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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Bigotry In The Name Of God: The Case Against Religious Exemptions – New Matilda

Religion and its representatives and adherents remains predominantly regarded as respectable individuals of good character, compassionate in attitude, peaceful in mood and caring and non-judgmental about others who are less fortunate in their lives. We all know that this picture is extremely flawed. It may certainly apply to some of the religious and adherents of many religions do indeed thrive on doing good works and helping those that are disadvantaged….

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Icac: the NSW Liberal party scalps claimed so far – full list of MPs

OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM IS IN STRIFE. Corruption is rife. Deceit is commonplace. Lies are so ubiquitous they become accepted as reality. The electorate has no say in what happens to it – it is told what will happen to it. Accountability is claimed as existing through the calling of elections each 3 years. In fact, once elected, each government does what it wants, even abandoning or doing a complete about…

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Labor has not backflipped on corporate tax cuts. Here are the facts …

Much has been made of Labor’s apparent ‘backflip’ on corporate tax cuts. But the party has held a fairly consistent position in opposition as evidence mounts that tax cuts may not be all they’re cracked up to be Source: Labor has not backflipped on corporate tax cuts. Here are the facts | Kristina Keneally | Opinion | The Guardian

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Panama Papers and Mossack Fonseca explained

This scandal is nothing new. Anyone remotely interested and aware of current affairs and what is happening in the World, let alone anyone who explores capitalism and its afficionados, has long been aware of the actions of the “respectable” and “upstanding” citizens that are actually on the fringes of legality and very often far beyond them. No, this is not new. This is disguised and hidden and not talked about…

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I’m an American living in Sweden. Here’s why I came to embrace the higher taxes. – Vox

So there are countries that take a “collective” (no pun intended) approach to the use of taxation dollars and that are able to devise an equitable and effective system with minimum inefficiencies and headaches for tax-payers. I’ve often wondered what it is about the Scandinavian part of the World. What is it about the people that they so often seem to be more together and progressive than elsewhere? It particularly…

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