I wish you luck and all best, ladies. You have …

Comment on Financial empowerment for women: National Labor’s policy by Evelyne Roullet.

I wish you luck and all best, ladies. You have a hard task ahead.
Domestic violence is an ongoing issue who exists from centuries in any society.
It is well known that violence against women is an issue that cuts across societies and social classes.
The oppression of women stems largely from men’s desire for power and control.
The same need which, throughout history, has driven men to try to conquer and subjugate other groups or nations, and to oppress other classes or groups in their own society, drives them to dominate and oppress women.
Not so long ago, in the mid-seventy, an Australian woman needed her husband’s or father’s permission to have a passport, and a single woman even with a well paid job could not get a bank loan.
Church goer or not, we have all heard: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour.” Ephesians 5: 22-23
“Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness I permit no woman to teach or have authority over a man; rather, she is to remain silent.” 1 Timothy 2: 11-12
Beaten to death with a heavy stick. Smothered and suffocated in the family home. Raped, cut and set alight. Mauled with a meat cleaver.
An ongoing ABC News investigation into religion and domestic violence has revealed growing concerns about a recent, significant increase in family violence in Australian Hindu and Sikh communities.
Activists who deal regularly with victims and perpetrators say the fundamental problem fuelling the abuse in these communities is a deeply patriarchal traditional culture.
For domestic violence to stop, it needs the total change of church and government leaders with a “man’s mentality” who when he said: “I am not a male chauvinist” is lying.

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Boyer Lectures aim to reignite recognition debate
Dear Maya, you are preaching to a converted. But here we are playing with definitions and that is why I asked the question: if this is not apartheid, what is it?
Which is the best word to explain why I cannot book into an Aboriginal clinic? You speak of schools. Have you tried to enrol a child?
All I asked is the right to go to a medical institution in my neighbourhood: Illness does not discriminate.
Equality of Access is the concept that all persons should have equal rights of access to anything they desire. This is stated on my citizenship certificate.

Interrogating council’s Climate Action Plan
@ Watchn: Some people already use their organic wastes for their garden/yards, but in my humble opinion it is a good idea needed to be studied and worked on to supply the households that by lack of knowledge or time cannot do it.
Collecting the methane would be a bonus. Do not talk methane, but biogas, produced when organic matter biodegrades under anaerobic conditions (that is, in the absence of oxygen).
This process produces a mixture of gases – primarily methane, some carbon dioxide and tiny portions of other gases such as hydrogen sulphide.
When the biogas is filtered to remove the hydrogen sulphide, the resulting mixture can be burned as an energy source for cooking, lighting, or heating water or space.
When compressed it can be used as fuel for vehicles.
On a commercial scale biogas can be used to generate electricity or even refined and fed into the gas grid.
Council is on the right path and should be complimented for this idea, a step forward.

Pine Gap: The link Alice has to Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds
Please stop blaming Pine Gap for everything. The Kurds have “no friends but the mountains,” they said a long time ago.
The Kurds, the fourth-largest ethnic group in Middle East region, have been campaigning for their own state since the late 1800s.
In the dismemberment of the Ottoman empire that followed World War I they saw their chance.
The boundaries of a possible Kurdistan were considered in the negotiations after the 1918 armistice, but after Turkey fought back, the French and British tore up those plans and divided Kurdish inhabited lands between Turkey, Iraq and Syria.
A short-lived Kurdish kingdom inside modern-day Iraq was crushed by 1924 with the assistance of the British. (Take note, the Brits like for Palestinians.)
Last week’s decision by the White House not to stand in the way of Turkish invasion builds on a bitter history of Kurds being embraced, then spurned by capricious American administrations going back to 1975.
Trump was not there.

Boyer Lectures aim to reignite recognition debate
Ms Perkins, you said: “People have accused us of trying to create some kind of apartheid system … it’s the polar opposite of that.
“What we’re talking about is bringing the country together by recognising the history of the Indigenous people.”
With respect, let me tell you that, as a long time resident of Alice Springs, you are wrong because in the time of your father institutions for “Aborigines only” were non existent.
Can Aborigines go to hospital? Yes, good, but I live very close to a health clinic but was refused services because of my ethnicity.
As a tour guide I am often asked why there are hostels, schools etc for Aborigines only.
If this is not apartheid what is it?
Please explain but do not tell me that they do, what they want, because it’s their money.
“Bringing the country together” will only happen when we will have the same rights and the same choices.
By all means have Aboriginal institutions but open them to anyone who wishes their services.

Conflict of interest raised in council’s rejection of gallery offer
Ministers Dale Wakefield and Lauren Moss: Please copy and repeat 1000 times the following to make sure you have read, understood then apply the following.
Welcome to Labor’s National Platform:
Chapter 1: Labor’s Enduring Values 1. We pay respect to the traditional owners of this ancient continent, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We honour their continuing connection to country and their custodianship of the world’s oldest living culture.
Labor priorities open and accountable government:
15. In Government, Labor strengthened citizens’ rights of access to government material and documents.
16. Labor will continue to promote transparency and accountability by maintaining and promoting a transparent culture across Australian government agencies and will continue to support robust mechanisms for public interest disclosure, freedom of information and mechanisms for receiving, investigating and prosecuting complaints concerning alleged corruption in public office or administration.

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