Monthly Archives: May 2012

Asylum seeker hysteria in the media, again.

There’s been an ad on tellie in the past couple of days, for one of those after the news “current affairs” type shenanigans. You know, the ones where reporters ambush people with leading questions and shouting like people are running … Continue reading

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Religion had its chance.

Today a group of doctors, Doctors for the Family, apparently signed a senate submission against same sex marriage on the grounds that they think same sex marriage is not as good for kids as hetero relationships. The AMA immediately replied … Continue reading

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No improvement expected from MPs.

Well, the other shoe has dropped. Craig Thomson and the HSU have been the subject of quite a media feeding frenzy in recent weeks. It’s now officially a probe. No pun intended, one assumes. Although money changing hands under the … Continue reading

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Eastern States budgeting like its 1799.

This has been on my mind for a few days now. Over the last few weeks I’ve been viewing some research and lectures by prominent experts like James Gilligan, Alfie Kohn, Gabor Mate, Ben McLeish and Robert Sapolsky. What this … Continue reading

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Not news: Further enforcement of free marketeering in Australia.

While John Winston Howard is infamous for his failed “workchoices”,* among other things,** it was Kevin Rudd who oversaw the end of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and its transition into the castrated free market enforcement service that is Fair … Continue reading

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