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Breaking the rules gets harder

by Humphrey McQueen

28 August 2018

Morrison and DuttonThe horns of the dilemma got longer and sharper with the Coalition’s crack-up. Dutton would have been worse for us. That’s not because of his policies and practices but because he is unelectable and the ALP know it. Morrison is a tad harder for the ALP. No matter who is PM, the Coalition’s implosion is still a horror-show for us.

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Real story of Eureka

Real story of EurekaWant the real story of Eureka and the Southern Cross flag?

Sunday 11th November 2018

At the time and place of the 1854 Monster Meeting and the formation of the Ballarat Reform League.

St Paul's Anglican Church, Bakery Hill, Ballarat
3pm - followed by afternoon tea (no cost)

Sponsored by Unions Ballarat Trades Hall

On the 11th November 1854 the Ballaarat Reform League Charter was adpoted by a crowd of over 10,000 diggers - a flag for the league was proposed and the words that shaped our nation's destiny were committed to paper...

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US Marines in Darwin - The Force Posture Agreement

The Force Posture Agreement between the U.S. and Australian Governments

Bevan Ramsden

This Agreement makes Australia a base in the Indo-Pacific-South East Asia for the U.S. military and from which they can parade their strength, intimidate and launch hostile acts against our neighbours.

The Force Posture Agreement between the Governments of the U.S. and Australia facilitates:

The stationing in Darwin, for six months each year, of up to 2,500 US Marines; they are trained and equipped for immediate deployment and who, while in Australia, train for war in exercises with the Australian Defence Forces

Access to Australia’s airfields and airport facilities for US fighter planes and bombers

Access to Australia’s seaports for U.S. naval vessels

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A plague on democracy - Murdoch, Turnball and demagoguery

This article came from the Independent Australia

by Dr Binoy Kampark

Republished with permission of the author

Rupert Murdoch's power goes beyond that of his media empire. Dr Binoy Kampark illustrates the man's potent political influence.

Turnball and Murdoch

IN ONE SENSE, feeling sentimental about the deposing of Australia’s aggrieved Malcolm Turnbull by loiteringly dangerous and terrified reactionaries within his own party would be akin to feeling sympathy for a maimed animal readied for the coup de grace. He had already laid the grounds for weak, self-corroding leadership — spates of poor political judgment, fatuous attempts to seek reconciliation with ideological detractors when he was merely giving ground and, ultimately, an inability to keep his nerve in the face of the pugilists.

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Anning speech: racism and division must not be allowed!

This article came from the Vanguard website

Multicultural handsOn the 14th of August 2018, Fraser Anning, senator and Katter's Australian Party member, gave his controversial maiden speech to an almost universally negative reaction.

This is largely due to his abhorrent comments regarding the nature of immigration, calling for a “final solution”, a plebiscite with which the Australian public would decide whether or not we return to the “predominantly European immigration policy of the pre-Whitlam consensus”. It was essentially calling for a return to the White Australia Policy though using more palatable rhetoric.

 

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