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Monday 11th of December 2017 (UTC)

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Slavery in the 21st century

Slavery remains a tragedy with the United Nations and the Global Slavery Index arguing that at least 40 million people around the world are in some form of slavery. The Global Slavery Index reports that at least 4,000 people in Australia are enslaved. Recently, I agreed to host a community television five episodes, hour long […]

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Categories General News, Human Rights
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Trauma must not become your injurious oppressor

Our days on this earth are not many and what we do with our days matters, not only for us but for those around us and for those whom we leave behind. Trauma is a part of life, few are unscarred. However for far too many, trauma overwhelms them and subsumes their personality. Trauma becomes […]

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Categories General News, Health and Wellness
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We are being lied to about poverty — it’s grim

A TRAGIC INDICATOR of increasing poverty and unemployment is the suicide toll. Another indicator is an increasing prison population. Another indicator is the widening gap between the average worker and the top one per cent of earners. Another indicator is the many more hours people have to work to make ends meet. Another indicator is […]

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When are we Australians? – Xenophon, Australian born and bred

Racism is a beast that threatens those whom it stares down and it regularly mauls its prey. This beast remains at all times as a firmament in the institutions of this Australian nation. Racism has many veils and layers – institutional and structural – and copiously pollutes the overarching documents that define this nation. The […]

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Suicide toll – stop the shameless research, just disaggregate

Funding researchers & advocacy start-ups over outreach & the coalface is killing people. Funding should be directed to providing people with the various support needed and with tangible improvements to their life circumstances. Governments should stop funding supposed research into suicide prevention rather than directing funds to targeted support. In how many different ways is research […]

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Schapelle Corby – presumption of innocence

Schapelle Corby is innocent – part 12 – The interview that should have launched a Royal Commission The Wheeler report, the Kessing reports, Stratfor’s Marko Primorac’s report, and former Justice Minister Jason Clare have described extensive corruption of Australian airport services. However the Australian Government and major… More Info… Schapelle Corby is innocent – part […]

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If we are to reduce suicides and miserableness let us differentiate who is mentally unwell and who is not

More Australians suicided in the one year, 2015, than in any other year and sadly it may soon be reported that just as many or more suicided in 2016. Though I pray I am proven wrong it is likely that in the years to come that the harrowing toll of 2015 will be exceeded in […]

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Categories General News, Health and Wellness
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Suicide prevention needs people on the ground, not just talk

There is more disseminated today than ever before about suicide. However understanding suicide prevention is still a journey to be had for the majority of Australians. The most important understanding is that more people are needed on the ground to support – in person – the critically vulnerable. The narratives that culminate in suicidal ideation […]

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Former US Congressional staffer, MIT research affiliate, discredits 2013 UN report on Ghouta chemical attack

Do not trust anyone. Assad is not responsible for the abominable chemical gas attacks in Ghouta in 2013 and in Idlib in 2017. War is an abomination. Bombs and missiles are an abomination. The US led coalition has ‘dropped’ more than 73,000 bombs and missiles on Iraq and Syria in the last three years. Gas […]

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WikiLeaks – in the face of betrayal they remain heroic

WikiLeaks Publishing is one of the world’s most remarkable organisations. It continues despite numerous attempts to shut it down. Its founder is a political prisoner. The world’s media should have been transformed by WikiLeaks courageous downloads in its taking on a world of lies. That Julian Assange remains holed up in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy, with […]

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