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December 2015

Julian Assange and Collateral Murder – part 1

Julian Assange remains in wait within London’s Ecuadorean Embassy, notoriously hounded despite his courage to tell the truth. He has committed no crime against humanity. He has murdered no-one. He is hounded as if he has. But the murderers and their keepers of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrikes by US forces where air to ground […]

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Flowers from Guantanamo

Here in Kabul, young friends with the Afghan Peace Volunteers look forward to learning more about “The Tea Project” in late December, when Aaron Hughes arrives, an artist, a U.S. military veteran, and a core member of Iraq Veterans Against War. He’ll carry with him 20 plaster replicas of a standard-issue, factory-made Styrofoam cup. They’re […]

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What is the Western Australian Government’s problem?

Had the Western Australian Government moved with a sense of urgency and implemented the Custody Notification Service which it is signalling will eventually be the case then Djabera Djabera Bardi man Haji-Noor could still be alive. The tragedy of Ms Dhu is with us all – the young woman spent the last 48 hours of […]

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Generations yet to be born will be lost to the prison system & to suicide

Generations of children are growing up without any parenting, set adrift by the impoverishment that led their parents to low level offending, by a shallow system bent on retribution. Many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children are growing up with at least one parent in jail. These children are hit by the trauma, but their […]

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Transport Minister Nalder’s recent public declaration to legalise uber failed the Litmus “reason” Test.

Notwithstanding the current chaotic under regulated Western Australian transit market place, has been the recent decision by the beleaguered transport minister to openly declare the government’s intention to legalise uber. On the 18th of this month Minister Nalder officially announced that uber would legally be incorporated into the transit sector, albeit that its participation would […]

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Thank you Senator Sue Lines, the Winmar family, Janette Henry, Riyadh Al-Hakimi

There is a profoundly long way to go in bridging classist divides, poverty, in ending the juxtaposition of affluence nearby grinding poverty. Nearly two and a half million Australians live below the Henderson Poverty Line. One million Australian children live below that line. Nearly 20,000 children aged 12 years and less are homeless. But hey, […]

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Dramatic modifications for the taxi industry have been a work in progress -but who will really benefit?

For better or for worse, the Western Australian Taxi Industry is currently going through a revolutionary transit transformation process. Many fragments of this transformation had been ambiguously foreshadowed some years ago, but it was the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), cumulative demand for transit options and advent of the uber effect that eventually fuelled the need […]

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Housing the homeless

What sort of nation is Australia when a struggling family’s Christmas wish was for 13 blankets, for their 13 children? Australia is one of the world’s most affluent nations per capita, the world’s 12th largest economy but the extensiveness of large homeless families on our streets is little known to most Australians. Families of 5, […]

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The generation of racists I grew up with are now in parliament

The generation of racists I grew up with are the ones who grew into the generation who delivered the Northern Territory Intervention, who destroyed the hopes that Mabo’s Native Title win offered, who failed to establish the long overdue conversation in this country that we needed on racism and the ways forward and instead we […]

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The “Mindless Zealotry” of Immigration

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. – Franz Kafka It is now well over 10 years since Mr Palmer was appointed to examine and report on the then Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA). That department has now morphed into the Department of Border Protection. In 2005 Mr […]

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