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Privatisation is the engine of cronyism and corruption – weekly briefing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 19/04/2021 - 8:19am in

Lindsey German on the return of Tory sleaze and the persistence of the War on Terror

Opposition to the Tories is only growing - Kill the Bill protesters hit the streets nationwide

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 8:06am in

For a second national day of action, protesters marched in towns and cities across the country to oppose the Tory crackdown on protest and police violence; Counterfire members report

Media Mourns End Of Prince Philip Stories

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 7:57am in

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The world’s media is grieving today, after realising it will have to fill its airtime with something other than inane stories about the life of Prince Philip.

“It was a news event cut tragically short,” said Barbara Jettison-Walsh, one of the BBC’s forty-six royal correspondents.

“Just nine days. That’s all the time we had with this story. We’re going to wake up tomorrow and the reality will sink in – the ability to fill sixteen minutes of airtime with a single anecdote about Prince Philip from 1982 won’t be there any more. We’ll have to find something else to talk about. It’s going to be tough for everyone”.

An editor at a London newspaper said saying goodbye to such easy content wasn’t easy. “One minute we were happily putting together 200-page souvenir supplements, and now we’ll have to find some real news to report. It makes you really savour every moment you had with the story”.

Defend the Pimlico Academy students threatened with expulsion

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 18/04/2021 - 4:13am in

Students who organised a protest against their schools racist policies have outrageously been threatened with expulsion, we cannot let this happen, argues Jamal Elaheebocus

Lessons need to be learned from the British Gas defeat - News from the Frontline

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 6:27am in

Counterfire's weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles

Recent Submissions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 9:31am in

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Across the early months of 2021, CPD has made a number of important submissions to various government inquiries. Read on for more details below.

In late February, CPD made a submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency in regards to the Access and Eligibility Policy with Independent Assessments. Our CEO Travers McLeod and Chair Terry Moran outlined two key concerns with the reforms proposed. The first related to the specific independent assessment process set out by the consultation paper. The second concern spoke to the broader trajectory of the NDIS given the history of outsourcing vital areas of service delivery across the Commonwealth. You can read the full submission below.

 

In early March, CPD also made a submission to the parliamentary Inquiry into the current capability of the Australian Public Service (APS). Our submission stated that “the starting point for renewing Australian democracy after COVID-19 is to reinvest in the creativity of our public services and ensure they are enriched by direct experience of the services Australians expect government to provide”. You can read the full submission below.

 

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The Caduca - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 6:09am in

Richard Allday defends science fiction, and enjoys Elaine Graham-Leigh’s The Caduca, a novel for the disregarded

No amount of “official” photography can hide the man beneath the baseball cap

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 2:39pm in

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Before he became Prime Minister, you never saw photos of Scott Morrison wearing a baseball cap.  Or building a chicken coop.  Or cooking a curry.  Or injecting himself into kids’ footie training.  Or wearing boardies and thongs whilst on the phone to an international counterpart. “You’re not a celebrity, you’re an elected representative, you’re a…

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We will not be silenced: list of #KillTheBill protests around the country this weekend

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:56pm in

In a second national day of action, protesters are preparing to take to the streets across the country this weekend to oppose the Police and Crime bill

Cameron, getting caught and the new corruption

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:25pm in

The Greensill scandal is not about one man, it shows corruption is now a method of government in Britain, argues Chris Nineham

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