Category Archives: Capitalism

What is Australia’s role in the area of ‘The Environment’? #PLT110 #climatechange

What is Australia’s role in this mess? Australia’s current leadership is continuing with the mess made by earlier governments, but is now referring to our environmental policies as Direct Action. It’s difficult for me to take the Abbott government seriously … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the #feminist movement of the late-1960s and early 1970s in Australia? #PLT110

Whatever happened to the feminist movement of the late-1960s and early 1970s in Australia? The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) in Australia officially started in 1972, riding on a global wave of the feminist movement. Lobbying for women’s rights and presenting … Continue reading

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Power and Economy – #NET102 reflections on a reading

After reading ‘Political Economy, Power and New Media’ by Robin Mansell, I was particularly struck by the questions posed towards the end of the paper: What dominant principles, values and perceptions of power are being embedded in our technologically mediated … Continue reading

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