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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).…

When Courts Intervene: Halting the Transfer of F-35 Parts to Israel

February 14, 2024 - 12:21 -- Admin

Legal challenges regarding the Israel-Gaza War are starting to bulk lawyers’ briefs and courtroom proceedings. South Africa got matters underway with its December application before the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide in its campaign against the Palestinians. While determining whether genocide has taken place, the ICJ issued an interim order warning Israel…

Can AI write laws? Lawyer puts ChatGPT to the test

February 13, 2024 - 13:47 -- Admin

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) academic has answered one of the modern-day legal world’s most burning questions: Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) write laws?  New research by CDU Associate Professor Guzyal Hill put ChatGPT to the test by asking it to compare, analyse and produce domestic violence legislation, exploring the quality of its legal draft work alongside the…

Feathery Infiltrators: The Case of the Pigeon Spy

February 13, 2024 - 13:22 -- Admin

Animals have, at times, been given the same dismissively nasty treatment humans love giving themselves. Be it detention, torture, trial, and execution, the unwitting creatures can be found in the oddest situations, anthropomorphised with all the characteristics of will, thought and intention. By way of ghastly example, the Norman city of Falaise hosted the execution…

Oxfam reaction to the Dutch court’s decision to stop military exports to Israel

February 13, 2024 - 11:25 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release Oxfam Novib, together with PAX, and the Rights Forum organisations, has won a lawsuit against the Dutch Government for exporting arms to Israel that are being used in the war in Gaza. The Dutch Court ordered the government of Netherlands to stop supplying F35 fighter jet parts to Israel within seven…

Housing campaign calls for govt to dump investor handouts in budget

February 13, 2024 - 11:15 -- Admin

Everybody’s Home Media Release As pressure mounts on the federal government to wind back property investor tax breaks, a national housing campaign is calling for the handouts to be scrapped entirely.  In its pre-budget submission, Everybody’s Home has urged the government to abolish negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount to make housing in…