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Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government

With under two days to go before Australian’s go to the polls for the Federal Election, the Liberal Party of Australia have finally released their fiscal costings. This comes with a “Do it Yourself” message to the Australian citizen to work through their numbers. If you want to know what the bottom line means for … Continue reading Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government

NSA Surveillance: It Doesn’t Effect Me, Why Should I Care?

Not everyone is outraged or alarmed by the NSA leaks.  There are many people that are nonplussed, unconcerned for various reasons.  I’ll explore two, with a few tangents in-between. 1. I’m Not Doing Anything Wrong, So I have Nothing To Worry About That’s a comforting notion.  It might be true.  If you’re a regular Joe … Continue reading NSA Surveillance: It Doesn’t Effect Me, Why Should I Care?

Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.

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.

The Police State – Bill Maher and Ron Paul’s Take On The Response To The Boston Bombings

Minutes following the Boston Bombing the demand for justice – if not vengeance – was in full demand.  People were scared, confused, not knowing if there would be other attacks and in what form they might come.  And there was more violence, resulting in the tragic death of an MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier, … Continue reading The Police State – Bill Maher and Ron Paul’s Take On The Response To The Boston Bombings

Environment Committee Voted on by China

At the conclusion of the new government handover in China, smog once again descended upon the capital of China, Beijing, formerly known as Peking.  Severe pollution has been a growing environment concern in China. It is not uncommon to find Chinese citizens wearing face masks as they travel to and from work. The face masks are … Continue reading Environment Committee Voted on by China