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1000 days, 1000 delays. I won’t let them get away with it.

September 9, 2021 - 18:11 -- Admin

This week marks 1000 days since the Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised Australians an integrity commission. In that time, the Prime Minister has done almost nothing to live up to his word. The truth is, this Government does not want an integrity commission before the next election. Especially one as robust as mine. There are…

Careful What You Say !

September 9, 2021 - 08:06 -- Admin

The High Court decision in the Voller case concerns whether a publisher can be held responsible for comments readers post on its website.  Specifically, the decision applies to Facebook but would appear to apply equally to any social media publisher, potentially including the this website. Indeed The Conversation seems sufficiently concerned to shut down all…

Fake Empire – Clive Palmer, Craig Kelly, and the questionable memberships

September 8, 2021 - 12:45 -- Admin

By Peter Wicks   Craig Kelly’s claim of 30,000 new members has many wondering if his counting ability is any more reliable than his Covid treatments. The fastest growing political party on earth. That’s what Clive Palmer and Craig Kelly would like us to think the United Australia Party has achieved. This however, appears to be…

The truth of the matter is we didn’t order enough of the vaccine. But that’s not all that’s wrong.

September 8, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

1 On Twitter last week, a comment suggested that my constant blame laying of an initial vaccine supply lacked evidence. I thought I would write an entire piece on the subject, but when I started researching stuff that might satisfy this person who goes by the name of  ‘Arabeing’, I thought to myself; “No, if  Arabeing…

Weaponised Refugees and Hybrid Attacks

September 7, 2021 - 13:57 -- Admin

Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists. The Australian approach politicises their plight by arguing that they are illegitimate depending on the way they arrive, namely, by boat. The twentieth anniversary of the MV Tampa’s attempt to dock at Christmas Island with over 400 such individuals inaugurated a particularly vicious…

What is revving up the bully boys?

September 6, 2021 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Ad astra   This is a short piece. There is no need for lots of words. Images are sufficient. Have you noticed the cluster of loud-mouthed men that has appeared recently on our Melbourne streets, fists raised, shouting messages of defiance directed at our those in authority? Who are they? What is their agenda?  …

JobKeeper : Welfare for the Wealthy ?

September 5, 2021 - 10:22 -- Admin

You probably are aware that the first version of JobKeeper was plundered by businesses who, in many instances, were not adversely impacted by COVID-19 and in quite a few cases these were businesses who actually increased revenue and profits during the first twelve months of JobKeeper. There has been a massive government coverup mainly to…

Extending Cautious Global Progressivism: Time to Upgrade Support for Citizen Joe Biden’s Economic Agendas?

September 4, 2021 - 10:31 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   After years of commitment to market ideology by both sides of US politics, President Biden is offering some progressive changes in sustainable economic policies. This impending change was covered by my article for The AIM Network just over a year ago when Kamala Harris became Biden’s candidate for Vice President with charismatic…