Tax fraud at the top

No surprise if the charges stick. I’m just surprised that most people don’t yet understand that corruption and fraud are predominantly to be found among those in senior positions. Not only that but it seems that the more senior, the more corrupt. Right across society, those who are most readily regarded as “respectable” and “upstanding” citizens are usually the most hypocritical and parsimonious among us. High office is rarely achieved…

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Federal politicians claim almost $48 million in expenses: Find out how much your local MP spent

Many Australian politicians, if not corrupt, are certainly unethical & careless with public funds, not only in pursuing legitimate duties of office but in bending the rules for private indulgence. They already receive far greater pay and entitlements than the average and this rorting should be stopped. What it displays is their total disdain for the average citizen – those that they purport to represent.

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Inside Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials

YOU need to be aware of how legislation relating to “terrorism” has been introduced and passed into law in Australia and how that legislation now allows the detaining without charge or trial of just about anyone on the say so of just about no-one for the suspicion of a potentials of possibly having thought or thinking about maybe doing something … In other words, this country, particularly but not only,…

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The inanity of populism or how Tony Abbott pulls the wool over people’s eyes.

This is an exchange that took place today on Google. It highlights the sad plight in which our nation finds itself and the appalling delusions that have been perpetrated by elements of our mass media, our school system, our culture and, most sadly of all, by those who should be role models for principles of democracy, human rights, compassion & understanding. Make of it what you will. It is unedited…

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1788 – Invasion No. 1 – 2015 Invasion No. 2?

We, all Australian people, the First Australians and the last Australians and all of us in between who remain alive need to stand up against yet another abuse of the people from whom the British stole this land in 1788. Non Aboriginal Australians have not yet taken responsibility for the devastating effect that invasion had on the First Australians nor that, in so many ways, their ill-treatment and dispossession continues….

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Tony Abbott backs closure of remote Indigenous communities

Tony Abbott is a complete imposter. Our self appointed Minister for Indigenous Affairs shows a complete lack of understanding both for history and the rights of the traditional owners of this land. His claim that the government can’t support remote Aboriginal communities because the people living in them are making a “life-style choice” is both insulting and specious. Mr Abbott is determined to ignore the fact that this country belongs…

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Retain our privacy, not our data

Changes to legislation which provide increased powers for our police and security agencies are unnecessary – as is the collection of the, as yet undefined, “metadata” and, even worse, its retention. Right wing, stick approach, law and order simpletons will argue that these powers are necessary in a climate of supposedly increasing “terror” threats, domestic violence & child abuse. These arguments are specious, however. The increased terror threat is more…

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