Tag: Australia

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

No one laughs at God in a hospital but the LNP and Sky News After Dark do. Medicine like Climate science isn’t an exact but the Deniers appreciate and take advice from doctors if and when it suits their interests. When it doesn’t they become anti-vaxxers pout scream but still expect hospitals and doctors to take care of them and their children. Hospitals are dealing with more Covid now than ever before and now they blame Dan Andrews for giving them what they wanted. They check the weather forecasts and act accordingly but laugh at Climate science simply because it suits their interests to demand it to be exact not skeptical the very nature of the inquiry, research and it’s resulting predictions.

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic. Our research, published today in Nature Climate Change, looks at the profound consequences to global climate if this Atlantic conveyor collapses entirely.

Source: A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

It is hard to fathom what a hateful place Australia has become – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We have become a hateful place over the last decade – suspicious of each other, greedy, unprincipled, uncaring, focused only on what’s in it for me.

The election showed the country is ready for a reset. It will be up to all of us to be part of that. We can and must do better.

Source: It is hard to fathom what a hateful place Australia has become – » The Australian Independent Media Network

3 ways Australia can become a Renewable Energy Superpower – without Leaving anyone Behind

3 ways Australia could have been a Renewable Energy Super Power & 100 ways how Morrison’s LNP ignored it but for only 1 Reason “Power”

Australians will bear yet another blow to our cost of living in July when electricity prices will surge up to 18.3%, which amounts to over A$250 per year in some cases.

Source: 3 ways Australia can become a Renewable Energy Superpower – without Leaving anyone Behind

Watch how a Murdoch outlet in the founder’s native Australia supports gun control after mass shootings | Media Matters for America

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It’s the business of “Cash For Comment”. In Murdoch’s world  “Show Me Your Money” comes first, last , and is the determinator of the long term policy.

As the country reels from yet another horrific mass shooting, right-wing media outlets like Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News are doing all they can to halt any progress on reforming the country’s gun laws. But a totally different story is being told in Australia — the original home of the Murdoch family’s media empire — where Murdoch outlets have instead touted the importance of gun safety, and are now highlighting the dangerous conditions of gun proliferation in the United States.

Murdoch’s news channel in Australia has celebrated the country’s gun control laws — and expressed hope that the U.S. would adopt similar ones

Source: Watch how a Murdoch outlet in the founder’s native Australia supports gun control after mass shootings | Media Matters for America

Leaked texts show Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she’d ask president in advance – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Leaked texts show Fox News' Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she'd ask president in advance

Murdoch Practice. In the UK criminal phone taps anything to get ahead of the competion. In US largely PR staging Interviews & promoting Republican interests while trashing the Dems. In Australia, simply being the largest private player in the nation’s quid pro quo cash for comment business.

On Friday, CNN reported that Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo supplied former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows with questions in advance of interviewing former President Donald Trump.

Source: Leaked texts show Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she’d ask president in advance – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Federation Built a Racist and Anti-Worker Australia

Unlike some nations, Australia’s origin story wasn’t marked by revolution or a democratic movement. Rather, it was a way for the colonial bourgeoisie to unite against the union movement and close the nation to non-white immigration.

Source: Federation Built a Racist and Anti-Worker Australia

Racism in Australia is about the structures that ensure non-white people don’t get a fair go | Antoinette Lattouf | The Guardian

Scott Morrison and Danny Abdallah

Racism is Institutionally patterned behaviors generationally evolved historically and regarded as the norm. Some individuals were and are raised and socialized to internalize the cultural beliefs that support those behaviors as the norm. Others see them as unjustifiable systems, and merely socially constructed realities that can be altered and needn’t be maintained. Others see the need for them to be maintained and not altered to avoid disruption to the ” the natural order”. The ongoing though unequal  natural order in evolutions  struggle for power. Change has always been seen as a struggle forced not celebrated but resisted not encouraged by those whose social positon has benefited but not merited by what exists as opposed to what could and should have been. The distinction between Racism and  any Individual is far more complicated by the dichotomy of these macro v micro perspectives.

However, racism is far less about individual acts of kindness toward a grieving family (or, on the flip side, calling an Arab a “terrorist”) and far more about social systems and power structures that ensure non-white people don’t get a fair go. The Abdallahs had trauma and loss – not political power or economic influence. Towke was a young politician with a promising career that he alleges was taken from him, accusing Morrison of using his racial background against him. “I would have been the first Australian of Lebanese heritage to be a federal member of parliament on the Liberal party side and that’s a bit of history there which they stole from me,” he told The Project. Morrison has categorically denied what he describes as “malicious” claims. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re “team Abdallah” or “team Towke” when it comes to the truth about the prime minister. It’s almost inconsequential. Australia’s racism is bigger than one man – even if he is the leader of the country.

Source: Racism in Australia is about the structures that ensure non-white people don’t get a fair go | Antoinette Lattouf | The Guardian

UN doesn’t ‘hold out’ hope Australia will act on climate change

 

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently named Australia a “hold out” on setting stronger emissions reduction targets, writes Michael Mazengarb.

Source: UN doesn’t ‘hold out’ hope Australia will act on climate change

India’s refusal to condemn Russia not an issue for Australia: Barry O’Farrell

Lisa Singh, CEO of the Australia India Institute, and Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, at the Australia India Institute.

When Diplomacy and Hypocrisy stand shoulder to shoulder it’s generally over more than one issue. Australia India and Russia aren’t signatories to the Glasgow Emissions Target agreement on Climate either. We and they are all pro-coal, fossil fuels and stand alone against the rest of the world including the Australian electorate. How is it this Australian Government can declare that the friend of my enemy is our friend and still pretend to support Ukraine? They just do it without qualification expecting we will vote for them? The Morrison Government’s legacy is tarnishing us in the eyes of the world. It’s no wonder why Biden couldn’t remember ScaMo’s name but Trump could.

Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, says the Modi government’s refusal to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not an issue for Australia. Mr O’Farrell, the former premier of NSW, made the remarks at an event in New Delhi for the Australia India Institute, which is led by former Labor senator Lisa Singh. Lisa Singh, CEO of the Australia India Institute, and Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, at the Australia India Institute. Lisa Singh, CEO of the Australia India Institute, and Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, at the Australia India Institute. Australia has expressed concern about suggestions India could bypass Western sanctions via a bespoke banking system and India has been forced to defend its decision to buy up cheap Russian oil. Asked whether India’s “perceived neutrality” on Russia posed concerns for the newly revived Quad alliance – comprising Australia, the United States, India and Japan – O’Farrell said Australia opposed Putin’s war but respected India’s different stance. “In relation to what’s happening in Ukraine, Australia’s made our position very clear – Australia understands India’s position,”

Source: India’s refusal to condemn Russia not an issue for Australia: Barry O’Farrell

How the Communist Party of Australia Built a Mass Movement

The very notion of Democracy and the Separation of Powers lead to a Godless State. However, Scott Morrison believes he was chosen to correct that. He believes he’s more than a member of an elected government but a member of God’s “elect” born to rule and that’s why he’s neither a liar nor a bully. He’s simply right!!

For much of the twentieth century, communism was a global movement, with branches in almost every nation, that sought to do away with the present state of things. It demanded and inspired unswerving loyalty from its members, who built a counterculture embracing almost every aspect of their lives. In this way, communist parties were unlike typical bourgeois parties, who extend politics only to elections and stakeholder management.

Source: How the Communist Party of Australia Built a Mass Movement

How the Communist Party of Australia Built a Mass Movement

This history has been cut from any schools curriculum

Though little discussed today, Australian communism was a movement that changed the lives of its members — and the course of national history.

Source: How the Communist Party of Australia Built a Mass Movement

Putinism is breeding in the heart of the Republican party | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Given Australia’s L-NP is little more than a carbon copy of GOP policies Putanism is also breeding in their heart. Surveillance of Australians has never been greater than the degree to which it has under Peter Dutton and he wants it increased. He wants politician’s parliamentary privilege extended beyond Parliament to be able to defend and sue defamation cases at will and taxpayers’ expense.

The L-NP wants criticism stifled by putting restrictions in place on social media for individuals, disallowing the ABC and Independent media a source of income but ensuring the corporate MSM has theirs. Basically guaranteeing their quid pro quo relationship is in tact and will continue. Lets face it, Murdoch is currently Putin, the GOP’s and the Australian Liberal Party’s biggest supporter and Murdoch is Putin’s in the West. Fox News is even being dubbed and replayed on Russian State Media.

Make no mistake: Putin’s authoritarian neo-fascism has rooted itself in America. It may be possible to prevent Putin’s aggression from spreading to the rest of Europe. But it is not possible to win a cold civil war inside America without destroying the United States – another of Putin’s objectives when he ordered his spy agencies to help Trump.

Source: Putinism is breeding in the heart of the Republican party | Robert Reich | The Guardian

New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed

Peter Dutton runs a Go Fund Me Campaign for flood victims in order to try to save the Government. That’s standard for an IQ like his.

Climatic trends, extreme conditions and sea level rise are already hitting many of Australia’s ecosystems, industries and cities hard. As climate change intensifies, we are now seeing cascading and compounding impacts and risks, including where extreme events coincide. These are placing even greater pressure on our ability to respond. While the work of adaptation has begun, we have found the progress is uneven and insufficient, given the risks we face. These findings are from our work as co-authors of the new Australia and New Zealand chapter in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation, released today.

Source: New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed

How the Left Stopped Fascists From Organizing in Australia

Given what we are witnessing today in Canada, the U.S, and the EU does this still hold true. The demonstrations in the ACT say otherwise.  The organization and money is flowing but from the top-down. There’s cyber communication instigating chaos in all the world’s Democracies under the guise of “freedom” in order to make Authoritarian and Totalitarian nations seem more stable unoppressed and palatable. This is a financed coordinated action that’s drawn in disparate groups of individuals neo-Nazis, nationalists, false flaggers but not any Unions or the Left. Scott Morrison knows well they aren’t from the left so fails to condemn them as he would if they were ANTIFA. It’s why he prefers to say he “understands where they are coming from”. If any were ANTIFA would Morrison be so “understanding”?

This article seems more a cry for help  and is rather a celebration and reminder of history in order for the left to become more active in our current circumstance. The most active action at present is to get rid of the Morrison L-NP.

Far-right organizing in Australia is nothing new. But time and again, coalitions of anti-fascists, union militants, and community organizations have stymied the far right’s rise. That history stands as a resource for the Left to draw from today.

anti-fascists in Australia have beat back the threat of far-right violence time and again. From the Unemployed Workers Movement of the 1930s to Community Action Against Racism in the late 1980s and early ’90s, their lessons stand out clearly. To beat the far right, we need to unite people on the streets while confronting racism head-on and building broad coalitions that include unions and community organizations.

Source: How the Left Stopped Fascists From Organizing in Australia

Fox News is filling its editor positions with GOP operatives and Trump staffers | Media Matters for America

Republican Party and Fox News

There is, and will be, no turnaround by Murdoch Media in this up and coming election. They are currently the Government’s media voice and have had an 8- year investment in place to keep the LNP in government. It’s simply their business model. The undeclared sponsorship of the L-NP voiced across Australia.

Since the start of President Joe Biden’s term, Fox News has hired at least nine editors who previously worked for former President Donald Trump’s administration, Republican campaign offices, or Republican politicians. Many of those editors now cover politics for FoxNews.com. Fox’s Republican hiring spree has come as the network has further cast aside its so-called “news” division in favor of right-wing opinion and Republican-friendly “reporting.” (The division between Fox News’ “opinion” and “news” division has always been a sham.)

Source: Fox News is filling its editor positions with GOP operatives and Trump staffers | Media Matters for America

Slip, sliding away: is Western Australia doing a bit of conscious uncoupling from the rest of Oz? – Michael West Media

Or are they merely escaping the Moronic Morrison Methods for more practical solutions in the face of Covid-19 with OmicronJosh and Scott banging on their door yelling “Open up we’ll keep you safe”

Is a third of the Australian continent planning to stay cut off from the other two-thirds forever. Mark Sawyer ponders the future of the great state of Western Australia.

Source: Slip, sliding away: is Western Australia doing a bit of conscious uncoupling from the rest of Oz? – Michael West Media

Florida Lawmakers Wants To Put Microphones On Teachers | Crooks and Liars

Florida Lawmakers Wants To Put Microphones On Teachers

The Republicans demand stricter Voting ID and like good camp followers Australia’s LNP suggest the same. Republicans demand stricter education measures Australia’s LNP fight for the same. Morrison is against Lockdowns anti-mandates all Republican Trump decrees Morrison adopts the same plan. It looks like a game of Simon Says. Does the Morrison government have any original policies?

The assault on teachers in this country by Republicans continues as a new bill proposed by Florida State Rep. Bob Rommel would allow cameras in the classroom as well as put microphones on teachers to monitor what they say.

Source: Florida Lawmakers Wants To Put Microphones On Teachers | Crooks and Liars

Trump’s troops: The far-right has a tight grip on too many in uniform | Salon.com

 (Getty/Spencer Platt)

Where would Australia be if Trump wins and the Military assisted him in a coup? Morrison has modeled his Government far more on Trump than he has Biden.

He’s right of Trump on Climate Change an an anti- Mandater on vaccines and  lockdowns, “let it rip” his pandemic message. He’s far more aggressively anti- China a manufactured message for domestic  politics. He fundamentally is a Trumpster on borders, media, education, and health. Even the 200% increase in government debt is no longer an issue. By and large, the likelihood of us participating in a war and being a greater target than we were in 2013 has increased insurmountably. Our reliance on a Trump America has been welded by Morrison’s LNP. Unfortunately We saw what happened to the Kurds in Syria, those left behind in  Afghanistan, and weakening ties to the EU under Trump while he cozied up to Russia, Nth Korea, Hungary, and other dictators. Morrison and Abbott have dragged Australia’s reputaion in the eyes of the world to the worst it’s ever been.

The prospect of members of law enforcement agencies and the military breaking off into rogue commands seems like something out of a political thriller. And it’s probably not very likely. But then the election of Donald Trump was unlikely as was the insurrection of January 6th. I would have thought it unlikely that police officers would defend a vicious mob beating other cops with flagpoles or that active duty military would boldly participate in it. We all should recognize by now that anything can happen.

Source: Trump’s troops: The far-right has a tight grip on too many in uniform | Salon.com

Politics isn’t super-appealing to women in Australia right now. Is it different elsewhere? – ABC News

A composite shows close-up portraits of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, Kaja Kallas, Najla Bouden and Magdalena Andersson

In fact, with less than a third of Lower House seats filled by women, Australia is currently ranked 56th in the world when it comes to female representation in parliament, according to figures from the Inter-Parliamentary Union. So what’s holding Australia back while women elsewhere are seemingly smashing through glass ceilings to hold top office?

Source: Politics isn’t super-appealing to women in Australia right now. Is it different elsewhere? – ABC News

Britain’s Two Job Politicians – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The lines seem awfully blurred to me when you see the jobs politicians get post-politics and even more when contracts are handed out untendered it’s extremely difficult to tell when decisions for commissions are made as they were in the case of McGuire. Matthew Guy was sprung in a case realestate insider trading with friends in Philip Island.  Land deals are regularly seen to benefit MPs as is their good fortune and opportunity for insider trading. Or money parked in anonymous accounts even promised at a later date. The bigger problem is that being it’s becoming an increasingly accepted practice and accepted by a apathetic electorate. Councilmen and politician corruption has become the norm in Australia. It has seen us  fall under the International corruption scale. Should we be surprised to find things were far better 8 years ago on most social metrics even corruption?

The role of the parliamentarian, historically, is one of service. The desire to hold two jobs, or more, suggests that such service is severely qualified. In the quotient of democracy and representation, the MP who is ready to tend to the affairs of others is unlikely to focus on the voter. I represent you, but I also represent my client who so happens to be parking his cash in offshore tax havens. I represent you, but I am moonlighting as an advisor for an armaments company. This condition has become rather acute in the British political scene. While a backbencher earns £81,932 annually plus expenses, they may pursue consultancies in the private sector as long as they do not engage in lobbying – a ridiculous fine line. Astonishingly, there is no limit on the number of hours they may spend on these additional jobs. Accordingly, members of parliament have shown marked confusion on how to separate their various jobs. Every so often, business has tended to find its way into the member’s office.

Source: Britain’s Two Job Politicians – » The Australian Independent Media Network

American Institutions Are Not Taking the Threat of Right-Wing Violence Seriously Enough | Washington Monthly

Australian Institutions have been historically actively in persecuting left-wing thinking if it moved too far left for conservatives. The false flag cry today has always been ANTIFA ANTIFA

It’s hard to talk about the threat of right-wing violence without sounding alarmist. After all, America has made it this far without succumbing to fascism—and the creaky institutional guardrails have held during national emergencies, including the Trump years. Even the January 6 insurrectionists didn’t have the look of a competent paramilitary force. It can’t happen here, right? But it’s time to start getting alarmed—and for our institutions to respond accordingly. Right-wing and white supremacist domestic terrorism is at highs not seen since the Jim Crow era. QAnon and Q-adjacent conspiracy theories have metastasized political disagreements and underlying racist and misogynist sentiments in the minds of millions of conservatives, some of whom now believe they are engaging in a battle with cannibal pedophile agents of Satan who steal every election. These wild and unfounded beliefs, in turn, provide them justification for almost any kind of violence in response.

Source: American Institutions Are Not Taking the Threat of Right-Wing Violence Seriously Enough | Washington Monthly

Australia ranked last for climate policies, 58th overall out of 64 countries

Australia’s climate policies have been ranked last out of 64 countries and the nation among the worst offenders for emissions, renewables and energy use.

Source: Australia ranked last for climate policies, 58th overall out of 64 countries

COP26: Biden first President to Back Sweeping Measures on Climate, as for-profit Press lets Denialist Republicans off the Hook

America and The UK have left Australia eating their dust

Biden is the first president to take the climate emergency seriously as an emergency. He has many levers of power to begin turning the USS America around on this issue, and if he can get us headed in the right direction, that will have enormous downstream impacts on our future and the future of the globe.

Source: COP26: Biden first President to Back Sweeping Measures on Climate, as for-profit Press lets Denialist Republicans off the Hook

Asia’s energy pivot is a warning to Australia: clinging to coal is bad for the economy

The COP26 climate negotiations are just weeks away, and the tide is now turning against international finance of coal-fired power generation. The implications for Australia cannot be ignored.

Source: Asia’s energy pivot is a warning to Australia: clinging to coal is bad for the economy

Afghan army deserter Hekmatullah, who murdered three Australian soldiers, freed from custody in Qatar – ABC News

Three caskets are carried by three groups of soldiers into the back of an aircraft, on a runway at a military base

We seem more concerned about the freeing of an Afghan soldier who killed 3 Australians than we do about Australian soldiers accused of criminally murdering Afghan innocents. Something suggests we don’t regard Afgan lives as quite the same? Given we recently saw the status of the Afghan army can he legitimately even be called a deserter?

Hekmatullah killed three Australian soldiers while they were playing cards in 2012 He spent seven years in prison in Afghanistan, but was transferred to Qatar last year during US-Taliban peace talks He was released from custody when the Taliban retook Kabul in August, and his whereabouts cannot be verified

Source: Afghan army deserter Hekmatullah, who murdered three Australian soldiers, freed from custody in Qatar – ABC News

Road to net zero: What the world thinks about Australia’s climate policy

climate change World leaders slam Australia's climate change policy

Australia is becoming a pariah on the world stage when it comes to climate policy. From initially refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, to remaining dependent on coal, successive Australian governments have repeatedly adopted policies that put them at odds with their foreign counterparts. Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, here’s what world leaders and environmentalists have said about Australia’s climate change track record.

Source: Road to net zero: What the world thinks about Australia’s climate policy

Zoe Daniel: Americans now think Australians are crazy

Zoe Daniel

But while many Australians have seen uniformed officers enforcing COVID restrictions as an overreach, especially in poor and culturally diverse communities, some Americans are more outraged than we are. Just as Australians don’t understand the American psyche when it comes to things like gun rights, many freedom loving Americans just do not get why most Australians have tolerated such harsh limits on their liberty during the pandemic. That’s despite the huge disparity in infection and death rates between the two countries.

Source: Zoe Daniel: Americans now think Australians are crazy

How the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal affected Australia’s standing on the national stage

An illustration of Morrison and Macron.

Frozen out in Europe, feted in Washington, alarming some of its south-east Asian neighbours: questions are being raised about whether Australia has the right diplomatic skills and resources to perform on the world stage.

Source: How the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal affected Australia’s standing on the national stage

The new climate “pledge” from the Murdochs is straight from the fossil fuel playbook | Media Matters for America

Australia fires Fox News prime time

Plan to advocate for carbon neutrality in Australia is not likely to change Fox News’ climate denial coverage in the U.S.

Source: The new climate “pledge” from the Murdochs is straight from the fossil fuel playbook | Media Matters for America

Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision. | by Matt Barrie | Aug, 2021 | Medium

Everything Morrison’s Plan isn’t: Israel is sliding and failing Taiwan isn’t it’s back to ZERO

“Countries that consistently aim for elimination — ie, maximum action to  stop community transmission as quickly as possible — have generally fared better than countries that opt for mitigation targeted way to reduce cases so as not to overwhelm health-care systems.”  Countries opting for elimination fare better for health, economy & civil liberties. Source: The Lancet.

Joint modeling for the “opening up” strategy has been conducted by the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing at University of Western Australia, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne and an independent modeling expert. “If 70% of adult Australians (excluding children <16 years) were fully vaccinated, but with a 95% vaccination level for those aged ≥60 years, the AZ-mRNA strategy would eventually result in some 6.9 million symptomatic COVID-19 cases, 154,000 hospitalisations, and 29,000 fatalities.” It concludes: “The consequences of opening up prematurely could prove to be both irreversible and unacceptable. Aus

Source: Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision. | by Matt Barrie | Aug, 2021 | Medium

The discovery of Indigenous children’s bodies in Canada is horrific, but Australia has similar tragedies it’s yet to reckon with

This article contains distressing information on Stolen Generations and residential schools. When I read that the bodies of 215 children had been found in unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, Turtle Island (Canada), my heart ached for these children and the First Nation’s communities they belong to. Weeks later, the Cowessess First Nation announced they had also found the remains of 751 people, mostly children, at the former Marieval Indian Residential School using ground-penetrating radar. The residential school system in Canada was a tool of cultural genocide that worked explicitly through the forced removal of children and young people from their families. The impact of policies that enabled this to happen have been felt by generations of Métis, Inuit and First Nations peoples. The last school closed in 1996. Get your news from people who know what they’re talking about. As the tally of bodies found in unmarked graves continues to grow, residential school survivors warn this is just the beginning. The experiences of Indigenous childre

Source: The discovery of Indigenous children’s bodies in Canada is horrific, but Australia has similar tragedies it’s yet to reckon with

US, European and UK diplomats meet to encourage Australia to ramp up climate action | Australian politics | The Guardian

Coal fired power station at sunset

Proof that Australia is the world’s laggard on Climate Change.

Exclusive: Diplomats have had multiple meetings in Canberra to discuss ways to engage with Australia on setting stronger climate targets

Source: US, European and UK diplomats meet to encourage Australia to ramp up climate action | Australian politics | The Guardian

“The Final Solution” Who Used The Term First – The Nazi Party or The Canadian Government? – Collective Evolution

Conservatives in Australia refuse to even address issues of this nature in Australia. Why was a population of 700k reduced to half in less than 200 years? Instead crying that any attempt to investigate these matters is necessary to do so is regaled as a form of “Black Racism”,  an effort to “Cancel and tarnish White Culture”, and some form of “Race Replacement”. Andrew Bolt, who is obsessed with matters of race rales against any critical assessment let alone discussed in our classrooms. British Colonialism arrived on these shores with a mindset well and truly established and practiced in other settler colonies and it certainly wasn’t one with human rights in mind.

“The Final Solution” is a term coined by the Nazi party, describing their plan for the genocide and murder of Jews during the second World War. It represented a policy of deliberate and systematic genocide which culminated in the Holocaust. The type of genocidal actions witnessed during World War 2, and in many other parts of the world, is something that also occurred in North America prior to the Second World War. Some Scholars have estimated that prior to the ‘discovery’ of the Americas by Europeans, the pre-contact era population could have been as high as 100 million people. We are taught in high school that the mass disappearance and depopulation of the indigenous was due to disease brought over by the Europeans, but recent history involving the Canadian residential school system may be a catalyst for many to question this narrative. There were most certainly other factors.

Source: “The Final Solution” Who Used The Term First – The Nazi Party or The Canadian Government? – Collective Evolution

FATF Chance: Senators tackle Australia’s status as paradise for white collar criminals – Michael West

AML-CTF, money laundering, AUSTRAC

For 15 years political parties have blocked action on stopping money laundering through Australia. Labor is planning to bring on a vote today for a parliamentary inquiry that could finally end the stalemate and ensure the nation is no longer a haven for the proceeds of foreign crime and corruption. Nathan Lynch reports.

Source: FATF Chance: Senators tackle Australia’s status as paradise for white collar criminals – Michael West

We could be a superpower: 3 ways Australia can take advantage of the changing geopolitics of energy

Australia should embrace the opportunity to become a renewable energy power. If we don’t act now, with the global energy transition gathering pace, Australia could be exposed to a hostile international energy environment with profound economic, security and diplomatic consequences.

Source: We could be a superpower: 3 ways Australia can take advantage of the changing geopolitics of energy

India travel ban: Australia hasn’t banned flights from any other country

An Indian doctor wearing PPE examines a patient at a hospital in Delhi on 13 April 2021

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, an infectious diseases expert at the University of New South Wales and member of the WHO’s COVID-19 team, said a Guardian analysis of data showed India had fewer cases per capita than either the United States or the United Kingdom during their COVID-19 peaks. She said the data suggested the ban for India was likely an “act out of fear” and said it should be reversed “to ensure there is no misconception the ban is in any way racist”. While other countries have suffered horrific virus surges, Australia’s response hasn’t been to put up an impenetrable wall. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve done instead.

Source: India travel ban: Australia hasn’t banned flights from any other country

Jacinda Ardern savaged as UK Parliament declares treatment of Uighurs genocide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

London: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been savaged for allegedly sucking up to China and turning her back on the Five Eyes alliance during a historic debate in which British MPs unanimously declared that China was carrying out genocide and crimes against humanity.

Source: Jacinda Ardern savaged as UK Parliament declares treatment of Uighurs genocide

Church of Scientology accounts show it shifts millions to Australia

The international Church of Scientology has shifted tens of millions of dollars into Australia.

The Church of Scientology has shifted tens of millions of dollars into Australia, which has become an international haven for the controversial religion where it makes tax-free profits with minimal scrutiny.

Source: Church of Scientology accounts show it shifts millions to Australia