Tony Abbott with Gina Rhinehart
As we’re well aware, Tony Abbott has a close relationship with Gina Rhinehart
, coal mining heiress and major funder of the Liberal Party.
We’re aware of Tony Abbott’s mirroring of her own political desires.
We’re aware of her outspoken views about welfare and the ‘undeserving’. But where do her values come from? This is her father, Lang Hancock, in 1984, recommending the poisoning of Aboriginal people:
So now Tony Abbott has made himself the head patting Minister for Indigenous Affairs, one hopes Gina is not, as her father did, advocating policy to him about what to do with Aborigines.
This month’s artworks are a series: Peace, Intimacy, Letting Go Read the rest of this entry »
How Tony Abbott represents Australia at the G20
Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott
In the recent New Matilda article: Professor Barry Spurr Is The Smoking Gun Of Institutional Racism
By Chris Graham, Professor Spur was quoted directly:
TO: Barry Spur
FROM: (CLOSE FRIEND)
Goodness, what different times.
Today, (A COLLEAGUE) told me of a problem at (A COMPANY). Some harlot (A WOMAN) went back to a room party when her key would not work and waiting, went to sleep on the bed. Another (PERSON AT THAT COMPANY) put his penis in her mouth, as you do, and she called the police.
I told (MY COLLEAGUE) she was a worthless slut who will now cause this poor chap, who certainly did not adhere to Debretts, years of imprisonment with big black chaps because she is a worthless slut who should not have been there. In Dubai, she would be locked up as well. The muzzies are not all wrong about this.”
Professor Spurr replied to the email the following day.
Reeling from that story. Ye Gods. I think she needs a lot put in her mouth, permanently, and then stitched up.
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When I was born, my parents lived in a rented house at 7 Rowell Ave in Camberwell. They moved when I was a week old, first to Thornbury, then to Regent, and then in the summer of January 1972, when I was 8 years old, my family moved from the small rented house into a big two story house at 664 Bell St Preston. By mid 1972 they had put in a built-in swimming pool, well supplied bar, snooker table, chandeliers, mirror walls, and filled with antiques and racks of guns displayed openly on the walls. There was a revolver in the drawer of the front dresser just inside the front door. Read the rest of this entry »
More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as un-Islamic by using the most Islamic of terms. Relying heavily on the Quran, the 18-page letter released Wednesday (Sept. 24) picks apart the extremist ideology of the militants who have left a wake of brutal death and destruction in their bid to establish a transnational Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. A translated 24-point summary of the letter includes the following: Read the rest of this entry »
This month’s artwork is titled ‘Release’. Read the rest of this entry »
I was born in 1963 to an alcoholic mother who became sectioned under the mental health act when I was 3. I was born with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) which is a collagen disorder thought associated with high functioning autism. Collagen plays a part in immune regulation and brain connectivity. I was immune deficient since 6 months old and had IgE allergies to wheat and legumes which would have been present since infancy. Then a lot happened when I was two and a half. Read the rest of this entry »