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The Longman By-Election

July 19, 2018 - 15:30 -- Admin

    Longman is a federal electorate in Brisbane’s north held since the 2016 election by Susan Lamb for Labor. Lamb was born in Mackay, Queensland of a British father and Queensland born mother. Her own legal advice confirmed that she obtained British citizenship by descent at birth. So, she applied to renounce her British…

Descend into darkness …

July 19, 2018 - 15:06 -- Admin

“A fragment does not give us that continuously changing truth … ” (Anais Nin). We now live our lives in fragments. Small moments of awareness, like a penny peep-show of old. Wisdom and knowledge in photo-ops and literary grabs of no more than a thousand words … written in a witty and evocative hand. Hinting…

Power over the destiny of others is never given up easily

July 18, 2018 - 18:44 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews I’m coming from a perspective of almost complete ignorance about First Nation Australian people. Land rights, native title, pan-Aboriginal relationships, history, culture, political interaction with government … in fact, I’m pretty bloody ignorant about everything, except that I can clearly see things are not as black and white as we’re often led…

The conversation we don’t have but desperately need

July 17, 2018 - 17:45 -- Admin

By Sean Hurley We need to have a conversation about economics. Not the prototypical economic conversation; there’s no need to discuss regulation, interest, inflation, derivatives, or even the type of money we use. Our conversation should instead address the foundation of our modern economic system. Examine our economy from a broad perspective, without getting bogged…

Helsinki Theatrics: Trump meets Putin

July 17, 2018 - 12:26 -- Admin

The first official meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Donald Trump was a fairly casual, unpeopled affair, absent bureaucrats and note takers. This was what both wanted in Helsinki, men who believe in the gold weighting authority commands  According to Masha Gissen of The New Yorker, their meeting reflected “their shared understanding…

Tax Is Bad, Welfare Is Bad; However, Shorten Threatening My Cheque From The Government Is Worst Of All!

July 16, 2018 - 19:58 -- Admin

Article from the Australian…”Earlier this year Mr Shorten unveiled his franking credits policy to claw back nearly $60bn over 10 years by abolishing cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits. “Modelling from the listed investment companies sent to the ALP this week argues it would increase the tax burden on individuals with low marginal tax…

Putin’s Football Gambit: How the World Cup Paid Off

July 16, 2018 - 15:05 -- Admin

Even before the single ball was kicked at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, there were threats, promises and suggestions from various governments about how best to cope with Vladimir Putin and his designated fiendish circle of authoritarians. In March, the then UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson opined that President Vladimir Putin would make much…

Population Policy found in a filing cabinet in secondhand shop in Deakin !

July 16, 2018 - 09:49 -- Admin

What we do know about Australia’s population is that it will achieve 25million in August of this year, some twenty-four years ahead of government predictions : former Treasurer Peter Costello told us is 2002 that we would achieve this figure sometime in 2042. What we also know is that the population growth and migrant intake…

Who’s the real baby here, Mr Trump?

July 16, 2018 - 00:27 -- Admin

Who’s the real baby here? A monster orange balloon-effigy of Trump as an angry baby in a nappy, complete with blonde comb-over and blue mobile in tiny hand, scares him off London, Friday. It’s a brilliantly surreal representation, of the inner Trump which also evokes just how untethered this president is from his administration. Or…

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