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Labour Party Attacks Immigrants PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Written by Derek Mortimer   
Friday, 17 May 2013 19:46

Many years ago as an unskilled migrant worker to Australia, I, and hundreds of others, sailed into the magnificent Sydney Harbour, past rocky, wooded headlands and beautiful waterside homes just like we’d seen in the Australia government promotional movies in the UK.

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Opening the door to the Tories PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Written by Derek Mortimer *   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 21:04

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has decisively beaten a leadership challenge from Kevin Rudd, the man she had removed as prime minister in June 2010.

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All the way with the US military expansion PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 23:33

Australia’s politicians fell over themselves to get into the line that would give them a chance to personally grovel before US President Obama when he arrived for a 26-hour visit on November 16.

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Murdoch press attacks Aborigines PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Written by Socialist Voice   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 05:35

Pat Eatock is a name few Australians had heard of until a week or so ago. But many are familiar with the name Andrew Bolt. Bolt is a right wing columnist for a number of Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd publications, a broadcaster, and according to him, the man who runs “… Australia’s most-read political blog.”

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MPs pay for themselves soars PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:26

A remarkable thing happened at the end of last year. Federal members of parliament almost unanimously gave their endorsement to a pay rise. There was no quibbling, no strings attached. It was not for a few per cent spread over years. No trade-off of conditions were demanded. There were no staff cuts or redundancies. 

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Mass deportations by a Labour government PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Written by Derek Mortimer   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:50

Even by the standards of the Australian Labor Party this minority government’s treatment of asylum seekers is, to say the least, bizarre, brutal and racist.

The government under Prime Minister Julia Gillard, is pursuing a policy which would have asylum seekers, including children and adolescents, “processed” in Malaysia, despite the fact that the High Court has declared this would be illegal.

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The lie of the boat PDF Print E-mail
AUSTRALIA
Written by Derek Mortimer   
Sunday, 21 August 2011 21:44

Rupert Murdoch’s Australian media interests include the national broadsheet, are rabidly pro big business, anti working class and racist. The Telegraph particularly is notorious for its lurid page one headlines and biased stories. One of the most infamous was during the so-called SIEV4, (Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel Number 4). or “children overboard,” incident in October 2001.

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