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GPs: Women’s health issues must be a priority

July 2, 2024 - 08:23 -- Admin

Royal Australian College of GPs Media Release GPs are calling for greater action to better address women’s health issues. It comes following the release of the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (10th edition). Known as “the Red Book” and first published in 1989, it supports preventive activities…

July 1, 1916

July 2, 2024 - 00:45 -- Admin

By James Moore   “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.” – Ernest Hemingway. Valley of the Somme, Northern France The train was…

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Australian Futures: A Rationale for Staying with the Social Market in Difficult Times

July 1, 2024 - 16:23 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Those Morrison years (2019-22) were a crucial turning point for Australians on both strategic and economic fronts. It will take time to recover from those aberrations in our national political life. Federal budget spending as a percentage of GDP peaked at well over 30 per cent during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020-21.…

Assange’s Return to Australia: The Resentment of the Hacks

July 1, 2024 - 14:34 -- Admin

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame is now back in the country of his birth, having endured conditions of captivity ranging from cramped digs in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh Prison. His return to Australia after striking a plea deal with the US Department of Justice sees him in a state with some…

What Now, America?

June 30, 2024 - 19:05 -- Admin

By James Moore   There doesn’t seem to be much solidified just now about the future of Joe Biden as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. In fact, there seem to be two camps developing in the party after the historic zone-out at the first debate with the hedonistic hero of the right. There are endless conversations…

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DINA: Pinochet’s Directorate for Murder and Torture

June 29, 2024 - 20:34 -- Admin

“There are three sources of power in Chile: Pinochet, God and DINA.” Chilean intelligence officer, remarks to a US military attaché, 1974. Decree 521 of the Chilean government of June 18, 1974, was a chilling moment in the country’s convulsed history. With the state now in the pathologically disturbed hands of a military dictatorship steered…

Victory for the Disposables: The Sentencing of the Hindujas

June 29, 2024 - 20:22 -- Admin

In his seminal work on modern slavery, Kevin Bales does away with certain, antiquated concepts. In its insidious, older form, one focused on the concept of natal alienation, slaves were chattels and assets, outrightly owned. Each slave system was distinct and protean, if marked by certain universal features. The universal feature of ownership, at least…