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Refugees, women: pawns in political power equation - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Refugees, women: pawns in political power equation - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
How can we have a government that has a simultaneous eye for the curse of sexism and of institutional sexual abuse, but then resorts to cruelty as its response to equally desperate and determined asylum seekers?
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What your first-grade life says about the rest of it

What your first-grade life says about the rest of it | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A study over decades of young Baltimoreans offers insight into who succeeds and why.
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Comment: Seeing refugee flows in a broader context points to a better way

Comment: Seeing refugee flows in a broader context points to a better way | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
By Robert Douglas, Australian National UniversityBefore 9/11 and the “Tampa” episode in 2001, Australia played a thoroughly constructive and decent role in refugee resettlement following World War Two and the Vietnam War.
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Contractor's Work Slashed On Nauru After Year Of Rocky Relations With Scott Morrison | newmatilda.com

Contractor's Work Slashed On Nauru After Year Of Rocky Relations With Scott Morrison | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
International advocacy group Save the Children will no longer provide services for refugees settled on Nauru, New Matilda has learned.
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Information Security Experts Hate Anonymous but Loved This Smart, Wacky Group

Information Security Experts Hate Anonymous but Loved This Smart, Wacky Group | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
This essay is adapted from Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, by Gabriella Coleman, published by Verso. On the evening of Thursday, Dec.
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Reflections after Ferguson: Surveillance and the Black Body – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reflections after Ferguson: Surveillance and the Black Body – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Surveillance and suspicion are an ever-present reality for black men, even if white men do not perceive it because we do not suffer under the power of surveillance. Yet that invisible force shapes both our imagined futures.
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Government under pressure to improve Defence Force pay deal as Parliament enters final sitting week - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Government under pressure to improve Defence Force pay deal as Parliament enters final sitting week - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
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Where are the new leaders of Timor-Leste?

Where are the new leaders of Timor-Leste? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As Timor-Leste's PM Xanana Gusmao is accused of protecting corrupt Cabinet members, it may be time for the nation's generation of revolutionary leaders to call it a day. But, who is there to replace them?
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Peru Forcibly Sterilized 300,000 Poor Women in the '90s. Now They Could Decide the Country's Future.

Peru Forcibly Sterilized 300,000 Poor Women in the '90s. Now They Could Decide the Country's Future. | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A heinous medical campaign has remained relatively unknown—until now.
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New news: LEAK! Why do people leak, and why should they?

What motivates leakers, and should the law protect them? What would happen if no one leaked?
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Study contradicting Forrest review finds income management failing

Study contradicting Forrest review finds income management failing | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Income management in the NT has not led to people on welfare drinking less alcohol, buying healthier food, or better school attendance, a report finds.
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Australia rejects asylum offer claim

Australia rejects asylum offer claim | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Australia rejects a claim that it offered to accommodate asylum seekers if they withdrew statements about a death at a detention facility.
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Sri Lanka revisited: The whitewashing of a war crime by corporate lobbyists

Sri Lanka revisited: The whitewashing of a war crime by corporate lobbyists | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Sri Lankan government is hurriedly trying to boost the country’s image by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire corporate lobbyists as it awaits a UN report into alleged war crimes.
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Exclusive: New party of #auspol @AusProgressive hopes to fill Democrats vacuum. @jansant reports

Exclusive: New party of #auspol @AusProgressive hopes to fill Democrats vacuum. @jansant reports | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A source inside a group called the Australian Progressives has told NoFibs they re in the final stages of preparing to register as a political party with the
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The Ship of Fools - The AIM Network

The Ship of Fools  - The AIM Network | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
If you think the government was taking us towards social and economic disasters prior to the recent Cabinet reshuffle, well you ain't seen nothin' yet, writes Ricky Pann. The new threat to Australi
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Taliban targets Afghan family as Scott Morrison stalls

Taliban targets Afghan family as Scott Morrison stalls | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As Scott Morrison enlarges his powers, he becomes directly responsible for cases like Shaima’s.
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Asylum-seekers: Australia’s shameful policy

Asylum-seekers: Australia’s shameful policy | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
CROSSBENCH senator Ricky Muir last week described his decision to back the Abbott Government’s draconian legislation on refugees and asylum seekers as “a choice between a bad option and a worse option”.
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Hockey's Economic Dilemma Has No Easy Fix | newmatilda.com

Hockey's Economic Dilemma Has No Easy Fix | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Joe Hockey has a problem. A big problem. And there’s not a whole lot he can do about it. Australia’s economy is in trouble. We’re not in a recession, but in some sectors and in some states, it sure feels like it.
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Star CSIRO chemist who lost his job still comes to work - for free

Star CSIRO chemist who lost his job still comes to work - for free | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A world-leading CSIRO chemist who was tipped to win a Nobel prize has been made redundant.
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Deloitte Access Economics warns 'the budget is burning'

Deloitte Access Economics warns 'the budget is burning' | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
One of the country's most experienced budget watchers predicts a big blowout in the federal deficit.
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We can help stop torture in the Philippines

We can help stop torture in the Philippines | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Despite the Anti-Torture Act, the use of torture persists in the Philippines. As a major aid donor, Australia is in a strong position to say this is unacceptable.
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The Free Market Did Not Bring Down the Berlin Wall

The Free Market Did Not Bring Down the Berlin Wall | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The United States has misinterpreted the end of Communism for a quarter of a century. It's time to set the record straight.
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Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court?

Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Melissa Parke: If a corporation’s profits or operations will be restricted by a country’s laws or the decisions of its courts, under the TPP it will be able to sue
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A tale of two New York Cities: I was rich, my brother was down and out

A tale of two New York Cities: I was rich, my brother was down and out | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
It is the city of dreams and cinema cliches, but also of poverty, soaring rents and inequality.
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