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Australia: Howard Knew Aborigines Had A Sovereignty Based Land Right - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

Australia: Howard Knew Aborigines Had A Sovereignty Based Land Right - Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Former prime minister John Howard amended the Native Title Act to thwart Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia
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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFP

Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFP | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were only arrested in Indonesia because the Australian Federal Police tipped off their Indonesian counterparts. The law that allowed this must be rectified.
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Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report

Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Five months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its gruesome report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, someone is finally paying steep professional consequences. Except it’s not the former torturers. Or the...
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What Can a Poor City Really Do to Prepare for an Earthquake?

What Can a Poor City Really Do to Prepare for an Earthquake? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Earthquakes present a unique problem for cities with a lack of resources.
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Tanya Plibersek Will Push Labor For Compulsory Same-Sex Marriage Support

Tanya Plibersek Will Push Labor For Compulsory Same-Sex Marriage Support | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Tanya Plibersek Will Push Labor For Compulsory Same-Sex Marriage Support
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Anzac centenary: long road for diggers with PTSD

Anzac centenary: long road for diggers with PTSD | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day, it is timely to read in the Medical Journal of Australia about how our understanding of PTSD has changed over the past century.
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Asio Act review told journalists face jail even if reporting on serious wrongdoing

Asio Act review told journalists face jail even if reporting on serious wrongdoing | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Acting intelligence watchdog told legislation criminalising disclosures about ‘special intelligence operations’ could result in jail even under public interest test
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The odd thing that happens when injustice benefits you

The odd thing that happens when injustice benefits you | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
It stings when life’s not fair – but what happens if it means we profit? As Tom Stafford writes, some people may perform unexpected self-sabotage.
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Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is Simply Wrong On TPP

Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is Simply Wrong On TPP | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others who are opposed to a new trade deal that he is negotiating on Tuesday, saying that his opponents are simply wrong on the facts of the deal.

Warren and other Democrats hav...
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15 Companies That Paid Zero Income Tax Last Year (Despite $23 Billion In Profits)

15 Companies That Paid Zero Income Tax Last Year (Despite $23 Billion In Profits) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Due to completely messed up U.S. tax policies, some even got a rebate check.
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Listening for policy change: how the voices of disabled people shaped Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme

Listening for policy change: how the voices of disabled people shaped Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
This paper examines how the voices of people with disability were listened to in the development of Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme and the extent to which listening continues beyond the policy development stage.
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Government's council of asylum-seeker advisers has stood empty for five months

Government's council of asylum-seeker advisers has stood empty for five months | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Minister’s Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention is there to provide independent immigration advice to Peter Dutton but has been vacant since 2014
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NACCHO Health News: Is WA stepping away from original plan to close 150 remote Aboriginal communities ?

NACCHO Health News: Is WA stepping away from original plan to close 150 remote Aboriginal communities ? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
  Colin Barnett has stepped away from his controversial rhetoric that up to 150 remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia will be closed down, revealing plans for a “hub and orbit” st...
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A nation reborn at Anzac Cove? Utter nonsense: Keating

A nation reborn at Anzac Cove? Utter nonsense: Keating | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Former prime minister challenges one of the nation's most cherished narratives: that Australia's nationhood was baptised within the Anzac spirit of Gallipoli.
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ACCC signs off on pharma–doctor transparency regime

ACCC signs off on pharma–doctor transparency regime | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Doctors receiving payments from big pharma for speaking at educational events or sitting on advisory panels will be named under new rules endorsed by the ACCC last week.
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Australian IS doctor was good and caring: colleagues

Australian IS doctor was good and caring: colleagues | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The so-called ‘Australian IS doctor’, Dr Tareq Kamleh, has been described as a 'very good and caring' medical professional by doctors who worked with him over the past few years.
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Another woman dies and the government is axing a program to educate kids about domestic violence

Another woman dies and the government is axing a program to educate kids about domestic violence | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
There are now 33 women who have been killed in Australia as a result of violence so far in 2015.
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A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets

A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
This morning, the White House disclosed that a January 2015 drone strike, conducted in Pakistan by the CIA with the intention of taking out an al Qaeda compound, resulted in the deaths of two al Qaeda hostages who were not known to have been in the l...
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Gallipoli and forgetting

Gallipoli and forgetting | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
More French soldiers died at Gallipoli than Australians, writes Nic Maclellan, and many of the allied troops were African and Indian.
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The Armenian Genocide’s Samantha Power Problem

The Armenian Genocide’s Samantha Power Problem | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives.
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UN Security Council members 'moved to tears' by Syria images of dying women and children

UN Security Council members 'moved to tears' by Syria images of dying women and children | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Members of the UN Security Council were reportedly moved to tears after being shown images of civilian victims of alleged chlorine attacks in Syria. Most of the victims were said to be women and children
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How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor

How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.
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The bank’s commitment, it says, is to “do no harm” to people or the environment. The World Bank has broken its promise.

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Indonesia’s Lamongan network: how East Java, Poso and Syria are linked

Indonesia’s Lamongan network: how East Java, Poso and Syria are linked | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A network of extremists in East Java illustrates how support for a local jihadi struggle in Poso, Central Sulawesi is linked to support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), now called Islamic State. Understanding that network could lead to more effective counter-extremism programs.
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