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Faulty Assurances: The Judicial Torture of Assange Continues

April 17, 2024 - 16:21 -- Admin

Only this month, the near comatose US President, Joe Biden, made a casual, castaway remark that his administration was “considering” the request by Australia that the case against Julian Assange be concluded. The WikiLeaks founder has already spent five gruelling years in London’s Belmarsh prison, where he continues a remarkable, if draining campaign against the…

Spiderwoman finally leaving town

April 17, 2024 - 15:36 -- Admin

By Frances Goold Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day? 25 November 2023 – 28 April 2024* Art Gallery of New South Wales North Building Lower level 2 Lower level 4, The Tank Hovering resplendent over the forecourt of the old sandstone building (now the South Building)…

New research explores why young women in Australia are reluctant to enter politics

April 17, 2024 - 08:32 -- Admin

Despite growing momentum to increase female representation in Australia’s national parliament, it continues to be a male dominated domain. New research from Monash University explores why young women still feel reluctant to become a member of the national parliament.  The research, Investigating the ambitions of young women to run for national parliament: the case of…

Bondi and mental health under attack?

April 16, 2024 - 18:19 -- Admin

‘Mental health’; a broad canvas that permits a highly misinformed landscape where anything goes, particularly ignorance and social stigma. Can’t we do better than this? I wondered how long it would take for the mainstream media to blame the public mental health system and I am very disappointed SBS is leading the charge with journalist…

Suspending the Rule of Tolerable Violence: Israel’s Attack and Iran’s Retaliation

April 16, 2024 - 14:39 -- Admin

The Middle East has, for some time, been a powder keg where degrees of violence are tolerated with ceremonial mania and a calculus of restraint.  Assassinations can take place at a moment’s notice. Revenge killings follow with dashing speed. Suicide bombings of immolating power are carried out. Drone strikes of devastating, collective punishment are ordered,…

Fossil Fuel’s war on protest

April 16, 2024 - 10:21 -- Admin

Madeleine King, Minister for Resources in the Albanese government recently announced that she will curtail the ability of Australians to challenge resource corporation projects in court (The West Australian 26/3/24). She has several possible motivations which just might include the prospect of a lucrative post-politics career. This attack on democratic rights is built on decades…

Despite Lehrmann’s rave parties, his silence is deafening as he waits for Lee’s other shoe to drop

April 15, 2024 - 17:04 -- Admin

“We’ve been experiencing horrific parties,” says a neighbour, with the most disturbing thing being “screeching karaoke … You never hear a peep from anyone in our street,” Throwing Karaoke surprise party marathons with stacks of mystery guests arriving at all hours, shrieking, slamming car doors, vaping, snorting lines of coke and parking all over the…

World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Australia opens on 22 April in Melbourne

April 15, 2024 - 15:41 -- Admin

Monash University Media Release Shaping the future of health across Asia and the Pacific The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2024 in Melbourne, Australia from 22-24 April will bring together stakeholders from all relevant sectors of global health – under the theme ‘Shape the future of health across Asia and the Pacific’. For the first…