20 march 2016: The New South Wales Government has said it will allow a private operator to bid to run a medium-security jail on Sydney's north-western outskirts, while announcing that prisons that fail to cut reoffending rates will be put to competitive tender.
The dirty war on Syria will be settled on the battlefield. International law is broken.
Powerful nations continue to enjoy impunity for their crimes, and they have no reason to expect that they will be prosecuted.
The major American news network claims that the FBI is looking toward Russia for hacking into the New York Times and other news organizations. Where CNN got this information is unknown.
some are deliberately ignorant, some are blindly right-wing partisan, some are insane, some are tolerable ...
Hearing the shrill from the new mad senators is mind numbing... And some of them will get to stay six long years... Let's hope that the new ignorant lot starts to study reality beyond their long-learned prejudices... Let's hope that the ultra right-wing mongrels start to see that their sponsors, the rich, are rorting society under the premise of dripping-down on the plebs and that the lefties abandon harsh refugee policies. Let's hope that all see that the planet is at a slow turning point of sort, with CO2 climbing sky high to dangerous levels due to our burning of fossil fuels. Global warming is real.
Advice for how to improve the fairness of the system by which private homes are forcibly acquired for major infrastructure was rejected by the Baird government over fears it could delay projects like the $17 billion WestConnex motorway.
Generations of British school children knew it as the pink areas of the map, covering a quarter of the world’s land area, a vast dominion on which the sun perhaps only finally set when Hong Kong was handed to China in 1997.
For one Conservative MP however, the British empire appears to be no distant memory but a living reality that still even includes the Thirteen Colonies of what was to become the eastern states of the US.
It's fine to believe that Islam is for peace. It's fine to believe Christianity is for peace. But both religious beliefs and that of Israel were born from conflicts and all have led to many wars since their deceptive inception. All these religious beliefs are more or less derived from the Abrahamic legends and have been based on sorrow, wrath and pain of being "man". Here one has to say Jesus was not a warrior and that Buddha was not a warrior. In contrast, Mohamed was a warrior. Peace has been the exception between all these religious mantras.
There are many reasons for the current woes facing the government but, considering their habit of rewarding incompetence, it is hardly surprising.