The greatest threat to human health is environmental destruction, primarily due to climate change, and worsened by biodiversity loss and pollution. It needs addressing immediately by cooperative action throughout society. But societal cooperation is severely challenged by gross inequality, confusion from misinformation, and bigotry against certain ‘others’, so that the required climate action has failed Continue reading »
Yet more signs of TUC/Labour pressure as NASUWT puts pathetic government pay offer to teachers Teachers have reacted with fury after their unions asked them to ‘consider’ an appallingly insulting pay offer from the government. The proposed ‘deal’ consists of a one-off, unfunded payment of £1000 for the current year and a derisory, far below […]
How do we end up with an ALP government stupid enough to sign up for the ludicrous AUKUS proposal and the accompanying bogus, China threat scare? Clearly part of the answer has to be the inability to understand Asia. And this is confirmed when we look at the background of most of the people pushing Continue reading »
‘Neither’ and ‘don’t know’ vote dwarfs score for either party leader – and no surprise there Both Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak – two sides of the same dire, droning coin – were soundly beaten in the latest Opinium poll of voter assessment of who would make the best prime minister. The appalling Sunak managed […]
At exactly the same time as proclaimed “experts” from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute are telling us to prepare for war with China within three years or so, people who have done proper research on the situation with China studies are saying our record is disappointing, indeed getting worse, not better. Early in March Continue reading »
With news yesterday of Australia’s submarine purchase speculation is now mounting on where they will be housed, with Alice Springs firming as a likely location despite currently being land locked. ”At this stage Alice Springs is indeed inaccessible by boat... Read More ›
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From Temple University to Rutgers, the devaluation of academic labor has its roots in decades of neoliberalism.
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COVID-19 disproportionately impacts disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians. What does that mean for their engagement in post-secondary vocational education and training (VET)? There is – and will be for some time to come – a “long tail” of impact by COVID-19 on disadvantaged Australians and communities, which will impact their ability to participate in training. This Continue reading »
There are echoes of Kevin Rudd’s 2009 essay in Jim Chalmers recent tome. Themes of social justice, equity and fairness still resonate. But this time around, Labor needs to think beyond the lofty ideas to confront what it all means for Australia’s schools. Both essays followed crises that exposed and exacerbated inequalities on a domestic Continue reading »