Tag Archives: AUSTRALIA

Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where’s the outrage? | Kristina Keneally | Opinion | The Guardian

Every Muslim who speaks out is expected to own, explain and condemn any act carried out by Muslims worldwide. The same doesn’t apply to Catholics Source: Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where’s the outrage? | Kristina … Continue reading

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World Leaders Receive Crank Calls from Someone Claiming to Be President of United States

Satire from the Borowitz Report World Leaders Receive Crank Calls from Someone Claiming to Be President of United States By Andy Borowitz February 2, 2017 WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a spate of annoying telephone pranks that has lasted nearly two … Continue reading

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Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s statement that the US should have taken Iraq’s oil after invading their country in 2003 is a worry on a number of fronts. Source: Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

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History suggests Australia could be left behind by next industrial revolution – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

There’s a new industrial revolution just around the corner, and deterioration within the key institutions of suffrage, education and land policy indicate that Australia may be one of the countries left behind this time. Source: History suggests Australia could be … Continue reading

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Melbourne terror plot: Extremist radicalised terrorism is a statistically enduring anomaly – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Better understanding the causes of social alienation is the key to solving the problem of domestic terrorism — not closing the gates on the alienated entirely, writes Christopher Elliott. Source: Melbourne terror plot: Extremist radicalised terrorism is a statistically enduring … Continue reading

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Climate Politics,Media, Opinion or Science? The great Aussie Summer

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Rupert’s Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There was a time when Rupert Murdoch was not all powerful in Australia.  There was a time when politicians weren’t scared to speak up and journalists had some integrity.  Hawke and Keating changed all that. Back when truth still mattered, … Continue reading

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Australia’s wealth lobbies: ‘Beg’ and ‘bother’ specialists

Upper-class ‘welfare’ runs rampant through the Australian taxation system — making street beggars look like they’re just not trying. Source: Australia’s wealth lobbies: ‘Beg’ and ‘bother’ specialists

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Paul Keating says ‘cut the tag’ with the US after Donald Trump’s shock win

Former prime minister Paul Keating says Australia should “cut the tag” with the United States following Donald Trump’s shock win in Tuesday’s presidential election, and instead assert our own foreign policy in the Asian region. Source: Paul Keating says ‘cut … Continue reading

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No Prime Minister, gay marriage hasn’t gone away

Same-sex marriage now joins serious climate change policy as one of Australian politics’ unachievables, where the machinations of parliament sit entirely at odds with the demonstrated popular will. Source: No Prime Minister, gay marriage hasn’t gone away

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More stench of corruption in the air with Stuart Robert and his mates, Sunland

The stench of corruption is in the air as we learn more about Stuart Robert, his mates Sunland, and the shady players of Gold Coast politics, writes Judy Spence. Source: More stench of corruption in the air with Stuart Robert and his mates, Sunland

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Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has accused Australia and the United States of intentionally targeting his forces in an air strike that killed 83 soldiers. Source: Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

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Why our politicians suck – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan Our politicians have sold our country out from under the feet of the citizenry. We are no longer even the primary audience that our politicians are worried about. Policies are now crafted to be suitable to the … Continue reading

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Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

I’m here to talk about the census. I love the census! But the Australian Bureau of Statistics have trashed it with their hubris and overreach Source: Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight! | First Dog … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and Australia’s political divide

John Passant discusses Australia’s shifting political divide in light of growing global austerity and the rise of extremism. Source: Neoliberalism and Australia’s political divide

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Disabled cancer patient slammed to the ground by TSA guards, lawsuit claims | US news | The Guardian

Hannah Cohen, 18, was on her way home from St Jude’s Hospital when a scanner went off and led to incident that left her ‘physically and emotionally’ injured Source: Disabled cancer patient slammed to the ground by TSA guards, lawsuit … Continue reading

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Brexit stage right: what Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has opened a fundamental crack in the Western world. Source: Brexit stage right: what Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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The impact of refugee detention: A true story

Source: The impact of refugee detention: A true story

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Is Australia egalitarian? Ask the worker sacked for using a Post-it note | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

The treatment of low-paid workers in Australia today is reminiscent of master-servant relationships we supposedly ditched last century Source: Is Australia egalitarian? Ask the worker sacked for using a Post-it note | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

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We’re Just Abiding By The Rules, Say Only People With Power To Change Rules

By The Shovel on May 23, 2016 Getting paid $270 to stay in your own house, without any of the tax implications that apply to other people, is just a quirk of the system, say a group of people who … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for an orgy of cash for cronies before we go into caretaker mode

Source: Brace yourself for an orgy of cash for cronies before we go into caretaker mode

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Scott Morrison’s decision to block S. Kidman and Co sale leaves investors fuming

The Turnbull government has again rejected the sale of Australia’s largest private land holding to a Chinese business interests, declaring the proposed deal was not in the national interest. Source: Scott Morrison’s decision to block S. Kidman and Co sale … Continue reading

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Date For Mid-Term Leadership Coup Confirmed For Late 2017

By The Shovel on April 20, 2016 Uncertainty about the exact date of the next mid-cycle Prime Ministerial knifing has been laid to rest, with the overthrow now locked in for September of next year. It follows Malcolm Turnbull’s confirmation … Continue reading

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This is not the Australia I know and love – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When some people speak of the previous Labor government, they talk of disunity or of debt, which ignores the many wonderful achievements of the Rudd/Gillard years. I think of the Apology to the Stolen Generation and for forced adoptions. I … Continue reading

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Embarassing! Reserve Bank Accidently Puts Non-Australian On New $5 Note

By The Shovel on April 12, 2016 In an embarrassing blunder, the RBA today released a new Australian $5 note featuring a woman who has never actually lived here.     The RBA blamed the error on a junior intern … Continue reading

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March temperatures sets record as hottest ever, Bureau of Meteorology says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The hot start to 2016 continued into March with statistics released by the BoM showing the warm weather set new records. Source: March temperatures sets record as hottest ever, Bureau of Meteorology says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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The world thinks Australia should lift its anti-corruption game

Anti-corruption experts in the US and Europe have urged Australia to properly resource and empower its anti-bribery regime as Australia emerges as the “dumping ground” for dirty money from Asia. Source: The world thinks Australia should lift its anti-corruption game

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Hazara asylum seeker to be forcibly deported from Australia to Afghanistan | Australia news | The Guardian

  Exclusive: Man’s last-minute plea to immigration minister Peter Dutton to consider Afghanistan’s worsening security situation has been rejected Source: Hazara asylum seeker to be forcibly deported from Australia to Afghanistan | Australia news | The Guardian

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Resurgent Taliban targets Afghan Hazara as Australia sends them back | Australia news | The Guardian

In Afghanistan, more and more Hazara are preparing to flee the Taliban, just as Australia has started returning Hazara asylum seekers for the first time since 2001 Source: Resurgent Taliban targets Afghan Hazara as Australia sends them back | Australia … Continue reading

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Hockey Pens Letter To New York Times Complaining About Lack Of Seating At Local Pizzerias

By The Shovel on March 17, 2016 Former Treasurer, now US Ambassador Joe Hockey has written to the New York Times again, just days after his letter defending Australia’s climate change record was published. We’ve reproduced his most recent letter below.   … Continue reading

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Asylum seeker policy pricks the national psyche

While sticking to the blueprint that stopped the boats, the Prime Minister needs to clean up the damage left behind. Source: Asylum seeker policy pricks the national psyche

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Rescued child soldier delivers 2016 Australia Day Address – Special Broadcasts – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Deng Thiak Adut’s story shows how compassion, acceptance and integration can save innocent lives and benefit a recipient country. Source: Rescued child soldier delivers 2016 Australia Day Address – Special Broadcasts – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Best Cartoons of 2015

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Pamela Alma Weymouth: Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence – Truthdig

Source: Pamela Alma Weymouth: Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence – Truthdig

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Is Australia the last country standing in defence of coal? | Bill McKibben | Comment is free | The Guardian

The OECD wants to phase out export credit agencies providing money for coal projects. Australia, almost alone, might stand in its way Source: Is Australia the last country standing in defence of coal? | Bill McKibben | Comment is free … Continue reading

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Flying a refugee to Nauru in secret: is this any different to extraordinary rendition? | Jeff Sparrow | Comment is free | The Guardian

Australia’s militarised border protection policy borrows its methods from the war on terror – not least by moving questionable activities offshore and outside the easy reach of courts Source: Flying a refugee to Nauru in secret: is this any different … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Week That Was – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 5 September 1 “If you want to stop the deaths, if you want to stop the drownings, you’ve got to stop the boats,” Mr Abbott told ABC Murray Goulburn Local Radio. In making this statement he ignores the fundamental … Continue reading

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If you turn your back on Syria’s Muslims, forget about ‘Team Australia’

This government and this country need to think long and hard about what it means to say “no more Muslims” Source: If you turn your back on Syria’s Muslims, forget about ‘Team Australia’

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‘EU migrant crisis created by political elite for electoral benefits’ — RT Op-Edge

Unlike Lebanon or Turkey dealing with over two million asylum seekers, the EU is not really facing ‘a crisis’, said Anas El Gomati of the Libya-based Sadeq Institute think tank. European politicians are flaming xenophobic sentiment to get political power, … Continue reading

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Abbott is losing the plot in his war on environmentalists

Environmentalism: communism?

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Citizenship Caned: Experts Line Up To Give Tony Abbott’s Citizen Stripping Laws A Belting. Lawfare 101

Citizenship Caned: Experts Line Up To Give Tony Abbott’s Citizen Stripping Laws A Belting | newmatilda.com.

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Environment Minister Bungles Big Coal Approval, So Attorney General Tries To Change The Law: Australian Justice

Environment Minister Bungles Big Coal Approval, So Attorney General Tries To Change The Law | newmatilda.com.

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Filthy secrets shroud Aust’s emissions reduction plans | The Saturday Paper

Filthy secrets shroud Aust’s emissions reduction plans | The Saturday Paper.

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Israel’s wars always have more than one front, and in Australia, you can join in by swallowing the propaganda,

Stalinism: Opposing Palestinian Nationhood Because The Holy State Says We Should

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AFL taunts at Adam Goodes reignite racism row – BBC News

AFL taunts at Adam Goodes reignite racism row – BBC News.

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Australia ‘morally bereft’ — the view worldwide

Australia ‘morally bereft’ — the view worldwide.

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Australia Faces Stormy Future as Temperatures Soar (from @Truthdig)

Australia Faces Stormy Future as Temperatures Soar (from @Truthdig).

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Can Politicians live up to the mark?

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Save Pistol and Boo! Australia, please stand down from waging “war on terrier” on Johnny Depp’s dogs – Salon.com

Save Pistol and Boo! Australia, please stand down from waging “war on terrier” on Johnny Depp’s dogs – Salon.com.

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Tony Abbott Village Idiot

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