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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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Tony Abbott’s Long Demise - The New Yorker

Tony Abbott’s Long Demise - The New Yorker | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Australia’s fourth Prime Minister in five years, Abbott exhibited a feckless machismo, which often verged on eccentricity.
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Aboriginal owned and operated mine a step closer in the Pilbara

Aboriginal owned and operated mine a step closer in the Pilbara | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A major miner has struck a deal to support the development of an Aboriginal owned mine in the Pilbara.
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Justice Department Sets Sights on Wall Street Executives

Justice Department Sets Sights on Wall Street Executives | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
New policies prioritize the prosecution of individual employees and put pressure on corporations to turn over evidence against their executives.
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Students desperate to go to university are selling off their future income

Students desperate to go to university are selling off their future income | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
STUDENTS are betting on their long-term incomes, with investment firms now covering the cost of their degrees, in return for a percentage of their future salaries.
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David Miliband pledges support to Liz Kendall

David Miliband pledges support to Liz Kendall | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Former Labour frontbencher David Miliband has pledged his support to Liz Kendall in the Labour leadership contest.
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Explaining Jeremy Corbyn, Britain's Insurgent Left-Wing Icon, to Americans | VICE | United States

The British Labour Party is having a leadership election and the front-runner makes Bernie Sanders look like Donald Trump.
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Would Dyson Heydon have skewered his own conduct had a unionist done it?

Would Dyson Heydon have skewered his own conduct had a unionist done it? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The analogy between union leaders running fundraisers for slush funds and a supposedly impartial Royal Commissioner attending a Liberal Party fundraiser is imprecise, but the short shrift Dyson Heydon gave unionists' excuses is instructive.
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The way I buy sausages could really hurt the banks

The way I buy sausages could really hurt the banks | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
My butcher no longer accepts cash, it only accepts card payments. And the simple action of the tap-and-go as I buy my meat could spell big trouble for the banks.
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Defamation laws in a 'parlous state': leading judge speaks out after Joe Hockey case

Defamation laws in a 'parlous state': leading judge speaks out after Joe Hockey case | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Joe Hockey's defamation case is a microcosm of the problem with defamation laws - and they must be fixed, a leading judge warns.
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Sirens of the Potomac: Think Tanks and Torture

Sirens of the Potomac: Think Tanks and Torture | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Recent findings of the independent report into the American Psychological Association ‘collusion’ in torture are not shocking. This is a symptom of a larger infestation that is eating away at the i...
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Sherlock Holmes' house is at the centre of an ownership mystery

Sherlock Holmes' house is at the centre of an ownership mystery | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
It is a mystery that would test the skills of the famous literary detective himself: who owns 221B Baker Street?
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Jeremy Corbyn creates new dedicated 'Minister for Mental Health' in his shadow cabinet

Jeremy Corbyn creates new dedicated 'Minister for Mental Health' in his shadow cabinet | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn has appointed a shadow “Minister for Mental Health” to his shadow cabinet, Labour has announced.
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There can be no health without mental health

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Britain's newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn divides partyroom

Britain's newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn divides partyroom | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn's election as Britain's Labour leader causes a stir, with talks of a possible split in the party.
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Jeremy Corbyn: as Labour leader, how I will unify MPs, rebuild the party and win in 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: as Labour leader, how I will unify MPs, rebuild the party and win in 2020 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
We need to draw on all the talents and ideas in Labour, no matter which wing of the party they come from, says Jeremy Corbyn.
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Bronwyn Bishop: child of the Uglies felled by her own excess

Bronwyn Bishop: child of the Uglies felled by her own excess | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As Bronwyn Bishop was pursuing public servants over their spending habits in the 1990s, David Leser found she was racking up bills of her own.
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Politics of the nuclear fuel cycle

Politics of the nuclear fuel cycle | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Rising unemployment across South Australia coupled with advances in atomic technology are producing a bipartisan openness towards a nuclear industry in the state.
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Scientists should take a leaf out of wellness bloggers' books

Scientists should take a leaf out of wellness bloggers' books | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
How can we distinguish credible wellness information from unfounded pseudoscience? And why is it that wellness gurus are often taken more seriously than scientists?
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Why Tony Abbott's climate 'strategy' is several different kinds of stupid

Why Tony Abbott's climate 'strategy' is several different kinds of stupid | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Most of the Coalition’s planned emission cuts to meet its new 2030 target come from yet to be detailed measures – any serious assessment is impossible in this policy void
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Child in detention for 1113 days, only 25 Rohingya refugees accepted

Child in detention for 1113 days, only 25 Rohingya refugees accepted | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A child has been held in immigration detention for at least 1113 days and the Abbott government has accepted just 25 Rohingya refugees despite thousands fleeing persecution, official figures show, raising fresh criticism of Australia's hardline asylum-seeker stance.
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TPP negotiators fail to reach final deal as 'big four' stand firm

TPP negotiators fail to reach final deal as 'big four' stand firm | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Delegates negotiating a Pacific free trade agreement fail to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii.
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John Pilger - Episode 12

John Pilger - Episode 12 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Debt as a neocolonial weapon

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The inimitable John Pilger discusses the role of the corporate media in manufacturing narratives, its relationship to capitalism and commodification, and the importance of independent media to pierce through the propaganda.

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Racism is a Moral Issue – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Racism is a Moral Issue – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Fear and anxiety; envy and resentment; ignorance and arrogance. The psychological roots of racism all involve a withholding of sympathy or compassion from those who are subjected to racist behaviour.
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