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Pork barrelling accusations after $10m drought grant goes to council for 'creative precinct'

0 Days ago Politics Source: Abc.net.au

The Federal Government awarded the Tasmanian city of Launceston a $10-million drought recovery grant to help build a "creative precinct" in the in its CBD, while knocking back a request for help from another council suffering one of its driest... read more

The end of ecomodernism

0 Days ago Politics Source: Johnquiggin.com

I was due to appear tomorrow before the Environment and Planning Committee’s inquiry into Nuclear Prohibition in Victoria, but I’ve just been advised that it’s been deferred until after the lockdown. I’d just finished writing a supplement to my... read more

How did Victoria get here? Examine the lack of diversity in decision-making

0 Days ago Politics Source: Crikey.com.au

Instead of blaming 'rule-breaking' individuals for the rise of coronavirus cases in Melbourne, look at how diverse the decision-makers are. The post How did Victoria get here? Examine the lack of diversity in decision-making appeared first on...... read more

Peace network: Increase in military expenditure ‘unjustified and destabilising’

0 Days ago Politics Source: Greenleft.org.au

Imperialism & war Vince Scappatura Issue  1272 Australia Australian Defence Forces Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) July 9, 2020 The federal government’s decision to spend $575 billion on the defence budget over the next 10... read more

Defend and extend JobKeeper: Young workers bear brunt of coronavirus economic pain

0 Days ago Politics Source: Greenleft.org.au

Workers & unions James Swift Issue  1272 Australia ACTU JobKeeper JobSeeker unemployed Retail and Fas Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) July 8, 2020 In the midst of the worst pandemic in a century and while the focus is on rising COVID-19 case... read more

After tribunal rejection, ACTU doubles down on paid pandemic leave for all

1 Day ago Politics Source: Smh.com.au

The unions want all workers to have unlimited government-funded leave if they have to self-isolate to discourage sick workers from spreading the coronavirus. read more

Supporting our customers in Melbourne under increased COVID-19 restrictions

1 Day ago Politics Source: Exchange.telstra.com.au

With increased COVID-19 restrictions around the Melbourne metropolitan area and the Mitchell Shire, we want to help our affected customers stay connected – that’s why we’re offering our eligible consumer and small business customers in those... read more

The Jester As King

1 Day ago Politics Source: Clubtroppo.com.au

Welcome to Antonios Sarhani’s first post. I’ve got a brief post welcoming him aboard immediately above this post. Nicholas Gruen The ceremony and the circumlocutions of the kingly court is cut by the jester. As long as the jester commands …... read more