All Things Australia

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  1. Jack Hays

    Jack Hays Well-Known Member Donor

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    Could be.
     
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    Thought this cartoon was cute.
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    This is so true, albeit a look back at the good old days. How did we let it get awry?

    The immigration regime that welcomed us to Australia was driven by stability and integration. Integration into a society where the people owned and operated the water, electricity, gas, telecommunications and transport infrastructure – all ready, affordable and running like clockwork.
    A sustainable and self-reliant population approaching 13 million that did not overwhelm hospitals, schools or employment and allowed homes with gardens.
    Australia manufactured, and youth could find stable employment or careers. On one wage, a (resourceful) couple with kids could pay off a mortgage in a decade or two. The priority was stability – growth was the carefully managed byproduct.
    Now, we have overpopulation to the point of species extinctions, exploitation, homelessness and vast expanses of disenchanting concrete while the infrastructure grinds to a halt.”
    from the ABC news today.
     
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    Is that about the young man stabbing the Assyrian bishop and the footage online?
    Do we need to see such stuff?
    On the other hand, it’s global and once the cats out of the bag……
     
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    From the link in #2057:
    "It’s true that violent content online can be disturbing. I think platforms should put warning labels on them and find some way to prevent minors from seeing it. I also think there are real privacy concerns that should be addressed.

    But violence is not the only thing the Australian government has told X to remove. It has also targeted political speech. And nothing can justify the Australian government censoring the entire global Internet of content it does not like."
     
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    Political such as beheadings and and the like? The owners of social media don’t seem to be able to control what they publish and don’t want to be accountable.
    It’s all very well having disclaimers about mis/disinformation but the lies that are published can have effects on elections, people’s personal lives, confidence in once respected institutions etc.
    I’m in favour of censorship because Musk and Zuckerberg are careless of social responsibility.
     
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    We'll have to disagree. I'm as close to a free speech absolutist as you'll find.
    And btw, Happy ANZAC Day.
     
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    Ok, agree to disagree.
    Anzac Day is always a bit sad. At least it didn’t rain on the parade.
     
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    Well! Julian Assange is let out and hightailing it …. For home I suppose.
    Been a long story.
     
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    He doesn't look good for 52.
     
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    I wonder if he’s got any vitamin deficiencies? From lack of exposure to the sun.
     
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    Similar to Meng Wanzhou

    he was denied his life for some years.
    This Judicial tool must cease as
    cruel, etc.
     
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    She didn’t do 14 years. Beware of a vengeful US!
     
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    interesting. I was not aware of this disparity.
     
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    “We've gone from being concerned about overpopulation worldwide to being concerned about an unsustainably small population for most parts of the world — that is a dramatic departure”.
    Dr Liz Allen, Australian National University
    UN under-secretary for economic and social affairs Li Junhua said the birth rate in some countries was lower than previously anticipated, and there were also slightly faster declines in some high-fertility regions.

    "The demographic landscape has evolved greatly in recent years," he said.

    The world’s population is now expected to peak in the mid-2080s, growing over the next 60 years from 8.2 billion people in 2024, to around 10.3 billion. It is projected to drop to around 10.2 billion by the end of the century.
    sbs.com.au
    Well, that’s a change. Overpopulation isn’t going to be such an issue apparently.
     

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