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Two female NSW Ministers for Women oppose women’s health, safety and well-being

June 8, 2018 - 20:23 -- Admin

It says a great deal about our society and nothing much good, that women attending clinics and hospitals providing abortions are subject to harassment and intimidation by so-called “pro lifers,” to the degree that it has become necessary for the NSW parliament to pass legislation that criminalises such behaviour and threatens jail time for anyone apprehended…

Silk Road Solutions: Emergent Land Bridge from the Far East

June 8, 2018 - 11:06 -- Admin

By Denis Bright China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) are an unqualified plus for the global economy and improved living standards for more than half of humankind between the Far East, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Australia signed up to support the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) despite pressure from the Obama…

Dazzled by Tech: Universities, Googlification and Microsoft

June 7, 2018 - 17:26 -- Admin

The mechanical, robotic striving of university politburos and their jack boot managers have always been interesting when it comes to one particular topic: the role of technology and its adoption. For it is in technology that the mediocre paper clip shuffler can claim to have achieved something – on someone else’s back, naturally. The shift…

We are mired in the gutter of character assassination for political purposes

June 7, 2018 - 13:32 -- Admin

The Coalition’s political strategy has been, for some time now, to attack individuals in relentless smear campaigns.  This does absolutely nothing to advance policy.  It does nothing to encourage debate, inform the electorate, or garner support for action.  It does nothing to improve the lives of Australians. Looking back over this century so far, it…

Malcolm Turnbull and ‘the $100 Billion Porker’

June 7, 2018 - 10:01 -- Admin

By Michael Griffin One would expect that the Treasurer of a nation entrusted with the duty of protecting a nation’s accounts and economy would be capable of performing the basic arithmetic involved in formulating a Credit/Debit balance sheet such as a national budget. When it comes to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s chosen Treasurer, Scott ‘the…

Strippers, Grandmothers, Wedding Cakes And Political Correctness!

June 5, 2018 - 10:05 -- Admin

Yes, we all know that it’s political correctness gone mad. When Greg “The Greatest Minister In The World” Hunt gets criticised for simply telling a 71 year old grandmother that she needed  “fing get over it, you need to fing make Senator Scullion your best friend”. I mean, what’s the world coming to if you…