Social security for the disadvantaged now left to robots.

LNP Class warfare.  50 top earning Australian companies pay no tax.  Disadvantaged are deemed guilty until and unless they can prove innocence. This is the pernicious treatment that misguided voters and the privileged endorsed when re-electing the Abbott/Turnbull government. This will always be the case as long as neo-liberal economics – already proved a failure – continues to provide the base assumptions for our economic system. If profit is put…

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Public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

Outrageously, the Liberal National Party alway claim to be the best money managers.  They may be the best money managers for those at the top of the financial tree and for big business but for the nation? – NOT AT ALL. We have seen this government waste $millions on off-shore detention of asylum seekers.  We have seen them give $50 million to Cambodia to resettle just 2 asylum-seekers, one of…

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Populism Politics : The Defeat of Reason

This is one of the most terrible days I can remember of my almost 70 years alive. I have long been disturbed by the dumbing-down of the population and the impact of neoliberal economics and globalisation on our own and other nations. We have seen the 1% reach ownership of over 50% of the World’s wealth and their piece of the pie continues to grow. At the same time, in…

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LNP Plebiscite Defeated in Senate

Now, inevitably, the conservative, privileged backed, LNP government will claim that the ALP and the Greens are the ones who have prevented the opportunity for marriage equality. In reality, there was never need for a plebiscite, which would not have been binding on the Parliament anyway but would still have required a parliamentary vote. All that is needed to provide marriage equality for Australians is for a change to be…

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Women: We need more to run for office.

We need PEOPLE in public office. Men have predominated in most of these roles. Some have been empathetic, compassionate, intelligent, and genuinely sought to improve the lot of all. Far more have been narcissistic, prejudiced, ideologically static, and about self-interest, Of the women who *have* achieved rolls of status and power, we have had a similar mix. We have seen the bad in such as Indira Ghandi, Golda Meir and…

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Socially Manufactured Hate

Small minded, insular and ignorant people will probably always exist. Certainly, their numbers will not decrease unless and until we are led by honest, caring and selfless leaders who model integrity and explain the opportunity offered by differences in cultural traits and mores. We also need to recognise that schooling is *not* education and that the “3 r’s”, whilst providing a functional basis for life, do little to instil a…

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LNP derision of ABC is succeeding.

I dislike the use of expletive-ridden abuse and hateful criticism on social media. However, Chris Uhlman does not report objectively, far too often offering extremely superficial, flawed, and even apparently intentionally biased views. Virginia Trioli is guilty of a similar inability to report objectively, as are many others. Chris Uhlman,Virginia Trioli, and others will, of course, have their own take on issues and they are entitled to do so. However,…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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DONATE as though you were 5 times richer!

For the next 5 days, CARE has sponsors who will match your DONATION to make it worth 5 (FIVE) times what you give. Please get on board and DONATE. CARE is a top-rated organisation by Charity Navigator (Leading evaluation agency for charities) and at least 90% of its donations actually fund PROGRAMS rather than administration, publicity or fund-raising. If you have little, as do I, this is a chance to…

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