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What freedom of speech?

Human rights lawyer, Greg Barns SC, argues the arrest of Kristo Langker—a 21-year-old producer on a YouTube comedy channel—represents gross misuse of resources and threat to our freedom of speech 21 June 2021 | Greg Barns (Image: supplied) When politicians in...

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Slowing stimulus

The drumbeat of central banks looking to start slowing monetary stimulus continued over the last week with the Fed surprisingly hawkish and the RBA heading in that direction albeit slowly. But while this could drive a correction in share markets its way too early to...

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Not so magnificent G7

Weaponizing G7 summit to counter China rise is not going to work 18 June 2021 | CCCA (Supplied: Official Photo) A recent article which appeared in the Asia Peace Program affiliated with the University of Singapore carries the title “Can Bid In an article published on...

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A Sense of Place Magazine

Fermi’s Other Paradox

In the summer of 1950, four nuclear physicists were walking to lunch from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Their names were Emil Konopinski, Herbert York, Edward Teller, and Enrico Fermi. One of them was not human. On the walk the four discussed...

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A Rare Bird — The Black Swan

By David Haworth, Monash University The black swan is an Australian icon. The official emblem of Western Australia, depicted in the state flag and coat-of-arms, it decorates several public buildings. The bird is also the namesake for Perth’s Swan River, where the...

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AI could cause ‘1984 by 2024’, says Microsoft President

George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the world in Nineteen Eighty-Four “could come to pass in 2024” if artificial intelligence is not better regulated, the President of Microsoft has warned. A new documentary shines light on the dark side of artificial intelligence in...

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Askbucko - Mark Buckley

Morrison Government uses kids as pawns

This week we have seen the Government tie itself in knots, as it tries to find a balance between torturing children, and on the other hand, not torturing them. The situation has become so grave that the Government has called on one of its own, a former paediatrician...

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Booing Adam Goodes was disgraceful

Some perspective on our beautiful game In VFL/AFL football there is a time honoured tradition of the crowd being vocal during matches. Most of the watchers know the game, many have played the game, or aspired to do so. Many who watch, or listen, know the intricacies...

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Morrison sees himself as ‘our boss’

Australians have never seen the like of this Government before, precisely because of the unlucky convergence of two unique circumstances. The first is Scott Morrison’s relentless ambition, and the second is the sycophantic, supine nature of his governmental...

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Humanity Is Sloppily, Awkwardly Lumbering Toward Consciousness

Listen to a reading of this article:Humanity is becoming more conscious.It is. This is not a popular thing to say in the more cynical and pessimistic corners of the internet, but it’s true.I’m not referring to anything “out there” or “spiritual” when I make this assertion. I’m talking about a

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Who Wants To Hear My Crazy, Kooky Conspiracy Theory About 1/6?

Listen to a reading of this article:Glenn Greenwald has a new article out titled “Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media” about the backlash against right wing media highlighting the incredibly suspicious fact that rank-and-file participants in the January 6 Capitol

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In my twilight years, I enjoy writing books and have published three over the past five years, with another five in the planning stages. I reach 90 years of age in October this year and I will have those five finished by the time I am 95. Then, I plan to write a few...

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HELP SEND THREE PETITIONS TO THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT Many of my Facebook friends have read my book DINNER WITH THE FOUNDING FATHERS and have expressed interest in helping to upgrade the work of the Founders of our nation by advocating constitutional changes that...

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Critical Race Theory – what isn’t it?

Chris Kenny, senior advisory group member to the Government’s Indigenous Voice committee, linked Critical Race Theory to a “worldwide movement to view all white people as privileged and innately racist, and to see everything through the prism of identity politics”. Critical Race Theory isn’t a worldwide movement to view all

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9 months pregnant and Aboriginal

I’m a 9-month pregnant, highly educated, employed, married cis-woman who has a few disabilities. I am also a white-passing Aboriginal woman.  I am due to give birth to my daughter in the next few weeks. Despite the burdensome (and frankly exploitative) costs, due to my health conditions, I have, out

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Kangaroo Court of Australia

Free trade agreement

Most Australians know of Cobden and Bright as charming towns in north-eastern Victoria, but few are aware of the work of Richard Cobden and John Bright in repealing the Corn Laws in the 1840s, and the exponential prosperity which flowed from their free trade policies.As Britain frees itself from the

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Malaysia: forget about politics, what really has to be done

Over the last week, political pundits have been reporting the events and rumors around the Yang Dipertuan Agong, or King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, calling up all political leaders one by one for meetings. With each meeting, there have been various proposals made for how Malaysia should be governed

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Too Much Icing and So Little Cake….

    Like the budget before it, the 2021-22 Budget held out the promise of structural reform to address gender equality. Disappointedly, it delivered yet another missed opportunity for doing so. Those examining the fiscal entrails of this latest effort look for a way forward. Engaged citizens committed to lasting

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New Politics

The Budget Mirage And The Debts And Deficits Ruse

It’s Budget time and we’ve spent the last week analysing the third Budget announcement from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Our verdict? Don’t believe the hype: it’s not a ‘big-spending’ Budget; and it’s not a Budget the Labor Party would have introduced. We think it’s yet another lost

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RENEGADE RADIO: June 4, 2021

On Renegade Radio this week, we discuss alleged rapist Christian Porter and the “worst ever defamation action in Australian legal history” as well as other hot topics such as Harvey Norman’s billionaire cheapskate boss Gerry Harvey and his JobKeeper swindle. New contributor, stand-up comedian and satirist Kieran

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HARDLY NORMAL! Billionaire cheapskate & self-proclaimed “family man” Gerry Harvey carried out 20 year affair even after marrying second wife Katie Page who is Harvey Norman’s CEO

EXCLUSIVE: He is the billionaire cheapskate retail king who controls the weak, pliable Australian mainstream news media with the bundles of cash he throws at them through his incessant and annoying advertising, but Harvey Norman big boss Gerry Harvey has been hiding behind his self-proclaimed image as

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