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Stephen W.T. Read
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Surveillance of Australians has taken a huge step into the unknown. Beware it could easily be misused and we could become patsies because of high error rates in identification.
Cause for concern Given the vast amounts of information gathered through surveillance, it might seem reasonable to assume that individuals will never be scrutinised unless they raise suspicion (one hopes, reasonably). However, improvement in data-processing...
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The government and the regulator has tip toe'd around the banks for years. Will they now find a real hammer or just another rubber one that bounced every time it was used.
Australian Government who was forced into having a Royal Commission should be ashamed of past performance on banking sector The Conversation   By  Michelle Grattan Updated  20 Apr 2018, 10:22am PHOTO:  The Government needs the issue squared away before the ...
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The LNP are a low taxing low spending???
The Coalition asserts it is the party of low taxes and low spending. That is not true. Why, because The Howard government, for example, never cut government spending in real terms and had the highest tax take (as a proportion of the economy) of any recent A...
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The Bucket man has passed on, he brought us many smiles.
Clive Swift obituary Actor best known as the downtrodden husband of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances Dennis Barker Sat 2 Feb 2019  02.36 AEDT Last modified on Sat 2 Feb 2019  04.00 AEDT Shares 515 Comments 34   Clive Swift and Patricia Routledge at...
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Control of 5G internet. Us says China is the danger, is it?
Do both China and America pose the same risk? 'Huawei' could pose a security risk? If so why is it that American dominated firms would not pose the same risk. Can we only be sure of the 5G internet if we have a mix of  technologies. There seems to be no arg...
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CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN. Is it really, or is it for grown-ups to become children?
What makes you think it’s a grand idea to juggle fire and matches after several champagne cocktails? And the last time you rode a bike was before high school, so please explain why you are attempting a wheelie in thongs after several hours of hooking into t...
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Is this open government? Brexit secrecy once again?
Tell the public nothing, that is the mantra of the present government. Pharmaceutical organisations working with Whitehall to maintain medicine supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit have signed 26 “gagging orders” that bar them from revealing informatio...
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Trump diplomacy? Diplomacy is no longer commonplace in America or externally.
Reliance on American commonsense, while we did not always agree, was predictable. This has now turned to fear, fear of a loose cannon president who is out of control. The blood and treasure spent by the US in the middle east is being squandered by a TV host...
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Boats have turned into planes? Home Affairs Department website shows 27,931 protection visa applications were made in the latest financial year by plane arrivals.
Based on an article by Michael Pascoe 27,931 protection visa applications were made in the latest financial year by plane arrivals. ( Smugglers now put refugees on planes?) What is really happening with stop the boats. How many turn backs have happened, we'...
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The way we view The Social Economy is outdated. We need a rethink.
Luke Michael , Journalist The social economy is the workforce of the future, according to a new report, which says outdated perceptions of the social services sector must change. The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) report identified the social econom...
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