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:40 Source

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please.

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John Quiggin Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:39 Source

I’ve been trying to make sense of the Brexit (or rather E-exit) vote in terms of the analysis I put forward a while back. The result, over the fold, is a piece in Inside Story, an Australian magazine.

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The Piping Shrike Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:21 Source

The French can be cruel.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:00 Source

Monday 27 June 2016 A close examination of the outcome of the Brexit referendum reveals that the young, those who see the future in terms of international modernity, overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’. Importantly, one in five of them didn’t vote. It was a victory for the very worst elements of old style racist nationalism for which…

The post Day to Day Politics: Volatile votes in search of a place in which to protest. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Monday, June 27, 2016 - 05:58 Source

steady hands...

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Duck Pond Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:52 Source

The weeks slip by. Dexter and Hannah go out on many days, and sometimes recently too late. This means I have to get the torch out to come safely down the embankment. My memory fades from day to day and the photos help.

Ask me what I did two weeks ago and I wouldn’t have a clue. I have got the record that we went out. Last week’s music is by Audionautiks, “12 Mornings”:

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North Coast Voices Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:30 Source

I received this copy of a recent email exchange from an incensed Northern Rivers voter, upset with the political data mining involved in delivering the National Party message into his Inbox.Especially one that informed him that Kevin Hogan favoured a far-right, homophobic, religio-political group (founded by Rev.

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North Coast Voices Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Since time immemorial there have been people living in the Clarence Valley. Some families have been in this valley for thousands of years, some for over one hundred years and some less than ten years, but they are all part of the same vibrant local communities.Connection with the Clarence River and its flood plain runs deep in these communities.Their allegiance has always been Clarence first when the valley needs protection, but do understand they are also part of the bigger Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.In the 1850’s Clarence Valley residents successfully resisted moves to place the region within the boundaries of the Colony o

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North Coast Voices Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:15 Source

The Liberal Party of Australia stumbling its way towards polling day……The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2016:

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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 23:40 Source

memories ...

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Poll Bludger Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 22:57 Source

The Australian reports Newspoll shows the Coalition opening a 51-49 lead, from primary votes of Coalition 43% (up two), Labor 36% (steady) and Greens 9% (down one). Malcolm Turnbull is up one on approval to 37% and steady on disapproval at 51%, Bill Shorten is steady at 35% and down one to 50%, and Turnbull leads 45-30 as preferred prime minister. The poll of 1713 respondents was conducted Thursday to Sunday. Here’s the latest BludgerTrack update, including tonight’s Newspoll and yesterday’s Galaxy:

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you said it... Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 20:39 Source

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June 26, 2016 – 12:15AM

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En Passant Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 18:23 Source

Paul Keating with Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese at the rally in Sydney on Saturday.

Albanese and Keating. Photo: Christopher Pearce

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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:37 Source
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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:20 Source

gay things ...

You will have rugs, fabulous, fabulous rugs.

Here are some words from a letter in the Sydney Morning Herald of June 25th, 2016 …

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The Idiot Tax Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:17 Source

Like Michael Pascoe I really don't give a damn about Britain. I really don't give a damn about the EU either. A lot of people do though. Hands are a wringing and darts are being pelted because some...

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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 14:36 Source

trump murdocky

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 13:01 Source

By Ken Wolff Turnbull recently announced that his government, if re-elected, will not change any element of Medicare. It came in response to Labor’s campaigning that Medicare was under threat, that it would be privatised under a Liberal government. The general media response was to take Turnbull at his word and that Labor’s continuing use…

The post Turnbull’s Medicare backflip — or is it? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Tally Room Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 12:00 Source

Braddon3-2PP-coast

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The Political Sword Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:00 Source

Turnbull recently announced that his government, if re-elected, will not change any element of Medicare. It came in response to Labor’s campaigning that Medicare was under threat, that it would be privatised under a Liberal government. The general media response was to take Turnbull at his word and that Labor’s continuing use of the campaign was no more than a ‘scare campaign’ now based on a ‘lie’. But let’s take a closer look, including a careful examination of the words he first used.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:56 Source

By Ross Sharp You will have rugs, fabulous, fabulous rugs. Here are some words from a letter in the Sydney Morning Herald of June 25th, 2016 … “ … for those who have chosen to live under God’s rule it would be wrong to marry someone of the same sex. … unlawful in God’s sight ……

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:06 Source

Q: What’s the difference between a referendum and a plebiscite? A: A referedum usually refers to amendments to the Constitution. In the case of Same Sex Marriage, there’s no need for a referendum as the High Court has already ruled that the Federal Government has the power to make laws on marriage. A plebiscite, on…

The post The Marriage Plebiscite, Brexit and What The Question Will Be… appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:01 Source

shitplus

You had high hopes... Malcolm was different. Malcolm was progressive... You have been disappointed. You don't know why.

You should feel robbed. Malcolm is a smiling con man. And the cover of the Daily Telegraph is proud to announce such, this morning as if it was a valuable feat of brilliant deceit.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis (continued) 4 (The supremacy of the military/avid militarism) The military remains supreme. Australia’s defence expenditure increased by 50 per cent between 1989 and 2007. The Government allocated $22 billion to the Australian Defence Organisation in the 2007-08 financial year. In the 2006-07 budget the Howard Government announced that…

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En Passant Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:26 Source

John Mullen writes on his blog about the class struggle today in France. John is a member of the anti-capitalist grouping Ensemble and is active in the Paris region.

 

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Your Democracy Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 07:55 Source

the end game ...

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