Some really good things happen in the Australian Parliament at times. But sadly they receive little media coverage, because the stories aren’t as immediately exciting as some of the more tawdry events.
For example, how many column-inches, how much air-time has been wasted on the “Ute-Gate” saga about fake emails, and prime-ministerial favours to political donors?
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Ronald McDonald carries the Olympic Torch past a burning Monk, by Van Thanh Rudd.
The Melbourne City Council says it rejected this painting from an art exhibition because it “does not fit the brief”. The painting is by Van Thanh Rudd, nephew of PM Kevin Rudd.
I reckon the real reason is that the
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According to the Wall Street Journal The Chinese Government will keep its “One Child Policy” for at least another decade.
As a result, a generation of children is China is growing up with no brothers, sisters, aunts or uncles.
Anyone found breaking this law faces huge fines. Government workers can lose
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Yao Fuxin, 57, was involved in organizing workers in Liaoning to address corruption and other issues facing the local factories. A former employee at the Liaoyang Steel Rolling Factory, he is married with one daughter. In late March 2002, Yao Fuxin was secretly detained and formally charged with “gathering a crowd to
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” In the name of ensuring stability and harmony in the country during the 2008 Olympic Games. The Chinese governement continues to detain and harass political activists, journalists, lawyers and human rights workers.”“China is Getting Ready” by “Amnesty International“
Google is complicit with the Chinese Government’s censorship of it’s citizens.
“China and Google” by “Oyster“
If you’re wondering why most companie$ and countrie$ aren’t officially prote$ting the thuggery of the Chine$e Government, here’$ a $ubtle hint:“McDonald’s – Beijing Olympic partners” by “shalvas”
In the run up to the Beijing Olympics I’ll be posting some photos I’ve found around the net by other people which express my sentiments.
The Chinese Government’s treatment of dissidents is appalling.
They tolerate no disagreement.
They’ve erected a huge firewall to prevent their citizens from reading anything online that criticizes their government.
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Full marks to new Labor Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, for granting permanent residency to Robert Jovcic
Jovcic was a victim of the previous goverments heartless immigration policy, which left him homeless and sleeping on the steps of the Australian Embassy in Belgrade.
Minister Evans says that this was “one of a number of regrettable
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