The effects of Delta on the unemployed

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Article
Category
Inequality
Work

The virus is out of control and it’s clear that patchwork responses and aggressive policing aren’t going to stop it. We learned in 2020 that generous, easily accessed income support works. Yet we are forced to watch on in despair as the Labor party and their technocratic gatekeepers continue to call for the return of JobKeeper, despite it evidently being nothing but a corporate bailout in disguise.

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Article
Category
Freedom of speech
Science

Silencing the scientists: the state of science suppression in Australia

Australian ecologists and ecology scientists are reporting increasing levels of interference, intimidation, and straight-out misrepresentation of their views by forces outside of science. Their press releases are being altered to fit policy positions, and sometimes even academic papers and conference papers are constrained by management, or fear or losing funding. Fear of being misrepresented in the media – and the flow-on effects for their work – is also high.

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Article
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Copyright
Writing

The story of a take-down

One Sunday night a few weeks ago, I received an email from Podbean informing me my podcast had been taken down in response to a complaint that the content on the first ever episode, back in 2014, infringed on ‘intellectual property rights worldwide’. The complaint had come from AXG House, an ‘automated DCMA take-down service’.

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Article
Category
Television

Bo Burnham’s Inside: looking out

Ultimately, we must question whether we should be satisfied that Burnham has contributed to the discourse on self-surveillance or whether we should examine why it had to be a straight white cis man to do it. Burnham stepped inside a reality that non-men have never had the privilege of being outside of.