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I Knew a Farmer

May 8, 2024 - 16:13 -- Admin

By James Moore “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy We were flying due north out of Omaha. The old DC-3 had shuddered with effort on takeoff and rose so slowly we thought the treetops would remain just beneath our wingtips for the entire trip. Level much later…

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Israel’s Battle Against Free Speech: The Shuttering of Al Jazeera

May 8, 2024 - 14:22 -- Admin

“Politics,” as the harsh, albeit successful German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck claimed, “is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art of the next best.” To that should be added the stark awareness of being prudent, gingerly wise, appropriately cautious. Mind how you go in avoiding any foolishness on the way. Going after…

Oxfam reaction to Rafah evacuation order

May 7, 2024 - 15:15 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release In reaction to Israel’s imminent invasion of Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director said: “We are horrified by Israel’s order to evacuate around 100,000 people and what appears to be an impending invasion of Rafah, despite a universal plea from world leaders urging it to stop…

Forces of Impunity: The US Threatens the International Criminal Court

May 7, 2024 - 10:16 -- Admin

The International Criminal Court is a dusty jewel, a creation of heat, tension and manufacture in the international community. Various elements have gone into its creation. As with any international institution which draws its legitimacy from nation states and the like, its detractors are many, the invective against it frequent. Some 124 countries have signed the…

Suburbtrends Rental Pain Index May 2024: Urgent Action Needed as Rental Crisis Deepens

May 6, 2024 - 15:35 -- Admin

The latest Suburbtrends “Rental Pain Index” for May 2024 uncovers the escalating severity of the rental market crisis in Australia. As rental prices continue to climb and homes remain scarce, the report highlights the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to alleviate the stress on renters throughout the nation. Kent Lardner, founder of Suburbtrends, delivers a…

Student Loan Debt Relief Welcomed By The Independent Tertiary Education Sector

May 5, 2024 - 11:34 -- Admin

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia Media Release   The decision of the Australian Government to cut student debts has been welcomed by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education, and international education providers. The Australian Government will cap the higher education HELP indexation rate at the lower…

Domestic violence disclosure schemes: part of the solution to improving women’s safety or an administrative burden?

May 3, 2024 - 10:21 -- Admin

Monash University Media Release The spotlight is yet again shining on the national crisis of violence against women in Australia, and the calls for increased action and improved responses to all forms of domestic, family and sexual violence has intensified over the last three weeks.  With the need for a perpetrator register or a disclosure…