▶ In Conversation: Arianna Huffington talks to Tazeen Ahmad – YouTube

It is true that “success” is not validly measured in terms of wealth or material possessions. We need to move our thinking to recognise that true values of success are peace, mindfulness, the time for others, caring, concern for our environment and time for quiet … True life success is a clear conscience, a good heart, and contentment that you will be remembered for what you gave to life and…

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Festival of dangerous marketing tactics – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The pulling of this talk was pure CENSORSHIP. As usual, one of the features that goes to prove the point is that almost no-one who called for it to be banned had actually heard the content – this is generally the way with the most vocal censors. Dee may be right about the title being sensationalist, as were many others that were not pulled, but I don’t think that is…

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Queensland corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald says Newman Government has “flaunted its disdain for democracy and good governance” – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

After the corruption ridden and development at all costs days of Bjelke-Petersen, Tony Fitzgerald headed an inquiry that was meant to lead to a fairer and more ethical Queensland political climate. In just a few months, Newman has taken us almost back to what Petersen left. We don’t appear to be quite at the brown paper bag stage as yet but with the interference to the judiciary and the lack…

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Parliament teeters between infantile and absurd – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia needs not only a new government but a new electoral and governance paradigm and it needs it NOW! What of the Australian bush myth, now? Apparently, if it ever had relevance to the character of the Australian people, that has most certainly disappeared now. How is it that we of perhaps the richest nation in the World, occupiers of a total continent, rich in natural resources; outstanding and irreplaceable…

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Asylum plan defies law and decency – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This plan is totally immoral. It is yet another example of the right wing Abbott government’s inhuman, uncaring and unconscionable behaviour. That an Australian government, custodians of one of the richest countries in the World should act in this way is a complete and utter disgrace. This Liberal National Party government is the worst that Australia has ever known, not withstanding the horrors of the Howard years. It is neo-conservatism…

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