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Amnesty International points the finger at Australia

An Amnesty International investigation has found Australian officials may have paid money to the crew of a boat intercepted in July – which would be the second such alleged incident. The claim of a possible second payment comes as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the pregnant Somali woman known as Abyan, who sought an abortion…

Same sex marriage

Same Sex Marriage; Right or Wrong

Since the Irish voted to legalise same sex marriage the debate in Australia has almost reached boiling point within the political landscape. The issue has polarised public opinion and has been suggested the silent majority oppose the move. However, there is no evidence yet to validate the claim. Politically there is a divide between the…

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Australia what are you so afraid of?

Australia is scared – scared of debt, scared of unemployment, scared of carbon pricing, scared there won’t be enough to go around when they get old, scared of tax reform. They have even gotten themselves scared about a few thousand asylum seekers. For some reason they have also decided to now be scared about the never-ending…

Middle East: ISIS; can it be beaten?

This piece provides an explanation on the current state of affairs with the ISIS conflict as posted by The Ugly Truth. The conclusion of the article explains why  ISIS was created: “No one will admit it, but is seems to be more convenient to leave ISIS and not destroy it as long as it doesn’t…

Ukraine: And the geopolitical stance in Europe.

Obviously, the views of Kiev politicians are of no interest as they don’t decide anything. The fact that outsiders govern the Ukraine is no longer concealed. It doesn’t matter whether the cabinet ministers are Estonian or Georgian; they are Americans just the same. This video is of a hacked phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister…