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Class warfare!

January 30, 2024 - 13:40 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   Headlines repeated the line endlessly, the cost-of-living crisis, again, again and again, ad infinitum. So real action is taken to address the cost-of-living crisis on a number of fronts, but the main measure was to make amendments to the stage 3 tax cuts which were to come into effect on 1 July.…

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Judicial Murder in Alabama

January 30, 2024 - 11:51 -- Admin

During the evening of January 25, Kenneth Eugene Smith, having failed to convince the US Supreme Court to delay his execution, became yet another victim of judicial, state-sanctioned murder. A previous, failed effort, using lethal injection, had been made in 2022. On this occasion, it was the state of Alabama which sought to bloody (or…

UNRWA funding cuts threaten Palestinian lives in Gaza and region, say 20 NGOs

January 30, 2024 - 11:20 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release Oxfam, together with 19 other aid organisations, is deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have suspended funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main aid provider for millions of Palestinians in Gaza and the region. The aid cuts come amid a rapidly worsening…

Schrodinger’s Cat, Trump And Tax Cuts

January 30, 2024 - 10:16 -- Admin

Most of you have probably heard of the famous thought experiment proposed by Schrödinger where there’s a cat in a box and a vial of poison. If the poison has escaped then the cat is dead, but if the vial is still intact then the cat is alive. Consequently, the cat can be thought of…

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American psycho

January 29, 2024 - 20:03 -- Admin

The recrudescence of Donald J Trump It was a perfect verdict, a beautiful verdict. Probably the most beautiful verdict the world has ever seen. A jury has awarded Trump rape victim E. Jean Carroll $US83.3 million in damages all while Perp#1 sweats on the outcome of an in-progress New York civil fraud trial that is…

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Advancing 2024: Towards a More Inclusive Agenda at all Levels of Government

January 29, 2024 - 12:22 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Amidst the usual tensions associated with Australia Day, there was an underlying commitment to a more progressive national consensus after the unfortunate defeat of last year’s Voice referendum. The eve of Australia Day brought the announcement of progressive tax rate changes as summarised by Lowe Lippmann-Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. The long…

Goin’ South

January 29, 2024 - 10:43 -- Admin

By James Moore Goin’ South – etymology. (become worse): The origin is unclear. Common belief attributes it to the standard orientation of maps, where south is the downwards direction. Alternatively, it could stem from a euphemism used by some Native Americans for dying. Instead of working to solve problems at the border, there is cascading…

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Freezing Aid to Gaza: Israel’s International War against the UNRWA

January 29, 2024 - 10:23 -- Admin

Imperilled, tormented Palestinians in Gaza had little time to celebrate the January 26 order of the International Court of Justice. In a case brought by South Africa intended to facilitate a ceasefire and ease the suffering of the Gaza populace, Israel received the unwanted news that it had to, among other obligations, ensure compliance with…

The Framing Of A Broken Promise

January 28, 2024 - 10:26 -- Admin

The media is outraged over Labor’s broken promise but this is to be expected. After all, didn’t Labor consistently say that they hadn’t any plans to change the Stage 3 tax cuts both before and after the election every time they were asked... Well, semantically speaking, that’s not an untrue statement. Their plans were only…

Reaction to ICJ court statement on South Africa’s case against Israel

January 27, 2024 - 11:40 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release In reaction to today’s statement by the International Court of Justice order to South Africa’s court case, which requests Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent and punish the commission of all acts in relation to the articles of the Genocide Convention, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam Regional Director for…