Populism Politics : The Defeat of Reason

This is one of the most terrible days I can remember of my almost 70 years alive. I have long been disturbed by the dumbing-down of the population and the impact of neoliberal economics and globalisation on our own and other nations. We have seen the 1% reach ownership of over 50% of the World’s wealth and their piece of the pie continues to grow. At the same time, in…

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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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Only 58% of First Australians registered to vote.

Yes, Paul, we should not only be asking why – in many respects that’s probably only too obvious – what we need to be doing is working to change this. As long as we have non-aboriginal population that is prepared to vote for and support politicians and governments with neither compassion nor respect for human beings, this situation will continue. Sadly today we have a materialistic and consumerist culture that…

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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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STAND UP! PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR COUNTRY.

THE ADANI CARMICHAEL MINE PROJECT, which will damage kilometres of our environment, destroy native species habitat, and produce an eyesore and lasting destruction that will likely never be reversed, was given approval by the Abbott Government. Environmental groups assisted local land-owners in fighting this approval. The Federal Court overturned the approval, finding against the government. Whilst this case was going on, all previously anticipated major backers of the project pulled…

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Aboriginal And Party Leaders To Discuss Recognise Campaign As Activists Call For More Radical Agenda

Since the British invasion in 1788, Australia Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders have suffered all manner of abuse and neglect. Genocide, rape, forced labour, dispossession, state abduction of children, lack of franchise, prejudice, and all manner of abuse and attacks on their culture and freedom. Despite this the First Australians have never conceded sovereignty of their land. They remain the true owners of the Australian continent. Unfortunately, successive colonial and…

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