Category Archives: Community Issues

A voice and a veto for indigenous Australians? A third house of parliament?

Last night’s Q and A broadcast from Parliament House in Canberra was moving and memorable. It marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision, landmark events for Australia’s disadvantaged indigenous minority. It followed … Continue reading

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A plan to accelerate home ownership!

This blog nearly four years ago drew the attention of readers to the benefits of Canada’s superannuation policies over our own in the following post: Why not use superannuation to increase home ownership? Posted on August 27, 2013 In the current … Continue reading

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Turnbull Capitulates on 18C

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/racial-vilification-law-australia Since the introduction of provisions dealing with racial hatred in 1995, [3] the Racial Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to insult, humiliate, offend or intimidate another person or group in public on the basis of their race. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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Good Thinking Dan Tehan!

48 year old family man from Hamilton Victoria, Dan Tehan, is a new face in the Turnbull federal government who is showing admirable commitment in his role as Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel since 18 February 2016. He … Continue reading

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Progressing the welfare of Indigenous Australians.

It was the progressive expropriation of land by white settlers to the detriment of Australia’s Aboriginal people that resulted in their decimation. Our handling of disputes, and the policies we have formulated, have often been harsh and unjust, condescending and … Continue reading

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Submarine Security Considerations

Germany’s U-boat submarines posed a potent naval threat to the Allies in the Second World War, whilst the United States gained a naval superiority over Japan with their submarine fleet. Defence advisors fear the vulnerability of surface naval vessels, particularly … Continue reading

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How Long Will Turnbull last as PM?

Malcolm Turnbull has been Prime Minister for only a year, and already political commentators are speculating on how long it will be before he too is deposed like his three predecessors. How durable will he prove to be with the … Continue reading

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How effective is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem-cell research is one of the more promising lines of study for medical researchers; and it has attracted more interest than most project fields, as a remedy for many serious and life threatening conditions. It is estimated that there are … Continue reading

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Anzac inspired thoughts about the cost of war.

On Anzac Day Australians and New Zealanders grieve for those they knew, and the millions they did not know, most still in their youth, killed in combat, not just at Anzac Cove in Turkey on the 25th April 1915, but … Continue reading

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Can Port Adelaide export Australian football to China?

Australia’s innovative football code is probably the world’s most watched on a population basis. The AFL has staged many exhibition matches in other countries over the 150 years that Australians have been enamoured with the sport. Yet no other country … Continue reading

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