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Reclaiming the “Middle Ground”: Secularism Australia Conference 2023

November 21, 2023 - 12:46 -- Admin

National Secular Lobby Media Brief The National Secular Lobby is a co-sponsor and co-organiser of the Secularism Australia Conference, to be held in Sydney on Saturday 2nd December 2023. Reclaiming the “Middle Ground” – Landmark National Secular Conference Headline speakers include Michael Kirby, Jane Caro, Fiona Patten, Leslie Cannold, Van Badham, Chris Schacht, and many…

The Day Democracy Died

November 20, 2023 - 11:05 -- Admin

By James Moore   The 60th Anniversary of the Slaying of John Fitzgerald Kennedy “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams I remember that the day was typical for a Michigan November. A hard wind was blowing…

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A Duty to Obey: David McBride, Whistleblowing and Following Orders

November 19, 2023 - 12:15 -- Admin

The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair. On November 13, it did not take long for the brutal power of the Commonwealth to become evident. McBride, having disclosed material that formed the Australian public about alleged war crimes by special forces in Afghanistan, was going to be made an…

It’s down to us

November 18, 2023 - 11:41 -- Admin

Its very convenient for Opposition Leader Peter Dutton that a lot of us are not overly interested in politics and can’t remember what we had for lunch last Tuesday. It gives him the chance to suggest that white is white today and suggest black is white in a month’s time. According to Dutton and the…

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Sustainability-linked loan to deliver benefits to Indigenous communities

November 17, 2023 - 23:16 -- Admin

La Trobe University Media Release   In an innovative application of sustainable finance, La Trobe University has committed to reinvesting savings earned by achieving targets set in the University’s inaugural $195m Sustainability-Linked Loan (SLL) into its Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship Fund and other Indigenous welfare matters. La Trobe has become one of the first universities in Australia…

The Motion Of Peter Dutton And Other Moving Thoughts!

November 17, 2023 - 08:18 -- Admin

The other day in Parliament Opposition Leader, Peter Dutton moved a motion which linked Prime Minister Albanese’s overseas trips to the rise in anti-semitism and the High Court’s decision that holding people in detention forever wasn’t consistent with the Constitution. In moving this motion, he made a speech and I’ve been searching for it on…