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Victorian MLC Moira Deeming: the pretty face of a scary ideology

March 30, 2023 - 11:23 -- Admin

“I can’t wait until I’m legally able to hunt you down.” This curse was said to an American trans women in the streets of Oklahoma last year. It’s far from the only murderous threat in the US. Preachers and politicians are discussing ways to make being LGBTQI+ – and gender diverse in particular – punishable…

Science & Technology Australia welcomes National Reconstruction Fund

March 29, 2023 - 17:40 -- Admin

Science & Technology Australia Media Release The nation’s peak body representing 115,000 Australian scientists and technologists welcomes Australia’s National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) as a powerful new investment in the country’s future. The $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund legislation passed the Senate last night, and secured final passage through the House of Representatives at lunchtime today.…

Calculated Exoneration: Command Responsibility and War Crimes in Afghanistan

March 29, 2023 - 13:35 -- Admin

Being the scapegoat of tribal lore cast out with the heavy weight of sins remains a popular political motif. Supposedly noble soldiers, by way of example, are punished for not adhering to the rules of war. In breaching the codes of killing and the protocols of acceptable murder, they are banished from a realm supposedly…

The Voice: Remember When The Liberals Were Still Deciding Whether To Invade Iraq?

March 28, 2023 - 19:09 -- Admin

At the moment we’re witnessing the Liberal Party at their absurd best. Julian Leeser asked if the Reserve Bank would need to consult the Voice before it altered interest rates. Now, Leeser is allegedly one of the Liberals who supports the Voice but that didn’t stop him asking the sort of question that is clearly…

Murdoch’s Zero Sum games: divisive propaganda meant to break us

March 27, 2023 - 14:35 -- Admin

The Murdoch media drives resentment with propaganda as constant as drums of war. The pounding message for its audience is that every development is a zero sum game, one that only defrauds this “conservative” base. The unspoken subtext for all these battles is the idea that everyone comes from a place of roughly equal opportunity.…

When you’re in the sights of trolls, they will never stop

March 26, 2023 - 17:00 -- Admin

By Georgia * The following is the story of how I became the victim of cyber bullying in a NewsCorp run mothers’ group, for breastfeeding and supporting mothers struggling to breastfeed. It started with an innocent post of me breastfeeding my daughter, captioned: ‘If you’re still breastfeeding keep going, you’re giving them the best!’ and…

Fresh Start for NSW: Premier Chris Minns Temporarily Extends Labor’s National Outreach?

March 26, 2023 - 14:52 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The NSW election results were a historical milestone in Australia’s political history. For the first time, Labor is in control of both the federal government and each of the mainland states and territories. Only Tasmania currently lies outside the national loop of Labor hegemony which will be tested again before mid-2025 in…