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Biden’s Bungles over Gaza

October 28, 2023 - 12:18 -- Admin

The main press stable was keen to see the scrappy benefits of the 31-hour visit to Israel by US President Joe Biden. On National Public Radio (NPR), Scott Neuman expressed the view that the “largely symbolic” visit did yield a few “concrete accomplishments” including an announcement of $100 million in Palestinian aid, convincing Israel to…

The Day Guterres Became Relevant

October 27, 2023 - 13:53 -- Admin

The relevance given to a UN Secretary-General is often judged by the degree of controversy caused. In history, the most relevant are usually targeted. Dag Hammarskjöld, refusing to remain a mere bauble of international office, was almost certainly murdered over his intervention in the Congo civil war in 1961. The least relevant (who was that…

Critically Endangered Reptile Gets Colossal Helping Hand

October 26, 2023 - 13:15 -- Admin

Media Release USA breakthrough genetic engineering and de-extinction company Colossal Biosciences is lending its support to the recovery of the recently rediscovered Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon. An interim insurance and conservation breeding program is being established at Melbourne Zoo for the Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla), a critically endangered reptile many considered likely extinct,…

NSW Budget Perspectives: All-Set for More Bipartisan Future Fine-Tuning Options?

October 26, 2023 - 12:35 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   After more than a decade in Opposition, NSW Labor is striving to deliver an inspirational Budget for the Many. Treasurer Daniel Mookhey’s budget presentation has been well received by ABC News coverage (19 September 2023) for its cautious and responsible priorities. In the absence of recent state polling data in NSW, Labor…

Treaty and Inclusion the Only Way Forward: My Open Letter to the Political Parties

October 26, 2023 - 11:43 -- Admin

By Callen Sorensen Karklis   In the aftermath of the 2023 Referendum where 60% of Australians voted a resounding No to a First Nations voice advisory committee to Parliament, we must now look at a way forward for First Nations people and non-indigenous peoples alike, particularly by closing the gap in life expectancy and living standards.…

Why Labor’s Misinformation Laws Will Turn Your Children Into Communists!

October 26, 2023 - 09:50 -- Admin

As someone once said, “There are always two ways of looking at things!” which could be considered misinformation because sometimes there are more than two ways of looking at things. However, the recent proposal by the Labor government to introduce misinformation laws has some people a little concerned. I have to say right at the…

Pub View: Snowy Hydro

October 25, 2023 - 19:05 -- Admin

By Allan Richardson So Snowy 2.0 is going to be over budget? That puts it in the classification of ‘Project’. It’s time to put everything in perspective. When drilling, or attempting to drill 27 kilometres of tunnels, it should come as no surprise that the geology is not necessarily homogenous (homogeneous if you talk proper)…

They’re Coming to America

October 23, 2023 - 13:45 -- Admin

By James Moore During the Reagan era of the 1980s, America and the Republican Party were still selling the idea that the U.S. was exposed to the dangers of Communism. The president was very effective at spreading the fear across the land, and his acolytes even used the premise to support their election campaigns. Republican…

Cultural Cover-Up: The Sydney Opera House Turns 50

October 23, 2023 - 13:03 -- Admin

Commemorative occasions are often draped in fatty platitudes. Within such platitudes lie excuses and apologies. People are celebrated after the fact, not for their faults but for their virtues. It’s just the polite thing to do. At the time of their achievement, they were ridiculed, condemned, and flayed. Buildings are also remembered, not for the…