Blame the Victim: The Real Cause of Centrelink Crisis

This resonates so strongly with me that I can and do believe it is more than fair comment. My view is that those who think this is just an attack by a disgruntled ex-employee are wrong, and most probably fans of nasty LNP ideology. Paul Shelter clearly attempted to change the culture whilst remaining in-house. However, as is almost always the case, it is virtually impossible to change the mindset…

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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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Be under no illusion: Malcolm Turnbull wants to destroy Australian literature

“The Liberals are a Party of Phillistines”. I have to agree. Indeed, how could anyone not agree? Their attacks on arts funding, their reneging on Gonski reforms, their obsession with “growth”, their continuing denunciation and undermining of the ABC, their support for profit before people and, indeed, their dismissal of scientific evidence when making decisions and arrogant pursuit of a neo-liberal economic agenda that favours the wealthy and increases the…

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LetThemStay

STOP! THIS MEAN-SPIRITED ETHOS so cultivated by John Howard and Tony Abbott and now maintained – albeit under a sleek and smoother facade – by Malcolm Turnbull has to stop. Neo-liberalism/Neo-conservatism – call it what you will – is at the heart of the World’s woes. It is responsible for the vast inequity in our world which sees 53 men and 9 women share as much wealth as 3.6 Billion…

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Internet speeds: Australia ranks 44th: LNP NBN part of problem

They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well now we have the proof regarding the LNP disruption of the NBN and its investment in obsolescent technology. We, one of the richest countries in the World, are now 44th in terms of Internet speeds – and declining year by year. Without a doubt, when we finally get a government with sense, and one that listens to the…

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