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The Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank: Australia’s next move

– Please visit http://www.ppesociety.org.au/wp/2015/04/the-aiib-australias-next-move/ for my original blog post and many other interesting articles on all things politics, philosophy and economics.

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has joined a Western cohort supporting the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) proposed by China, marking an historical shift in Australian foreign policy. 791 more words


Why Indonesia Needs the Death Penalty

The following article is by Arie Afriansyah, Lecturer in Law at the University of Indonesia…

International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. 952 more words

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Turkey Vows To Stop The Boats

Amid heightened tensions between Australia and Turkey, Turkish President Erdogan has vowed to stop any new invasion by Australia. In a statement from Ankara today a Turkish spokesman told… 324 more words

The UnAustralian

"Lock Out" Of Swell Men

Upon my arrival here, I ended up having to do a lot of catch-ups. First reason being I am not really that much into group outings except for the one one of my good friends did for me not long ago with the Med Revue crowd. 940 more words

Graphical Manipulations #132: Mediocrity, Myopia Rat Erudition, The Rat, Remembrance And Gourdliness!

In “The Lucky Country”, Donald Horne wrote; “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people’s ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that surround them that they are often taken by surprise.” Given the past 18 months it seems that we have time-warped back to the 60’s when Horne wrote those words and our current leaders, one in power, and the other aspiring, are doing their utmost to demonstrate mediocrity as a desirable trait. 369 more words

Australia: everyone must get vaccinated, except the Prime Minister’s daughters

We’re talking about Tony Abbott, who just ruled from on high that there are no more exemptions from vaccines in Australia.

No more conscientious objections, no more religious exemptions. 39 more words