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The Failings Of Westminster: Scott Morrison’s Shadow Government

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:57 AM
Why the sharp intake of breath, the tingling shock? In one of the world’s most secretive liberal democracies , the revelation that the previous Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison ran a shadow government overseen by personal quasi-despotic ... Read more...

On The Case For Nationalising Our Urban Bus Services

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:42 AM
When it comes to funding and managing public transport, should local government or central government bear most of the responsibility for delivering a quality service? Ratepayers or taxpayers? Those basic questions re-surfaced yesterday, after the government ... Read more...

Stumbling Surveillance: The End Of The COVIDSafe App

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 02:06 PM
It took a few years of tolerable incompetence, caused fears about security, and was meant to be the great surveillance salvation to reassure us all. Instead, Australia’s COVIDSafe App only identified two positive cases of infection during the SARS-CoV-2 ... Read more...

On The Sharma Chameleon

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 11:07 AM
Gather round the camp-fire, folks. Let me tell you about the Ice Age era of the fourth Labour government, when mean, sabre-toothed tigers like Richard Prebble ranged at large within the Labour caucus. A being so mean and fierce that - legend has it ... Read more...

When And How To Print Money

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2022 02:24 PM
Money creation by the Reserve Bank has been rightly blamed for contributing to our high inflation rate, but this is because the money has gone to the wrong sector of our economy. Read more...

Traveling Business Class? Find The Best And Worst Airports To Connect Your Flights In Europe

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2022 02:11 PM
Traveling business class is a wonderful experience that many people don't get to experience in their lifetime. Whether you are seeking to make a quick business trip or travel for leisure, the experience makes for a special moment. But which are the ... Read more...

Ukraine Is A Wake-Up Call For Europe

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2022 07:05 AM
It is becoming clear that U.S. neoconservatives have succeeded in creating a warmongering, anti-Russian mood in Europe through an unprecedented information war, the consequences of which will take some time to assess. It is, however, possible to identify the ... Read more...

A Looting Matter: Cambodia’s Stolen Antiquities

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 12:47 PM
Cambodia has often featured in the Western imagination as a place of plunder and pilfering. Temples and artefacts of exquisite beauty have exercised the interest of adventurers and buccaneers who looted with almost kleptocratic tendency. In 1924, ... Read more...

On How National’s ”New” Welfare Plan Resurrects A Past Failure

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 11:24 AM
Sam Uffindell’s defenders keep reminding us that he was only 16 at the time of the King’s College incident, and haven’t we all done things in our teens that, as adults, we look back on with shame and embarrassment? True. Let's be honest. Haven’t ... Read more...

Without Palestine, There Is No Arab Unity: Why Normalization With Israel Will Fail

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 06:57 AM
It seemed all but a done deal: Israel is finally managing to bend the Arabs to its will, and Palestine is becoming a marginal issue that no longer defines Israel’s relations with Arab countries. Indeed, normalization with Israel is afoot, and the ... Read more...
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