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“Wait for the ricochet … “

October 22, 2023 - 17:00 -- Admin

By Allan Richardson   I don’t flabbergast easily, but listening to so-called sentients suggesting that the Middle East conflict was unrelated to religious differences, it’s clear that they’ve never heard of Jerusalem! Would King Solomon have cut it in half after having built its first synagogue? Would he have divided Palestine into equitable ‘halves’ so that…

Lies, damn lies and politics

October 22, 2023 - 14:12 -- Admin

Apparently during the recent referendum, there were a number of social media posts that suggested if Australia had voted for the proposed Voice to Parliament all sorts of dire consequences would occur.  Some claimed that we would all lose our homes. The same claim was made at the time of the Mabo Decision in the…

Rambo’s Pacific Peace Zone

October 21, 2023 - 14:37 -- Admin

There has always been something impressive, if slightly idiosyncratic, about political ideas emanating from Pacific states. In recent years, on the world’s largest body of water, the various island states seeing themselves as part of the Blue Pacific have tried to identify a set of principles by which to abide, forming an understanding of the…

Victorian government neuters its integrity body

October 21, 2023 - 09:34 -- Admin

By Stephen Charles and Lucy Hamilton The Victorian government has just acted to ensure that the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) is neutered by a subtle gambit in the crafting of the advertisement seeking applicants for the position of Commissioner. The first requirement in the ad was for a “leader with demonstrated experience and exceptional…

We’ve all heard it: “I’m not a racist, but … “

October 21, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

I must begin by congratulating Murdoch’s news media and the Australian Conservative political parties for their successful long-term character assassination of those who are different. Meaning First Nations people. Whilst I am primarily concerned with racism, it is essential to acknowledge that several factors influenced the referendum result. The first and most vital was the…