.Labor senator Sam Dastyari has warned there is something “fundamentally wrong and rotten” with Australia’s entire political system, claiming there are 10 huge companies with so much power and influence they have killed proper democratic process at the federal level in this country.
The government’s new “jobactive” program has favoured American companies for lucrative employment services contracts. Nearly half of the Work for the Dole co-ordinator contracts tendered by the federal government have been awarded to two giant corporations, including one in a joint venture with a major Australian charity.
And this is the immigration minister who instructs the staff that manage the facility in the camp that John built
A five-year-old boy who was allegedly raped on Nauru is facing the prospect of being returned to the offshore detention centre where his attacker remains.
New South Wales’s roadside drug testing laws have been thrown into doubt after a magistrate acquitted a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over.
Pakistani refugee Shahraz Kayani waited five years for the Immigration Department to allow his wife and children to join him in Australia. The wait was fruitless and fatal. In April 2001, he set fire to himself outside Parliament House in Canberra and died weeks later from his burns.
Tony Abbott is in the USA speaking to various hate groups on how to meet the terrifying threat of Isis/homosexuals. News Corp columnist Clancy Dackbulge has the story
Australia has changed. I cannot say when exactly it happened but sometime in the last 15years, while we were all stood around the BBQ indulging in the government sanctioned, media driven hysteria about dole bludgers, single mothers, welfare cheats, refugees and terrorists, an air of brutal, self-aggrandising elitism has gently … Continue reading
Here we are surrounded by so many awful things: death, desperation, futility and autoplay videos Source: Everything is terrible. All the time | First Dog on the Moon
Abyan”, “Golestan”, “Nazanin”. These people are unknown to us, save for the single pseudonyms with which they’ve been appellated.Hamid Kehazaei’s name we at least know, even if we know little about the life he led before he came to be within the bailiwick of Australia’s offshore detention regime, under the … Continue reading