Sunday 1st of May 2016

John Richardson's blog

a new way of living ...

a new way of living ...

systemic child abuse ...

systemic child abuse ...

the usual supects ...

the usual suspects ...

 

fox at the henouse ... again ...

fox at the henhouse ... again ...

 

the real ANZAC tradition ...

the real ANZAC tradition ...

Today was, of course, Anzac Day, where we honour our fallen and remember the feats of Australian soldiers and service personnel from Gallipoli and beyond.

real welfare ...

real welfare ...

No doubt you will be shocked to learn, as I was, that it is the rich who benefit overwhelmingly from negative gearing losses, and the superannuation and capital gains discount tax concessions.

Here are some pesky facts.

a fine piece of work ...

a fine piece of work ...

The Federal Opposition has slammed comments by former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella, who says a Victorian hospital missed out on $10 million in federal funding because she was not re-elected to the seat of Indi at the last election.

Cybersecurity? The biggest online criminals are ... us

Cybersecurity? The biggest online criminals are ... us

from Crikey …

Bernard Keane

very unusual payments ...

very unusual payments ...

IBAC investigates the Victorian education department’s failed Ultranet …

lest we forget ...

lest we forget ...

nearing perdition ...

nearing perdition ...

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?

taking care of business ...

taking care of business ...

A report issued Thursday by the British charity Oxfam found that the 50 largest US corporations are hiding $1.4 trillion in profits in overseas accounts to avoid US income taxes, much of it in tax havens like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

deaths in custody: death in black & white ...

deaths in custody ...

Imagine if a royal commission was held into a matter of national shame and, after tens of millions of dollars was spent and a five-volume report produced, the headline indicators of that shame actually went backwards.

Consider the public reaction if, 25 years on, one of the commissioners who produced the report lamented that the situation was now worse than when the report was published, and the federal minister responsible issued a statement applauding progress.

pork futures ...

pork futures ...

Debates over the call for a royal commission into the banking industry have brought to the fore the real battle in Australian politics – and it’s not about partisan rivalry.

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