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"If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality. We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities—particularly in communities of colour." —Thomas Nolan, criminology professor and former police officer
The entire Australian political establishment seized on the tragic deaths of 298 people in the crash of MH17 in Ukraine to ratchet up the escalating US led provocations against Russia.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the Opposition of sabotaging sensible reform after the Government abandoned its planned GP co-payment.
The $7 co-payment was one of the Coalition's key budget measures, but the Government has walked away from its proposal, knowing it did not have enough support in the Senate.
jokes and jockettes under the down-under sun are dying in newspapers... long live online angry colours and lines !
The power to provoke, stir, enlighten, amuse or simply provide a different perspective in a single picture is unique to cartoonists, who have a range of weapons photographers do not.
But the editor of a collection of the top Australian political cartoons for 2014 has warned the art form's influence is facing an inevitable decline.
Defence Minister David Johnston has backtracked on his criticism of the Government's ship-building company, telling the Senate he did not intend to cause any offence.
joining dots with more traffic jams on a map might give us a sense of achievement but in the end it's destructively ugly...
As our pseudo-idiots in charge are planning to spend more and more debt money on roads, tunnels and bridges while selling power stations to pay for some of this extravagance, one has to ponder about the real purpose of this undesirable destruction, reconstruction and ribbon cutting on a rainy day, while some goose with a sword beats you to it...
They're going to throw the switch tonight to turn the filters on
Soon certan ways of thinking will be forever gone
"The New Age Of Serenity" they say it's going to be
but this gun against my head says that the bastards won't get me.
Waiting for "The Switching Hour" I think where this began
bank acounts and smartphones in the hands of all of Man
While the phone booths fled like Tardises, and coins to cash cards fell
and without your electronics you weren't anyone at all
we won't need ourselves ... and those pesky waterless people might do a better job at saving the planet than we have so far...
Once the undisputed world leader in robotic technology, Japan's supremacy in the field is being challenged by rival robot producing countries.
Now the government is pouring money into regaining that place to ensure the robot age starts in Japan.
I believe you have seen the adverts: It's Dave's ABC.... It's Sophie's ABC... These adverts lie like a Malcolm on a 7:30 report when he claims they are not cutting the ABC and SBS budgets... CRAP !
No... It's TONY'S ABC... or to put it in perspective, TONY WANTS THE ABC to be his mouthpiece.
Thank you Mr LeLievre... Defection is very inspiring...
For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world - whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will happen in the United States.