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Truth in the COVID-19 Era: Australia

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is perceived to have done well in managing the COVID-19 crisis as, smarting from his bushfire debacle, he took expert advice.  He has used the crisis to shut down Parliament and with his use of State Premiers as a sort of wartime Cabinet he has bypassed the Labor opposition.  Now he […]

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Charity, Government and Institutions

The comedian Celeste Barbour set out to raise $30,000 for fire relief and people gave $51 million. She was going to give it to the Rural Fire Service. It turns out that the. RFS is basically a government-funded body which buys fire equipment, and had received rather less than recommended in the run up to […]

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Government Steals Clean Energy Finance for Fossil Fuel Development 4/5/20

Angus Taylor, the Energy Minister has announced a $300 million new hydrogen project, but has not specified that it be powered by renewable energy and he wants to use gas to produce the hydrogen. There is fine rhetoric about trying to get the cost of hydrogen to $2 a kg, but the bottom line is […]

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Welfare- the target of the conservatives. 2/11/16

The can spend a fortune on Joint Strike Fighters that he Canadians have abandoned as a bad joke. They can spend $50 million putting diesel engines in French nuclear submarines. They can spend more being cruel to refugees than the entire UNHCR (Commission for Refugees) budget, but they still claim to be good managers and […]

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Medicare- Did the Liberals try to abolish it? 21/6/16

This is a current question with Shorten claiming that the Liberals are trying to privatise it and Turnbull calling this a Labor lie. What is the truth?  The answer is in the history of Medicare funding.  Medibank was set up by the Whitlam government and the bulk billing frees were set at 85% of the […]

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Amorality and Unaccountability is Now the Norm. 7/2/20

We see Trump not impeached on Party lines with only Mitt Romney crossing the floor.  Sure he may have bent US foreign policy to attack a political rival, but hey, he is on our side and we want to win the election[1].  Meanwhile over in Oz, the Auditor-General finds that the Deputy Leader of the […]

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