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Australia: The Tide of Tyranny

By Michael Gray Griffith: Cafe Locked Out and the Deplorables Epic Road Trip “We have become historians; capturing a history they are already trying to erase.”~Michael Gray Griffith. Of all the remarkably talented bloggers, vloggers, citizen journalists,...

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Sydney’s Monster Flood Crisis

Dale Dominey-Howes, University of Sydney. Again, thousands of residents in Western Sydney face a life-threatening flood disaster. At the time of writing, evacuation orders spanned southwest and northwest Sydney and residents of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley were being...

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Askbucko - Mark Buckley

Our children still not eating enough in God’s country

So, as we all party at the removal of our very own theocratic government, what has the last month ushered in? Lots of lovely symbolic gestures, lots of baby steps to restoring Australia’s reputation as a great place to live, a great place to bring up children....

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Is Dutton Labor’s secret weapon?

Peter Dutton has finally become the leader of something. It is a disorganised rabble, but I am sure he is thrilled. Opposition Leader, and he is already talking about swooping in and fixing Labor’s “inevitable mess” in 2025. This is truly delusional, and uncoupled...

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Democrats Love Saying That AR-15s Should Only Be Used On Foreigners

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Every time there’s a mass shooting in America with an AR-15, high-level Democrats line up to proclaim that those weapons should only ever be used to kill impoverished foreigners.The latest example of this ongoing phenomenon was Illinois Senator and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth

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Information Anarchism

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Our civilization is built upon lies and obfuscation to such an extent that advocating for transparency and the democratization of information can be a complete political ideology, all by itself.Rather than claiming to know what’s best for society (whether we should move left or

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Enjoyed a relaxing and interesting evening at the local cinema. It was a movie filmed recently on the Gold Coast of Australia that powerfully depicts the spectacular life and sudden death of Elvis Presley. 45 years have passed since Elvis died, so he may not be on the...

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Tomorrow, Sunday, my local church, the Aspley Uniting Church, at which I have been an Elder for 63 active years, celebrates ACTS SUNDAY, as we do every year at this time. ACTS is the community service arm of our small Church which has about 100 regulars attenders....

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Stand Back Waleed: Sovereignty is more complex than an oath

Claims about our sovereignty made by Waleed Aly on ‘The Project’ this week were not just offensive, they were wrong. In case you missed it, the popular channel 10 panel show ran a segment on Tuesday called ‘Flag Wars’ to discuss the Greens’ decision to remove the Australian flag from

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Kangaroo Court of Australia

Is the Bible silent on abortion? No, it speaks clearly

Since the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Roe v Wade, in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation there has been a flurry of pro-choice anger, misunderstanding and misrepresentation. The Dobbs decision is apparently anti-democratic – which is ironic because the Supreme Court gave back the

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Questionable conservative thinking in the United States

The Daily Signal,the blog of the conservative Heritage Foundation in the United States announced recently:Life Wins: In Overturning Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Issues Victory for Rule of Law. The announcement raises three issues on the abortion issue: Advertisement

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UN, EU, Jordan & USA keep mum on Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine

The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) Jordan and America (USA) continue to keep mum by refusing to comment on the Saudi Arabian proposal to unify Jordan, Gaza and part of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) into one territorial entity to be named “The Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine”The detailed Saudi

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The Big Smoke

Remote communities also need free menstrual products

In Australia, most states have introduced initiatives to provide people who menstruate with free period care products in public schools. The Queensland government’s recent announcement of free period care products for state schools is excellent progress. However, there is value in enhancing the program by providing reusable products to reduce

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Is this progress? Number crunching women in Parliament

The recent announcements of the first Albanese ministry and the first Dutton-Littleproud shadow ministry saw both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition emphasise the number of women on their frontbenches. How much has the gender composition of the ministry and shadow ministry changed, and how significant are

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Confronting domestic abuse in the South Asian community

Manjula Datta O’Connor’s book, Daughters of Durga, is an incisive investigation of domestic violence in South Asian communities, and the resilience of women in the face of adversity. Here she talks with Jesse Blakers and Ginger Gorman about her research and the public’s reaction to her work.  In a nutshell, what is your book,

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New Politics

The Marxists Within, Independents Staff Outrage, Roe v Wade

How many political staffers does it take to change a piece of legislation? Independent MPs have been outraged about the Prime Minister’s decision to reduce the number of political advisers from four down to one – which means they will have a total staff of five –

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TRUE OPINION: Home is where Perrottet’s greedy heart is

TRUE OPINION: Low income earners and other vulnerable Australians don’t matter for NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, writes Joanna Psaros. Struggling to buy? We’ve got you. Struggling to get by? Join the queue. That seems to be the message of the latest NSW State Government Budget, which

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“UNNECESSARILY HARSH”! Sacked Labor adviser Pierce Field considers further legal action after Fair Work Commission finds Kristina Keneally’s decision to fire him over texts to BILLIONAIRE Craig Laundy was unfair

EXCLUSIVE: The “MeToo vigilante” Pierce Field has stood by his decision to confront former Liberal MP Craig Laundy over sexual misconduct allegations following a recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission. The Commission found that Field’s dismissal by then-Labor Senator Kristina Keneally following a phone call from

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