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Rogues and Spyware: Pegasus Strikes in Spain

May 14, 2022 - 12:45 -- Admin

Weapons, lacking sentience and moral orientation, are there to be used by all. Once out, these creations can never be rebottled. Effective spyware, that most malicious of surveillance tools, is one such creation, available to entities and governments of all stripes. The targets are standard: dissidents, journalists, legislators, activists, even the odd jurist. Pegasus spyware,…

Counting down …

May 14, 2022 - 06:00 -- Admin

1 When I’m asked to articulate just when the decline in our democracy occurred, I usually start in 2013, when Tony Abbott, the most unqualified man to ever became the Prime Minister of Australia, won the election. But John Howard set Australia on the path toward a totalitarian leadership style. His longevity in power speaks…

My 38 cent’s worth

May 13, 2022 - 18:00 -- Admin

I never thought it could happen in Australia, but Morrison with his temerarious judgment has decided to pick a fight about a $1 rise to the minimum wage, which is 38 cents more than the rise the business community has made in its submission to the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Take that fact in for…

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But wait, there’s more

May 13, 2022 - 16:46 -- Admin

ScottyfromCasting is now pleading with the electorate to re-elect him because there are more characters he hasn’t yet had a chance to show us. Daggy DIY curry-cooking ukulele-playing dad and number 1 Sharkies fan, high-viz and hard hat spokesmodel, apprentice welder, hairdresser and barrista, has “a lot of other gears” he promises to show us…

Albanese Slammed For Being A Loose Unit By PM Whose Deputy Is Barnaby Joyce!

May 13, 2022 - 10:50 -- Admin

Sometimes you just have to lay out what’s being said to sound like you’ve just written a script that sounds like you’re channelling the late John Clarke. For example, we’re told Anthony Albanese is a risk because he’s never held an economic portfolio. The role of Prime Minister demands a strong economic understanding of economics.…

Election 2022: From Vacuous Photo Opportunities to Final Swipes at Albo

May 13, 2022 - 09:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The LNP probably hoped to creep back into government by a series of strategic photo opportunities and staged events like the Regional Forum in Rockhampton. Just what is the state of play in those 23 seats in Queensland which could make the differences between a real Labor landslide as in 1983 and…

Democracy forum: Aston

May 12, 2022 - 18:00 -- Admin

Organised by Voices for Aston on Twitter @Voices4Aston This is your opportunity to meet your candidates. Every candidate standing in the seat of Aston in the federal election has been invited to attend. Each will be given an opportunity to make a five-minute speech. Then we will open the forum to voters to ask questions.…

Democracy in decline: Australia’s slide into ‘competitive authoritarianism’

May 12, 2022 - 15:30 -- Admin

Australia is at a critical point. A government that would cling to power to impose unpopular policy threatens the very nature of our democracy. It is common to refer to countries that were “consolidated democracies” as corroding to “illiberal democracies”. Hungary is the most notable example. If, however, the term “competitive authoritarianism” is employed to…

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