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The Government playing word games with weapons to Israel - Michael West

michaelwest.com.au Orwell revisited. The Government playing word games with weapons to Israel - Michael West

Richard Marles and Penny Wong deny Australia is aiding Israel's slaughter of the Palestinians but their language is Orwellian

Orwell revisited. The Government playing word games with weapons to Israel - Michael West

> Foreign Minister Penny Wong was forced to concede that Australia was exporting parts into the F-35 global supply chain but then doubled down. She told ABC Insiders on 16 June: “We have F-35s… we are part of 18 nations who are part of that consortia. We are involved in non-lethal parts…”

> The UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) makes no mention of the lethality of the individual parts or components that comprise the weapons (“conventional arms”) it covers.

> The Arms Trade Treaty and the Geneva Conventions are clear on human rights responsibilities. Article 6.3 states that a nation-state should not authorise any transfer of conventional arms if it knows at the time that the items would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, or other war crimes.

Much more in the article

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www.theguardian.com Labor branch in Albanese’s electorate passes motion supporting Fatima Payman

Members in Leichhardt ‘express solidarity’ with the rebel senator and say they share her ‘strong support’ for Palestine

Labor branch in Albanese’s electorate passes motion supporting Fatima Payman
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www.theguardian.com Reports of young men with weapons at Westfield shopping centre in Adelaide sparks lockdown

South Australia police investigate after reports of two groups of young males fighting in food court area of the Westfield Marion centre

Reports of young men with weapons at Westfield shopping centre in Adelaide sparks lockdown
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www.aljazeera.com Australia must recognise Palestine to promote peace

Such a move would support the peace efforts, not undermine them, as some have argued.

Australia must recognise Palestine to promote peace

Labor Senator Fatima Payman defies her party to advocate for the recognition of Palestine

> In opposition, our prime minister and the Labor Party were fierce champions of Palestine and passionate voices for justice. I ask that we summon that spirit of old and do the same in power.

See also the Guardian covering her writing the article https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jun/18/labor-senator-fatima-payman-albanese-government-palestine-israel-gaza-war

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Carbrained problems in narrow (wide) streets at the edge of suburban sprawl
  • I'm Australian, and the photo clearly showing that you can park a car and get two cars past one another tells me that these "narrow streets" are substantially wider than all the normal streets in my vicinity.

    I suspect this is more of a stroad (and planning) problem than an actual narrow street problem.

  • How do I learn to optimize my code better?
  • The functions you've called out are higher order functions regularly associated with the functional programming paradigm. "In the first place" for a lot of people would be a functional programming course at a university.

    For your specific case, rust (like a few other languages) implements these through iterator programming. There's a section in the rust book that might help.

    Apart from academia you learn from experience, including a healthy amount of reading other people's code, just like you did to find out about these functions in the first place!

  • www.theguardian.com ‘What is our future?’: the Nauru detention centre was empty. Now 100 asylum seekers are held there

    The number of asylum seekers at the centre has been slowly growing, with fears they will spend years trapped on the island

    ‘What is our future?’: the Nauru detention centre was empty. Now 100 asylum seekers are held there

    > “We must not forget that people have the legal right to seek safety and asylum. It is beyond comprehension the Albanese government is continuing Australia’s cruel legacy of banishing people offshore simply because they sought safety by sea, and to prevent political fallout from the opposition.” > > Abdel-Raouf said authorities on the island had kept asylum groups separate – and so unable to share information – and restricted people’s ability to contact family members, support agencies or advocacy organisations. Asylum seekers have had smartphones taken from them – and with them access to apps like WhatsApp to communicate with family – replaced by “brick” dumb phones without cameras, which means they cannot take photos to document their detention.

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    theklaxon.com.au NACC to be probed for corruption, less than one year in

    An investigation has been launched into the National Anti-Corruption Commission over its refusal to investigate six public officials referred to it by the Robodebt Royal Commission almost a year ago.

    NACC to be probed for corruption, less than one year in

    > An investigation has been launched into the National Anti-Corruption Commission over its refusal to investigate six public officials referred to it by the Robodebt Royal Commission almost a year ago.

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    Lessons learned from Robodebt RC: Zero. NACC unknown culprits: Six

    independentaustralia.net Lessons learned from Robodebt RC: Zero NACC unknown culprits: Six

    The NACC's decision to ignore the crime of Robodebt is a kick in the guts for every victim of this heinous scheme and further evidence of the failure of our public institutions, writes managing edit...

    Lessons learned from Robodebt RC: Zero NACC unknown culprits: Six

    > The NACC's decision to ignore the crime of Robodebt is a kick in the guts for every victim of this heinous scheme and further evidence of the failure of our public institutions, writes managing editor Michelle Pini.

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    www.theguardian.com Robodebt knackers the Nacc! In this country, justice is only for the powerful | First Dog on the Moon

    One might assume something called the National Anti-Corruption Commission would do what it says on the box – one might also be wrong

    Robodebt knackers the Nacc! In this country, justice is only for the powerful | First Dog on the Moon
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    www.theguardian.com Whether Australia’s budget has a surplus tells us little about the government’s worth – it’s all on the choices made | Greg Jericho

    Do you direct the recourses of the economy on things that produce good outcomes for Australians, or spend $4.6bn to improve the UK economy?

    Whether Australia’s budget has a surplus tells us little about the government’s worth – it’s all on the choices made | Greg Jericho
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    OS3M Mouse | "Awesome" Mouse - the open source 3D mouse

    hackaday.io OS3M Mouse

    The awesome mouse sets out to conquer a problem I have yet to see solved in the maker community, a 6DOF, 3D-printable 3D mouse to use for CAD programs (and other modelling applications). I use a name-brand 3D mouse at work most days, but one day I came home and wanted the same capability here. After...

    OS3M Mouse
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