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Truth or dare

June 4, 2018 - 17:00 -- Admin

I was talking with a couple of smokers the other day after a meeting and in the general conversation about life, the universe and everything, innocently I asked the ‘how much is a packet of cigarettes these days’ question. I was really happy that I don’t smoke when I was told that a packet of…

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Effing get over it: Hunt gives Turnbull government a new motto.

June 3, 2018 - 17:27 -- Admin

“Fucking get over it”, is Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s uplifting advice to 71 year old Fay Miller, Mayor of Katherine, who dared front Hunt in Canberra last December, to lobby him for more local resources to clean up contamination, a multi-billion dollar operation, from toxic fire-fighting foam used at RAAF Bases in Darwin and…

Jeremy Corbyn, the Left and Marxism: With Lessons for Australia and the World

June 3, 2018 - 10:30 -- Admin

British social commentator, Mal Fletcher (On Line Opinion 7/11; and‘2020 Plus’) warns of the ‘dangers’ of a ‘Hard-Left’ Jeremy Corbyn and the spectre of Marxist and socialist resurgence. But what’s the reality behind this posturing? We’ll look at both the claims made against Corbyn and at the deployment of Marxism as a ‘political bogeyman’. From there…

Day to Day Politics: For adults only

June 2, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Saturday 2 June 2018 Introduction Terence Mills May 29, 2018, at 9:46 am Bernard Keane from Crikey sums up Barnaby Joyce:  Barnaby Joyce has always been effective at exploiting the media. He had a product that they lapped up: a confected “authenticity”; the accountant and Riverview alumnus posed as a salt of the earth, true…

Christian MP’s want ‘cultural war’ over religious freedom

May 30, 2018 - 14:06 -- Admin

The PM is holding 20 Ruddock Review recommendations to advance religious freedom while giving Christian lobbyists private briefings ahead of their public release in June. Malcolm Turnbull faces a political gamble by swinging the religious pendulum too far to the right.  Does he risk a backlash by further weakening our secular constitution — giving ‘faith’ extraordinary…