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7:30 Report – Lies and revelations

August 8, 2018 - 10:51 -- Admin

The last two evenings have seen the PM and the head of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation trying to justify/sell Turbull’s captain’s call on 7:30 report. First up was Malcolm looking distinctly uncomfortable – so uncomfortable that he forgot Tony Burke’s name as he lamely, and so excruciatingly predictably, tried to blame Labor. When asked…

Off With Her head !

August 8, 2018 - 10:46 -- Admin

Unless you have been hiding under your doona for the last week and singing la la la, with your fingers in your ears, you could not help but be aware of the odd happenings in the life of Labor parliamentarian Emma Husar. Our own version of Lois lane [Alice Workman at BuzzFeed] has been on…

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The Non-University and the Manager

August 8, 2018 - 09:30 -- Admin

We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship. Such an institution emphasises the functions of commerce and branding not dissimilar to the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company), dedicated to goods and services and the establishment of…


August 7, 2018 - 10:27 -- Admin

When I bought my first home back in 1973, Australians were being advised not to pay more than 25% of their net income on their mortgage. It was sound advice and one, even the banks used, to calculate whether the mortgagee would be able to meet the quarterly repayments. As a further rear guard action,…

The Lasting Condition: Drought in Australia

August 6, 2018 - 18:03 -- Admin

Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands. They construct homes facing rivers that will, at some point, break their banks, carrying of their precious property. Importantly, they return in the aftermath. Existence continues. The same follows certain settlements of parts of the planet…

Andrew Bolt is a threat to our social cohesion

August 5, 2018 - 13:52 -- Admin

Conservatives in this country have made it impossible to have a sensible discussion about anything. Population is a topic we should be discussing.  Infrastructure planning depends on it.  Allocation of finite resources depends on it.  Town and environmental planning depend on it.  Education and training depend on it.  Health services depend on it. Immigration must…