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Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk #auspol weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re going to try something new. No podcast this week, because you guys seem to prefer reading to listening – so just the post. And we’ll delve into a dark corner of #auspol, but then instead of just leaving you feeling awful,…


Why is the NBN failing?

If you care about decent internet, and wonder why Australia still doesn’t have it (we’re behind Kazakhstan), this video is a must-watch. Businessman turned political commentator, Kim Wingerei, founder of The Independents, speaks to former NBNCo CTO, Gary McLaren, about what’s gone wrong with the infrastructure that’s critical to functioning in the 21st century. Also…


Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…


The Hypocritic Oath – A Song

The song with subtitles and translation on Youtube – Or listen on Soundcloud – This song is dedicated to survivors of abuse in religious institutions.Please know, you are loved and you are believed.This is a song of solidarity with – and deep appreciation for – the valiant way in which you have battled injustice and…

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  • In supporting jobless, Australia comes a stone cold, motherless last August 18, 2019
    Another global agency has exposed Australia as bringing up the rear in care for the disadvantaged. Alan Austin reports from Europe.
    Alan Austin
  • Media dead silent as Wikileaks insider explodes the myths around Julian Assange August 16, 2019
    It is the cowardly and conniving journalists from The Guardian and New York Times who should be in jail, not Julian Assange, said Mark Davis last week. Davis has turned the Julian Assange narrative on its head.
    Greg Bean
  • Mate Versus Mate: Inside ScoMo’s billion-dollar visa privatisation August 13, 2019
    Is Scott Briggs - Scott Morrison mate, Liberal staffer, News Corp lobbyist and Packer empire crisis consultant - now the front-runner to win the Government’s billion-dollar privatisation of Australia's visa system? Or is it his rival suitors from Accenture and Australia Post, a consortium packed with Liberal Party identities?
    Michael Sainsbury
  • Has ACCC let Facebook and Google off the hook? August 13, 2019
    Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has released its long-awaited final report on the market power of Facebook and Google. Long on rhetoric (all 623 pages of it) and short on recommendations, it's unlikely to dent the massive market power of these search and social media behemoths. Kim Wingerei reports.
    Kim Wingerei
  • Shady Brothers: in pursuit of Virgin Australia’s Chinese pilot-school partners August 10, 2019
    A troubled Chinese conglomerate under pressure from Beijing and its invisible partner have teamed up with Virgin Australia to run a flight school in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate. Having exposed Virgin's deceitful efforts to hide these parties, Anthony Klan goes door-knocking.
    Anthony Klan

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  • Bangladesh fire leaves 10,000 homeless after blaze razes slum August 18, 2019
    Fire broke out in Dhaka’s Mirpur district on Friday, destroying almost 2,000 tin shacks, officials sayAt least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said on Sunday.The fire broke out at in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood late on Friday and […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • Sportwatch: Last gasp wins for Tigers and Lightning as Roosters stroll – as it happened August 18, 2019
    AFL: Tigers down EaglesNRL: Roosters hammer WarriorsSuper Netball: Lightning edge Vixens; Giants beat Thunderbirds 8.03am BST Thank you all for your company this afternoon, it’s now time for me to take my leave and get ready for some cricket. What a sporting treat today has been already with Richmond’s gutsy win in the wet and […]
    Jonathan Howcroft
  • Jada Pinkett Smith: 'the word "wife": it's a golden cage, swallow the key' August 18, 2019
    She put her film career on hold and let husband Will Smith become a megastar. Now Jada Pinkett Smith’s candid chat show is opening up truthful conversations around kitchen tables everywhereImagine the scene. You’re a middle-aged woman, sitting around the table with your husband, your mother and your teenage daughter. Your husband is saying how […]
    Sophie Heawood
  • Meet the people trying to save enough to retire by 40 August 18, 2019
    Followers of the Fire – Financial Independence, Retire Early – movement say it’s possible to amass enough cash to quit work and follow your dreams in mid-lifeFor many, it is an idea of heaven – shutting down the computer one last time and leaving the office in the full knowledge that you are financially stable […]
    Harvey Jones
  • Facial recognition is now rampant. The implications for our freedom are chilling | Stephanie Hare August 18, 2019
    This new technology is being secretly used on streets and in shopping centres across Britain, making potential suspects of us allLast week, all of us who live in the UK, and all who visit us, discovered that our faces were being scanned secretly by private companies and have been for some time. We don’t know […]
    Stephanie Hare

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  • Afghan suicide blast kills 63, injures 182 at packed wedding reception in Kabul August 18, 2019
    A suicide bomber has killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a US troop withdrawal.The attack came on Saturday as the Taliban and the UnitedThe post Afghan suicide blast kills 63, […]
  • Sportwatch: Richmond v West Coast, Roosters v Warriors, Vixens v Lightning and more – live! August 18, 2019
    Updates from around Australia on a busy day of sport Any thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft AFL: Tigers beat Eagles Super Netball: Giants beat Thunderbirds LIVE Updated
  • Pig hearts could be suitable for transplant into humans August 18, 2019
    Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, according to the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.Sir Terence English, speaking on the 40th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant, told the Sunday Telegraph that his protege from that operation will try to replaceThe post Pig hearts could be suitable […]
  • Dozens killed during wedding celebrations in Afghanistan August 18, 2019
    Dozens of people are killed and more than 180 people — including children — are injured after a suicide bomber targets a large wedding in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.The post Dozens killed during wedding celebrations in Afghanistan appeared first on theIndependents.
  • Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks August 18, 2019
    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal. The post Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes […]

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