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Does Morrison deserve another term?

May 17, 2022 - 13:16 -- Admin

So their term has crawled to a shouty close. Remember a few short years ago when Australian democracy was seen as having developed a uniquely Australian flavour? The respective leaders of the major parties were respectful toward each other, with the notable exception of Mark Latham and his unseemly hand-shake. We believed in the fair…

This election – you do have a say

May 16, 2022 - 18:30 -- Admin

By 2353NM   As you walk into a polling booth next Saturday remember this – despite the media harassing some candidates to outline who they are ‘giving preferences to’ or party workers trying to shove how to vote cards in your hands as you turn up at the booth, no political party controls the preferences that…

Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality

May 16, 2022 - 12:38 -- Admin

It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The…

The IPA has captured our government

May 16, 2022 - 11:50 -- Admin

The name of the organisation is preposterous in itself. The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) was originally set up in 1943, as a response to the rise of Social Democratic parties in general, and the Australian Labor Party in particular. The founders included Rupert Murdoch’s father, and G.J. Coles. There is a reason it is…

Your super under attack

May 15, 2022 - 16:48 -- Admin

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has described the Liberal party’s policy to allow people to access superannuation to obtain housing deposits as “another frontal assault by the Liberal Party on the Superannuation system”. I agree with Mr Keating. In a statement today, 15 May 2022, Mr Keating, who was the architect of the superannuation scheme,…

Election 2022: From ‘Return to Normalcy’ to Real Debate on Fair Wages and Living Standards

May 15, 2022 - 14:45 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Hoping a smooth campaign of boring photo opportunities, LNP insiders were obviously shocked by negative reactions to its Return to Neoliberal Normalcy Strategies. The leadership and policy vacuum generated by the LNP has generated unexpected focus on real policy issues which the latest round of pork-barreling has not arrested. There was real…

An important message for the Australian Hindu community

May 15, 2022 - 14:05 -- Admin

Dear Hindu Council of Australia (@HinduCouncilAu) and Australian Hindu Media (@austhindu), Australian Federal Elections are always keenly contested, but yesterday the behaviour of Morrison crossed the line from keenly contesting to just an outright lie to the Australian Indian community, a lie which was made about a former Australian Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd:  …