The Casualisation of Academia: impacts on Australian universities

Academic teaching conditions are student learning conditions The current climate in Australian universities…

Struggle Street: How much do we hate the…

PM Tony Abbott regards wealth as a refection of morals, the more…

Democracy: Coming soon to a parliament near you.

At the recent Queensland election, responding to Campbell Newman's threat that a…

What will it take for the Greens to…

After today’s shock Greens leadership change, new leader Richard Di Natale has…

Sunk Costs! And Why We Need To Cut…

Ok, let's take a little stroll into Victoria, but before I do,…

Saving millions on not helping people

Yesterday, Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton published a media release informing us…

Abbott and Hockey Running Scared

A week or so out from Joe Hockey's second attempt at bringing…

Wise words from Tony Windsor

“When I was young I thought South Africa would always be apartheid. …

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The Casualisation of Academia: impacts on Australian universities

Lachlan Clohesy

Academic teaching conditions are student learning conditions The current climate in Australian universities exposed by Four Corners in their recent episode ‘Degrees of Deception’ highlights some of the challenges in Australian tertiary education today. As government funding declines and tertiary institutions increasingly face challenges from private education providers, universities are understandably…

The Propaganda Machine

ozfenric

In recent weeks there has been much commentary about the formation of Bjorn Lomborg's "Consensus Centre" within the halls of the University of Western Australia. We have been aggrieved at the profligate use of taxpayer funds during a "budget crisis". We are offended, but hardly surprised, at the disbanding of…

13 of the greatest speeches (video) of all time

TurnLeft2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4 From the Charlie Chaplin movie The Great Dictator, 1940. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINDtlPXmmE Howard Beale delivering his "mad as hell" speech in Network (1976) - You've got to get mad! at the media for dumbing us down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKvvOFIHs4k The famous speech by V to the city of London, extracted from the film V for Vendetta (2005) on…

Sunk Costs! And Why We Need To Cut Our Losses…

Rossleigh

Ok, let's take a little stroll into Victoria, but before I do, I want to talk about a racehorse. Breeding a…

Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran…

Kay Rollison

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) is Foer’s second novel. After reading it I wasn’t surprised to learn that he…

News and Politics

Struggle Street: How much do we hate the Western Suburbs?

TurnLeft2016

PM Tony Abbott regards wealth as a refection of morals, the more money you have, the better person you are.…

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Democracy: Coming soon to a parliament near you.

Sean Stinson

At the recent Queensland election, responding to Campbell Newman's threat that a hung parliament is a hung Queensland,  Bob Katter…

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What will it take for the Greens to be ‘mainstream’?

Victoria Rollison

After today’s shock Greens leadership change, new leader Richard Di Natale has been quoted as saying he wants the Greens…

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Sunk Costs! And Why We Need To Cut Our Losses…

Rossleigh

Ok, let's take a little stroll into Victoria, but before I do, I want to talk about a racehorse. Breeding a…

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Saving millions on not helping people

Kaye Lee

Yesterday, Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton published a media release informing us that “The ongoing success of Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB)…

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Abbott and Hockey Running Scared

John Kelly

A week or so out from Joe Hockey's second attempt at bringing down a national budget, what are we hearing?…

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Environment

Near Term Extinction - Is Our Ultimate Demise at Hand?

The AIM Network

Guy McPherson's theories on climate change have been creating controversy in both Europe and the US.  Is mankind only a…

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Labor framed as the villain again

Victoria Rollison

    Over the last couple of days, the Twittersphere has been full of congratulations for Waleed Aly’s The Project segment on…

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Investing in women to save the world

Kaye Lee

Most contemporary estimates for the carrying capacity of the Earth under existing conditions are between 4 billion and 16 billion.…

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Social Justice

Lest We Forget - We've Forgotten Too Much Already

The AIM Network

Anzac Day is one of the most commemorated days in Australia and this year marks the centennial.  It is supposed…

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The Magna Carta

The AIM Network

    Ever wondered where the long road to achieving the rights of the common man began? Guest blogger Graham Parton, explains. If 2014…

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Abbott going Batty just doesn't cut it - the media…

Letitia McQuade

I admire Rosie Batty. She has suffered immeasurable grief and tragedy with grace, courage and fortitude. She has moved forward,…

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China Watching masterclass with Francis James

Sally Baxter

In November 1969 Australian Francis James was last seen in China, trying unsuccessfully to cross the border back into Hong…

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Another meaning of 25 April - when words are stones

The AIM Network

By Dr George Venturini Born in the grandfather’s home which was frequently honoured with the presence of Giacomo Matteotti, one of…

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A masterclass in China Watching

Sally Baxter

In November 1969 an Australian named Francis James disappeared without trace. He was travelling by train from the southern China…

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Best We Forget

The AIM Network

The Vicar said; give thanks that Australia has never seen a war on its own soil. Sir ScotchMystery disagrees. Allow me to begin…

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Faster, Faster, Young Aussie "Sand & Sandal" Epic Fans -…

The AIM Network

By Ross Sharp Somebody’s left the gate open at the idiot farm again … A terrifying troupe of terrorist teen tots and twenty-somethings had been…

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What We All Forget About Asia

The AIM Network

  Sir ScotchMistery has been taking a long hard look at Australia-China relations and puts forth his opinion. Disclaimer. The following viewpoints are…

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