Tony vs. the red dragon: A cautionary tale.

Tony Abbott’s had a colourful career in politics. The kind of colourful…

The Welfare Declaration

Keith Davis reports that the March Australia NATIONAL WELFARE MARCH in July…

Great Scott!...Is he really Bat-Man?

"Is Scott Ludlam really Bat-Man?" The question was posed on a Facebook page…

The Cardinal Pell: Slouching towards Bethlehem

By Jennifer Wilson In my experience one of the more dangerous types of…

Sticks and stones break bones

Remember the old saying ‘sticks and stone may break my bones, but…

Reflections on Trans-Pacific Nut Cases

Spending five weeks on the North American continent recently, four of them…

Accusations of Bribery? Ridiculous, I Paid Plenty To…

Ok, this has nothing to do with anybody who may have been…

Please explain

Please explain - coal can take 5.5 years off your life in…

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Tony vs. the red dragon: A cautionary tale.

Sean Stinson

Tony Abbott’s had a colourful career in politics. The kind of colourful you get when you mix all of your paints together, sort of a dodgy-vindaloo brown. Whether its women doing the ironing or Jesus not wanting refugees to come to Australia, he just can’t seem to keep his foot…

Please explain

The AIM Network

Please explain - coal can take 5.5 years off your life in China and cost $500 billion per year in the US in health costs but it is good for Australia? By Dr Anthony Horton Recent pronouncements by the Abbott Government that coal is good for Australia are increasingly coming under scrutiny,…

The Welfare Declaration

The AIM Network

Keith Davis reports that the March Australia NATIONAL WELFARE MARCH in July intends to do nothing less than change the social welfare landscape of this Nation. So far Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and a number of regional centres are joining together to march for social justice for the disadvantaged citizens of…

Accusations of Bribery? Ridiculous, I Paid Plenty To Make Them…

Rossleigh

Ok, this has nothing to do with anybody who may have been accused of bribery in the news, so the…

Vale Ruth Rendell

Kay Rollison

It was with much sadness that I heard last week of the death of Ruth Rendell. I guess it wasn’t…

News and Politics

The Cardinal Pell: Slouching towards Bethlehem

The AIM Network

By Jennifer Wilson In my experience one of the more dangerous types of human is the man or woman with an…

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Sticks and stones break bones

Victoria Rollison

Remember the old saying ‘sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’? It’s time Australian…

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Reflections on Trans-Pacific Nut Cases

John Kelly

Spending five weeks on the North American continent recently, four of them in the USA, was a great way to…

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Accusations of Bribery? Ridiculous, I Paid Plenty To Make Them…

Rossleigh

Ok, this has nothing to do with anybody who may have been accused of bribery in the news, so the…

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The Agenda of Stigmatization is alive and well in Budget…

Trish Corry

One of the main themes I have addressed over previous blog posts in regards to the 2014 Budget is the…

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Make love, not war

Kaye Lee

With Joe Hockey eager to let us know how much we are all spending on those bludging single mothers, I thought…

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Environment

Spotlight on health and climate change long overdue

The AIM Network

By Dr Anthony Horton According to Damian Ryan, Head of International Policy at The Climate Group there is no better time…

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Australia 'falls off' the map

The AIM Network

By Dr Anthony Horton World Bank Lead Economist Gayatri Acharya has highlighted Australia’s “glorious distinction” of being the first country to…

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Renewable energy powering the Internet

The AIM Network

By Dr Anthony Horton Few people would deny that the internet plays an increasingly significant part in our daily lives in…

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Social Justice

Personal Choice and Economic Reality; Paid Parental Leave

The AIM Network

By Eva Cripps Paid parental leave is contentious. Parents get fiercely protective over their right to reproduce. Non-parents get angry about subsidising…

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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) -…

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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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AIM Extra

Great Scott!...Is he really Bat-Man?

Edward Eastwood

"Is Scott Ludlam really Bat-Man?" The question was posed on a Facebook page in response to a post publicising Ludlam's appearance…

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Modern Prisons and their Predecessors

The AIM Network

Image from criminaljusticedegreehub.com Modern Prisons and Their Predecessors Over 5.5 million prisoners populate the five largest prison population…

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Ward 8B North, Bed 32

The AIM Network

By Ross Sharp “What are you doing?!” the nurse snaps at the man in the bed opposite mine. The man is a recalcitrant…

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Your Say

Fairy Bread is not a Vegetable

The AIM Network

By Ross Sharp I woke up this morning and decided not to believe in gravity and so I am writing this from…

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'Tis the Season of the Interpretative Dance

The AIM Network

  By Edward Eastwood Grab your hats and coats, and book your front row seat for The Flannel Follies. Once again, the season of…

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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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