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As more national governments veer towards fascism the level of danger Facebook presents rises

January 14, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Trump Regime is busy dismantling democratic checks and balances in the United States, the May Government in Britain is handing powers of arrest to certain multinational corporations and in Australia federal and state right-wing politicians slavishly ape Republican and Conservative policies.Rabid nationalism, religious extremism, contrived xenophobia, authoritarianism, contempt for human rights and disdain for democratic processes appear to be the order of the day for too many political le

Quotes of the Week

January 13, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“In his dual careers as lawyer and merchant banker, Malcolm Turnbull has earned a reputation that inspires a mix of awe, fear and, among some, downright loathing.” [Journalist John Lyons writing in The Sydney Morning Herald, 1991]“Of all personality measures, sadism showed the most robust associations with trolling and, importantly, the relationship was specific to trolling behavior. Enjoyment of other online activities, such as chatting and debating, was unrelated to sadism.

Australian Politics 2018: and you foolishly thought things might get better this year

January 12, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Well the democracy canary in the political coal mine fell senseless to the bottom of its cage this month when the Turnbull Government admitted that a high level of secrecy would surround its extra-parliamentary review of religious freedom in Australia.The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2017:Public submissions to th

NSW Auditor-General not impressed by government agencies cyber security risk management

January 11, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

“Specific financial reporting, controls and service delivery comments are included in the individual 2017 cluster financial audit reports tabled in Parliament from October to December 2017.” [NSW Auditor-General, Report on Internal Controls and Governance 2017, December 2017]On 20 December 2017 the NSW Auditor-General released the Report on Internal Controls and Governance 2017.

How US President Donald J Trump made one particular book an immediate best-seller

January 10, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

On 3 January 2018 excerpts from a soon to be published book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” were published in The Guardian newspaper. The following day brought news of a letter to former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon…..ABC News, 4 January 2018:Trump attorney Charles J.