ABC & censorship of the 4th Estate

It would seem that our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is now openly exerting pressure on the National Broadcaster to see that stories he doesn’t like are withdrawn. The dislike by the LNP of honest exposure of its misdeeds, poor decision-making, inappropriate actions and policy that effectively disadvantages the average working Australian, the environment, foreign AID, inhumane asylum-seeker policy and such has long been evident. Equally, its discontent with the national…

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Australia’s Political Malaise Exemplified.

I’m just your generally ‘kept in the dark’ or ‘misled by Murdoch media’ Australian who lives on a ‘below the poverty line’ pension and does the best he can to survive and, at the same time, be active in attempting to help others and increase awareness of the corruption & disinformation spread by many of our politicians and big business executives. So, I can’t speak for the truth of this…

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Pornography – Avoid it.

Rape has been with us, it seems, throughout history. Most significantly it has been used as a means of power and subjugation. It is ugly. However, many consider it only a consequence of sexual frustration which, of course, it is not. One wonders why men who have mothers, sisters or other significant females in their lives, will none-the-less choose to sexually abuse another woman. What are the conditioning, circumstances, or…

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First Australians continue to be failed by government & community.

How long must it take? We immigrants and descendants of colonisers occupy a continent that belongs to the First Australians. We ought to be grateful. Instead, we have inflicted on them everything from prejudice to genocide. We have raped, enslaved, massacred, dispossessed, stolen their children, neglected, insulted and demeaned the First Australians for their very existence. John Howard might well dismiss my comment as a “black armband view of history”…

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A Glimpse of Israeli – Palestine Reality

If you are a caring and compassionate person, please help the Palestinian resistance to Israeli brutality.   The military incursions and assaults of the IDF are not about defending Israel from any attack. They are attacks by military personnel on unarmed civilians, including women and children.   Not only that, but Israel stands on occupied territory and territory that originally belonged to the Palestinians and was taken from them after…

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Christian Fictions

Christmas is an appalling time in the modern western world.  Even leaving aside its fake features and nonsensical mysticism of virgin births, three wise men and angels, it is an abhorrent time. Today, it has become a greed ridden, materialistic, want-fest made all the worst by its focus on children and a non-existent Santa-Claus.  There is little wonder that our population grows with a materialist ethic and a lack of…

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Australian Ethical Erosion

An excellent and yet damning piece regarding what I see as virtually the complete erosion of Australian government ethical and morally defensible actions.  Whilst, sadly, this erosion is demonstrated across all areas of our government, it has rarely if ever sunk as low as in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers travelling in rickey boats to seek safe haven and a chance at a better life in a supposedly safe, caring…

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Australia’s Shame

Although Papua New Guineans are seen to be taking this action there should be no mistake that this is the result of the Australian Government’s hard line on refugees and immigrants who arrived by boat seeking save haven. Instead they have been incarcerated for years. Australia is culpable and its actions regarding those arriving by sea are inexcusable and horrific. A shame on the nation.

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Grief – Coping with loss, death and dying

Loss in life is often a precursor of grief. It happens at some time to most of us. Don’t be stubborn and attempt to cope on your own. You don’t have to do so and you will ease your burden if you choose to share it. However only you can choose to make that decision. Of course, relatives, friends and neighbours can be a valuable source of support but sometimes…

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