Rape – Why do men sexually assault women?

This  The actions behind the Dutch backpacker’s brave escape are sadly familiar  is an unfortunate article for at least two reasons: firstly that the reality of rape and attempted rape gave cause for it to be written at all, and secondly because its extensive generalisation tends to reinforce the notion of females as victims and males as grossly deviant and prone to sexual assault of women, often accompanied by aggression…

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27 Things To Give A S**t About In 2017

APATHY is tacit consent.  We need to CARE & ACT, not just for ourselves but for others.  In fact, to put others first is the way to ethical and moral behaviour and to build yourself. There are many people who stand up and speak out.  Often they are derided as “patsy’s” or “bunnies” – stupid for sticking their heads above the parapet.  They are effectively derided for taking action against…

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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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Public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

Outrageously, the Liberal National Party alway claim to be the best money managers.  They may be the best money managers for those at the top of the financial tree and for big business but for the nation? – NOT AT ALL. We have seen this government waste $millions on off-shore detention of asylum seekers.  We have seen them give $50 million to Cambodia to resettle just 2 asylum-seekers, one of…

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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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Socially Manufactured Hate

Small minded, insular and ignorant people will probably always exist. Certainly, their numbers will not decrease unless and until we are led by honest, caring and selfless leaders who model integrity and explain the opportunity offered by differences in cultural traits and mores. We also need to recognise that schooling is *not* education and that the “3 r’s”, whilst providing a functional basis for life, do little to instil a…

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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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