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Wednesday 26th of April 2017 (UTC)

June 2016

Pretty poor judgment by Keenan, not by Aly

Michael Keenan is our Justice federal minister. I have had dealings with him going back to when he first stood for Parliament. At that time I was President of the Ethnic Communities Council of WA. He approached me with his then campaign manager. We sat in my office and examined the ethnic diversity of the […]

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Subset voting on policy change – a proposal

I believe myself to have been an informed and engaged voter over several federal election cycles. As Election 2016 looms, I remain in the grip of despair about yet another two horse race between the Coalition’s Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian Labor Party’s Bill Shorten. My dissatisfaction does not stem from the choice of Prime […]

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Response to Peta Credlin on terrorism

In May 2013 Princeton University’s Loon Watch reproduced the FBI’s examination of the terror acts that had occurred between the years 1980 and 2005. This is a 25 year period and would have a substantial basis in any statistical analysis. The purpose of the study was to examine what the motivation was in respect of […]

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‘Affordable’ housing arguments will never address chronic and acute homelessness

Political parties are rattling on about reducing, halving and even ending homelessness through ‘affordable’ housing. ‘Affordable’ housing can certainly make it possible for more Australians to acquire a mortgage but cannot help those Australians who live in absolute poverty. There are two types of poverty – relative and absolute poverty. Relative poverty is a measure […]

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These are the parties looking for your vote but should not get it on July 2

Certainly not, if you have an interest in community harmony and social inclusion in Australia as one of your priorities! They are openly racist and usually very Anti-Islam. This is far from a comprehensive list and I am sure there are a number of others that have disguised their blatant racism in terms of a […]

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Shaoquett and Mohammed Moselmane – from Libya to Mongolia

NSW’s first Muslim parliamentarian arrived in Australia as a seven year old child from Lebanon. Shaoquett Moselmane went on to graduate as a lawyer, finished up as a long serving local government councillor, a mayor and is currently a parliamentarian in NSW’s upper house, in his second term. While family building, with his Japanese wife, […]

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Categories Human Rights
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The continuing silence about links between extreme weather events and climate change

Many parts of Australia are recovering from the devastating effects of extreme weather events over recent days, including storms that produced unprecedented levels of rainfall, massive ocean waves and king tide surges that caused coastal erosion, and extensive destruction and devastation from massive localized flooding, however, it is interesting to see climate scientists and commentators being cautious […]

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Categories Environment
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Migrant suicides – invisible

As a young child I remember the absorption of sadness by Sydney’s Greek community of the suicide by a newly arrived young male Greek. Years later I would read some of his letters to the homeland, yearning to return someday after he made his quid in a country he believed found it hard to accept […]

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Corporate crime wave: Australia’s epidemic of corporate criminality

“As crimes pile up they become invisible” Bertolt Brecht “Corporate crime poses a significant threat to the welfare of the community. Given the pervasive presence of corporations in a wide range of activities in our society, and the impact of their actions on a much wider group of people than are affected by individual action, […]

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Highest risk groups to suicide

In recent years Australians have been learning that suicide is a leading cause of death and they have been discovering the hidden toll of suicide and of its impacts on those left behind. However what have we learned of the ways forward in suicide prevention and in improving the levels of emotional and mental health […]

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