Italy finds it now has a fascist led government

By Jim Hayes

The woman who once publicly declared herself a great fan of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is to become the new Prime Minister of Italy. Giorgia Meloni heads a political party called the Brothers of Italy. Don’t be misled by media portrayal, especially form the Murdoch stable, as something other than fascist. Continue reading Italy finds it now has a fascist led government

President’s statement on behalf of Fair Go For Pensioners (Vic) for action to raise the Age Pension above poverty

This is a statement just released (27 September 2022) by Joe Montero the Victorian President of Fair Go For Pensioners. It has been published on the organisation’s website. The statement calls out the inadequacy of the Age Pension and calls for it to be lifted from, poverty level to where it can provide for an adequate life and dignity. and announces that Fair Go For Pensioners is launching a campaign to unite forces to bring this about.

Continue reading President’s statement on behalf of Fair Go For Pensioners (Vic) for action to raise the Age Pension above poverty

Scott Morrison attempted power grab and a drift towards big brother government

By Joe Montero

Through Scott Morrison’s time as Prime Minister, the limited transparency of Australian government became even smaller. His inclinations towards secrecy, bullying, even in the party room and cabinet, the double cross, and more were legendary. We didn’t know just how far it all went. But the exposure of the committee of one, opened a window and let a light into a dark room. Continue reading Scott Morrison attempted power grab and a drift towards big brother government

Mexico honours Julian Assange’s family while our leaders do nothing

By Joe Montero

Julian Assange’s family has gone to Mexico on the invitation of the country’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador. While there they attended a rally in support of Julian.

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His father John Shipton and brother Gabriel Shipton were given the key to the capital, which was presented by major Claudia Sheinbaum, who said: Continue reading Mexico honours Julian Assange’s family while our leaders do nothing

Creating housing affordability means proper funding of housing alternatives

By Joe Montero

The call by Brendan Coates, the economic policy director at the Grattan Institute, for concrete measures to address the housing crisis is timely and should be taken up. The cost of housing is the single biggest factor behind a lowering of living standards across Australia. There is no chance of a better tomorrow without overcoming this crisis. Continue reading Creating housing affordability means proper funding of housing alternatives

The death of the Queen should not blind us from the real nature of the monarchy

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The great distraction will soon be over. I’m talking about the coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s and the parade of ceremonies following it. Any death is solemn, and people usually react in a respectful way. And it has been with the death of the British monarch. At least she made it to 96. This is a good innings. Continue reading The death of the Queen should not blind us from the real nature of the monarchy

Morrison’s multiple ministries is a warning for Australia to change course

By Jim Hayes

On the one hand, the ongoing saga of Scott Morrison’s secret ministries is a distraction from the many important issues Australia faces. On the other, it shines a light onto the way Scot Morrison operated as leader of the Liberal party and in his role as Prime Minister. Continue reading Morrison’s multiple ministries is a warning for Australia to change course

It is not wage rises causing of inflation and harming the economy

By Joe Montero

There are forces in Australia gearing up a campaign to keep wages down. Led by the corporate sector and backed by the Reserve Bank of Australia. There has been a modest rise in rates this year, and they are blaming this for the rise in inflation. If wages are not kept down in the next period, they warn, inflation will get worse, and the economy plunged into serious trouble. Continue reading It is not wage rises causing of inflation and harming the economy

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