Nudge to humans from planet Earth: How many…

By Keith Davis. “Hi Humans. Lately you may have noticed that I have…

Musings on Crimea

By Eugene Stein I remember visiting Crimea when I was 10 years old.…

On entitlement and celibacy

By Jennifer Wilson. A sense of entitlement is listed as one of the…

My thoughts on the Week That Was

Saturday 16 May 1. Every time, when talking about superannuation, Joe Hockey…

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…

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My thoughts on the Week That Was

John Lord

Saturday 16 May 1. Every time, when talking about superannuation, Joe Hockey says "it's their money" I am infuriated. The 15% tax discount given to high income earners is funded by the taxpayer. 2. "Those who benefit most from taxpayer-funded education are companies who demand the highest standards. Why are they…

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,…

On entitlement and celibacy

The AIM Network

By Jennifer Wilson. A sense of entitlement is listed as one of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which seems so obvious you probably don’t need to go to the DSM-5 or the Mayo Clinic webpage to find that out. Over the last couple of years there’s been debate as to whether…

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

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…

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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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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

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…

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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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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

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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

Nudge to humans from planet Earth: How many warnings do…

The AIM Network

By Keith Davis. “Hi Humans. Lately you may have noticed that I have accelerated the melt rate of my Antarctic Glaciers.…

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Musings on Crimea

The AIM Network

By Eugene Stein I remember visiting Crimea when I was 10 years old. My memory is that of a paradise. It…

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Fairy Bread is not a Vegetable

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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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