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Can Labor accommodate an inclusive and open internal debate on Tax and the Social Wage?

July 15, 2019 - 15:44 -- Admin

I’ve been copping some criticism for my decision to publicly disagree with the Parliamentary Labor Party’s decision to waive through the Conservative Government’s tax cuts package – which includes some benefits for middle-income earners, but nothing for the working poor, and a massive windfall for the rich. ‘Phase 3’ – which focuses mainly on tax…

I dunno about you but I felt a whole lot safer when we had an atheist in charge

July 15, 2019 - 12:31 -- Admin

It is no accident that, despite declining religiosity in Australia, our parliament is going in the opposite direction.  It’s no coincidence that we are hearing calls for religious freedom and seeing high profile court cases.  It’s all part of a long-term plan. In November 2003, the National Alliance of Christian Leaders (NACL) held a summit to “develop…

Morrison’s government fails major test of good faith.

July 15, 2019 - 01:45 -- Admin

“Art doesn’t imitate life, it imitates bad television”, quips Woody Allen.  ScoMo & Co’s reality TV Prime Ministership show, local franchise of the global schlock-horror melodrama of The House of Trump, sponsored by Multinational Oil Inc, exceeds our worst expectations this week. Our deep misgivings about its good faith are confirmed. Frydenberg shills Philip Lowe…

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Christians! Vile Shelton, Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

July 14, 2019 - 19:44 -- Admin

Former leader of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Lyle Shelton has come forth with yet more of the persecution narrative. This time, the issue is the ‘suffering’ that christians have faced following the passage of marriage equality. Ah yes, the great and crushing suffering that takes place as a result of having your privilege removed.…

Deaths in Detention

July 14, 2019 - 19:38 -- Admin

By Maria Millers   At the opening session of the Hillsong Conference, our Prime Minister told the 21,000-strong congregation that Australia needed more prayers and love. So where is the love for those who come to us seeking refuge? How is it that on Friday night yet another young life was lost when a 23-year-old man…