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Offshore processing is not working – end it now.

Already as reported on the ABC, the Christmas Island detention centre is beyond capacity, with 2200/2000 people housed after 63 asylum seekers arrived late Tuesday. New arrivals are now being housed in tents or marquees. “That represents basically the end of any sort of orderly immigration system.” Why don’t the asylum seekers go to China, […]

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Is climate change scientific or political?

I’m confused. I’ve had a few lengthy discussions with an ex-staffer of the Australian Labor Party about Climate Change (which had been conveniently rebranded after Global Warming did not stack up in the face of increasing snowstorms). He was presenting the abatement strategies of the major political parties… When I instead presented him with material […]

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Teacher’s Strike – Gonski – What will the money be spent on?

There is a teacher’s strike today on Valentine’s day, with a sea of red making it likely the largest in the State’s history. It says something about human nature that the easiest way to start a revolution is to give a privilege, then try to take it away. Ted Baillieu should be held to his […]

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The NRA are right for the wrong reasons

How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame from a national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity that they crave, while provoking others to try to make their mark. A dozen more killers, a hundred more? How can we possibly even guess […]

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Labor Government to decide if you are correct or not.

Just when we thought that it couldn’t get any better, new battle lines have been drawn Obviously our Labor leaning overlords are tired of being criticised for their failures in Government. So now Stephen Conroy, famous for his “unfettered legal power” to “make you wear red underpants on your head” comment, is now seeking the […]

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