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Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive supports an independent foreign policy

 

VTHCThe Victorian Trades Hall Council Executive at its meeting of Friday, 26 July passed a resolution on US bases and an independent foreign policy.

The VTHC is the peak body representing Victorian unions. The resolution states below:

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Malcolm Fraser's outspoken attack on Australia's lack of independence

Malcolm FraserThe former Liberal prime minister (1975 - 1983), Fraser who spoke at the launch of the Melbourne Globalist on 2 June, warned the US could launch attacks from Darwin and that Australia’s foreign policy is “complacent”, he also criticized the government for being detrimentally dependent on the US.

In his speech at Melbourne University, Fraser stated he was “ashamed” that Australia was an accessory to the “falsehoods” and a willingly accomplice in the Iraq war and attacked the present deployment of American troops in Darwin.

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Don’t Sign the TPP - Don’t sign away Australia’s Sovereignty

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Protest against the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosting a TPP consultation meeting in Adelaide, Thursday 27 June.

by Spirit of Eureka (Vic)

The Australian government is about to sell out the last vestiges of Australia’s sovereignty and national independence by signing up to the US-driven Trans Pacific Partnership (“Free Trade”) agreement.

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NAIDOC Week 2013 - We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

This article is from the NAIDOC website

naidoc logoNAIDOC Week runs from the 7 - 14 July.

This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.

In August 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions – framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs – to the Australian House of Representatives.

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Forelock-tugging bunyip aristocracy penning us in

Peter Goers

 

 

 

 

 

by Peter Goers

Republished with permission of the author

The Australian Constitution is reasonably useful but so boring. It's the foundation of our funny little secondhand nation but few people read it. Fortunately it's not taught in schools. It's not just the arcane language that's off-putting (though I like a bit of porogation now and again) it's the antiquated nature of it. It's an appalling piece of writing and It's all about pleasing Queen Victoria.

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