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Partying in 2022

May 18, 2022 - 19:41 -- Admin

By John Haly   “Climate change takes centre stage in Australia’s election” was proclaimed in 2019, but then the party of Climate scepticism took the stage. The polls failed to predict the election outcome on the 18th of May 2019, and “climate” wasn’t on the agenda. Even more of a climate denialist than Tony Abbott, denialist…

Election 2022 pledges on Science and Technology

May 18, 2022 - 14:43 -- Admin

Science & Technology Australia Media Release Australia’s political parties and independent candidates at the 2022 election have pledged their support for science and technology investments in the next term. Ahead of the 2022 Federal Election, Science & Technology Australia invited political parties and independent candidates to respond to the 10 election priorities of the science…

Peter Dutton’s Defamation Defeat

May 18, 2022 - 13:55 -- Admin

The occasions when an activist, writer or commentator triumph over defamation lawsuits launched by a thin-skinned politician are rare in Australia. When it comes to matters regarding the law of reputation, Australia remains a place where parliamentarians, as a species, thrive in the knowledge they can use favourable provisions to protect their hurt feelings and…

The Coalition’s man problem

May 18, 2022 - 13:53 -- Admin

By Lucy Hamilton   It is becoming a cliché to say the Coalition government has a ‘woman problem’. This is nonsense: it has a man problem. From the ‘big swinging dicks’ posse in parliament to the silence on the disproportionate suffering by women in the pandemic, Australian conservatism is a deeply masculine sphere. The stream of…

Australia – Third World Country

May 18, 2022 - 12:30 -- Admin

By Andrew Klein   Like many Australians of my age I grew up with the idea of what it meant to live in what was referred to as a ‘third world country’. Images of oppressive regimes unaccountable to the majority of the public, failing communities, the creation of elites at the expense of the majority. Economic…

The judiciary takes on Scott Morrison – “We must act now to rein in corruption in Australia.”

May 18, 2022 - 11:29 -- Admin

Scott Morrison has made it patently clear that he thinks he is above the law and that public money is his to spend as he sees fit without having to answer to anyone.  The judiciary disagrees. Scott Morrison: “I have serious criticisms of the NSW ICAC model, I’ve never been a fan of how it’s…

Oh loathsome me

May 18, 2022 - 11:18 -- Admin

There has been no occasion too small for Smirko to fail to rise to. Have you heard about the loathsome loser? He’s a loser but he still keeps on lyin’. Loathed in Tory heirloom electorates, despised by many of his own MPs, hated by Victorians and Western Australians and abhorred by women, he’s even been…

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