When Scott Morrison applies his Immigration Model to Social Services

By: Rossleigh Now there’s been a lot of angst about Scott Morrison’s appointment as Minister for Social Services. Probably coming from a few bleeding heart lefties who’ve never worked a day in their lives while earning a living as a “rent-a-crowd” professional protester! (One could see that as a contradiction … Continue reading

Cabinet revolt over Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton plan to strip Australians of citizenship

Six members of the Abbott cabinet have risen up against a proposal that a minister could strip an Australian of citizenship, even if he or she has no other citizenship. [cryout-pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”33%”]”Isn’t that what we have courts for?“[/cryout-pullquote] The idea, proposed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton with the support of … Continue reading

Anti-Deaths In Custody Service Could Disappear After Federal Funding Cut

A program credited with preventing Aboriginal deaths in custody is under threat, with the Abbott government urged to rethink its decision. Amy McQuire reports. The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT is campaigning to save a vital service after it lost funding under the Coalition’s controversial Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). New South … Continue reading

Newspoll closes as News Corp Australia replaces 150 staff with ‘robopoll’

News Corp Australia’s house pollster, Newspoll, will close next month, ending decades of live fortnightly telephone polling and putting 150 researchers, statisticians and analysts out of work.Newspoll, published fortnightly in the Australian, drives much of the political coverage in the Australian media.The Newspoll brand will continue in name only, with … Continue reading

The reasoned, considered arguments against same-sex marriage | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian

Gay people have been living right under our very heterosexual noses for years. Now they’re on the verge of getting married! Unbelievable! Source: The reasoned, considered arguments against same-sex marriage | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian

Psychoactive substances ban ‘will end brain research in Britain’, experts warn | Politics | The Guardian

Drug researchers have warned that a bill to ban the sale of all psychoactive substances will be disastrous for brain research in the UK.The Home Office bill, outlined in the Queen’s speech, would ban trade in “any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect”.

‘Dangerous’: John Hancock blasts Barnaby Joyce’s email intervention in Rinehart trust case

The son of billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart has lashed out at cabinet minister Barnaby Joyce’s “dangerous” intervention in the court battle over a $5 billion trust. [cryout-pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”33%”]”This character sits three chairs down from the Prime Minister. To have someone so easily manipulated, or alternatively so naive, … Continue reading

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why We Torture Asylum Seekers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask | newmatilda.com

Ever wondered why the deaths of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran resonated so deeply, and Reza Barati’s death didn’t? Why News Corp thrives and New Matilda struggles? Clinical Psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson breaks it all down. The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill is currently … Continue reading