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Abandoned and Alone: Lamenting the US-Australian Alliance

August 30, 2021 - 15:54 -- Admin

Listening to Australian pundits talk about the relationship of their country with the US – at least from a strategic perspective – can be a trying exercise. It is filled with angst, Freudian fears of abandonment, the strident megalomania of Australian self-importance. Critics of this complex are shouted down as Sinophiles or in the pay…

The greatest con of all: It’s safe

August 30, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

It started with the prime minister appearing on the morning television programme; The Today Show. He was making comments about Australia opening up. Morrison was making comments about the possibility of the country opening up. You see, he has this plan put together by the Doherty Institute: “Now, it’s like that movie – in The…

Who Gave Craig Kelly Your Number?

August 28, 2021 - 10:46 -- Admin

Now I am a member of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party. I joined prior to the 2019 election with the idea of standing as a candidate in Kooyong then quitting the party during the election campaign citing the reason that they clearly didn’t do due diligence given that three years ago a Google search would…

Happy anniversary, ScoMo

August 27, 2021 - 14:52 -- Admin

The spiv with the shiv celebrates the third anniversary of his defining perfidy “Scott was in it from the word go.” Herr Schickltuber on the political assassination of Malcolm Turnbull. A piffler of modest abilities and questionable achievements who wanted to be PM, his only valid claim to the Prime Ministership was that he’s not…

Someone Else To Blame – The ‘unvaccinated’, the queue, and the guinea pigs

August 26, 2021 - 14:52 -- Admin

By Peter Wicks   The new dawn looms. Where the unvaccinated are Morrison’s scapegoats and our children are used as guinea pigs. Sometimes making people do something can be tricky. Some go for the gentle encouragement method. Others go for the ‘scare the crap out of them’ approach. It’s sad to see NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian…

Has Australia ever had a Prime Minister so devoid of leadership qualities?

August 26, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Has an Australian political party ever elected a man or woman so characterless to be its leader? So ignorant and open to corruption? So unaware of truth and transparency? (His lying has indeed become pathological.) So insensitive to those who cannot help themselves yet amenable to furthering the interests of those who can? So willing…

Amazon’s Drive into Africa

August 25, 2021 - 14:11 -- Admin

Since 2004, Amazon has been building a foothold on the African continent. In Cape Town, it already employs thousands in a global call centre and a range of data hubs. Its South African career portal is a busy place, with the vast majority of advertised jobs located in Cape Town. In April, as part of…


August 25, 2021 - 14:10 -- Admin

‘Working class Oiks’ was how my boss, in the office I worked in London, saw the Rolling Stones who had just burst on to the pop scene to thrill those of my generation: they gave London in the early 1960s what the Beatles had given to Liverpool and the swinging sixties were well underway. Oik…

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