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Australia is only racist for some

May 30, 2024 - 17:59 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry My family arrived in Australia in 1954. It was a white Australia we came to, essentially a sort of reflection of an English society. We were Dutch, and my parents held fast to many of the Dutch traditions, attending a Dutch church, celebrating St Nicholas instead of the commercialised English/Australian Christmas, at…

Climate groups say Australia must advocate for loss and damage finance for Pacific at Bonn Climate Change Conference

May 30, 2024 - 14:49 -- Admin

Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) and Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) Media Release Civil society groups from across Australia and the Pacific are calling on the Australian Government to champion loss and damage finance for Pacific Island countries at the upcoming Bonn UN Climate Change Conference, saying there is an urgent need to support…


May 29, 2024 - 15:44 -- Admin

By Maria Millers Over the last decade, we have seen social media grow rapidly in use and importance. Marketing and advertising has shifted away from its traditional home of TV and newspapers to social media and a new profession that of the influencer has emerged: a person with the ability to influence potential buyers of…

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The AIJAC propaganda machine

May 27, 2024 - 16:43 -- Admin

By Evan Jones   The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is a constant presence in Australia’s mainstream media. Its predominant role is to defend the state of Israel come hell or high water. Whenever someone appears in the media criticising Israel and/or supporting the Palestinian cause, AIJAC personnel pop up to set the reader straight.…

Chalmers’ babies and Dutton’s migrants: Australia’s population debate

May 27, 2024 - 10:59 -- Admin

What kind of population does Australia need? Jim Chalmers recently informed us that Australian citizens ought to have more babies. Commentators on various blogs and fora have returned to dwelling on Australia’s “carrying capacity” as though this is a farm and we are grazing cattle. Peter Dutton, in his Budget Reply, stated his intent to…

When Johnny Came Home

May 26, 2024 - 20:46 -- Admin

By James Moore   “The patriot’s dream still lives on today. It makes mothers weep, and it makes lovers pray. Let’s drink to the men who got caught by the chill Of the patriotic fever and the cold steel that kills.” (Gordon Lightfoot). War is state-sanctioned murder. Soldiers and families and history and cultures and children…

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How many $$$$ to heal a dented ego?

May 25, 2024 - 16:52 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry Mark Latham is in court defending his right to use homophobic slurs and language on social media and in a political setting. Included was the claim that as a gay member of the NSW parliament, Alex Greenwich is not a ‘fit and proper person’ to be an elected representative in the parliament.…

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