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Plan B

May 15, 2024 - 21:13 -- Admin

By James Moore   Every time there is a release of a New York Times/Siena poll of the presidential race, the rational mind is confounded in the extreme. And, yes, I know, polls are only snapshots taken of a moment in time and that methodologies are often flawed and we really ought to be looking at…

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Australian federal budget falls flat in tackling inequality: Oxfam

May 15, 2024 - 14:05 -- Admin

In response to the 2024 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Interim Director of Programs Rod Goodbun said:   “In a time of unprecedented global crises, conflict, and rising inequality, the Australian Government’s federal budget lacks ambition to truly tackle inequality at home and abroad.  “The decision to keep aid and humanitarian funding at historically low levels this…

Budget Futures in a Time of Global Economic Nationalism

May 15, 2024 - 13:34 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Jim Chalmer’s Budget received a good reception. Commentators identified with the government’s cost-of-living commitments but wanted more targeting of this assistance to cope with the growing income and social divides across Australia. In this context, the LNP’s calls for spending restraint have little support in the wider community. LNP supporters should decide…

Stop funding hate!

May 14, 2024 - 16:53 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   The Catholic Archbishop of Tasmania has sent a letter to students of Catholic Schools throughout Tasmania denouncing, no, that word is way too soft, decrying, vilifying, castigating, basically saying he condemns the just about every advance in human rights attained in Australia over the last 30 or so years. Quoting from the…

Dodging the Issue: The Biden Administration Report on Israel’s Use of US Weapons

May 14, 2024 - 14:52 -- Admin

It truly is pushing the envelope of lunacy to assume that this latest revelation was revelatory. US weapons, the wonks in Washington find, are being used by the Israeli Defense Forces to kill their opponents, many of them Palestinians, and most of them civilians. These are detailed in a report ordered by the White House…

Jane Hume: The Best Of The LNP…

May 13, 2024 - 21:22 -- Admin

Ok, to be clear here, Jane Hume is one of the most articulate Liberals and possibly one of the most intelligent… This, of course, is one of the reasons that one cannot seriously entertain voting for the Liberal Party any time in the foreseeable future… It’s a great phrase, isn’t it? “The foreseeable future”…  I…

Planning Australia Futures: Green Light for Transport Oriented Development?

May 13, 2024 - 16:37 -- Admin

By Denis Bright The rediscovery of Transport Oriented Development (TOD) as a planning outreach in NSW is one of the most positive developments in Australian politics. The property market cannot be severed from the unaffordable grip of neoliberal values. However, some short-term tinkering from TOD commitments might improve affordability levels. This article offers some background…

Australian Government’s Draft International Education Framework to Cost Jobs

May 13, 2024 - 15:50 -- Admin

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) Media Release The most significant outcome of the draft International Education and Skills Strategic Framework released by the Australian Government will be job losses across the international education sector. That’s the assessment of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education,…

The Laughing Legend

May 13, 2024 - 15:38 -- Admin

By James Moore   “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski. We can never take an accurate measure of what friendships mean to our lives, and even trying can seem futile. Maybe it is not a task designed for humans. How close relationships influence us as individuals and…

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