2016.06.21 The Tonne

If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right? - George Orwell

Show Notes




RIP (aka Things Coming to an End)

Bramble Cay Melomys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramble_Cay_melomys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramble_Cay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramble_Cay#/media/File:TorresStraitIslandsMap.png

Kenbi land claim http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/kenbi-land-claim-hand-back-to-aboriginal-nt-owners/7528270

Seals and sharks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookiecutter_shark

Paul Cox https://www.theguardian.com/culture/filmblog/2016/jun/20/every-australian-film-maker-owes-something-to-director-paul-cox

Catfishing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfishing

Jo Cox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Cox

Anton Yelchin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Yelchin

Homophobia in News Ltd papers?

Non-News Ltd ownership of any newspaper in Qld



Fake Tradie

Venezuela http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/world/americas/venezuelans-ransack-stores-as-hunger-stalks-crumbling-nation.html

Rundle's list of things the crossbench (in a prospective hung parliament) should demand we discuss:

  • federal voting system, single vs multi-member electorates, proportionality, preferentiality, the whole damn thing;
  • public funding of parties and a genuine system of monitoring and capping public donations;
  • a federal ICAC and the constitutionality and operation of the AFP, and intelligence agencies;
  • federal v state carve-ups on water, land, and mining regulation, and on health and education provision;
  • media ownership and control, and government co-subsidy of media outlets;
  • indigenous sovereignty possibilities, such as a Nunavut-style autonomous province, or a new de facto indigenous-majority state carved out of Northern Australia, and other moves connected to a treaty with real content;
  • a federal bill of rights; and
  • national libel law reform, so that the use of libel as threat to choke free speech is removed.

Bananaland and Crocland

More rain



Rumtown, Stadia, Chicks n stuff


The Indigenous Game

Women's League announced http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/teams-unveiled-for-national-afl-womens-competition/7511612

White Ribbon round

Eddie and the Boofheads http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-17/top-sporting-codes-join-forces-to-promote-gender-equality/7522232 https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/20/eddie-mcguires-banter-exposes-the-rank-hypocrisy-of-afl-football https://mumbrella.com.au/eddie-mcguire-caroline-wilson-violence-women-afl-must-act-374876

Everyone has a role to play. Discuss.

The World Game

Euro 2016 - Violence, Albania, blood feuds, Poor Ruskies getting picked on ...

Copa America



Baku is a bitching, oil wealthy town https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibi-Heybat_Mosque


NBA Finals


Poor old Ruskies getting picked on again

Union, the game they play in Heaven

Bloody Poms!



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