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Revealed: Properties in nature’s firing line

February 19, 2024 - 13:53 -- Admin

With Australians enduring intense climate-related disasters during the past five years, analysts and lawyers are warning that prospective homeowners and investors could be buying into a perfect storm.  Making buyers aware of the potential bushfire, flooding and coast erosion threats to property could be a compliance issue for governments, property lawyers, and the insurance industry.…

Outbound Train

February 19, 2024 - 12:54 -- Admin

By James Moore   “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy The water from atop the bridge was a cold and steely blue and even though I was barely an hour from home I felt as if I were abandoning all I had known. The emotional response was uncontrollable and I…

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Here Come the Steroid Games

February 17, 2024 - 11:27 -- Admin

To attribute weighty moral codes to athletes has always been a silly pastime of the judging classes and flesh admiring voyeurs. But sporting bodies, in a manner similar to the clergy, demand something called the level playing field. Fairness and fair play imply that sports people will follow various principles and rules in competition. They…

When Scott Morrison met Nemesis

February 16, 2024 - 11:19 -- Admin

There are few surprises regarding the final episode of Nemesis, the three-part account on how the Australian Liberal Party, in partnership with the dozy Nationals, psychotically and convulsively disembowelled themselves from the time Tony Abbott won office in 2013. Over the muddy gore and violence concluding the tenures of Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull, one plotter…

Labor’s Problem With Renewables, Reneging and Reading

February 16, 2024 - 09:11 -- Admin

Before you wish congratulations to Anthony and Jodie on their engagement, let me alert you to the fact that it’s only a distraction! I know this because I’ve been reading people’s comments on social media. Apparently a number of people who were concerned about taxpayers being charged for Jodie Haydon’s travel on the grounds that…

Thug’s army

February 14, 2024 - 16:06 -- Admin

The L/NP tree-house club, like many RWNJ organisations, is defined by what it’s against rather than what it’s for – where conservatism is a constant battle for preservation of the status quo; where anti is easy, and initiative is hard. It’s where bias beats brains. The only constant is change yet these trogs forever fight…

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The ballad of Julian Assange in Belmarsh Gaol starts with corrupt Interpol Red Notice

February 14, 2024 - 15:24 -- Admin

By guest columnist and longtime Assange supporter, Tess Lawrence Interpol’s Red Notice warrant issued for Julian Assange was bloated with corruption. One of its presidents was the notorious Jackie Selebi, former Ambassador to the United Nations for South Africa. He reigned over Interpol for the usual four years, from 2004 to 2008. Three years later…

Government must act on uni staff workplace health nightmare: union

February 14, 2024 - 13:39 -- Admin

National Tertiary Education Union Media Release The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has urged the Albanese Government to act on damning findings of a new study highlighting a workplace health crisis for university staff. A four-year survey involving more than 6200 responses from Australian university staff has found unacceptable levels of stress, burnout, pressure and…

First report on paediatric palliative care in Australia gives snapshot of impact and need

February 14, 2024 - 13:20 -- Admin

The Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project has achieved another first in Australia’s care and support of children, young people, and their loved ones living with life-limiting illness. “For the first time we have data on the delivery of specialist paediatric palliative care in Australia,” say Professor Meera Agar, Chair, Palliative Care Australia (PCA).…