The Reverse Robin Hood: Tax ‘Reform’ In The Age Of Oligarchy – New Matilda

Liam McLoughlin is ‘calling bullsh *t’ on sustained government efforts to increase the gap between rich and poor. I do not believe we are living in a democracy anymore. We are living in a plutocracy in Australia. That is, government by the wealthy in the interests of the wealthy. -Former … Continue reading

Australian democracy faces ‘corrosive’ decline – human rights centre report | Australia news | The Guardian

Australia is facing a “corrosive” decline in democracy as sweeping laws seek to stifle press freedom, curb community advocacy and sideline courts, according to a new report from the Human Rights Law Centre.

Psychiatrist likens immigration detention to Nazis and gulags – Nicole Hasham

The razor wire surrounding the Villawood Detention Centre. Photo: Bob Pearce “Public numbing and indifference” towards state abuses in Nazi Germany resembles that enabling Australia’s immigration detention centres, a prominent psychiatrist says, also likening public complicity in the detention regime to the White Australia policy.

The Road to Perdition: Australia and the Neoconservative agenda – By Dr Strobe Driver

Adding to John Kelly’s fine AIMN article of 11 January, 2016 entitled ‘What is Neoliberalism and why knowing matters’, I would suggest that there are greater dangers coming Australia’s way if it pursues and remains on the current path of Neoliberalism/Neoconservatism.Neoliberals/Neoconservatives and the backdrop of Imperialism