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Trussonomics at CPAC

February 28, 2024 - 12:22 -- Admin

The silly will make print and leave bursts of digital traces; the idiots will make history, if only in small print. One such figure is the shortest serving UK Prime Minister in living memory, the woeful, joke-packed figure of Liz Truss who lasted a mere 50 disastrous days in office. She was even bettered by…

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Capital cities to swelter through twice as many days above 35°C unless stronger climate action is taken

February 28, 2024 - 11:11 -- Admin

Climate Council Media Release AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITIES are set to swelter through twice as many days above 35°C by the end of the century, a detailed analysis from the Climate Council has found. But there’s hope: reducing climate pollution globally now could slash the number of scorching days by an average of 20 percent across…

Old Problems with the New: Reforming the UN Security Council

February 27, 2024 - 15:09 -- Admin

The end of the Second World War was a calamitous catalyst, laying the bricks and mortar for institutions that were always going to look weary, almost comically so, after some decades. The United Nations was meant to be the umbrella international organisation, covering an eclectic array of bodies that seem, to this day, unfathomably complex.…

“Golden time” seasonal farming production destroyed and lost in northern Gaza amid mounting fears of worsening hunger and starvation

February 27, 2024 - 12:12 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release Gaza farmers’ two-month-long “golden time” of agricultural production has been destroyed by Israel’s military bombing and sealing of northern Gaza, ruining the enclave’s richest farmlands which are one of its biggest sources of fruit and vegetables. With Israel’s actions also severely restricting humanitarian aid, the loss of local agricultural production is…

Destabilizing Australia: Will the LNP’s Culture Wars Be Victorious?

February 26, 2024 - 16:35 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The hopeful possibilities of reaching out to build a better future for Australians and for our peaceful regional neighbours are under challenge across the political spectrum from more opportunistic political goals. There are possibilities of a return to more social democratic agendas through better policy management in our existing market economy. The…

Dutton’s scattergun

February 25, 2024 - 16:04 -- Admin

It’s widely acknowledged that Tony Abbott came to be Prime Minister because he continually listed some ‘critical’ failures of the then Rudd and Gillard Governments using three-word slogans. Current Opposition Leader Dutton seems to be attempting to follow the same strategy however he seems to be having difficulty in finding a line of attack that…

A Copper’s Skewed Logic: Politicising Palestinian Visas

February 25, 2024 - 14:03 -- Admin

If only we could say that Peter Dutton, Australia’s federal opposition leader and curator of bigoted leanings, was unusual in assuming that granting humanitarian visas to Palestinians might be problematic. But both he, and his skew-eyed spokesman on home affairs, James Patterson, have concluded that votes are in the offing. Refugees may be accepted from…

Human Rights?

February 24, 2024 - 11:02 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   The term Genocide was first used in 1945 to describe the deliberate, targeted killing of Jews by the German Nazi regime. It was a very specific term coined to describe the Nazi policies of systematic murder during the Holocaust combining the Greek word for race or tribe (geno) with the Latin word…

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Authoritarianism is taking over the world. Will it snare Australia?

February 24, 2024 - 06:00 -- Admin

It would seem that many countries around the world have decided that democracy has run its race. Russia, India, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, China, Slovakia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Libya, Laos, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan have-authoritarian-governments.…

Imperial Venality Defends Itself: Day Two of Julian Assange’s High Court Appeal

February 23, 2024 - 15:41 -- Admin

On February 21, the Royal Courts of Justice hosted a second day of carnivalesque mockery regarding the appeal by lawyers representing an ill Julian Assange, whose publishing efforts are being impugned by the United States as having compromised the identities of informants while damaging national security. Extradition awaits, only being postponed by rearguard actions such…