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SBS recently ran a Dateline episode about prescription drug addiction in the US. They’ve done a couple of these recently. It was something of a surprise that the normally progressive station would copy something out of Murdoch’s play book like … Continue reading

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Mental health funding

Sane Australia and other organisations are making good use of social media at the moment, in their drive for funding. It was well timed alongside Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley calling for integrated mental health care in Australia. The health … Continue reading

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Read the papers

This shit, Australia, this shit has got to stop. The woman in the red skirt (oops, it’s pants) says repeatedly read the newspaper to justify claims that the woman in the hijab is involved with terrorists. This fucking shit. Rupert … Continue reading

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Easter message

For the past few days I’ve been offline, playing in the garden here at ‘the ashram.” It’s such a lovely old place, that’s how I’ve started thinking about it. High Summer is gone, taking the burning heat with it and … Continue reading

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Check

The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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Perfect electrical storm

Dear NSW, if you’re wondering how to vote regarding the privatisation of assets, like your electricity, you might like to ask a few mates in Victoria how it’s worked out. Imagine The Mob went into business pushing electricity and gas. … Continue reading

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Speaking of serving to Barnaby

Australia’s Minister for Agriculture was greeted by protesting koalas late last week at his Tamworth office. It seems the good people of Gunnedah are unhappy about the prospect of having much of their home country bulldozed and koalas killed or … Continue reading

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March in March

Yes, we’re doing it again. Last year for the inaugural March in March 2014 some 50,000 Australians took to the streets to show their support for a fair go. There were three of these events and they were all well … Continue reading

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The Crimean War

You know that little dust up in Ukraine? Where that plane was shot down and our illustrious PM was going to naked Turkish wrestle a bear over it? There’s a bit of a funny story behind that. The other day … Continue reading

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Capitalist bushrangers

You’ll have to excuse me. I’m having a bit of a laugh. I’m a bit sort of stunned by what Tony Abbott did on the weekend. Not normal sort of, thanks now I have to clean the monitor again stunned. … Continue reading

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