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Louise Milligan, who sought to destroy the reputation of Cardinal George Pell, has written a new book.  She should have, instead, abjectly apologised for having written the first one.

Thursday, 05 November 2020 09:58

The False Promise of Local Government Amalgamations

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The latest financial scandal in New South Wales concerns the disastrous attempt to merge local councils.  It has cost taxpayers a billion dollars, for little gain.

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 05:11

The Big Lie That Will Save ScoMo's Skin

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The governments, including Australia's, that have jettisoned freedom and the economy to save us all from a largely limp virus, are banking on getting away with one more big lie to get them off the electoral hook.  It is called a vaccine.

Sunday, 01 November 2020 05:43

Convergent Opportunism

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Conspiracy theorists are everywhere.  Sometimes, though, they are called acute observers, social scientists, historians, critical thinkers.  Governments and others may not have planned the Covid epidemic, but many with agendas are cashing in.  Call them convergent opportunists.

Thursday, 29 October 2020 00:30

Judging Trump - Four Years On and (Perhaps) Counting

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Americans face, as they always say, their most important election in a generation.  Assessing the merits of any president isn't always easy.  Assessing the merits of Donald Trump is a whole other thing.

When protest buses attacking Daniel Andrews get forced off the road by police, and when politicians abuse private sector executives for doing their jobs, there is clearly something very wrong with our public services.  It all goes back to an unhealthy 1980s obsession with privatisation and "new public management".

Sunday, 25 October 2020 04:31

Victoria's Equality for Faith Campaign

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The Catholic Premier of Victoria seems hell bent on shutting down churches, and especially the Catholic Church.  The fightback, though, is under way.