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Immigration: Language of Cruelty or Words for Humanity

By Stuart Rees The Coalition government’s self-image, values and attitudes towards powerless people, such as the Tamil Biloela family, are parcelled in a language and style that is far removed from ideals of a common humanity. Macho Man The goal, to be seen to be macho and strong in the face of people who flee danger

The Fascists are Coming - FriendlyJordies and the Neoliberal Assault on Australian Democracy

By Andy Hutchinson It should be clear to everyone by now that a neoliberal assault on freedom is unfolding all over the world. Putin in Russia, Erdoğan in Turkey, Trump in the US, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orban in Hungary, Bennett in Israel, Duterte in the Philippines, Al-Sisi in Egypt and Modi in India are just

Denial as policy, the Tamil Biloela family.

By Stuart Rees In a school playground, a little boy responds to being caught doing something wrong: “It wasn’t me sir”, or “It was those other boys”, or even “I would never do such a thing.” His ducking for cover matches the denial of responsibility characterising the Morrison government, not only regarding their cruelty to the Tamil/Biloela

Bravehearts and Angels Call Out Wood Chipping

By Bonnie Cassen Bega experienced a taste of Extinction Rebellion as activists disrupted Liberal MP Andrew Constance’s office in Bega. A pile of wood chips was dumped on the office doorstep, a brave grandfather glued himself to the door, two locked on to the roof awning and an angel stood singing sad truths of a

Edith Cowan: Courageous Feminist Reformer and Australia’s First Woman Parliamentarian

By Ruth Sykes One century ago a brave woman withstood negative community attitudes and sexist ridicule to become – at the age of 59 - the first woman parliamentarian in Australia and the second in the western world following on after American Nancy Astor in the UK. Someone who crashed through this glass ceiling would

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Environment

June 11, 2021

Bravehearts and Angels Call Out Wood Chipping

By Bonnie Cassen Bega experienced a taste of Extinction Rebellion as activists disrupted Liberal MP Andrew Constance’s office in Bega. A pile of wood chips was dumped on the office doorstep, a brave grandfather glued himself to the door, two locked on to the roof awning and an angel stood singing sad truths of a […]

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June 10, 2021

Gateway Sculpture – Connecting Communities, Healing Trauma

By Jade Lee As a ten year old growing up in Iceland, Dora Rognvaldsdottir remembers being taken aside by a teacher who encouraged her to explore art. She braved buses and blizzards to attend course after course after school and her love for art grew. Dora’s love of art has grown along with her own […]

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June 9, 2021

Community Outrage over Logging at Mogo

By Bonnie Cassen Logging was halted last Monday in Mogo State Forest by a group of brave individuals taking action on an issue close to their hearts: the protection of our forests and the wildlife that inhabit them. When Forestry Corporation contractors arrived to start work at 6.30am they found a brave activist perched on […]

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June 5, 2021

Protecting a Patch of Paradise – Kiama Goes Green on World Environment Day

Today, Saturday 5th June, is World Environment Day and an important time to reflect on the climate and extinction crises that are having a devastating impact on our natural world. Kiama Greens recognises world environment day 2021, by highlighting the importance of protecting the unique natural environment of the Kiama Local Government Area. Kathy Rice, […]

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Community

June 21, 2021

Refugee Week Calls for Justice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

By Marion Jacka Refugee rights have featured heavily in Australian news in recent weeks with widespread support for the Murugappan family after four-year-old Tharnicaa became seriously ill with sepsis on Christmas Island.  While the family has now been moved to community detention in Perth, the Government has rejected calls for them to be granted visas […]

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June 17, 2021

Boot Wants You to Survive

A comic by Liz Argall A Few Survival Resources Liz Argall is the creator of Things Without Arms and Without Legs - A comic about creatures who are kind. Liz’s Things Without comics have helped people understand their own feelings and emotions and be able to embrace and harness the sadness we all feel but […]

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June 11, 2021

Bravehearts and Angels Call Out Wood Chipping

By Bonnie Cassen Bega experienced a taste of Extinction Rebellion as activists disrupted Liberal MP Andrew Constance’s office in Bega. A pile of wood chips was dumped on the office doorstep, a brave grandfather glued himself to the door, two locked on to the roof awning and an angel stood singing sad truths of a […]

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June 11, 2021

Edith Cowan: Courageous Feminist Reformer and Australia’s First Woman Parliamentarian

By Ruth Sykes One century ago a brave woman withstood negative community attitudes and sexist ridicule to become – at the age of 59 - the first woman parliamentarian in Australia and the second in the western world following on after American Nancy Astor in the UK. Someone who crashed through this glass ceiling would […]

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June 11, 2021

The Tamil Family - Cruelty that Beggars Belief

By Stuart Rees  Continued detention of the Tamil Biloela family, let alone the threat to deport them, confirms the government’s fascination with cruelty as policy. To demonstrate their bravery in defending Australia’s borders, Ministers claim to have an obligation to protect comfortable and fortunate Australians, but they show a wanton disregard for the lives of […]

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Politics

Immigration: Language of Cruelty or Words for Humanity

By Stuart Rees The Coalition government’s self-image, values and attitudes towards powerless people, such as the Tamil Biloela family, are parcelled in a language and style that is far removed from ideals of a common humanity. Macho Man The goal, to be seen to be macho and strong in the face of people who flee danger […]

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June 16, 2021

The Fascists are Coming - FriendlyJordies and the Neoliberal Assault on Australian Democracy

By Andy Hutchinson It should be clear to everyone by now that a neoliberal assault on freedom is unfolding all over the world. Putin in Russia, Erdoğan in Turkey, Trump in the US, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orban in Hungary, Bennett in Israel, Duterte in the Philippines, Al-Sisi in Egypt and Modi in India are just […]

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June 16, 2021

Denial as policy, the Tamil Biloela family.

By Stuart Rees In a school playground, a little boy responds to being caught doing something wrong: “It wasn’t me sir”, or “It was those other boys”, or even “I would never do such a thing.” His ducking for cover matches the denial of responsibility characterising the Morrison government, not only regarding their cruelty to the Tamil/Biloela […]

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June 11, 2021

Bravehearts and Angels Call Out Wood Chipping

By Bonnie Cassen Bega experienced a taste of Extinction Rebellion as activists disrupted Liberal MP Andrew Constance’s office in Bega. A pile of wood chips was dumped on the office doorstep, a brave grandfather glued himself to the door, two locked on to the roof awning and an angel stood singing sad truths of a […]

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