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The week that will never go away

March 4, 2021 - 12:00 -- Admin

Note: The bulk of this piece was written before the announcement that the Cabinet Minister accused of the rape of a young girl would out himself.  1 The problem with Insiders is that it is so dammed inconclusive. What do I mean? Well, in its allotted hour, it discusses a lot but concludes little. Take last…

Wednesday was a weird day

March 3, 2021 - 21:23 -- Admin

Angus Houston isn’t a bad man.  The vast majority of Australian men aren’t ‘bad’ men.  But they still seem to think it is a woman’s fault if she gets raped. Don’t be out after midnight.  Don’t drink.  Don’t be alone.  Don’t look attractive.  Or you risk becoming ‘prey’? Do men feel that way?  If a…

If a Bishop of the Brisbane Archdiocese drove me to the point of suicide in 2020 – did he and others conspire to commit a crime?

March 2, 2021 - 09:16 -- Admin

As a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse in a Catholic orphanage, I am the only person who can give myself agency. I am the only person who can stand up for myself and say that I have had enough of the treatment I have received from the Catholic Church. I make no allegation here, I…

The Presumption Of Innocence Is Reserved For Those With A Good Lawyer…

March 1, 2021 - 19:49 -- Admin

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I found the phrase, “not a hanging offence” rather absurd for the simple reason that there are no hanging offences in Australia so that even if a government MP committed murder or rape, he could keep his job because, well, they’re not hanging offences. You can check…

Morrison shows us again how much he despises women

March 1, 2021 - 19:03 -- Admin

In his press conference today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked about allegations pertaining to the anal rape of a child, allegedly perpetrated by one of his current cabinet ministers in 1988. Mr Morrison replied: “We have a rule of law in this country and it’s appropriate that these things were referred to the federal police – they have been…the…

Breaching Digital Rights: India’s Platform and Media Ethics Code

March 1, 2021 - 15:35 -- Admin

Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia’s News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India. The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad behaviour. “We appreciate the proliferation of social media in India,” stated Ravi…

Politics is a charade

March 1, 2021 - 15:10 -- Admin

By Ad astra   Charade: an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance. We, the people, are the victims of such deliberate pretence by the political class. Do any of you need convincing of this cruel reality? If you do, reflect for a moment on the proceedings of Donald Trump’s so-called ‘impeachment trial’…

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