10 Nov

UN 1st March 2018 antidemocratic slide

11 Jun


24 Apr

A poem never to be forgotten.

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April 25th is the day Australia remembers the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in conflicts around the world.

This was the date in 1915 that the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign began in Turkey. Soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed, at dawn, on the beach to be met by withering fire from the Turkish defenders under the command of Kemal Ataturk. By the end of the year the Allied forces evacuated and the ANZACs were moved to France.

Lest We Forget.

My Great-Uncle; Edward Russell Bates (Pte, 28th Batt), born 1887, Auckland, New Zealand, KIA, Albert, France, 1st June, 1918, leaving a wife and child.

The Brother-in-Law of a Great Great Aunt; Thomas John Marr Todd (Lt. Colonel, 10th Light Horse, CMG, DSO & Bar) born 2 Mar 1873, Christchurch, NZ, Died of sickness, 23 Jan 1919, Cairo, Egypt, unmarried.

Thanks to Buff for…

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Results of Supreme Court Appeal

21 Dec

Source: Results of Supreme Court Appeal

Hiding Past Sins, L-NP Style

18 Jul

Best evidence yet of Abbott unfit for PM

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I take no credit for this find. I am simply spreading the word.

Peter Van Onselen reported on twitter this morning.


That URL of this deletion is

Peter Van Onselen was able to find the original on the “Way Back Machine” and I look forward to reading his take on this event.

Apparently the deletion occurred on or about Friday 18th July. In other words, after Bronwyn Bishop’s Heligate.

That indicates that the Liberal Party is into rewriting history. This is something I have noticed a number of times when looking for articles I know I read in News Ltd publications which contained later embarrassments for either Murdoch or his puppets. Could it be that the Liberal Party is simply another News…

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China Vs United States – Why Australia Will Lose!

15 May

Excellent piece from Archie Archive.

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Before I go any further, let me explain my position. I am on the “Left” side of politics. An anti-war greenie ex-ALP member. Yet it matters little where I fit on the internal political landscape. What matters is where Australia fits on the international landscape. This post is not about party political differences. It is about our hidden Government. And no! I am not a diplomat. Just an amateur student of world affairs informed by the past and reading the omens.

Every nation in the world has one.

Secretive and mostly working in the shadows. A Government body making commitments and friendships with people we never hear about.

Only ever showing the results of its machinations and activities in the occasional public announcements of its head.

It is the most important department any nation can have.

No, it is not Treasury, the department we are always worried about. The one…

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Tampons, tax and testing my patience. Why this election has made me realise I don’t care that I’m a woman.

10 May

Wilsher 's Blog

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the run up to the general election has begun. And with the start of this political pantomime something miraculous has happened. I have become a woman. With women’s issues.  Apparently these issues were around before the election but it is only now that the election has begun that the powers that be have decided to inform me that I should care about the tampon tax and other womanly matters.

So here’s the thing, a tax on tampons is outrageous. A period is not a luxury. Anyone who has had one will tell you that. And that’s something I care about. Companies are still turning away women because they are of an age that means they may go on maternity leave. And that’s something I care about. In 2013 it was shown that women will still earn 19.7 percent less than men for the same…

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