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Author: Sara Stanley

The wanton destruction of universal historic sites

The pyramids in Egypt are over 4000 years old, the oldest being the Saggara pyramid dated at 2630 BC. Stonehenge in England was built in 3000 BC.  The rock shelter at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia, one of the earliest sites of human occupation, has been identified by archaeologists as being  46,000 years old. This historic site was bombed on…

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income by Sarah Stanley

I am concerned about the ongoing financial uncertainty reported in Australia at this time. Shops are closing, or are unable to meet their supply requirements. The panic buying of toilet paper and supermarket goods generally is a sign of uncertainty about the future, as is the debate about school closures There is need for advice and government action to help…

It is embarrassing to have ill-informed decision makers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it’s time to “rediscover” Captain James Cook because he gets “a bit of a bad show”. Mr Morrison plans to kick the “rediscovery” along with more than $12 million in projects to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage to Australia and the Pacific. They include a circumnavigation of Australia by a replica of the Endeavour…

Australia, A Democratic Country? I don’t think so.

I last commented that Australia was in danger of becoming an oligopoly. We should consider what sort of political system we have. The current Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, brought on this this election deciding when and how the election campaign should take place. Remember this election is the result of a double dissolution called on the pretext of creating a…

Trashing Australians

Amongst the more incredible events of the week was Mr Warburton’s disingenuous claim of disinterest while recommending dismantling of the renewable energy industry. Then there was the change to import extra low paid, even untrained workers, rather than employing the unemployed youth in Darwin. Next we are told of the absolute need for more severe cuts to the ABC and…