Posted 2 days ago

UN Says Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights

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TPP Leak Confirms Measures To Criminalize Corporate Whistleblowing | Techdirt

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Open Media : Leaked draft confirms TPP will censor Internet and stifle Free Expression worldwide

Posted 4 days ago

'Ashamed to be Australian': 2014 Man Booker Prize winner hits out at Abbott policies

Tony Abbott who has recently gone heavily bought into coal advocacy

Posted 6 days ago

#StopDataRetention

Australia’s disgusting government and it’s complicit opposition need to be called to account.

Posted 1 week ago

Reza Aslan and the shouting match of religion

Posted 3 weeks ago

A third of top Australian companies pay less than 10pc tax

Posted 3 weeks ago

Australian Government investment in science reaches 30-year low

The Australian government’s investment in research and development has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years, an analysis of government figures shows.

Science and innovation spending has fallen to 2.2 per cent of total budget expenditure this year, the lowest share since 1984-5, a Fairfax Media analysis has found.

This is the third consecutive year government R&D spending has fallen as a share of either GDP or total budget spend.

Posted 1 month ago

Apple doomed as company goes for days without launching a new product line | Stuff

"If only Apple would follow in the footsteps of Samsung, releasing at least three new devices before breakfast, and adding features no-one really asked for, just to check more boxes no-one really cares about, then it would show that it’s a true innovator again"

Posted 2 months ago

Brandis ties NGO funding to non-advocacy

One of the most disgusting things ever.

Posted 4 months ago

Wikileaks Exposes Destructive Financial Services Pact

Posted 4 months ago

World science body 'worried' about Australia's science cuts

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Terror From the Right

A detailed listing of major terrorist plots and racist rampages that have emerged from the American radical right in the years since Oklahoma City.

Posted 4 months ago

Stephen Fry attacks 'squalid' coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations.

Stephen Fry has denounced the government’s failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as “squalid and rancid”.

Opening a day of debate to galvanise action against spying by the British and US intelligence agencies, Fry said that exploiting the fear of terrorism is a “duplicitous and deeply wrong means of excusing something as base as spying on the citizens of your own country”.

Posted 4 months ago

10pc of native mammal species extinct since European settlement

A new study has found more than 10 per cent of Australia’s native mammals have become extinct since European settlement with the rate of loss higher than any other continent.


We are the cause of the current great extinction event.