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The stranglehold of South Korea’s “family businesses”

With just ten families controlling 60 percent of GDP, Korea’s family-owned “chaebol” conglomerates have enjoyed their privileges for decades—that may be about to end. 20 May 2020 | Michael Carney (360info) Lee Jae-Young was halfway through a five-year jail sentence...

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Passing of Tony Pun a great loss for all Australians

Dr. Anthony Pun OAM, a central figure in Australia’s decision to grant residency to Chinese students following the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, has died in Sydney 18 May 2023 | Marcus Reubenstein (Image supplied) Prominent Chinese community leader, Dr Anthony...

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Singapore commercial aviation’s bounce back

Changi Airport Group celebrates traffic recovery with airline partners at Changi Airline Awards 2023 5 May 2023 | Company Release (Image: Felix Fuchs) Changi Airport Group (CAG) celebrated a year of strong air traffic recovery and the revival of travel at the Changi...

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A Sense of Place Magazine


Caitlin Johnstone When most people in the English-speaking world hear the word “propaganda”, they tend to think of something that’s done by foreign nations who have governments that are so totalitarian they won’t even let people know what’s true or think for...

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Askbucko - Mark Buckley

Some of the books I recommend

Most people who read have an inbuilt system of prejudices and fears. They might dread the thought of feminist writing, or post-modernist experiments. Others are afraid of academic writing, with a footnote being akin to an incoming arrow. These are all reasonable...

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Is our alliance with Trump’s America worth it?

Over eighty years ago Prime Minister John Curtin prepared a New Year’s Eve message for the Australian people. It was written three weeks into the war with Japan. It was published in the Melbourne Herald on 27 December, 1941:  ‘Without any inhibitions of any kind, I...

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Most Propaganda Looks Nothing Like This

Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley):❖When most people in the English-speaking world hear the word “propaganda”, they tend to think of something that’s done by foreign nations who have governments that are so totalitarian they won’t even let people know what’s true or think for

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Everything’s Getting Way More Dangerous And Way More Stupid

Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley):❖Moon of Alabama has an article out on how an uncomfortable number of relatively restraint-oriented foreign policy officials have been exiting the Biden administration, while a China hawk has just been appointed the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

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60 Minutes Australia Keeps Churning Out War-With-China Propaganda

Listen to a reading ot this article (reading by Tim Foley):❖60 Minutes Australia has been playing a leading role in saturating Australian airwaves with consent-manufacturing messaging in support of militarising to participate in a US war against China. A segment they ran a year ago is titled “Prepare for Armageddon:

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I write books as a delightful way to relax as I enjoy trying to relate my life experiences in an entertaining way that my friends will enjoy. So it is that, in the six years since my 85th birthday, I have written and published 4 books and have just begun the fifth....

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Some people on social media regularly accuse me of being a WOKE and they do not mean it as a compliment. So, I typed WOKE into Google recently and it instantly came up with this description. Woke is a name given to people who are – ‘AWAKE TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS, WELL...

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Kangaroo Court of Australia

US government shutdowns and why US treasuries never default

It seemed likely that in coming weeks that the US government might go into shutdown. Shutdowns occur because of “divided government.” In the US, the Peoples’ House, or the House of Representatives, now has a majority of members from the Republican Party. The President and the majority in the Upper

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Aseem Malhotra: truth seeker and a truth teller

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington. Two days prior to his death, an apparently healthy George Washington had ridden around his estate on a cold wet day. Not wanting to

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Rogues and consultants: PwC, tax evasion and getting clients

Things are not looking up at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a global professional services firm piratically free in sharing confidential tax information gathered from government clients. Then again, the firm’s expertise is not so much to look up to a principled heaven as down to a tax-proof Hades, buried in the scrambling

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The Big Smoke

The 2023 Budget: here’s the gender scrutiny

The National Foundation for Australian Women is an independent feminist organisation that carries a voice outside of party politics. As part of their advocacy work, NFAW publishes a Gender Lens Report that provides a comprehensive analysis of government policies and programs from a gender perspective. The report highlights areas where women may be

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Stan Grant shows up a lack of media diversity

Stan Grant, host of ABC’s Q+A, announced last Friday that he would be stepping away from his role for an unspecified period. Grant cited a need to take ‘a break from the media’ after receiving threats and racial abuse following his participation in the ABC’s coverage of the coronation of

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‘Optimistic we will pull ourselves back from the brink’

In her book new book, Man-Made, Walkley Award-winning journalist Tracey Spicer asks the hard quesitons about how AI will change our lives. What’s the point in agitating to change the present, if bigotry is being embedded into our futures? BroadAgenda editor, Ginger Gorman, sat down with Tracey and had a chat.  AI has

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New Politics

Racist media and attack-dog News Corp

Racism in the media is a deeply entrenched issue that requires urgent attention. The recent case of ABC journalist Stan Grant, who has taken indefinite leave after facing a torrent of racist abuse, highlights the pervasive nature of discrimination faced by people of colour, women, and individuals

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Housing crisis in Australia demands a national approach

Housing has emerged as a pressing issue in federal politics, capturing the attention of policymakers and the public alike. Australia is currently grappling with a multifaceted housing crisis that encompasses soaring housing costs, unaffordable mortgages, skyrocketing rents amidst a historically tight rental market, a growing homelessness problem,

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ASIC A TOOTHLESS TIGER IN FACE OF REAL WOLF OF WALL STREET! Regulators FAIL to act against giant trading firm OPTIVER despite culture of sexual abuse, bullying, cover-ups & ILLEGAL trading activities

EXCLUSIVE: Regulators in Australia refuse to act on the complaints and concerns of up to 15 former and current staff of global derivatives trading firm, Optiver, which reveal a shocking culture of sexual abuse, bullying, cover-ups and illegal trading activities. Some former employees have said the company

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