Hypocrisy Shall Be His Epitaph

  By Loz Lawrey As Australia suffers the stewardship of a man apparently devoid of vision, inspiration and the self-confidence and character to truly lead, the word “hypocrisy” will forever define the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull. We’ve had toxic PM’s before; John Howard and Tony Abbott come to mind. By “toxic”, I mean those
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Capitalism: Can we give it back?

Capitalism: Can We Give It back? By Loz Lawrey Human beings are self-aware. We can dream. We can imagine. We can visualise. We can turn thought into action. Great Apes that we are, we have the capacity to examine and assess our lives as we live them and the societies we create. We observe, draw
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Playing Chess With Pigeons

  by Loz Lawrey I’ve been hearing terms such as “postmodernism”, “neo-marxism” and “the left” bandied about by right-wing commentators ever more frequently lately, so, in order to clarify my own understanding of the meaning of these verbal brickbats, I’ve been doing some googling. I’ve always thought of myself as a leftie, and proud of it.
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SOS FROM MANUS

Source: Political Omniscience In April 2016, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court, ruled that Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was illegal. Their detention breached the PNG constitution, and their right to personal liberty. They’re detained on Lombrum naval base,  thirty-minutes away from the nearest town, Lorengau. After three-years of being held on the
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The Standard That You Walk Past…

Source: Political Omniscience Income management isn’t new in Australia, what is new, is the current government’s ideological push to enforce neoliberal policies on an unsuspecting Australia. In 2007, Professor Helen Hughes, wrote ‘Lands of Shame: Aboriginal and Torres Strait “homelands” in Transition.’ A few months before it was published, Hughes gave it to the Office
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