Wage earners on the minimum award in Australia have been given a pay rise of an additional $15.58 for a 38 hour working week. Despite this increase of 2.6% which is due to start on the 1 July 2013, the gap between low income workers’ weekly pay cheques and the weekly average earnings of Australian’s … Continue reading Wage Earners on Low Income Get A Pay Rise but Gap Widens
Voting for Federal elections in Australia are tentatively to be held on Saturday, 14 September 2013. The election announcement made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, came at the end of January. Though not yet official, the election must occur before 30 November 2013. Every three years in Australia voters head to the polls to elect a new federal government. If … Continue reading Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.
So, there I was on Facebook doing absolutely nothing in particular when I saw a post from a friend of mine. His name is Travis Rogers and, knowing him outside of the Internet I know him to be a magnificent human being. He’s kind and works hard to help the community around him—especially those in the … Continue reading No Excuse for Bigotry.
Just about everyone on Facebook and other social media platforms have by now seen a surge of equal signs, many painted in red, others with various color patterns, popping up as people’s profile pictures. Of course this to signify their support of marriage equality, the timing being attributed due to Prop 8 currently being debated … Continue reading Social Media: Can A Status Update Or A Profile Picture Change The World?
What was the true cost of the war in Iraq? It’s important to dissect every facet of this stain on history. The American people were lied to and herded into a war based on greed, and the media, owned by the moneyed interests of military industrial complex, was explicit in silencing dissent at the time. … Continue reading Iraq: The Cost of War and The Horrors of Depleted Uranium Munitions