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How will the Liberal Party brand itself philosophically under Peter Dutton’s leadership?

March 8, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

The LNP went down without so much as a whimper on May 21 2022. It was a defeat one could blame on many factors; race, misogyny and right-wing MPs of the Liberal and National parties. And those same people are still around today. You know who I mean – yesterday’s men who still believe it’s…

Fascist politics on our streets and in speaking tours

March 7, 2023 - 12:01 -- Admin

Over this last weekend, the latest American CPAC convention took place in Maryland. This one did not host the autocrat Viktor Orban, CPAC’s poster fascist. Instead it gave an anti-electoral integrity microphone to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s defeated autocrat in the making. And two long hours were dominated by aspiring-autocrat Donald Trump.  Maryland featured a series…

Fish Killing Mania: Australia’s War Against the Common Carp

March 6, 2023 - 15:42 -- Admin

The scene is unforgettable and unforgivable: an elected official, the deputy prime minister of Australia, cutting loose about a fish species introduced into the country by his ancestors, and demanding their annihilation. During the near-lunatic display by Barnaby Joyce, even his own colleagues betrayed embarrassment and alarm at the full-throated shrieks of “carp, carp”. With…

India’s Education Market: The Next Neo-Colonial Frontier

March 5, 2023 - 15:15 -- Admin

Over the last week or so, Australian politicians and representatives of the university sector got busy pressing flesh in India, hoping to open avenues that have largely remained aspirational. It was timed to coincide with G20 talks in New Delhi, which has seen a flurry of contentious meetings traversing security, economics and education, all taking…

The attack on free speech at the Adelaide Writers Festival

March 5, 2023 - 14:59 -- Admin

By Maria Millers  From the coffee culture of our suburbs, barbeques and dinner parties to our various media outlets there is an ingrained reluctance, in fact a determined avoidance, to discuss contentious or alternative views to issues that are preoccupying us, among them the war in Ukraine and the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. In a society…

No Minister, that’s illegal

March 5, 2023 - 10:28 -- Admin

Former Government Services Minister Stuart Robert appeared at the Robodebt Royal Commission last week and attempted to do as so many others have done – blame someone else. As The Guardian reported  Repeatedly he made comments directly at odds with what he now tells the commission he believed: that the scheme was deeply flawed. In…

The Voice

March 4, 2023 - 16:33 -- Admin

If you’re wondering about the Voice to Parliament, I urge you to watch this video of an information night held by Monica Ryan MP for her Kooyong electorate. Monique does an intro, there are two excellent and involved speakers, an Aboriginal man from central Victoria and a Torres Strait Islander man from the Top End,…

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I am not a journalist: I just write about such things as Super concessions to wealthy people

March 4, 2023 - 06:00 -- Admin

I am not a journalist. As a writer, I don’t know what label people put on me. Blogger, perhaps? Columnist? Most certainly, l don’t write like one. l just write about such things as Super concessions to wealthy people. As I recall, it was in November 2013 that I was so disgusted with the then…