Monthly Archives: October 2014

Australians think Muslim population is nine times greater than it really is

Australians believe Muslims make up 18% of the country’s population, when their actual proportion is just 2%. Photograph: Michele Mossop/Getty Images International Ipsos Mori poll shows Australians are also wildly wrong in their estimations on teen pregnancy, immigrants and unemployment … Continue reading

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Islamic State: Militants release 25 kidnapped Kurdish schoolchildren; execute dozens of tribesmen in Iraq

Photo: Islamic State militants erect billboards in eastern Syria stating; “We will win despite the global coalition”. (Reuters: Nour Fourat) Islamic State (IS) militants have released 25 Kurdish schoolchildren who were kidnapped by fighters in northern Syria in May, a … Continue reading

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home » India-News » India Australia: Gurdwara in target of anti-Islamic slurs

  Australian readers of News Corp are the pride of Aussie bigotry they found the Muslims they were looking for. I think they had their hoods on back to front. A newly-built Sikh gurdwara has been vandalised and painted with … Continue reading

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Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State. What do these Kurds have to do?

(Reuters) – A convoy of peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, … Continue reading

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Terrorists come in all shapes and sizes and were ready.

  Man who sparked Bali flight hijack scare ‘mistook cockpit for toilet’ Matt Christopher Lockley, 28, tells court he knocked on wrong door amid panic attack on flight from Brisbane to Denpasar man who sparked a hijack scare on a … Continue reading

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National Police Freedom Laws are in place

  G20 police from outside Queensland will be exempt from local investigations It will be ‘close to impossible’ to resolve complaints against 1,500 police brought into Brisbane for the G20, lawyer says The 1,500 New Zealand and interstate police sent … Continue reading

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66% of print media controlled by News Corp advocate for the Abbott Gov . Chris Pyne needs to ratchet down Aus education so democracy will be a history subject.

Latest Polls Show America Not Yet Ready For Democracy Posted in humor, politics, religion THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – After analyzing the results of a new Pew Research Center poll conducted just last week, experts have concluded that the … Continue reading

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The Coalition’s Looming Debt and Deficit Disaster

October 30, 2014 Written by: John Kelly They’re spending like drunken sailors. When you voted in the federal election last year, were you concerned about Labor’s debt and deficits, and did they effect how you voted? Did you think that Labor’s … Continue reading

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Will Murdoch’s great unwashed youths rise up? Left in Team Australia’s dust

Even Rupert Murdoch can sense a broad feeling of unrest and deep dislocated disturbance for a generation left in Team Australia’s dust. By ABC’s Jonathan Green Rupert Murdoch’s warning of the “inevitable social and political upheavals to come” might very … Continue reading

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Murdoch discovers inequality, but he’s not on ‘Team Australia’ …

Rupert Murdoch’s special address to an exclusive meeting of the world’s most powerful finance ministers got a second airing this week. In a breathless front-page “exclusive” in The Australian, Paul Kelly reported that his boss warned the world’s financial grandees … Continue reading

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Australians for Honest Politics set for a revival?

October 30, 2014 Written by: Kaye Lee As reported by John Kelly in September, there has been an ongoing investigation into Tony Abbott’s eligibility to enter Parliament as dual citizenship precludes you from running for office. Tony Magrathea filed a … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s bogeyman and the petrol tax

Bob Ellis The terrorism scare isn’t going very well for the Abbott Government lately, with people more worried about the cost of living than ISIL, writes Bob Ellis. THE HOME-GROWN ISIL BOGEYMAN isn’t playing very well for the Liberals lately. The boy … Continue reading

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I’m a Muslim with a beard. What’s so scary about that? As you say at the end ‘who cares’

People stare. Sometimes, on the tube, they cross the carriage to create a space between us. There is something about me some people don’t like, or it makes them uneasy. It’s my beard. My beard is about three and a … Continue reading

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Head wear Head spin Hard spin ahh News Corp

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Red Cross medical leader embarrassed by Australian Government’s Ebola response

By David Mark, Sarah Sedghi and Eleanor Hall Updated about 2 hours ago The senior health adviser for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone says she is embarrassed by the Australian Government’s response to the Ebola crisis. Australian Amanda McClelland … Continue reading

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How the West buys ‘conflict antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria (and funds terror), Wealth redistribution

“Many antique collectors unwillingly support terrorists like Islamic State, ” Michel van Rijn, one of the most successful smugglers of antique artifacts in the past century, told German broadcaster Das Erste this month. And smuggling is booming in Iraq and … Continue reading

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Is Abbott’s Pope a Marxist? …Pope urges land and jobs for the poor…It would seem so

Pope Francis says the poor need a roof over their head and work, but he’s not preaching communism. Source: POPE Francis has delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the poor, labour injustices and the environment, saying he’s not preaching communism but … Continue reading

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Going round in circles, our fickle world. Has Abbott even thought about feeding refugees facing winter No!!!

Don’t bomb it -Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey We have two separate humanitarian crises looming, quite apart from the devastating Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa, with its tentacles reaching far and wide; Islamic State in the Middle East, spreading terror, hatred … Continue reading

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Team Australia

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The anti-politicians are not helping

October 29, 2014 Written by: Victoria Rollison Anti-politicians are everywhere. Clive Palmer is the left’s current favourite anti-establishment politician because he is blocking some of Abbott’s nastier budget policies. Palmer has broken progressive hearts before, such as when he stood … Continue reading

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Red Tape protects individuals more than hampers them but with this government they run second to business.

Business costs itself billions in internal red tape By business reporter Pat McGrath Updated about 9 hours agoWed 29 Oct 2014, 9:54am Photo: Deloitte’s study shows businesses spend about twice as much enforcing their own regulations as government ones. (AAP: … Continue reading

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“As a conservative, I’m not inclined to force reforms on an unwilling people – rather I’m inviting our people to discuss how we can grow and be our best selves”. BS “we don’t force reforms”

Abbott says tax and federalism changes will be a long fight Tony Abbott has declared he will make the case for changing the tax system and the federation, but said the outcome will depend on community acceptance. Again striking a cautious … Continue reading

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Will Australia fight Islamic State alongside Iraq’s army, or militias sponsored by Tehran? What Abbott doesn’t tell us

SAS according to Abbott were waiting for the lawyers to start our war. Further we were to train the Iraqi army to fight not the Sunni tribes or the Iran backed Shiia militias who don’t even want us there. Now … Continue reading

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Upside down downunder

October 29, 2014 Written by: Kaye Lee We sure do things upside down downunder. Tony Abbott’s chief business adviser first tells us we are unprepared for global cooling, followed by lashing out at the UN response to the Ebola outbreak … Continue reading

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The new act in the Question Time pantomime: Federation and the GST

The Abbott Government has finally revealed what it has long denied: the Plan B to its savagely unfair Budget — raising the GST. As I predicted in a remarkably prescient piece written within three days of the Abbott being elected, … Continue reading

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Charges considered against SAS corporal who removed hands of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

In August last year, the ABC revealed a group of soldiers from the elite SAS Regiment were under investigation for cutting off the hand of at least one Afghan insurgent. The ADFIS officer told them it did not matter how … Continue reading

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Petrol prices to go up as government increases fuel excise despite rise being blocked by Parliament

http://media.smh.com.au/national/selections/petrol-prices-to-rise-5926710.html Senator Cormann said he was confident of Parliament passing the bills within a year and warned that if it failed, the revenue would be returned to the oil giants and not motorists. “It will go back to fuel manufactures … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Coal and Coal-ition

An Australian company which invented a renewable energy electricity generator says it was forced to move its operation to Germany because of a lack of opportunities in Australia. Germany embracing renewable energy Power production from renewables has tripled in Germany … Continue reading

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I politics in Australia I go Abbott,Morrison,Brandis and Corman In Media Bolt Jones and Devine get my award

Christie Proves He’s Got What It Takes To Be Republican Nominee Posted in humor, politics THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – Most right-wing pundits and political strategists  believe that because of his recent actions regarding the Ebola non-crisis in the … Continue reading

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Some hard facts about terror

We are having an outbreak of reports in the Canadian press about “home grown” terrorists, “radicalized” young men of Muslim faith traveling out of the country to participate in extremist groups abroad – a relatively insignificant phenomenon which has received … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison has no respect

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University musings

October 28, 2014 Written by: Kay Rollison  Higher Education, University managerialism Kay Rollison I read with interest Don Watson’s crie de coeur from 2012 from the archives of The Monthly, which posted it on Twitter recently, about the horrors of … Continue reading

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Politicians’ pay rises outstrip soldiers’ by 140 per cent . 1.5% increase p/a for the next 3 years.

Politicians’ pay rises have outstripped those of Australian soldiers by more than 140 per cent over the past two decades, according to new research by a leading military think-tank. And the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the government could afford … Continue reading

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ISIS is a scenario to destroy Russia. Black and White spies

The UN Security Council unanimously, which is a rare occasion during the recent years, adopted a resolution on the fight against terrorism. Pravda.Ru interviewed executive secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Araik Stepanyan, about old and … Continue reading

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Abbott government rips up the rulebook for the ATO’s new building

Noel Towell Reporter for The Canberra Times The Abbott government will ignore Commonwealth value-for-money rules on official real estate as it forces the Australian Taxation Office to spend millions on new offices in regional NSW. The ATO has confirmed there … Continue reading

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Audits clear ABC of bias, but don’t expect Rowan Dean agrees Bolt wont

Two ABC audits have found no widespread bias in the national broadcaster’s news coverage. But a clean bill of health for the ABC is unlikely to soothe its detractors. Last December, ABC chairman James Spigelman said the public broadcaster would … Continue reading

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Tunisian Islamists concede election defeat to secular party, It is achieveable

(Reuters) – Tunisia’s Ennahda party, the first Islamist movement to secure power after the 2011 “Arab Spring” revolts, conceded defeat on Monday in elections that are set to make its main secular rival the strongest force in parliament. Official results … Continue reading

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First speaker in the mature debate

October 28, 2014 Written by: Kaye Lee Dear Mr Abbott, I welcome your call for a mature debate on taxation. I too deplored the “screaming match” that surrounded the introduction of carbon pricing and am pleased you realise how counterproductive … Continue reading

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A Week is a Long Time in Politics

  October 28, 2014 Written by: John Lord If ever a week in politics supported a headline it was the week that Gough Whitlam died. In the main the death of this, undeniably charismatic, but gifted man was met with … Continue reading

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Assad’s warnings start to ring true in Turkey. Will we declare Turkey a criminal State backing ISIS?

(Reuters) – When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef protection plan ‘ignores the threat of climate change’

Scientists warn the government’s strategy is likely to prove ineffectual as ‘unless Australia cuts back on carbon dioxide emissions we won’t have much of a Great Barrier Reef left’ he Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline … Continue reading

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Our boys in ASIO , AFP and Police are in training for no knock raids as we speak. They have tried a few and have managed to arrest and free a number of suspects. It takes a while to memorize the new laws though.

Habersham County Cop Wins Coveted “NAZI Stormtrooper Of The Year” Award Posted in humor, politics ATLANTA (CT&P) – Bubba “Catfish” McDim, the Georgia SWAT team member who tossed a stun grenade into a baby’s crib during a drug raid this spring, … Continue reading

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News > World Aboriginal Deaths in Australian Prisons Due to Jailers’ ‘Indifference’

“No room for racism.” Protesters in Sydney demanded action on Indigenous deaths in custody on October 23. (Photo: Peter Boyle/ Green Left Weekly) The suicide of an Aboriginal man in a Western Australian prison has sparked renewed controversy over the … Continue reading

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Abbott seems to have crossed the road on seeing the USA coming down the street when it comes to Ebola and Climate Change

Samantha Power begins tour of worst-affected countries with criticism of international efforts Ebola: US ambassador hits out at countries failing to help west Africa The US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations … Continue reading

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The Hysterical Tania Plibersek

Category: Politics, Rossleigh permalink Rossleigh Brisbane It’s always worth remembering the origins of the word “hysteria”. I actually can’t at the moment, but I do know that it stems from the same word family as hysterectomy. And, just as a … Continue reading

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The Bill of Horror

Originally posted on speakupforthose:
As well as the reintroduction of Temporary Protection Visas, which leave refugees in constant statelessness and fear of being returned to persecution, the Australian Minister for Immigration is proposing changes to the Migration Act which are…

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Funny how there is always money for warfare but none for welfare

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Abbott’s planning to squeeze the states….GST

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Scott Morrison aims to remove all refernce to the UN Refugee Convention to allow domestic law to ignore Auatralia’s obligations un der international law. It also removes any High Court challenges.

The Bill of Horror Posted on October 22, 2014 As well as the reintroduction of Temporary Protection Visas, which leave refugees in constant statelessness and fear of being returned to persecution, the Australian Minister for Immigration is proposing changes to the … Continue reading

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