Society

Corporate corruption and government failure to act: who’s running this country?

The controversial Perth freight link development shows that it’s business-as-usual in awarding government contracts to companies with a chequered past Carmen Lawrence The Guardian It’s clear Australians are increasingly wary of the power of big business; in the latest post-election survey by researchers at the Australian National University, 74% responded “yes” to the proposition that “big business has… Corporate corruption and… Read More »

Two children, two faiths, one message

(CNN) – A photo of two kids — a Muslim girl and Jewish boy — rallying for the same cause alongside their dads, warmed the hearts of audiences across social media. Gisela Crespo CNN Both children are pictured hoisted high above the crowd on their father’s shoulders, holding handmade signs. Seven-year-old Meryem looks across at Adin, 9, who is smiling back at her. Her father, Fatih… Two children, two… Read More »

Why the Quebec mosque shooting happened

Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes have been on the rise in Quebec and Canada as a whole for years. Safiah Chowdhury Al Jazeera News “Hey hey, ho ho, we would rather have Trudeau,” chanted protesters in an American airport, gathered to challenge the executive order by the US President Donald Trump, effectively banning entry of Muslim refugees and residents… Why the Quebec… Read More »

Why Russia is about to decriminalise wife-beating

The Duma’s war on women It fits with traditional values, lawmakers say The Economist SHOULD it be a crime for a husband to hit his wife? In many countries this question no longer needs… But not in Russia, where the Duma (parliament) voted this week to decriminalise domestic violence against family members unless it is a… Why Russia is… Read More »

Fourth LNP member defects to One Nation

PAULINE Hanson’s One Nation has welcomed another defector from the LNP with former Logan MP ­Michael Pucci appointed as the… Sarah Vogler The Courier-Mail Mr Pucci – who was voted out in 2015 after one term in State Parliament – told The Courier-Mail that he resigned from the LNP via email over the… Fourth LNP member… Read More »

Bangladesh plans to relocate Rohingya refugees to prevent ‘intermingling’

Bangladesh has resurrected a plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s north-western Rakhine State to a flooded island in the Bay of Bengal to prevent them from “intermingling” with Bangladeshi citizens. ABC The United Nations says around 69,000 people have fled the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine to Bangladesh since attacks that killed nine Myanmar border police on October 9. The attacks, believed to… Bangladesh plans to… Read More »

James Packer caught in middle of corruption inquiry into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

James Packer’s lawyer asked about arranging citizenship or residency in Israel for the Australian billionaire, the country’s Interior Minister says, in a move that could bring Mr Packer significant tax benefits. Sophie McNeill ABC Mr Packer has found himself caught in the middle of a major corruption inquiry that has rocked the Middle Eastern country. His name has been… James Packer caught in… Read More »

In a global trend towards crimmigration, Australia has led the world

Donald Trump’s plans to detain and deport non-citizens follows the lead of Australian policies that inflate executive powers and criminalise immigration Anthea Vogl and Elyse Methven The Guardian Many have expressed opposition and abhorrence towards US President Donald Trump’s plan to deport undocumented migrants en masse from the United States. Last Wednesday, Trump… In a global trend… Read More »

The Nation Was Divided Well Before Trump’s Travel Ban

Leftists continue to ramp up their campaign to disrupt the country, the presidency, and the life of the average American. Joe Alton The Daily Caller The executive actions taken by Donald Trump, a rare president who follows through on campaign promises, have come at a dizzying pace. Activists are left with… The Nation Was Divided… Read More »