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Scrapping Charles Darwin: Hindutva’s Anti-Scientific Maladies

May 2, 2023 - 11:56 -- Admin

Welcome the canons of pseudoscience. Open your arms to the dribbling, sponsored charlatans. According to a growing number of India’s top officialdom, teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to children in their ninth and 10th grades is simply not on.  Last month, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), a purportedly autonomous government…

Why Labor Are Like The Romans!

May 1, 2023 - 13:35 -- Admin

Some of you will undoubtedly be familiar with the film “The Life Of Brian” where Reg (John Cleese) rhetorically asks what have Romans ever done for us, only to have one of his followers pipe up with: “The aqueduct”. A minutes later: “All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order,…

Marketing 101

April 30, 2023 - 10:57 -- Admin

The federal government’s budget is due to be released on 9 May. Since assuming power in May 2022, the government released a budget in October that removed a lot of the excess and pandering to special interest groups that was inherent in the aptly abbreviated ATM (Abbott, Turnbull, Morrison) Coalition Government’s budgets of the previous…

Australia: Outsourced to the US Military Establishment

April 29, 2023 - 12:36 -- Admin

It’s a very funny thing. In the US, the provision of services in such industries as security and intelligence is outsourced in a sprawling complex of contractors and subcontractors. In Australia, the entire military and security establishment is outsourced to Washington’s former mandarins, many of them earning a pile in consultancy fees. This, perhaps, is…

In the Shadows of the Strategic Defence Review: Are Threats from Fear Itself and the Possibility of Global Recession More Imminent?

April 28, 2023 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Is the perceived strategic danger from China comparable to the threat of fear itself and the possibilities of global recession arising from these fears? A global recession or serious economic slowdown would certainly change the orientation of container sea traffic by switching from long-standing and profitable business partnerships with China to the…

Weaponised Unreality

April 28, 2023 - 09:11 -- Admin

Australia’s Liberal politicians – and their media friends – need to be very careful. Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has helped created such a crisis of trust in America that there is no way to contest the unreality in which its audience so stubbornly believes. Weaponised unreality is a term devised to capture the idea that…