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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Marxism Today: the forgotten visionaries whose ideas could save Labour

Our World is under the control of neo-liberal, right wing, conservative power brokers. They comprise wealthy individuals, global corporations and polically powerful heads of government. “Socialism” is a dirty word. “Marxism” is unmentionable. Yet so much of the World’s disadvantage, poverty, injustice and perversion can reasonably be demonstrated as attributable to capitalist economy and the politics of conservatism and the right wing. In most rich democracies, the political left is…

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Bad Aunty: Seven Years On, How ABC Lateline Sparked The Racist NT Intervention

Self-praise is really no recommendation, so, in 2011, when television personality Tony Jones described ABC Lateline’s 2006 coverage of sexual violence in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities – reporting which led directly to the 2007 NT intervention – as among the best he’d ever seen, I was a little underwhelmed. Jones, of course, is the former anchor of Lateline, now the face of the popular Q&A program. My sense of…

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If you live in a sewer, there’s not much to do but throw effluent…

It seems that Tony Abbott & his ministers are stuck so far down in the sewer that they can’t find their way out. Instead, they just throw effluent out at anyone who has the audacity to ask them why they chose to go down there and stay there despite the unhealthy atmosphere and smell. The Trade Union Royal Commission is nothing but a witch hunt. The LNP and its backers,…

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Why did the world ignore Boko Haram’s Baga attacks?

It is difficult to reconcile the variance in levels of response, grief and outrage at loss of life in the world, with the causes and extent of that loss. There certainly seems to be no sense of correspondence between the nature of the reasons for death and the numbers killed with the level, length and intensity of the responses to it. The $$$billions of dollars massive military response by the…

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#QldVotes A quick & dirty guide to Queensland (No-style) Politics

They say that, in polite company, you shouldn’t talk about sex, politics or religion. The reasoning is that these are topics about which people have strong opinions (or embarrassing opinions) and that therefore, raising them, may promote conflict and ruin the general atmosphere and camaraderie. It is also the reason why “polite company” is often so boring. In Queensland, the situation is that you don’t talk about these topics at…

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Can the last person Left on the Right, please turn out the lights?

It is heartening to read commentators who have no vested interest in the ideology of one party or another. Noely’s article represents what I believe is in the minds of so many Australians – those who are neither members of nor committed to voting for a particular party. Those who are simply bewildered at the state of the nation’s politics, at the corruption, at the lies, at the misrepresentation, and…

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Melissa Parke – An Honest & Intelligent Politician

I want Melissa Parke as our next Prime Minister. This woman is one of the few politicians of any political persuasion to speak with honesty, clarity, conviction and intelligence. If Australian’s really want a caring and just society which can meet the future in an intelligent and rational way, then they need to break the bounds of their conditioning, challenge the hypocrsiy and lies of the right wing, open their…

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