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ONE FELL SWOOP April 17, 2014

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Barry O’Farrell resigned suddenly this morning. He should have declared the $3,000 bottle of wine – or possibly returned it. And now the political game has been changed in NSW.
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SENATE COUNT April 14, 2014

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At Crikey, Casey Briggs, a mathematician suggest we need to focus on how the votes are counted. In summary, rather than giving a long quote, the transfer value of the largest blocs of votes depends on when they are counted.
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WA SENATE BY-ELECTION April 7, 2014

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This election was always going to produce unusual results in detail, although it does not seem to have changed the post-July Senate. There are remaining 31.28% of first preference votes to count on the latest figures from the AEC.

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GRACE NOTE: KNIGHTS AND DAMES March 26, 2014

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It seems that Tony Abbott consulted Quentin Bryce and Peter Cosgrove and now to become notionally “dame” and “knight of the realm”

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REFUGEE DISGRACE March 24, 2014

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The treatment of refugees in off shore detention continues to witness disturbing developments. Australia has now become party to likely violations of human rights, including murder. The Prime Minister does not know what is going on, and the Cabinet process appears broken.

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THE HUMANITARIAN NATION March 14, 2014

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The question arises in relation to the treatment of refugees: What lead to this?
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MANUS VIDEO March 1, 2014

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The Immigration Minister commented that the refugee/prisoners at Manus Island were given breakfast the next morning after the riot that he initially attributed to the asylum seekers. Now The Guardian has published video footage describing the situation as a “war zone”.

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PRAYER AND “TERRORISM” February 3, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Internet Age, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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I found the story of the Ballarat mosque on Facebook. It was put up by the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). In its way it is an illustration of how in the era of developing modern communications, the local and global merge.
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REFUGEE POLICY: “MORALLY CORRUPT AND INDEFENSIBLE” January 30, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Former Naval Captain John Ingram was reported by ABC News that turning refugee boats away and forcing them back to Indonesia was not the Navy’s way of doing things. He is most likely right. It seems that the Government has involved the Navy and Military in “Operation Sovereign Borders” in a way that politicizes them, and in a way that by inference ignores their advice about these operations.
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EDWARD SNOWDEN: A TRAITOR? January 24, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Internet Age.
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Many events occur, with some having more historical significance than others. Perhaps representative of a pervasive maladroitness richly on display by Australian Federal Ministers, it nonetheless interesting, if trivial, to hear the Australian Foreign Minister describe Edward Snowden as a “traitor”.
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CALIFORNIAN DROUGHT January 20, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Governor Jerry Brown with reluctance declared California to be in drought last Friday. On its face this is surprising since it is summer here, it must be winter there. Furthermore, this is another extreme weather circumstance, occurring in a not a La Nina or El Nina year.

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A BLEAK 2014 BECKONS January 2, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE, Human Rights.
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2014 will mark hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. So thing could get worse. The prime minister  believes in climate change denial.The Government believes in the remedial powers of violence in relation to refugees and asylum seekers .

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SO THIS IS REFUGEE POLICY? December 27, 2013

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According to The Guardian, doctors are reporting mistreatment of refugees, specifically unaccompanied minors, as well as health issues related to pregnant women and children. The Guardian has recorded a series of recent reports.

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MANUS ISLAND: REFUGEE PRISON December 12, 2013

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Amnesty International reports the conditions experienced by refugees on Manus Island represent systematic cruelty. The deterrence policy seems to be working.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: A MORAL ISSUE November 28, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Christine Milne was kind enough to ask for my story. I guess there is a certain degree of idee fixe. but I believe the propositions I advance are verifiable.
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IMPLEMENTING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR POLICY November 19, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Duckspeak, The Neighbours.
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The Indonesian leadership is being very direct in relation to the bugging of the mobile phones of the President, other members of the Cabinet and the President’s wife.
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CLIMATE “AGNOSTICISM”? November 8, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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It is evident that  guru, John Howard, and his disciple, Tony Abbott, and the the government he leads,  are in denial concerning climate change.

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CLIMATE WARMING AND IDEOLOGICAL PARALYSIS November 4, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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The non-existent paradox is rather a contradiction. Could it be that the warmest September and October ever recorded overall in Australia was evidence, as claimed, of a plateauing of rising global temperatures?
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TONY TALKS TO WASHINGTON October 29, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Tony Abbott’s responds to The Washington Post on a number of policy issues. He was interviewed by Lally Weymouth.

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FROM NO TO DENIAL October 22, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CLIMATE CHANGE.
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Officially, in the process from Leader of the Opposition to Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and prominent Cabinet “spokes things”, are continuing to be the “nattering nabobs of negativism”.

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