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Is our alliance with America worth it?

Almost eighty years ago Prime Minister John Curtin prepared a New Year’s Eve message for the Australian people. It was written three weeks after the war with Japan had begun. 1,035 more words

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Is Shia sectarianism singular to Bahrain?

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For those interested in the history and politics of the Middle-East, we shift our focus today towards a small island state called Bahrain in the Gulf – and report on the nature of Shi’ism in the country. 3,827 more words

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The Coalition is simply following instructions

To understand how and why Australia has ended up where it has, with a series of governments which seem to become more and more damaging to our way of life, year on year, we need only to look back to 2013. 1,113 more words

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Police Brutality, Custodial Deaths, and (Un)Just System

Police, as an institution, is like an organ in a body. It is designed to perform a certain function, i.e., catch the bad guys.  1,054 more words
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Morrison throws to vaudeville

Fresh from his redemption after The Great Bush-fire Debacle, Scott Morrison is reverting to type. In a farcical press conference he stated that Australia’s institutions and businesses were being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor. 591 more words

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Link: Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years

Die Welt reports an utterly horrifying case, awful in itself, and also an illustration about the dangers of reposing unlimited trust in anyone, including state institutions. 132 more words

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The Problem of Infrastructure Profits

I’m sometimes asked about the private sector’s role in infrastructure. I’ll cover this more broadly in the future, but for now, let me pour some cold water on the idea that a private actor could build an urban rail system for profit. 1,901 more words

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