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Family drama reveals detention contortions - Eureka Street

Family drama reveals detention contortions - Eureka Street | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Ranjini turned up for a routine catch-up with her caseworker only to be told she was deemed a security risk and that she and her young sons would be detained indefinitely. Days later she found out she was pregnant.
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Avijit Roy was hacked to death for his secular views. Let’s share his story | Alom Shaha

Avijit Roy was hacked to death for his secular views. Let’s share his story | Alom Shaha | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Those who challenge religion challenge power. Exercising free speech puts some people in grave danger, and the least we can do is back them up
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Australia's complicity with brutal regime exposed

Australia's complicity with brutal regime exposed | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Australian Government routinely treats human rights, the rule of law and the right to natural justice as inconvenient obstacles to be cast aside at any given time, writes Trevor Grant.
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American student loan debt has surpassed the GDP of Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland combined

American student loan debt has surpassed the GDP of Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland combined | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Its latest snapshot on borrowing shows that even though Americans have been working on shoring up their finances over the past few years, more people are falling behind on their student loans. The rate of delinquency and its impact on the US economy has reached a “concerning” level, according to Fed economists.
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The Westminster paedophile inquiry is to hear 'unnatural sex' allegations

The Westminster paedophile inquiry is to hear 'unnatural sex' allegations | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A UK academic has uncovered a file which he claims could contain allegations of “unnatural” sexual activities against public figures at the height of the Westminster child abuse scandal.
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Greg Lake - What nation are we building?

Greg Lake - What nation are we building? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
"While we never did come up with a clear statement of what a 'deterrence
policy' meant for the management of a detention centre," Lake writes, "we
did a number of things to send a clear message to those considering coming
to our country."
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New Multicultural Council signals a broader shift to the right

New Multicultural Council signals a broader shift to the right | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Late in December, I took a phone call from a young woman working for the Department of Social Services.
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Some thoughts about class in Australia

Some thoughts about class in Australia | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
During a recent interview, a journalist pulled me up for using the c-word. “Class?” she asked with lifted eyebrow. “What do you mean?”
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Calls for detailed climate plan as sea level rises threaten Torres Strait Islands

Calls for detailed climate plan as sea level rises threaten Torres Strait Islands | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Torres Strait Regional Authority develops a climate change strategy to prepare for the possibility that some of the region's islands will be inundated by projected sea level rises.
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Welcome to Manus, the island that has been changed forever by Australian asylum-seeker policy

Welcome to Manus, the island that has been changed forever by Australian asylum-seeker policy | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The people of this Papua New Guinean outpost had no say in the decision to build a detention centre here.
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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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France's Front National party expected to make sweeping gains in this month's local elections

France's Front National party expected to make sweeping gains in this month's local elections | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The rise of the French far right continues apace. And, despite a wave of revelations that it has fielded racist, bizarre and geriatric candidates, the Front National could make sweeping gains in important elections this month.
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article....
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War on terror leads to unusual friendships

War on terror leads to unusual friendships | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Many of the United States' key allies have appalling human rights records, but no one seems willing to stare too hard.
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Veteran With PTSD Who Killed Cop Executed

Veteran With PTSD Who Killed Cop Executed | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Andrew Brannan, a Vietnam vet who had suffered from PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, received lethal injection for the murder of a Georgia cop.
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Australia and Cambodia delegations make secret Nauru visit

Australia and Cambodia delegations make secret Nauru visit | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A convoy of high-ranking Australian and Cambodian officials have arrived in Nauru to secretly progress the controversial deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia.
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Boko Haram massacre is so big, survivors give up counting bodies

Boko Haram massacre is so big, survivors give up counting bodies | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Thousands are dying in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram but the country's own media paid more attention to the shootings in Paris.
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Deadliest massacre in history

Deadliest massacre in history | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.
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Testing times make for great (and awful) leaders

Testing times make for great (and awful) leaders | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Billy Hughes was an inept leader who benefited from the patriotism of wartime. There are some lessons there that we could file away for the future.
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How Andrew Bolt fell into the extremists’ trap | The New Daily

How Andrew Bolt fell into the extremists’ trap | The New Daily | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Murderers and madmen are being given false credibility by people who say they are fighting for a cause.
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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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