Tag Archives: Australia’s Shame

Still a sorry state | The Monthly

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Assimilate but GTFO – of our billboards – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Assimilate but GTFO! Is Pauline Hanson and her happy hate club slowly choking the fair go to death? Source: Assimilate but GTFO – of our billboards – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away | Kevin Evans | Opinion | The Guardian

Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis Source: Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping … Continue reading

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Inglourious Basterd(s): John Howard’s case to answer on invasion of Iraq

Had the ICC aggression amendment existed back in 2003, John Howard would have been tried as a war criminal. Source: Inglourious Basterd(s): John Howard’s case to answer on invasion of Iraq

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Julie Bishop backs Israel rather than the US over UN resolution

Australia has broken ranks with the United States and New Zealand over Israel, indicating that it would most likely have opposed the UN Security Council resolution condemning its settlements on Palestinian land. Source: Julie Bishop backs Israel rather than the … Continue reading

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Finland Set To Become First Country To Remove All Traditional School Subjects

Finland’s education system is always in the top ten in international ratings and is considered one of the best in the world. The authorities have decided to make changes in their already excellent school system. Source: Finland Set To Become … Continue reading

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Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

We charge individuals with crimes, not ethnic communities. There is an important reason why. Source: Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

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It’s no wonder no-one will help Dutton – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s cut to the chase.  Our refugee policy is a dismal failure and making it worse for cynical political purposes is despicable.  Dutton is a disgrace who has been increasingly emboldened by Turnbull’s weak-kneed pandering to the far right and … Continue reading

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Vigilante-style group Soldiers of Odin patrolling Melbourne CBD

; A vigilante-style group is running “safety patrols” in Melbourne’s CBD in a bid to counteract what they claim is rising street crime and the inability of police to protect the public from gangs like Apex. Source: Vigilante-style group Soldiers … Continue reading

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Kunduz Redux: Australia joins US in Deir al-Zour cock up. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

On Saturday at 5pm local time US Central Command launched airstrikes on Syrian army positions in Deir al-Zour in the Thardeh Mountain region, killing 62 Syrian Aran Army soldiers and leaving over 100 injured. The SAA was defending a position … Continue reading

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Australia engages second agency for sole refugee in Cambodia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Government will not explain why it is engaging a second resettlement agency for the sole Nauru refugee who resettled in Cambodia. Source: Australia engages second agency for sole refugee in Cambodia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day | World news | The Guardian

Terror group says it targeted Shia Muslims breaking Ramadan fast in suburb of Karada Source: Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day | World news | The Guardian

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Federal election 2016: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton links asylum seekers with terrorism

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has linked asylum seekers with terrorism, insisting recent attacks overseas have made border security a key issue for voters at the election. Source: Federal election 2016: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton links asylum seekers with terrorism

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Peter Dutton says news organisations are ‘prolonging the difficulty’ of asylum seekers through coverage – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton hits out at the media over its coverage of asylum seekers and refugees. Source: Peter Dutton says news organisations are ‘prolonging the difficulty’ of asylum seekers through coverage – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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After Asking For A Photo To Be Taken Off Twitter, This Politician Became A Meme – BuzzFeed News

He really should have seen this coming. Source: After Asking For A Photo To Be Taken Off Twitter, This Politician Became A Meme – BuzzFeed News

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The diggers Australia almost forgot – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tens of thousands of people have turned out across the country for Anzac Day services, but despite our collective pledge to remember, there are some diggers who were very nearly forgotten. Source: The diggers Australia almost forgot – The Drum … Continue reading

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The ICC debunked – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Tracie Aylmer Over the past year, people have come to me asking about the International Criminal Court (ICC). While I have recently tried to take a break, events at the ICC haven’t allowed for me to truly get away … Continue reading

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The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

Source: The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

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The World’s Most Popular Website Just Ripped The Rug Out From Under Australia Day – New Matilda

If you were hoping to wake up to an all ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi’ Australia Day this morning, then whatever you do, don’t log onto the world’s largest website. In a stunning departure from convention, today’s ‘Google Doodle’ … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics. ‘A Coalition of well-educated No Hopers’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday January  13  2016 1 Tony Abbott came to the Prime Ministership with a mixture of negative malevolence, callous misogyny, lying, cheating and creating crisis when none existed. With the support of Rupert Murdoch he successfully deceived the Australian public … Continue reading

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Australia’s media in 2015: a year of distortions, disservice and disgrace

2015 was another year of profound shame for Australia’s mainstream media. Alan Austin reports. Source: Australia’s media in 2015: a year of distortions, disservice and disgrace

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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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Drum interview: Climate change isn’t going to wait for Australia – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The UK’s head climate advisor has slammed Australia’s efforts to reduce green house gas emissions, labelling targets sad and a disgrace. Source: Drum interview: Climate change isn’t going to wait for Australia – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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“Death Cult Bad. Escaping Death Cult On Boat Badder”: Government Talking Points Leaked

By The Shovel on September 4, 2015 The evil Death Cult wreaking havoc across the Middle East has absolutely no regard for human life, and its victims should under no circumstances try to escape on a boat, leaked Government talking … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea has no arrangements with Iran to accept forced removal of asylum seekers. The Australian government supports it.

Immigration tries first forced removal from Manus Island

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From those who think Adam Goodes was asking for it. They are the same who say a woman raped was asking for it. Reversing the notion of victim.

Five People Who Know The Real Victims Of The Goodes Booing Saga Are White Australians Surely Adam Goodes isn’t booed because he’s Indigenous? Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal that enraged Hitler … The hero who couldn’t find work when … Continue reading

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The Australian children 24 times more likely to face jail than their peers

The Australian children 24 times more likely to face jail than their peers.

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‘Typical Dirty Black F**ks’: Alice Springs Vigilantes Form ‘Paramilitary’ Group | newmatilda.com

‘Typical Dirty Black F**ks’: Alice Springs Vigilantes Form ‘Paramilitary’ Group | newmatilda.com.

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Closing your ears on closing the gap – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Closing your ears on closing the gap – » The Australian Independent Media Network.

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Charlie’s Country review: Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil produce a work for the ages: NOT TO BE MISSED

In years to come, the work that Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil have done together in the past dozen years will take an exalted place in the history of Australian film. There is no partnership like it in our … Continue reading

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Vandals deface Australia Day plaque for anti-racism hero Adam Goodes

The damaged plaque, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, displaying the image of Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year 2014. Photo: Graham Tidy Vandals have defaced a plaque that bears the image of champion indigenous football player and Australian … Continue reading

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Manus Island: What will it take to shock us? Opinion By Julian Burnside

The reports coming out of Manus Island right now should be enough to shock us, but they aren’t. What will it take? Barrister Julian Burnside has some ideas. Reports about what is happening on Manus Island are mixed. According to … Continue reading

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Last night, our Parliament said “No!” to compassion and upholding human rights.

Last night our Parliament said “Yes” to further punishing desperate people and using children as bargaining chips.

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Australia slashes funding for UN Environment Programme

Australian minister for the environment Greg Hunt said some of the funds amounted to ‘bureaucratic support’ for the UN. Cuts to environmental sustainability agency make country a ‘global pariah on the climate front’, says Australian Greens party Australia will cut … Continue reading

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Australian actor Bryan Brown launches campaign against holding asylum seeker children in detention

Video: Actor Bryan Brown says child detention must be addressed. (ABC News) Photo: Actor Bryan Brown and his actress wife Rachel Ward have both spoken out about the detention of asylum seeker children. (Gaye Gerard: Getty Images) Related Story: AMA … Continue reading

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Only 38% of Australia’s Ebola funds have made it to Africa, group claims. Is there anything noble about this government?

Advocacy group One says the global response to the virus has been too slow and funds are stuck in treasury departments Only 38% of the funds pledged by Australia to fight the Ebola crisis have been distributed to stricken west … 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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BOLT IS SCUM, MALCOLM FRASER IS A LIBERAL, A HUMAN AND SO RIGHT

Bolt is Scum Quote: “WHY have the Greens — and leftists such as former prime minister Malcolm Fraser — made Sri Lanka their favourite villain?  “Is it so they can now attack Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a criminal for … Continue reading

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