Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mafia in Australia: Lawyers call for reforms to donation laws after links to politicians revealed. Are Newscorp advertorials run by Andrew Bolt donations?

AM By Michael Edwards Updated about an hour ago   Photo: ICAC counsel assisting Geoffrey Watson SC says Australia’s political donation system needs to be overhauled. (AAP: Paul Miller) Related Story: Lawyers to apply for injunction stopping Four Corners program … Continue reading

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BBC – Capital – The end of middle management?

BBC – Capital – The end of middle management?.

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Killing With Impunity The Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police After Killing Unarmed People by BILL QUIGLEY

The Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police After Killing Unarmed People

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Deniers didn’t discover this Science did and will investigate

Scientists Detect Mysterious Warming in U.S. Coastal Waters

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Andrew Bolt want’s us to believe IS is bigger than it is. He’s being lead by the nose to blame Islam

How Our Press and Politicians Are Being Played by Islamic State

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Greece: The system versus the people

Greece: The system versus the people

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Black and white |Public debate is becoming dangerously simplified

Black and white | The Monthly.

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“Tony Abbott has never apologised for the lies he told the Australian people” That’s the difference.

I have always been among the first to be critical of Bill Shorten, but when he deserves more favourable recognition I want to be among the first to offer it. And he certainly deserves recognition for his speech on Matters … Continue reading

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Australia Not Ready To Join 21st Century Just Yet, Abbott Says

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his views on joining the 21st Century haven’t changed. “I think it is inevitable that Australia will one day join the current century. But my views on this matter are well known. And as I’ve … Continue reading

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Religious Right Hospitalized After Choking On Compassion And Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mr. Religious Right has been hospitalized in the nation’s capital today after a week-long assault by liberal thugs on the side of hope, compassion, and equal treatment under the law. Physicians say his condition is stable and … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the dangers of fearmongering; Bolt continues the Tea Party war cry of war against Islam.

The weekend atrocities in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, in which dozens of lives were lost in brutal attacks, are shocking. They have generated precisely the kind of fear terrorists seek to instil. Against the background of such attacks, the Charlie … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s Australia: Madness or Design? by BEN DEBNEY

Tony Abbott’s Australia: Madness or Design?

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Outpacing fossil fuels

Renewable Energy Redoubles Its Global Reach By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

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This is the same Prime Minister who last October applauded ABC presenter Emma Alberici for getting Hizb-ut-Tahrir spokesman Wassim Doureihi on Lateline and showing him a bit of Alberici steel.

Listen up: democracy means even jerks get a say

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Looking at the work of the Abbott Government is like perusing a drawing by M.C. Escher, writes managing editor David Donovan.

Abbott’s Escher Australia At first glance, it looks like a normal construction, but when you look more closely, it defies logic and credulity — it couldn’t possibly work. It doesn’t make sense.

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Super changes ‘purely ideological’: unions

By Mark PhillipsEditor of Working Life Friday, 26 June 2015 WHEN you have a world-leading model for retirement savings that consistently delivers higher returns to its members than banks can, why would you mess around with it? The answer seems … Continue reading

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Industry super caught in political crossfire

By Giri Sivaraman and Alana Heffernan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 WITH all the recent controversy about industry super funds, it would be easy to forget that superannuation has been embedded in Australia’s industrial landscape since long before Keating’s introduction of … Continue reading

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Superannuation shake-up: Government’s proposed rule changes a political stunt, industry fund executive says . Forced privatisation of Industry Funds is worse than forced Socialisation just for the Fees which will increase. $ 20 bill not good enough

Superannuation shake-up: Government’s proposed rule changes a political stunt, industry fund executive says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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A Group of Washington Teens Took the State to Court Over Climate Change — and Won

By Rob Verger June 27, 2015 | 7:05 am VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change.Check out the Tipping Point blog here. A court in Seattle has handed a legal victory to a group of young petitioners asking that … Continue reading

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Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers . We are becoming what Argentina and Chile were.

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers | VICE | United States.

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Pope Francis Says Those Who Deny Migrants Should Ask God for Forgiveness

By Arijeta Lajka June 18, 2015 | 8:25 am Pope Francis made an appeal to the public on Wednesday, saying that “people and institutions” who close their doors to asylum seekers should ask God for forgiveness, with the spiritual leader … Continue reading

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In the fight with the ABC, Tabloid Tony rules

In the fight with the ABC, Tabloid Tony rules.

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$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s Who Took the Cash | Occupy.com

$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s Who Took the Cash | Occupy.com.

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Hands off the ABC: Turnbull should resign his commission

Hands off the ABC: Turnbull should resign his commission.

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HMAS Newcastle seizes $520 million of heroin from boat off east African coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

HMAS Newcastle seizes $520 million of heroin from boat off east African coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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The Mallah brouhaha puts the spotlight on our civil liberties

The Mallah brouhaha puts the spotlight on our civil liberties.

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Israel in focus: Netanyahu closes Palestinian TV, Foreign Investment Plummets,Israelis Burn Christian Church

Netanyahu orders shutdown of TV channel for Palestinians in Israel Patrick Strickland 25 June 2015 Foreign investment in Israel plummets by half since Gaza massacre Ali Abunimah 25 June 2015 Church burning highlights danger to Palestinian heritage from Israeli extremists … Continue reading

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Newstart welfare for the unemployed in Australia, Scott Morrison wants to push more on Newstart

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How Fox News Fought, Lost, And Rebooted Its Fight Against Marriage Equality | Blog | Media Matters for America

How Fox News Fought, Lost, And Rebooted Its Fight Against Marriage Equality | Blog | Media Matters for America.

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Abbott walks in the footsteps of his political godfather: Abbott’s Poll Dancing

Abbott walks in the footsteps of his political godfather.

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The Killing Season exposes Australia’s malicious media.The Murdoch support for Abbott’s lies

The Killing Season exposes Australia’s malicious media.

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My Thoughts on the Week . A week when Abbott and his attack dogs further eroded the principles of decency and divided the nation with its crass political language.

June 27, 2015 Written by: John Lord Saturday June 201 “Suspected terrorists fighting abroad should have their citizenship revoked because a court of law might let them off if they are tried”, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Yes, the Prime … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Tony Abbott June 27, 2015 Written by: Victoria Rollison 30 Replies Flea Tony Abbott

Dear Tony Abbott, I will try to keep this letter brief as I know you have a short attention span and since you’ve never responded to my previous correspondence, I can only guess it was because they were longer than … Continue reading

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One Comic Perfectly Sums Up Class Differences in Society | True Activist

One Comic Perfectly Sums Up Class Differences in Society | True Activist.

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Gigantic Scrotum On Collision Course With Earth

HONOLULU – (CT&P) – Less than one hour after the Supreme Court issued its ruling on marriage equality, astronomers at the Maui Space Surveillance Site detected a huge asteroid hurtling towards earth. The scrotum-shaped rock is roughly the size of … Continue reading

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Go home Labor, you’re drunk. And basically evil:Does Labor serve any purpose other than to rubber stamp the Abbott government’s decisions and wait for their turn to be in power?

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Australia Will Run Out Of Flags By 2020 At Current Consumption Rates, Modelling Shows By The Shovel on June 25, 2015

The Federal Government today announced a $2.2 billion boost in funding for the flag industry, after analysis revealed Australia could run out of flags entirely within five years if consumption continues at its current rate. Announcing the new spending measures … Continue reading

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Satan Delighted With Supreme Court Ruling

THE RIVER STYX – (CT&P) – According to sources close to Satan, the Lord of the Underworld is absolutely delighted with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. Satanic Press Secretary Lord Balthazar told reporters … Continue reading

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The Australian Government Has Stopped Governing. It’s Dirt Brigade Has Now Turned Their Focus On The Opposition And Away From Policy

The role of the opposition is to oppose the government to prevent an undemocratic overreach The role of the Government is to generate policy and negotiate bills to be passed This Government prefers to be in opposition and is negotiating … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells a Story

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Understanding Abbott : A Message for us.

Tony Abbott came to power on a very clear platform. He stands for small government. Unless we are talking action on climate change where, rather than a market-based mechanism that was raising revenue and cutting emissions, he prefers the hugely … Continue reading

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Mike Baird shows Tony Abbott what inclusive leadership is all about | Comment is free | The Guardian

Mike Baird shows Tony Abbott what inclusive leadership is all about | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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Tony Abbott, Terrorism, And The Politics Of Paranoia | newmatilda.com

Tony Abbott, Terrorism, And The Politics Of Paranoia | newmatilda.com.

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Retrospectivity or Why “Heads Should Roll” At The ABC

June 25, 2015 Written by: Rossleigh As I flicked through the Murdoch Muckraker this morning, I spied a headline where I had difficulty deciding whether the sub-editor had a sense of irony, or no understanding of ambiguity: TIME TO ACT … Continue reading

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Chinese Hackers Disappointed With Fed Workers’ Sex Lives

Posted in politics, humor BEIJING – (CT&P) – Chinese government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity lest they be arrested and executed, told Xinhua, the People’s Republic official press agency, that so far the treasure trove of data gleaned in … Continue reading

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Peta Credlin Named New ABC News Anchor By The Shovel on June 26, 2015

The Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Peta Credlin will present the ABC’s seven o’clock bulletin from next week, in a move designed to ensure Australians hear the right news. Ms Credlin – who will take on the role in addition … Continue reading

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2014 a record-breaking year for renewables — except Australia of course

2014 a record-breaking year for renewables — except Australia of course.

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How come we wound up with Andrew Bolt

Cheers and cries of pure joy erupted as the judge handed down the ruling in the world’s first ever climate liability suit. 886 Dutch citizens, including teachers, entrepreneurs, grandparents and students united to sue their government for its inaction on … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly Declares War On ‘Anti-Fox Defamers’ – NewsHounds Where Andrew Bolt get’s his perspective on indigenous Australia

Bill O’Reilly Declares War On ‘Anti-Fox Defamers’ – NewsHounds.

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Silicon Valley CEO Slams WSJ Over Editorial About Charleston: ‘F**k You’

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 Stewart Butterfield / Twitter Choosing a fitting communication platform to underscore his Silicon Valley background, Flickr-cofounder-turned-Slack-CEO Stewart Butterfield excoriated The Wall Street Journal editorial staff in a series of tweets Sunday evening. The WSJ’s right-leaning editorial board … Continue reading

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