We are human.  How humanitarian are we?

Most of us are aware of the unprecedented levels of human conflict and suffering that exist in today’s world. We are also aware of the severe inequities in living standards, health, education, housing, access to water, sewerage and the like. We have seen, though not really acknowledged, the obscenity of 53 men and 9 women owning as much wealth as half of the World’s population, i.e 3.6 Billion people. Yes,…

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How we despise & abuse First Australians

The number of Aboriginal youth locked up in New South Wales has increased by 34.2 percent in less than a year after the Baird government buckled to public pressure from radio shock jocks and reversed reforms to the state’s convoluted bail laws. The increase is largely due to a rise in the numbers of juveniles placed on remand, according to the state’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Many…

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Why The Coalition’s Attacks On The Census Make Perfect Sense

The Census provideds critical data for so many facets of our lives, from study to research, from planning to electorate divisions. As you so rightly say, even to alter a particular set of questions can have appalling affects and negate the usefulness of whole sets of past data. Yes, a future government could restore appropriate funding and ensure the Census is continued but if data collection has been messed with…

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The United States Is Number One … but in What?

The USA. Home of the Free. Land of the Great. World Policeman and defender of Democracy. NUMBER ONE. The USA. Leading the World: * In violence * In military expenditure * In export of weaponry * International violence * Guns per capita * Gun deaths per capita Think about it and compare with areas in which the USA is not Number 1 and what that means… The United States Is…

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Electrifying Statistic – 12.5% Australians can’t pay their power bill.

Abbott’s Australia – Privatisation – Increasing Cost Pressures Our governments, Federal and State, have long pursued a policy of selling off state assets, including essential services, for short-term gain. Inevitably, the assets that are sold are those which are revenue producing and they are sold at bargain basement prices to the private sector. The absurdly flawed justification for this practice is that the private sector will be more competitive and…

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Abbott Government Prefers Ideology over Evidence.

Evidence-based decision making is seen as best practice by virtually every knowledgeable and competent management team in this country and probably the World. Evidence-based Practice is the leading approach in almost all professional fields because it provides as close as an objective and informed view to a situation as it is possible to get and avoids skewing by opinion, legacy, convention or predisposition. The current Abbott LNP government has already…

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