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Denying our First Nations people a voice will achieve nothing

March 21, 2023 - 22:30 -- Admin

For some reason, I find myself yet again writing about this referendum. Why can’t people comprehend the simplicity of it? Is it because Aboriginal people solely occupied Australia before white people came along? “They didn’t own the land: The land owned them” (as our editor would say). Two contrasting Redfern occasions On the occasion of…

From Balloons to AUKUS: The War Drive Against China

March 21, 2023 - 15:11 -- Admin

When will this hate-filled nonsense stop? Surveillance balloons treated like evocations of Satan and his card-carrying followers; other innumerable unidentified phenomena that, nonetheless, remain attributable in origin, despite their designation; and then the issue of spying cranes. In the meantime, there has been much finger pointing on the culprit of COVID-19 and the global pandemic.…

Solar industry feeling the heat over disposal of 80 million panels

March 21, 2023 - 11:33 -- Admin

University of South Australia Media Release The renewable energy sector is facing a quandary: how Australia will dispose of 80 million solar panels in an environmentally friendly way when they reach the end of their life. Paradoxically, one of the reasons people are installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in huge numbers is to help the…

Brits spy on master spy writer

March 20, 2023 - 14:24 -- Admin

By Andrew Lownie  I have never considered myself as a dangerous radical or enemy of the state and my background and activities would not suggest it – I have been a Cambridge history fellow, Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party and been a member of several smart London clubs. Yet I’m being spied on by…

Criminals at Large: The Iraq War Twenty Years On

March 20, 2023 - 12:22 -- Admin

The arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for Russian President Vladimir Putin came at an opportune moment. It was, if nothing else, a feeble distraction over the misdeeds and crimes of other leaders current and former. Russia, not being an ICC member country, does not acknowledge that court’s jurisdiction. Nor, for that matter, does…

Bright and shiny things

March 18, 2023 - 08:20 -- Admin

While the former Coalition Government was never one to consider the frail, elderly, unwell or jobless as full members of society, you would expect better from an ALP Government. Perhaps we are expecting too much.  Various Ministers have crowed from the rooftops that social security payments have risen, which they have, but only because they…