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I've written a lot of weird stories, but this one with @bellingcat takes the cake. A loose thread turned into a tangled web, looping in Libyan money in Ghana, border-hopping in Montenegro, Russian lobbyists and some unexpected familiar faces…
This story started with one of the biggest double takes I've ever done. Scrolling through the site of a French human rights organisation, I came across 'Robert Comune', 'Pakolov Zbishik' and 'Wacław Kozakiewicz'. #Auspol Twitter users may also be double-taking right now. ImageImage
In reality, 'Robert', 'Pakolov' and 'Wacław' are in fact current and former Australian politicians Scott Ludlam, Bob Brown and Adam Bandt. ImageImage
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Settling in to livetweet #4Corners right now, thread below
.@m_brisso asks "Why is the government so insistent on ignoring the dissenters" - that is, almost everyone - "and pushing ahead" with gas subsidies ?
Nev Power, hand picked by the PM, "to solve problems".

A few minutes in, and we are already getting red lines connecting profile pictures in an influence diagram.
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#auspol Covid crunch time.

You can’t be both pro-science and anti-treatment.

The virus is treatable.
Why on earth aren’t you raising awareness?
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‼️Attn: Shadow AG
Mr Dreyfus,
I am speechless reading at this article. In mining, I have been in charge of managing contracts with companies for fly in fly out camps, & I can tell you right now - the cost is no where remotely near $1.4B ..

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Private ensuite room, security personnel (obviously more controlled in immigration setting but still ppl paid on staff) air conditioning, pool, internet access, gym, room cleaned daily & 3 meals a day (including hot breakfast and choice of 3 meat dishes for dinner) ... costs
$120 per man day .... that is paid directly to the people who own the camp so would include capital expenditure repayment as well.......

I can see, no possible way, this is incompetence, the cost difference is just so dramatic. This is corruption - we must take action pls
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#BREAKING: The Federal government has agreed to all 55 recommendations of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner's "game-changing" Respect@Work report "wholly, in part, or in principle", according to PM Scott Morrison. #auspol
The PM has encouraged all Australians to step up to their "responsibility" to change the culture surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, but not to do so "in a way that sets Australians against each other". #auspol
#BREAKING: MPs and judges will be governed by new laws that will make sexual harassment a valid reason for dismissal.

"There are consequences for this action in the workplace," Attorney-General Michaelia Cash said. #auspol
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Dark Side of Psychology: Excerpts from the following paper highlight the need to challenge the ‘status quo’. This is an inspiring piece on how healthy skepticism and activism achieves cultural change: ‘Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality.’ #Justice4Australia #Auspol 1/43
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed the diagnosis of “homosexuality” from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This resulted after comparing competing theories,
those that pathologized homosexuality and 2/43
those that viewed it as normal. Theories of pathology: viewed homosexuality as a sign of a defect, or even as morally bad, with some of these theorists being quite open about their belief that homosexuality is a social evil. For example, 3/43
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison extends his condolences to the families of both Malcolm ‘Kela’ Smith, who died in a Queensland hospital after contracting #COVID19, and rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis.
"3.1 million out of 3.8 million doses did not come to Australia": Prime Minister Scott Morrison says vaccines not arriving from Europe has impacted the early stages of our COVID-19 vaccine rollout. #auspol
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denied criticising the EU over vaccine exports. #auspol #COVID19Aus
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Dedicated to Australia’s First Nations people: Over-represented in Custody. Deaths in Custody. Children aged 10+ in Custody. Parents 10 x more likely have children removed from home. Health, mental health, suicide crisis. More.👇🏼#Justice4Australia #Auspol
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I am Australian:
I came from the dream-time
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flame
I stood upon the rocky shores
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I've been
The first Australian
❤️ #Justice4Australia #Auspol 1/8 Image
I came upon the prison ship
Bowed down by iron chains
I bought the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains
I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife
On a dry and barren run
A convict, then a free man
I became Australian
❤️ #Justice4Australia #Auspol 2/8
I'm the daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother lode
The girl became a woman
On the long and dusty road
I'm a child of the Depression
I saw the good times come
I'm a bushie, I'm a battler
I am Australian
❤️ #Justice4Australia #Auspol 3/8
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Federal Primary Votes as per #Newspoll Quarterly Analysis [1/4]:

🔵LNP: 40 (-3)
🔴ALP: 42 (+10)

🔵LNP: 42 (-3)
🔴ALP: 35 (+6)

🔵LNP: 40 (+1)
🔴ALP: 39 (No change)

Federal Primary Votes as per #Newspoll Quarterly Analysis [2/4]:

🔵LNP: 38 (-6)
🔴ALP: 41 (+5)

🔵LNP: 42 (-2)
🔴ALP: 36 (No change)

On these numbers, the Coalition would lose:
▪️ WA - Swan
▪️ WA - Pearce
▪️ WA - Hasluck
▪️ WA - Stirling (to be abolished at next election)
▪️ QLD - Longman
▪️ QLD - Leichhardt
▪️ QLD - Dickson
▪️ QLD - Brisbane
▪️ SA - Boothby


#AusPol #NewsPoll
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There's so much fucking bizarre shit about Van's Tweet here.
As someone who's lived in four houses that had baths,

(1) Van's bath *does* have sharp lines and design aesthetics, that's the point. Shiny, well-maintained metal fixtures; complete minimalism and featurelessness of the tub proper. That's 2020s for "incredibly rich".
Moreover, the bath itself is freestanding and surrounded by wooden house fittings. Everywhere I've lived, the bath has been integrated into the surrounding walls in order to save space, and I can't remember a single place I've lived that's had visible hardwood (also rich shit).
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An Indigenous Man has died: 5 Deaths In Custody In 4 Weeks. A week from the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report. All of Australia’s violations of abuse are here: 2021 Human Rights Watch World Report.👇🏼#Justice4Australia #Auspol
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1) You absolutely can “redesign people’s brains” or I’d have no job: Neuroplasticity. They must desire to change first. 2) He said “the adversarial nature of parliament, empathy was not always key, your goal was to “take out” your opponent.” - Is ‘self-esteem’👇🏼1/2 #Auspol
Self-esteem’s competition (i.e. ‘to be special and above average’ aka ‘survival of the fittest’). Self-compassion’s collaboration (i.e. ‘kindness, common humanity, mindfulness’ aka ‘enlightenment’). Self-compassion is far more mature than self-esteem. Only that must change.👇🏼
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I seem to recall that @deniseshrivell once had a thread that chronicled an imaginary episode of #Insiders - so in that spirit...

In the host's chair is a bearded and fabulously furious Barrie Cassidy.

His guests are Amy Remeikis, Laura Tingle and Tegan George.

The week's topics:
- the #March4Justice movement (showcasing the difference between Morrison and Berejiklian in handling MPs accused of sexual crimes)

- the vaccine roll-out

- the upcoming 2021-22 Budget

- instability in the Liberal Party

#Insiders #ImaginaryInsiders #AusPol
Barrie interviews Tanya Plibersek and Julie Bishop, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Cathy Wilcox.

#Insiders #ImaginaryInsiders #AusPol
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More than words, Australian women need action. Here are 5 things the Morrison Government can do right now to address inequality and violence against women. #EnoughIsEnough #auspol THREAD 👇
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Australians: The brave have always fought for truth. Neuroscience finally confirms all wisdom traditions: awareness, compassion and action benefits us all. Now there’s no excuse for injustice. Only ignorance or the deliberate negative use of power. #Justice4Australia #Auspol 👇🏼
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A thread on @vanOnselenP's article today that is insensitive and entirely absent of self-awareness.
#auspol #EnoughIsEnough #ThisisNotJournalism #MurdochRoyalCommission…
Solutions have been put forward. @TamePunk has called for a national definition on consent, many have asked for consent training in schools and the Respect@Work report has sat with Porter for a year. Look at the thread below, there are many solutions.
'Her life and death are a tragedy. Especially for her family, who have expressed concerns that, perhaps due to mental illness that included a bipolar disorder, she may have imagined the rape'

You published that @vanOnselenP, you're part of the reason why women don't come forward
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#March4Justice worked: Goggle Box has delivered a clear message to Australians. Your efforts are changing Australia’s landscape. Morrison Government have not released Tharnicaa and Kopika #HomeToBilo. However, we can go to them: CI tourist hotspot. 1/2 #Justice4Australia #Auspol
CIConference2021: Date TBA. Attend CI with advocates to remind the world stage of Australia’s cruel and unlawful refugee crisis. Same-day city protests across the nation. If you can support this idea in anyway please DM this genius: @p3pp3rtr33z. #Justice4Australia #Auspol 2/2
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Dear Australian Government

Please explain to me how many ways you can have a conflict of interest?

That a Hillsonger can move from former NDIA Deputy CEO to being in charge of rule making around NDIS AND running the companies that make the money, including in housing?

2/ No, I did not say CEO. I said Deputy CEO. I am not talking about former CEO Rob de Luca. I am tracing the career paths of all the current and former NDIA folk and gosh, it's quite a ride.…

This guy is Ian Maynard. #FederalICACNow
3/ Deputy to DPN Casa Capace disability housing provider - that's the one which is flogging SDA homes to many investors, remember? With Scott Morrison's Horizon Church board member. Plus Director of Open Minds, an NDIS and mental health provider and co-founder of Cybermetrix.
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Healing Trauma: “The prevailing brain-disease model overlooks four fundamental truths: (1) our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being; #Justice4Australia #Auspol 1/30
(2) language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning; 2/30
(3) we have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such basic activities as breathing, moving, and touching; and 3/30
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As noted recently by @StopLyi58491572, the 1.1% of the population who are Pentecostals are clearly a problem, mostly because they have managed to gain power like (sorry) the Taliban, ultra-orthodox Jews, US fundies.
This is not new in #auspol
Their grasp on power is part of an ongoing #auspol reluctance to have a serious (& probably impossible to do openly) discussion about the role of beliefs in our supposedly secular society.
Looking back, the barbarians who founded (invaded and stole) this country were unabashed members of the English religious establishment. They could no more separate church and state than separate punishment and flogging.
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Today's news from Australia's @Science_Academy latest climate report: "limiting climate change to 1.5°C is now virtually impossible"

I'm quite confused by their finding & scientific evidence backing it up is questionable at best.

- a thread (1/n)…
The @Science_Academy's analysis starts from carbon budgets reported in @IPCC_CH's 1.5°C Special Report's Table 2.2 (orig. below).

Then makes adjustments & updates.

Having had the pleasure to compile Table 2.2 for #SR15, let's compare and try to make sense of the numbers

The @Science_Academy's table starts from IPCC's 1.5C carbon budget for a 50% chance.

(Note1: the table quotes either a wrong likelihood or a wrong number, but that's a detail)
(Note2: IPCC Table 2.2 is in GtCO2, the table below in GtC. Multiply by 3.6 to convert to GtCO2)

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‘Bookmark’ this tweet for threads on ‘clarity’ for ‘integrity’ (i.e. integration). I wrote some. The rest are classics: Carl Sagan, Oliver Sacks, Gabor Maté, Sir Ken Robinson, Sadhguru, Kristen Neff and Brené Brown. They go perfect together. Enjoy.👇🏼#Justice4Australia #Auspol
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