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Entrenching religious privilege

September 16, 2019 - 11:37 -- Admin

over two months ago, I wrote a piece on where the Religious Discrimination bill
was likely to go, given the content of the recommendations from the Ruddock
review into ‘religious freedom’. As I demonstrated then, most of the likely
provisions were to do with the continuation of discrimination by the religious
with a little dose of protection of hate speech thrown in1. While I

Yes, Craig Kelly is the dumbest parliamentarian

September 10, 2019 - 07:59 -- Admin

Tuvalu is a small South
Pacific island nation just a few degrees south of the equator, just on the western
side of the International Date Line, and about half way between Australia and
Hawaii. It has a small population of just over 11,000 and consists of a series
of islands totalling about 26 square kilometres in area. Surprisingly, it was Spanish
navigator Álvaro de Mendaña

The crime of ecocide

September 9, 2019 - 09:38 -- Admin

The International
Criminal Court (ICC) is an intergovernmental organisation and international
tribunal that sits in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The ICC has jurisdiction
to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes
against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression. It is intended to
complement existing national judicial systems and therefore exercises its

How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 20

September 7, 2019 - 14:39 -- Admin

Serial recidivist in
the Murdoch stable of liars and obfuscators, ‘ruperter’ Geoff Chambers1,2
 has now come out with more drivel topped
by a ludicrously misleading headline3. He states in Murdoch’s The
Australian that, in the eastern states, electric vehicles are responsible for
more carbon dioxide emissions than ‘regular’ petrol vehicles. One presumes this
ham-fisted statement means on a ‘per vehicle’ basis, as plug-in electric cars

A government of monsters

September 1, 2019 - 08:33 -- Admin

Priya and her husband Nadesalingam
(known as Nades) came to Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013, and
their friends and support groups say they fled Sri Lanka because of the
persecution of Tamils. After coming to Australia, Priya and Nades met, married
and settled in the central Queensland town of Biloela where they lived and
worked for about four years. They had two daughters, both born in Australia; the