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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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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Adding insult to injury : unemployment in Australia

Unemployment is, for most, a devastating experience. Paid work is essential for most people, simply because without it, they are unlikely to have the funds to house, feed, and clothe themselves and their families or dependents. Leaving aside the economics, however, the reality is that human beings NEED to work. For most, if not all, work enhances life. It provides stimulation and challenge, an opportunity to learn and develop skills,…

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Homelessness: An abomination in a world of wealth.

Millions of people in our world are homeless. 1% of the World’s population now own more than 50% of the World’s wealth. The self-imposed curse on humanity is our own greed and unwillingness to share. We have created the inequity that exists. It is not necessary. It is not inevitable. There are more than enough resources in our world for all to have the basic necessities of life and more….

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Northern Territory abuse reflects OUR ‘blame’ culture.

BLAME! Sadly, in Australia today we have a culture of blame. When things go wrong, usually the first response is to start pointing fingers. We have to have a culprit. Not only that but, far too often, we then seek revenge. That revenge can take many forms. It may mean public shaming, imprisonment, excessive claims for “compensation”, calls for harsher penalties or longer sentences. Whatever its nature it reflects the…

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Why America needs Bernie Sanders to be its anti-poverty spokesman

No reasonable person could be anything other than mystified at the unfolding of the US Presidential electoral process and what it has produced this year. On the right-wing, we have a rich, bigoted, buffoon of mediocre intellect and dangerously discriminatory and pseudo nationalistic sentiments. This is a man who, under no circumstances, should ever be allowed to head a nation, let alone one of the most powerful in the World….

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