Category: Independent Commentary

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Tim Wilson Can Go To Hell!

No, I haven’t started playing rugby. I’m suggesting that Tim Wilson can go to hell for reasons which have nothing to do with his personal life. Nor am I asserting my religious freedom by judging others.

Although that does beg the question that if I actually suggested he was going hell

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Advice from a happy migrant: love it or leave

Donald Trump and his typing fingers are in trouble again (as they are pretty much every day) for telling “the Squad” of Democrat Congresswomen to “go back where they come from”. This was deemed to be deeply racist (the hashtag #RacistInChief is currently trending) as well as inaccurate, as three of

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Your body as a weapon: the rise of the ‘revenge body’ online

A ‘revenge body’ is built to show someone how well you are doing without them. With the advent of social media the phenomenon is increasingly popular. Shutterstock

Months after a public breakup with her husband, the politician Barnaby Joyce, Natalie Joyce made news when she displayed her “new” body in a

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Uluru is not yours to climb

Even if you put aside basic cultural and spiritual respect, a look at the raw legal fact will tell you Uluru is as much public land as Pauline Hanson’s house

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Corporate Gangster: Adani’s Pursuit of Scientists

The Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it. Like other corporate thugs of such disposition, it will do things within, and if necessary outside, the regulatory framework it encounters. Where necessary, it will libel detractors and bribe critics, speak

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The West Fades to Black

It wasn’t surprising when a sombre group marched along a New Zealand beach to protest the ongoing murders of white South African farmers chose to wear black “the colour of death”. Unfortunately, their choice to wear black did little to attract the attention of our media, where this important cause

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STEPHEN DUCKETT.  Private health insurance needs a rethink

Australians are dissatisfied with private health insurance. Premiums are rising and consumers are dropping their cover, especially younger people, who are less likely to need health services. Those who are left are more likely to use services, driving insurance costs up further. Government subsidies for private health insurance and private

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Is Black Widow leading a fightback against wokeness in the arts?

Scarlett Johansson is in deep-shit again for raging against identity politics.  In 2018, Johansson abandoned her starring role as a transgender man in the film Rub & Tug, in the thick of reaction from left-wing SJWs and LGBTQI activists — who believed that a transgender actor should be cast in

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Adopting large-scale personalisation in the NDIS

The implementation of the ambitious National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS, or the scheme) has been marked by significant delays in the budget allocation of its participants.

The urgency in solving these issues is great: soon after the election win earlier this year, Prime Minister Morrison vowed to prioritise NDIS issues,

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Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt is up to the job of being PM

The Final Showdown, as the Sun/Talkradio’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was billed, clarified some important points for Tory members still deciding how to cast their vote. Both candidates ruled out a general election before the UK leaves the EU, though Hunt warned that setting a deadline as

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Age of Amnesia

We live, as the Indian essayist Saeed Akhter Mirza has put it, in “an age of amnesia.” Across the world, most notably in the West, we are discarding the knowledge and insights passed down over millennia and replacing it with politically correct bromides cooked up in the media and the

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