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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND …

Remember Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Pentagon Papers?  Peter Hannan, Environment Editor at the Sydney Morning Herald has written a review of his new book The DoomsDay Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Ellsberg recounts the occasions during the … Continue reading

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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

On Eureka Street Fatima Measham interviews Clare O’Neil, Federal Member for Hotham and Labor Shadow Minister for Justice. O’Neil explains how our economy is failing most people: the benefits of economic growth are not being shared. She explains the idea … Continue reading

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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America – the Guardian. Australia’s least competitive industries are earning super-profits Ross Gittins  – Canberra Times. Michael Lewis writes on Trump’s campaign against Department of Agriculture scientists in Vanity Fair. … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALSO READING AND LISTENING TO …

Pearls and Irritations provides the following links for weekend reading and listening:

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WE ARE ALSO READING AND LISTENING TO …

Pearls and Irritations provides the following links for weekend reading and listening:

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WE ARE ALSO READING …

Pearls and Irritations provides the following links for weekend reading: Murdoch wins again and populist Xenophon goes again with the big end of town – the NewDaily (Bruce Guthrie) Dance of the elephants – Inside Story (Matthew Ricketson). When governments … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALSO READING …

Pearls and Irritations provides the following links for weekend reading.

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Failure in Afghanistan. We don’t want to talk about it.

On the 24th June, I posted a link to a review from the London Review of Books.  (See  http://johnmenadue.com/blog/?p=3957) In referring to the UK involvement in Afghanistan, it was headed ‘Worse than a defeat: shamed in Afghanistan’. The review by … Continue reading

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Medibank Private and members’ equity.

In the New Daily on 6 October, George Lekakis drew attention to a letter sent to a policy-holder in 1994 by Mary-Jo Henrisson, a customer services manager in Medibank’s NSW head office. Mary-Jo Henrisson said “We would be sorry to … Continue reading

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