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Heart To Heart

October 11, 2023 - 19:05 -- Admin

Remember that feeling inside when the Matilda’s inspired the nation? Many of us didn’t even know the rules, everyone did by the end of it though. Excited conversations were had about whether we should call it soccer or football, as we recalled the nail-biting moments of that penalty shootout. Didn’t it feel good to feel connected to…

Where’s the money gone?

October 11, 2023 - 15:35 -- Admin

Refugee Action Coalition Media Release  Where’s the money gone? PNG secret deal leaves refugees without food vouchers or allowances. Transport cut, medical treatment under threat. Following on from cuts to electricity and threats of eviction, PNG refugees, this week, have been left without food vouchers and allowances. Phone calls to the service provider, Namora, who…

Mobile problems, Optus data breach top issues for phone and internet consumers

October 11, 2023 - 09:00 -- Admin

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Media Release Complaints from phone and internet consumers decreased 16.5 per cent in the last financial year ending 30 June 2023. In this period, consumers and small business made 66,388 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, highlighted in the Annual Report 2022-23 published today. Complaints about mobile phone services remained steady against…

Conservative parties have become post-democratic: the Voice No campaign is another blow.

October 10, 2023 - 15:15 -- Admin

The 21st century international Right which has hijacked the old conservative parties is post-democratic. The use that the Coalition parties are making of the Voice debate shows the Australian inflection of this trend. In the USA, the MAGA wing has taken over the already radicalising Republican Party. The conservatives of old tried to ride the…

Cycling for Certainty and an End to Immigration Spin

October 10, 2023 - 14:14 -- Admin

Media Release After a decade of temporary immigration visas and uncertainty, a 34 year old Tamil asylum seeker, Thienushan Chandrasekaram, (aka Thienushan Chand) is pedalling to Canberra to raise awareness of the plight of his cohort with the federal government. This group or legacy caseload is around 12,000 strong. Averaging 90km per day, Thienushan is…

River Country community day explores Australia’s remarkable river and wetland communities

October 10, 2023 - 13:50 -- Admin

Media Release Living on the Edge project launches at the National Museum of Australia with a vibrant community day Experience a stimulating array of art, performance, story-telling and conversations exploring Australia’s remarkable river and wetland communities at the River Country Community Day on Sunday 15 October at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The…

Blue Light, Green Blood: Edifice Politics for Israel

October 10, 2023 - 10:50 -- Admin

It has been a few days of slaughter-filled accounts. Starting on October 7 on the Jewish day of Simchat Torah, the State of Israel has faced assaults from hundreds of Hamas militants. Directed from southwards in the country, the mayhem has rattled the security and intelligence establishment smugly convinced in their reading of Palestinian motivations…

If you do nothing – you go nowhere

October 8, 2023 - 15:05 -- Admin

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, Senator Price and others are telling us to vote ‘no’ at the Referendum because we don’t know what will happen and it is divisive. Let’s take that advice and consider it further. Most Australians have had a loan for some reason at some point in their lives. Essentially what you do…