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Extreme weather is leading to more injury hospitalisations, with heat being the main cause

November 2, 2023 - 09:00 -- Admin

Australian Institue of Health and Welfare Media Release The number of hospital admissions for injuries associated with extreme weather – such as heatwaves, bushfires and storms – has increased over the past decade, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Let’s talk about the weather: injuries…

Troubled by Texas

November 1, 2023 - 20:00 -- Admin

By James Moore   I have been a Texan for almost exactly 48 years. My bride and I moved here from Michigan in 1975 and lived on the border for several years in Edinburg, McAllen, Pharr, and then up the river to Laredo. This was a huge cultural transition for persons raised in a suburban factory…

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Climate change deniers, theocrats and neoliberals meet in London for the scariest Halloween Party

November 1, 2023 - 09:07 -- Admin

It was helpful of Greg Sheridan to advertise in The Australian (27/10) the new ultraconservative conference that he is attending in London. While his column is no doubt intended to recruit, it is useful in shining a spotlight on a traditionally shadowy architecture of influence. Apparently 1,500 citizens from around the world are gathering at…

Self-reported victim survey data suggests no change in number of domestic and family violence assaults in NSW since 2011

October 31, 2023 - 09:00 -- Admin

Media Release A new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) using victim survey data rather than police recorded incidents, found no change in the number of domestic and family violence (DFV) assaults in NSW over the past 12 years, and a significant decline at a national level. While DFV assaults…


October 30, 2023 - 15:59 -- Admin

By James Moore   “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Nothing mattered to Stanley McMullen more than his dogs. When he came home from work on the Fisher Body assembly line, the first thing he did after stepping out of his faded brown station wagon, was walk to the dog…

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Tell me about Peter Dutton

October 29, 2023 - 17:56 -- Admin

I’ve been having fun… without even having to think. Thanks to Bard (Google’s AI tool), all the thinking was done for me. All I have to do is ask a question. About anybody. About anything. I don’t professionally support AI as a lazy alternative to journalism, but for some fun at home, what’s the harm?…

Muddled Interventions: Haiti, the UN and Resolution 2699

October 29, 2023 - 13:46 -- Admin

A country broken by constant foreign interventions, its tyrannical regimes propped up by the back brace of the United States (when it wasn’t intervening to adjust it), marred by appalling natural disasters, tells a sad tale of the crippled Haitian state. Haiti’s political existence is the stuff and stuffing of pornographic violence, the crutch upon…