sophstomorrow: The thing about the carbon tax - it is NOT going to be the death of mining. Let’s go back to simple economics, which any first year uni student studying microeconomics can tell you. See pollution is a negative externality. (Externality occur when producing/consuming a good causes an impact on third parties not directly related to the transaction). A negative externality is when it...
Generation Y; Does it really want it now?
Ken Coates’ article, Gen Y can’t I have everything I want … and now, paints a fairly bleak and negative outlook on Generation Y. And whilst I don’t fully agree with his article, I also don’t fully disagree with it either. Ken Coates wrote: Campuses are not intellectually dynamic places these days. With the crucial caveat that there are substantial numbers of...
Let’s not kid ourselves. You get abuses of media power – that’s the price you...– Malcolm Turnbull on the Labor/Greens government’s moves to limit freedom of the press in Australia. (via keyboardpubes) TURNBULL IS WITH JEFFERSON! TURNBULL WANTS SLAVES! IF TURNBULL GETS HIS WAY WE’LL ALL BE PICKING COTTON IN WENTWORTH (via monsterpussy) Malcolm is right. An enquiry is silly....
If we don’t stand up for people like Troy Davis, then we are no better than the...– Martina Correia, Troy Davis’ sister. [Democracy Now! Live Stream] (via pantslessprogressive)
Rather than ripping news outlets for “slanting” the news—as Groseclose and the...– Jack Shafer (via soupsoup)
Tasmania's historic gay marriage vote →
getyourshittogetheraus: TASMANIA’S parliament has become the first in the country to support gay marriage, in a move gay rights activists say will push forward the national debate. State Labor MPs in the lower house this afternoon backed a Greens’ motion calling on the Gillard government to change the federal Marriage Act to allow for same sex couples to marry. Gay marriage advocates hailed...
No-Frills superannuation, to be effective as of...
The Federal Government has unveiled changes to superannuation laws designed to push more people into low cost, commission-free funds. The new laws would mean most people who do not choose a specific fund will now have money paid into a no-frills, low-cost superannuation fund. Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten says the MySuper schemes will give a 30-year-old worker on average wages an extra...
Heritage is about respecting the past, present and future and it is important...– - John Castrilli; Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests. Mr. Castrilli is calling on West Australians to make their voice heard on the Review of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990.
It is an obvious truism that a democracy cannot function without an independent...– Stephan Lewandowsky, Australian Professorial Fellow, Cognitive Science Laboratories at University of Western Australia and media observer. | Broad Terms for media inquiries but what about ownership?, The Conversation, 14th September 2011
Whilst the New York 9/11 must be remembered, and honoured, we must also never forget that the 11th of September does not belong solely to the American tragedy. Other events that occured on the 11th of September: 11th September 1906 - Gandhi launches his Non-Violence movement in South Africa, termed “Satyagraha”. Satyagraha is Sanskrit term, loosely translated to “soul...
Thomson may not be excused for child's birth →
The Opposition courted controversy over the pairing issue after refusing to grant a pair so Arts Minister Simon Crean could attend the state funeral of artist Margaret Olley. Mr Crean had been excused from Parliament to attend the ceremony, but the Opposition withdrew the pair arrangement the night before because it wanted to move a motion calling on Mr Thomson to make a statement to...
A functioning media is a crucial element of a functioning democracy. But those...– Warning: Your journalism may deception, inaccuracies and a hidden agenda by Stephan Lewandowsky and Ullrich Ecker | The Conversation, 1st September 2011 This article is part of The Conversation’s Media and Democracy series. I highly suggest reading through these articles.
But at the end of the day, aid effectiveness simply isn’t ‘sexy’ enough to get...– Campaigning and Aid Effectiveness by Daniel Florrimell | The Oaktree Foundation, 1st September 2011.