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My World Outside MSM: 25 July 2017

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The world outside mainstream media is a wonderful place. Every week, I will take you with me as I look back over my last week in my world outside the MSM. All articles, tweets and blogs are embedded, so click and share the love for independent news and people power!

Favourite News Article This Week

My favourite independent news article this week is by Krish Na. Absolutely top marks for investigative journalism. Krish Na reports that One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts may not only be still a citizen of India but possibly a British citizen as well.

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Malcolm Roberts’ s44 conundrum: The Rajiv Gandhi connection

Malcolm Roberts, in spite of his express denials, very likely continues to be a citizen of India, thanks partly to India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Krish Na reports. AFTER GREENS Senator Larissa Waters’ resignation, One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts issued a statement saying that he asked for clarification from ‘Indian authorities’ on his citizenship in 2014 and said they confirmed that he is not an Indian citizen.

 Favourite Political Video Of The Week

Fave video is a tie this week! Joel Fitzgibbon has been trying to expose the deal Malcolm Turnbull has done with the Nationals to become Prime Minister. Now Malcolm Turnbull is asking tax payers to pay to take Joel to court. David and Goliath stuff! 

A very relaxed and Funny Bill Shorten on Nova Breakfast. Fashion advice, A suspect night out and practising the Donald Trump handshake.

Favourite Blog Post This Week

My favourite blog post this week is written by Victoria Rollison. Victoria points out the inability of the media to understand (and report) Shorten’s message.  “I am both unsurprised and disappointed that the mainstream political media have not only completely missed the significance of Shorten’s agenda but have also missed the key point.”

Bill Shorten Victoria Article

A big moment for Labor (and again journos misunderstand) – The AIM Network

Shorten used a speech on Friday to set Labor’s economic agenda for the next Labor government. This agenda states clearly that inequality is hurting the economy, and that anything you do to reduce inequality is good for the economy. This is not just an economic announcement. It is a social one too.

Top Tweets

Senator Roberts Didn’t Renounce His Racism

Never Forget the Faces of Those Who Loathe the Worker

I just want a Sally McManus T-Shirt!

The Rules Are Broken

Newspoll – 16 In A Row

What’s not to like?

Clinton’s Walk

Clinton’s first time in the Snow

The Insanity of the ABCC

John Setka demonstrates the insanity of the ABCC. 

A curse on all those who voted for it!

Memes, Vids and Stuff

Dutton Emojis for all occasions. I wonder how many stories Julie Bishop can write using these?

Gotta Get Me Some ALP Spicy Meme Stash! 

Isn’t this is the best mash-up of Abbott-Turnbull ever?

 From the Vault 

A song about Turnbull’s first year in Office. Going by the most recent Newspoll, it appears that the punters still agree. Well done Stu!

The Dutton Master senses the destruction of society without the Super-Agency.

Courtesy of Mace Hope – Ministry of Satire Facebook.

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As They Say – Leave The Best ‘Til Last

My Favourite for the Week is one of my regular faves. Noely (@YathinkN) and Caitlin (@LacyMartini) give us the pleasure of their weekly PodCasts on Politiscope #Auspollive.  Always a really, truly enjoyable listen. Politiscope is brought to us by the lovely @deniseshrivell  #Auspollive has regular and guest (and some very special guest) podcasters.

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#AuspolPunters AKA Whine time with Noely and Caitlin

Every Monday Noely and Caitlin have a chat about the happenings in #Auspol

My World Outside The MSM

Thanks to everyone who has shared my posts this week. In case you missed them – My blog posts this week were:

Post Coal Theming and Preventative Unemployment

The Anti-Adani protest has generated divisive anti-worker rhetoric. Preventative unemployment should be a key focus towards a post-coal world. This article discusses the importance of themes in the narrative towards a post-coal world and explores the approach to preventative unemployment policy

House Music: The Rise of Ministerial Advisers

The rise of Ministerial Advisers is examined by Dr Yee-Fui Ng. Peta Credlin, Kevin Rudd and Children Overboard are interesting inclusions. This week I also introduce a new element in House Music – Senate Occasional Lectures. Senate Occasional Lectures are part of the Seminars and Lectures Series in Parliament House.

House Music is a weekly blog where I discuss various Bills, Committees, Petitions and try to raise awareness of the valuable resources on the APH website.

Well, that was my world outside the MSM over the last week. How did your’s go?

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My World Outside MSM: 18 July 2017

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The world outside mainstream media is a wonderful place. Every week, I will take you with me as I look back over my last week in my world outside the MSM. All articles, tweets and blogs are embedded, so click and share the love for independent news and people power!

Favourite News Article This Week

My favourite independent news article this week is by Julian Burnside. The increasing interest in Australian citizens should be a serious concern for us all.

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Border Force: A threat to us all

Human rights advocate and barrister Julian Burnside AO discusses Border Force’s increased interest in Australian citizens, as PM Malcolm Turnbull announces greater powers for the Australian Defence Force. The lesson is: when governments misbehave, it’s just a matter of time before they will come for you.

 Favourite Political Video Of The Week

This video is of workers in Sale, Victoria.  These workers are facing massive pay cuts and casualisation. This is the workers’ stories and they are organising and speaking up. 

Favourite Blog Post This Week

My favourite blog post this week is from a new site I follow: Pearls and Irritations.  In this article, Professor John Quiggin discusses a possible turning away from privatisation.   I was fortunate enough to hear Professor Quiggin speak at a Not For Sale information night in Rockhampton in 2014.  The Newman Government were trying to sell Ergon Energy.  The LNP Government under Nicholls will also try to sell Ergon Energy.  Never. Ever. Forget.  Our Assets Are Not For Sale. Not Now. Not Ever!

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JOHN QUIGGIN. Governments are buying up where the market has failed. Is this the end of privatisation?

Australian governments are back in business. Every couple of months, it seems, we hear of a new venture into public ownership of business enterprises, or an expansion of existing enterprises. Most recently, Victoria’s Labor government has announced the purchase of a sawmill in Gippsland to stave off the threat of closure.

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This will be my favourite Tweet for a while

I wrote a blog last week to raise awareness for Waltja’s campaign for blankets for Central Australians.  They sent me this in appreciation. Please donate if you can.

I just want a Sally McManus T-Shirt!

Winning Back Workers Rights

QLD State Treasurer and NSW Premier

Gladys was very sad after this photo 🙂 Go Queensland!!!!

Clinton’s Walk

What’s Not to Like?

Memes, Vids and Stuff

And on the Third Day, they ascended into Melbourne

I just Want a Sally McManus T-Shirt! 

Video posted by Sally McManus – What have Unions ever done for us?

Gotta Get Me Some ALP Spicy Meme Stash! 

How to talk to a Liberal

 From the Vault PMSL

I got stuck watching Shaun Micallef videos for three hours. I mean who doesn’t? I came across this. Obviously not Micallef and not from this week, but I had to share.

Captain Obvious Checks in with Super-Agency Man

As They Say – Leave The Best ‘Til Last

Turnbull Blames Dr. No to the tune of Dr. Hook. Well done Stu!

My World Outside The MSM

Thanks to everyone who has shared my posts this week. In case you missed them – My blog posts this week were:

Suffer in Ya Jocks! Turnbull Scoffs at Disaster Funding

The Prime Minister has made another attempt to divide Australians and pit state against state. Frustratingly, he has turned his back on Queensland by refusing to assist with Disaster Funding. Explicitly, the Prime Minister does not see disaster mitigation as a national issue. In other words, Turnbull believes that if bushfires rage through NSW, that is a problem for NSW. Similarly, if floods and cyclones hit Queensland, therefore, it is a problem for Queensland. Turnbull has to go!

House Music: Income Management QLD

This week, in “House Music” I discuss Income Management and the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. I will also discuss the FRC in Cape York. The FRC is the Families Responsibilities Commission. This commission has input into income management restrictions in their community.

House Music is a weekly blog where I discuss various Bills, Committees, Petitions and try to raise awareness of the valuable resources on the APH website.

Vulnerable Jobseekers Are Invisible

Vulnerable Jobseekers need strong leadership. A shift away from a budget-savings model to a compassionate, supportive jobseeker-focused model is needed. The diverse needs of jobseekers, particularly vulnerable jobseekers, are ignored within the jobsearch framework and welfare reforms. Vulnerable Jobseekers are becoming increasingly invisible.

Welfare Reform – Turnbull is No Menzies

Turnbull’s claim that the Turnbull Liberal Party is a party embracing Menzies Liberalism, is a self-delusional fallacy. In terms of progressive welfare reform, the Menzies Liberal is dead.

The neo-liberal/conservative successors of Menzies are the insidious pathogen that flows through the Liberal party’s veins to sustain its current mutant form. Menzies views on social security and Turnbull’s stigmatising and punitive approach are poles apart.

Well, that was my world outside the MSM over the last week. How did your’s go?

My World Outside MSM: 11 July 2017

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The world outside mainstream media is a wonderful place. Every week, I will take you with me as I look back over my last week in my world outside the MSM.

Favourite News Article This Week

I always enjoy Alan Austin’s articles. He has a knack of explaining the complex so clearly.  Alan details in Independent Australia, the winners and losers in the Coalition’s Australia.

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The Coalition’s Australia: Households lose, big business wins and debt soars

Despite the current world economic recovery, Australia’s gross debt has reached eye-watering levels and household income plunges to record depths with no relief in sight. Economics correspondent Alan Austin reports. JUNE HAS offered no joy for Australia’s wage earners, welfare recipients and families.

 Favourite Political Video Of The Week

This video popped into my YouTube feed yesterday.  The Lilongwe Community Choir singing Solidarity Forever for Labour Day in Malawi.  This demonstrates the importance of unionism the world over.  As a classically trained singer, it’s a big thumbs up from me for this acapella version. Watch the men towards the end. Powerful Stuff!

I mean, what’s not to like?

Favourite Blog Post This Week

My favourite blog post this week is written by John Lord, AIMN.  I understand there is a lot of apathy towards politics at present. In particular, the distrust of the two major parties. However, the two party system is what we work with. In a realistic world, it will be one of the two major parties that Govern. Therefore, I strongly believe the ideology of a party is extremely important to understand.  John discusses various political ideologies.

A party’s ideology or value system dictates the way it will outline policy but more importantly, implement policy.  The difference is crucial. For example, this value system underpins whether a Government will more likely privatise health care (Liberals), or ensure it is equally accessible and affordable to all (Labor).

My view is that many people do not take the time to understand what parties are actually about. More importantly, the Parties are not defining who they are and what really drives them.  This is an important contribution to a disaffected and disengaged population.

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Day to Day Politics: Conservatism, change, and the right to rule – The AIM Network

Sunday 8 July 2017 “Socialism comprehends empathy; conservatism and its partner capitalism do not.” My post yesterday; Conservatives’ bizarre acts of self-importance evoked discussion that centered on change and the right to rule. Tom Tesoro on Facebook said; “They all sense their economic destiny, their power to shape their society to suit the elite they…

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Emoji comradeship in action – Love it!

Lucy Valentine Gives Mark Latham The People’s Elbow

A Must Read

Turnbull – Murdoch’s Jilted Lover

The Ghost with the Votes

There is Power In The Union

I Just Want A Sally McManus T-Shirt!

Memes, Vids and Stuff

Anti-Conscription to the Tune of The Catchiest Song on the Planet
Thanks, Biggy!

@Biggy1883 Inspired Me This Week
I Put My Creativity to Work & Raised Him a Vid!

How Long Before Turnbull is on The Rocket Clock?

Thanks to The Meme On The Hill

The meme on the hill

If He Only Had A Heart

As They Say – Leave The Best ‘Til Last – Bravo Ace!

My World Outside The MSM

Thanks to everyone who has shared my posts this week. In case you missed them – My blog posts this week were:

PATH: Proles Accursed To HELL! Enough!

Since time immemorial, the worker has fended off constant attacks. PATH is another chapter in the Liberal’s playbook where they accurse the Proles to hell. A look at the Coalition’s Internship program.

House Music: Welfare Reform and Drug Testing

This is the first of a weekly blog about Parliamentary Business. This week: Social Security Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill, Senate Committee Inquiry and a Petition against Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients.

Blankets Urgently Needed in Central Australian Communities

A once in 50-year flood has wiped out the supply of warm blankets in Central Australia. Waltja is seeking public support to raise funds for much-needed blankets.

Well, that was my world outside the MSM over the last week. How did your’s go?

Trish Corry

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I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. You will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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