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I’m Not A Racist Butt…

February 23, 2024 - 11:41 -- Admin

It’s interesting how quickly things change! I mean wasn’t it just yesterday when Morrison and his fellow Liberals were telling us that people were innocent until proven guilty and, if anyone hadn’t been convicted, then they were innocent. Of course, this legal concept doesn’t apply to people who have been charged with a crime because…

Desperation grows in Ukraine war, two years on

February 23, 2024 - 11:20 -- Admin

Australia for UNHCR Media Release Australia for UNHCR is appealing for renewed support for Ukrainians as conditions worsen two years on from Russia’s full-scale invasion.  Since the war began on 24 February 2022, two million homes have been bombed, at least 70,000 people have been killed, and millions have been forced to flee.  “Fierce attacks…

Peak housing bodies and unions urge end to funding uncertainty

February 23, 2024 - 11:01 -- Admin

Leading homelessness advocates and unions have united in a joint push for state and federal housing ministers to plug a $73 million funding black hole that threatens to worsen the homelessness crisis by jeopardising the future of 700 critical support jobs, as ministers meet today. Homelessness services are overwhelmed by surging demand as the nation…

Israel/oPt: UN experts appalled by reported human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls

February 22, 2024 - 19:38 -- Admin

United Nations Media Release UN experts* today expressed alarm over credible allegations of egregious human rights violations to which Palestinian women and girls continue to be subjected in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Palestinian women and girls have reportedly been arbitrarily executed in Gaza, often together with family members, including their children, according…

Identifying Imperial Venality: Day One of Julian Assange’s High Court Appeal

February 22, 2024 - 16:19 -- Admin

On February 20, it was clear that things were not going to be made easy for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who infuriated the US imperium, the national security establishment, and a stable of journalists upset that he had cut their ill-tended lawns. He was too ill to attend what may well be the final…

Urgent call for Australian Centre for Disease Control to reconcile COVID-19 health advice

February 22, 2024 - 13:40 -- Admin

Public Health Association of Australia Media Release Public health experts are calling for the Federal Government to urgently implement and properly resource the proposed Australian Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) to ensure COVID-19 advice is consistent across Australia. The call from the Public Health Association of Australia comes as public health experts await further details…

The Hero Haunted World

February 22, 2024 - 10:06 -- Admin

By James Moore   I do not understand. Perhaps, I never will. Does anyone? As Russia kills innocents in Ukraine and dissidents within its own borders, a former American president refuses to criticize the murderous dictator. Maybe, it’s because he idolizes the brutality and wants some of his own to deploy for political purposes on American…

Swiftie Nonsense Down Under

February 21, 2024 - 16:52 -- Admin

Gaza. Palestinians. Israel. Genocide. Taylor Swift? This odd cobbling of words is the extent celebrities make a mockery of serious conversation, even in such middle-brow outlets as Australia’s Radio National. Admittedly, it was breakfast, and the presenter a seasoned impressionist of journalism, but surely listeners did not have to know that Swift’s private jet had…

New research highlights the growing prevalence and economic impact of non-competes

February 21, 2024 - 16:35 -- Admin

New research by the e61 Institute presents five facts on the use of non-competes and other post-employment restraints in Australia based on new ABS survey data. New research by the e61 Institute presents five facts on the use of non-competes and other post-employment restraints in Australia. These facts highlight the economic relevance of restraint clauses,…

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