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Temporary migrants’ anguish and exclusion in COVID-19

A comprehensive research report from paints a bleak picture of the way Australia has treated temporary migrants — of all nationalities — throughout this pandemic 17 September 2020 | Bassina Farbenblum (UNSW) & Laurie Berg (UTS) In early April, Prime Minister Scott...

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Sino-Australian media ‘cold war’ on ice

The shock and indignation of the Australian media over the forced departure of two China correspondents has quickly dissipated following revelations that ASIO raided the homes of four Chinese journalists two months earlier 14 September 2020 | Marcus Reubenstein The...

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China data good for Australia

Despite diplomatic tensions getting in the way beef, barley and wine exports, Australia’s economic exposure to the Chinese recovery is good news     3 September 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital In a time where our national mood fluctuates on a daily basis with the...

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A Sense of Place Magazine

Is Lockdown Worth the Pain? No, it’s a Sledgehammer

By Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in the absence of a...

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Askbucko - Mark Buckley

Morrison, China and Aged Care

It has always been difficult to read Scott Morrison’s motives. Many attribute his hard line policies and actions, and his intolerance of dissent, or criticism, to his religion, but that seems too simplistic. His religion, for example, did not seem to hobble him when...

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Abbott – a national disgrace

Just when you thought it was safe to open a newspaper again, Tony Abbott is back in the news. This time he is in the U.K., where the Brits are about to make a monumental mistake. They want to appoint him as a ‘trade envoy’. He will be advising them on matters of...

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Frydenburg and Morrison – a double act

Josh Frydenburg showed his true colours today. He ripped into the Victorian Premier and blamed him directly for the second wave of coronavirus. Obviously if Daniel Andrews is in charge, and the outbreak occurred on his watch, then at some point in time, he will be...

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Climate truth should guide recovery spending

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The virtues of weeds

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Class and COVID-19

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CLIMBING THE COVID MOUNTAIN

TEN ECONOMIC STEPS THAT FORM A PATHWAY TO THE TOP THEKOUK and EVERALDATLARGE OUTLINE A WAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN SUSTAINED PROSPERITY Covid19 has opened a door for Australians to positively accept significant changes that … Continue...

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A BUSH HOLIDAY IS MOST EFFECTIVE VACCINE FOR COVID19

Helen and I decided to go bush last week for a change of scenery and an escape, mentally and physically, from COVID19. We achieved this by signing up as travellers with NATURE BOUND AUSTRALIA, a unique bush touring operation that … Continue reading →

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THE VISION OF THE INLAND RAILWAY IS NOW A TRAGEDY.

EVERALD COMPTON RELATES HIS LONG AND PAINFUL JOURNEY Soon after John Howard became Prime Minister of Australia in 1996, I met him at Parliament in Canberra to outline my plan to build an Inland Railway. He agreed that it was … Continue reading →

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What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

I have been asked by iTWire to provide my thoughts on where the NBN should go from here as the rollout of the network is announced as completed. The article appeared on 20 July 2020 and can be read here. My full answers to the questions submitted are as follows

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NBN declares rollout finished but what about those left behind?

While NBN Co may have declared  “Mission Accomplished” on the rollout of the NBN, where does that leave up to 250,000 premises who cannot receive the minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. 1 NBN Co’s riding instructions from government, the so-called Statement of Expectations, makes it very clear that

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High time for Government to upgrade its expectations of NBN Co

The Minister for Communications, Mr Paul Fletcher, has made it clear that the government will not provide any further equity or debt funding to NBN Co now that the rollout of the network is largely complete – see AFR ($$$). A total of $49 billion has been provided by the

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Kangaroo Court of Australia

What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

I have been asked by iTWire to provide my thoughts on where the NBN should go from here as the rollout of the network is announced as completed.The article appeared on 20 July 2020 and can be read here.My full answers to the questions submitted are as follows :I would

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NBN declares rollout finished but what about those left behind?

While NBN Co may have declared  “Mission Accomplished” on the rollout of the NBN, where does that leave up to 250,000 premises who cannot receive the minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. 1NBN Co’s riding instructions from government, the so-called Statement of Expectations, makes it very clear that all Australian

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The business of ending poverty

We may need some people to get out of the business of ending poverty. So, this is not a call for more volunteers to the cause, but less. We do not need more magicians. There are no magic solutions to poverty no matter how much one likes a trick.  Advertisement

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Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

President Trump’s announcement on 11 September that Israel would be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain – and possibly several others very soon – has triggered a spiteful response from Saeb Erekat, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Trump added:

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