September, 2019

  •  Posted by SCA on  September 21, 2019 |
    WHEN PROFITEERING IS FRAMED AS SECURITY |
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    2800 words – about a 15 minute read
    613 days … and counting.  As of yesterday this was the total count of days since my wife and children were issued a bridging visa that enshrines their legal immigration compliance in Australia; even as it tenders nothing new or permanent, except to perpetuate uncertainty as it ushers in more he […]

  •  Posted by SCA on  September 20, 2019 |
    A BALANCED BUDGET MAY REVEAL LITTLE THAT'S STEADY |
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    1500 words – about a ten minute read
    Today, Thursday 19 September 2019 the Government announced the Australian federal budget was back in balance – well, almost.  A deficit of $641 million dollars was “effectively zero” to quote that quickly stated and accompanying disclaimer and besides, the $641 million deficit was […]

  • 3000 words – about a 15 minute read
    On 30 August 2019, a media firestorm ignited over the Murugappans, the Sri Lankan Tamil family who’d been placed in immigration detention (from March of 2018) and were set for imminent deportation.  It was a Friday and that day, like those that followed, were marked by incendiary commentary fro […]