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Double R&D to forge tomorrow’s economy: Science leaders

November 6, 2023 - 16:31 -- Admin

Science & Technology Australia Media Release The nation’s science and technology sectors will seek federal election commitments from political parties and candidates to powerfully strengthen incentives for business to invest in economy-boosting research and development, and double Australia’s investments in research breakthroughs by universities. At Science & Technology Australia’s annual Leadership Dialogue, its 138 member…

No money, no food: PNG refugees can’t wait another week

November 6, 2023 - 16:07 -- Admin

Refugee Action Coalition Media Release PNG refugees have been left without income, food vouchers for at least the last two weeks – in some cases longer. Some have had their power cut because they cannot afford to pay for electricity. Transport has been cut. Medical appointments at PIH (Pacific International Hospital) now have to be…

The Second Casualty

November 6, 2023 - 09:30 -- Admin

By James Moore   “In war, truth is the first casualty.” – Aeschylus, Greek Dramatist One morning in the spring of my twentieth year, I awoke in a tent on the east bank of the Potomac River. The sun had not yet transited the horizon but there was enough light for people to begin moving and…

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Taking the Refugee Hysteria off Ice

November 5, 2023 - 13:35 -- Admin

There are many reasons why Australian foreign policy can be viewed from the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. For one, it is largely dictated, in terms of security, by the competitive, acquisitive urgings of the United States. Fictional reassurances are offered to supposedly calm nerves in Canberra against phantom threats: extended nuclear deterrence, the…

Rishi Sunak’s AI Pitch: The Bletchley Declaration

November 4, 2023 - 14:21 -- Admin

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak looks as much a deep fake projection as a thin, superficial representation of reality. His robotic, risible awkwardness makes a previous occupant of his office, Theresa May, look soppily human in comparison. But at the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, the nervous system of code breaking during the Second…

The proof is in the pudding

November 4, 2023 - 10:20 -- Admin

It seems the Coalition under Dutton isn’t planning to work with the government anytime soon. Dutton and his cohort are throwing what ever they think it takes out there to go negative. Any positive measures (such as a second referendum to acknowledge First Nations people in the Constitution) are reversed almost before they are announced.…

Are you being manipulated or just a victim of all the propaganda?

November 4, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

In my 10+ years writing for The AIMN, the world has changed significantly. Governments worldwide have shifted to the right or have other undemocratic systems, from forms of grey communism to outright dictatorships. The rise in the advocacy of female equality is fighting a brave fight, while men are blindly chasing everything narcissism offers. But are…

Hijacking Political Futures

November 2, 2023 - 13:46 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Hijacking Political Futures: The Queensland Government Versus Corporately and Politically Motivated News Perceptions? Before preparing an article on developments in the Queensland economy as a sequel to my article on the NSW State Budget, a diversion is in order on the current profile of crime as a political issue in Queensland prior…