Posts in: australia

Global Warming Demands Fundamental Change, Not Market ‘Solutions’

September 2018

“Move along! Nothing to see here!” These six words distill the attitude of the energy cartel, and its payroll of corrupt politicians and journalists, towards climate change. It’s the oldest political trick in the book — repeat a lie until it becomes the truth. The result of this propaganda has been to confuse, to delay,… Read more »

Bust the bigots: Religion is not a license to discriminate!

September 2018

Having been roundly trounced in the postal survey on same-sex marriage equality, the right wing has a new angle to pursue its reactionary social agenda: demands for religious freedom and a hysterical campaign of gender policing, especially in schools. The Ruddock review into religious freedom was established as a concession to the ultra-conservative faction in… Read more »

Support the push for an anti-fascist united front!

September 2018

Australia has become a popular destination for far-right wannabe demagogues on speaking tours. From openly misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, racist Milo Yiannopolous and Lauren Southern to reactionary nationalists Nigel Farage and Steve Bannon, each comes with their special brand of snake oil. Rightwing politicians and commentators fawn over them, media give them airplay, local fascists come… Read more »

My Health Record – Quality healthcare requires a political overhaul, not an IT portal

September 2018

Just imagine a public healthcare system that is patient-centred, well-coordinated, run by healthcare workers and free. Our integrated medical records would be easily accessible to our treaters at the tap of a keyboard via a secure platform. Having an accurate digital record would aid diagnosis and treatment.  Instead, we have an underfunded, profit-driven and fragmented… Read more »