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The Liberals Need Moira Deeming!

May 15, 2023 - 20:29 -- Admin

Sorry, that was meant to read: “The Liberals Need More Redeeming!” but phonics is a harsh master… or mistress, depending on your bent… Actually, I just realised that one shouldn’t be allowed to decide whether phonics is a master or a mistress because some things – like gender – are determined by what God said.…

YouGov Survey Shows Strong Support for Australian Republic to be Entirely Secular

May 15, 2023 - 12:24 -- Admin

The Secular Association of NSW Media Release In a survey commissioned by the Secular Association of NSW and carried out on 26 April 2023, YouGov respondents were asked whether: “An Australian republic should recognise religious sensitivities by providing taxpayer-funded grants, tax exemptions, as well as exceptions to discrimination law for religious groups.” They were then…

30 pieces of social conscience

May 15, 2023 - 05:54 -- Admin

While Opposition Leader Peter Dutton didn’t have a wonderful budget week by all accounts, it must have given him some joy to see the government and Greens arguing over how to establish more social and affordable housing in Australia. It’s actually a shame that the federal parliament is even discussing how to fund housing that…

So, I Love To Say, “I told you so…”

May 14, 2023 - 10:12 -- Admin

If you’ve been reading me religiously… That’s a really funny term when I think about it… Shouldn’t it be “regularly”? After all, doesn’t “religiously” mean without question? Oh, it’s all ok. I looked it up and it does have the meaning of “with consistent and conscientious regularity”… Anyway, if you’ve been reading me “with consistent…

Peter Dutton: the epitome of entitlement

May 12, 2023 - 09:00 -- Admin

By Alasdair Black   Peter Dutton is so full of it, saying – oblivious to his shining hypocrisy – that Labor created a hollowed-out poorer middle-class. Huh? The middle-class has been impoverished by the previous nine years of the hyper Libertarian Coalition Government, favouring wealthy elites, billionaires, corporate CEOs and multi-nationals, which has increased the gap…

Desperate PNG refugee attempts self-immolation after years of neglect

May 11, 2023 - 15:34 -- Admin

Refugee Action Coalition Media Release A 46-year-old Iranian refugee doused himself, and an office, in petrol yesterday morning (Wednesday 10 May) threatening to set himself alight. Abolfath Gheitasi, had gone to the offices of Chatswood at Waigani in Port Moresby, the supposed service provider for refugees in PNG company around 9.15am Wednesday morning, carrying petrol…

A Certain Form of Thieving: The US Banksters Strike Again

May 11, 2023 - 12:22 -- Admin

It looks like 2008 all over again. Economic and financial mismanagement feature in scorching, consuming brilliance. The culpable, bungling banksters, have returned with their customary, venal incompetence. In the customary script, they habitually seek the role of the public purse to socialise their losses. Along the way, they will avoid richly deserved prison sentences, lie…

Budget 2023: Let the Responsible Economic and Strategic Mentoring Continue

May 10, 2023 - 16:06 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Supportive coverage by the Illawarra Mercury (1 May 2023) of the Federal Treasurer’s forthcoming budget preparations were already part of a groundswell of new support for the Albanese Government during the pre-budget period. There is a strong consensus from commentators that Australia cannot afford another round of neoliberal policies. In difficult times,…