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Elections demand transparency to halt schemes by Christofascists and conspiracists

November 29, 2023 - 14:14 -- Admin

West Australia’s council elections seem a strange place to pinpoint a warning about American radicalising political games infiltrating the Australian landscape. While it is strange, it is nonetheless important. American conservative and commentator Andrew Breitbart declared a (contested) doctrine that “politics is downstream from culture.” According to his institutional heir, Steve Bannon, this means strategists…

SAC takes on CPAC

November 29, 2023 - 12:50 -- Admin

By Brian Morris Secular Australia justifiably expects equal media attention to that given to CPAC – the Conservative Political Action Conference that stages rallies promoting authoritarian agendas. Notably, the Secularism Australia Conference, SAC, is the polar opposite! On 2nd December SAC sets out to “reclaim the middle ground” with 18 key speakers, including former High…

Inter-Generational Trauma

November 28, 2023 - 14:09 -- Admin

Trauma slithers epigenetically through time with nipping-sharp teeth. It fastens to bloodlines with atomic grip. In 1796 the cut of chain through coarse cloth Gouges deeper-sharp with each roll of the ship As my convict ancestors cringed down the path to Australia’s wroth With the sting of trauma graft-bolted to hip In 1925 there was…

Reaching Out to the Metropolitan Growth Corridors in Continuing Neoliberal Times

November 28, 2023 - 13:45 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Metropolitan growth plans for inner city and outer suburban residential areas operate in all states and territories. Any planning advances provide charismatic leaders with photo opportunities for news bytes of the latest inspirational solutions to affordability, social and cultural problems. The change of government in NSW has brought only some tinkering with…

Experts Call For Transfer of Last Refugees in PNG to Australia

November 28, 2023 - 11:18 -- Admin

Media Release Religious leaders and healthcare professionals present Open Letters calling for the immediate transfer to Australia of the remaining refugees in PNG. More than 500 doctors, nurses and allied health professionals and more than 300 religious leaders and people of faith will call on the Australian Government to immediately transfer to Australia the approximately 64 refugees and people seeking asylum…