Britain’s Chancellor says taxes will have to be raised and spending cut in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.
US weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists and current happenings in Washington DC and the Middle East are reminiscent of the Afghan Mujahideen, said international lawyer and former CIA officer Jack Rice.
There they go again.Conservative media figures, apparently disheartened by recent poll results showing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump heading in the wrong direction, are once again claiming biased or unreliable pollsters are unfairly weighting results against their party. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the
O’Reilly Calls House Benghazi Report “Political” After It Finds No Evidence Of Wrongdoing Against Hillary Clinton
Despite This, O’Reilly Helps Fox News Politicize Benghazi
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It’s time to reclaim our waste.
Austerity has crept into our public affairs, disguised as good economic management. Mike Dowson thinks we should unmask this imposter.
By Ad astra It’s clear that around half of all voters for the major parties will vote for the Liberal-National Coalition and half for Labor and the Greens. The result is likely to be close. There are many seats that promise to throw up intriguing results. If the Coalition wins, the Senate may end up…
The underdog of the space game is bearing its teeth once again. On Wednesday morning (22 June), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a
Suicide rates for Aboriginal people in remote WA are among the worst in the world and are set to double, a report finds.
Thom Mitchell: ACF Gives Coalition A Fail Mark On The Environment
“The Australian Conservation Foundation has eviscerated the Coalition’s environment policies, giving the Government just 14 out of a possible hundred points going into election day.
The Coalition’s fail mark is less than a quarter of Labor’s score of 62, and around one seventh of the Greens leading score of 95. With less than a week until polling day, the Foundation will now refocus its efforts to “let Australians know where the parties stand,” saying it will send 50,000 text messages on election day.
Commenting on the release of the scorecard this morning, ACF Chief Executive Officer Kelly O’Shannassy hit out at the Government for running a “small target strategy” on climate change, and noted “its mark of 14 is well below a pass”.
Guest columnist Peta Credlin
The sloppiness, the infighting, the slip-ups. The lack of any ‘plan B’ for the marriage equality plebiscite. These things would never have happened in my years as Prime Minister.
Do these people even know how to run a campaign? I don’t think so. We’ve got backbenchers contradicting one another, Ministers not being able to articulate policies. Who’s in charge here? Who’s the campaign manager? When I was Prime Minister, I had the best campaign manager. Me.
But since the events of last September, when Turnbull overthrew me to take the top job, well, things have become an absolute debacle. Some saw him as the Messiah. But I knew how this would play out. He’s all show and no substance. Doesn’t have the guts or the grunt to succeed under the pressure of a campaign like I did. Doesn’t have a Chief of Staff like I did either (P. Credlin).
Look, I hope he wins. I really do. But if it’s close, if he slips up, don’t be surprised if the party starts asking for me to put my hand up for the leadership again. They’re only human.
By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis . . . Rampant sexism (continued) Of all Australian women aged 18 to 24, 23,584 reported they had experienced sexual assault in the 12 months prior to the survey. Twice as many women in this 18 to 24 age bracket experienced sexual assault, compared to all women. (‘Violence…
Could the chaos in Britain come to the United States next?
You don’t have to be Muslim to be the target of Islamophobia.
Brexit has practically given license to extreme, right-wing racists to legitimize their views, which is a disaster for community cohesion in Britain, businesswoman and former Tory Parliamentary candidate Shazia Awan told RT.
British Muslims are suffering an “explosion” in faith-based hatred with many women now afraid to conduct their daily lives, according to a new report which also warns of heightened racism following the vote on Brexit.
This is terrifying.
The official Leave campaign has wiped almost its entire website from the internet. The site – which previously included the suggestion that the EU budget would be sent back to the NHS and included promises about trade deals – now just has a message thanking supporters.
Most people agree that if Malcolm Turnbull is returned with a reduced majority, he will be under threat from the right wing of his party. He turns 62 this year and is wealthy enough to never have to worry about money even without his very generous parliamentary retirement allowances. Julie Bishop will turn 60 shortly. …
This man blew the whistle on the Tax Office’s “covert operations” against taxpayers. They sacked him.
Labor is demanding answers from the government over revelations that crime syndicates and people smugglers are allegedly rorting the visa system on a grand scale.
Peta Credlin has warned of a schism in the Coalition over a same-sex marriage plebiscite, predicting Senate moves to block the vote could cost Malcolm Turnbull the prime ministership.
The Federal Government removed a respected veterinarian after she presented evidence of cruelty and appalling conditions onboard Australian live export ships, according to documents obtained by 7.30.
Jesse Williams left audience members in tears while giving a moving acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. Williams, who’s best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy and for his outspoken activism, received the Humanitarian Award on Sunday and slammed the unfair treatment of black folks across the United States.
Half of the United Kingdom is in denial. They don’t think they’re in denial. They think they’re being ingenious.
What lies ahead for the United Kingdom and global financial markets now that the reality of a Brexit is inevitable?
A PROPOSED free mobility labour zone between Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada has strong support, according to a poll.
The fears of immigration whipped up by Nigel Farage mirror Donald Trump’s. If he makes it to the White House, they too will be exposed as lies the very next day
Britain still belongs to the UN security council, the G7 and Nato – but there are questions over its diplomatic clout
What will remain of the very idea of ‘Europe’ now that the UK opted to bid it farewell?
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring up to 7.0 moment magnitude struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Between 100,000 to 316,000 deaths were reported from the disaster. More than three million people were also made homeless from the disaster. The earthquake was one …
(ANTIWAR) In a speech at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, took Israel’s long-standing position that it “prefers ISIS” over the Syrian government to a whole ‘nother level, declaring openly that Israel does not want to see ISIS defeated in the …
Sacramento officials report seven people taken to hospitals after a white nationalist group and counter-protesters attack each other
This is a country whose citizens kill one another at a rate unmatched in the western world.
The British prime minister steps down after the “Leave” contingent triumphs in a breathtakingly close referendum that sent world financial markets reeling. (Updated throughout the day)
Australia’s political duopoly only perpetuates a watered down democracy, which is now little more than a regional office for corporate interests, writes Andrew Chambers.
The economic story of the past quarter century was the rapid advance of globalisation, the unleashing of trade and commerce among countries rich and poor — a McDonald’s in every European capital, “Made in China” labels throughout Toys R Us. The Brexit vote on Thursday ends that story, at least in its current volume.
Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union presages perhaps another global financial meltdown. Banks will again demand massive bailouts. We will be forced to again swallow austerity measures, and there will be a continued decline in living standards.
On the upcoming British referendum on whether the U.K. should exit the E.U., the “Last Week Tonight” host expresses his ideas in a “violently British” way—some of which involves a hateful song.
Australian governments need to greater appreciate the work ethic and culture of migrants. That’s the message from 32-year-old Mohammad Sinn. The employment consultant, born and bred in Katanning, a country town three hours south of Perth, said he rarely had difficulty finding work for migrants. “They are reliable, most of them are physically fit and they just get along with the locals here so I think that’s one of the good things of getting more migrants into a small town like Katanning because most of them go into labour work such as the abattoir here,” he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged her fellow European Union leaders to react cautiously to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, breaking with fellow European ministers who seek a swift and decisive divorce with Britain.
Hong Kong’s richest man said China’s economic outlook is bright in the long term, casting a vote of confidence in a country that’s growing at its slowest pace in a quarter century.
Masked members of a splinter anti-fascism group have set Australian flags on fire and scuffled with police and media in the latest Melbourne rally between rival protest groups. However, there was no repeat of the violent clashes seen at recent protests as police kept the opposing groups separate on Sunday. About two dozen people dressed in black and wearing masks still managed to interrupt an anti-Islam rally, setting flags alight and scuffling with news photographers.
By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis (continued) 4 (The supremacy of the military/avid militarism) The military remains supreme. Australia’s defence expenditure increased by 50 per cent between 1989 and 2007. The Government allocated $22 billion to the Australian Defence Organisation in the 2007-08 financial year. In the 2006-07 budget the Howard Government announced that…
‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson says the decision to leave the EU marks a new dawn for people who had always wanted to hold the most powerful job in the country.
“I said all along that a newly independent Britain would bring with it all sorts of new and exciting opportunities for our people,” Mr Johnson said.
“Just this week the Prime Minister role opened up, for example. What a wonderful opportunity for someone who’s been angling for the top job for half of his life. That never would have happened while we still remained part of the EU”.
While he conceded that while some jobs would be lost – maybe a million or so – they would be in unimportant areas. “This is not about the jobs that are lost. This is about the wonderful new job that has been created”.