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Abandonment of Kabul is worse than the fall of Saigon

2021-08-30T09:10:08+10:0028 August 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

Contrary to some claims, the US’s abandonment of Afghanistan this month is not comparable with the US’s abandonment of South Vietnam in April 1975. It’s worse. However, Australia’s response to the humanitarian crisis that followed the defeats of the governments in Kabul and Saigon is far better today than it was almost a half-century ago. [...]

Issue 556

2021-08-27T16:02:58+10:0027 August 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 556 27 August 2021 * * * * Stop Press – Virginia Trioli on NSW’s hospitals being overrun; The Today Show brings on “Dr” Bill Bowtell Can You Bear It? – La Trioli talks trauma to a five-year-old; John Hewson bores in at The Saturday Paper; Niki Savva scores an anti-Morrison [...]

AFGHANISTAN TODAY – STRATEGIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES

2021-09-02T13:07:27+10:0025 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Ida Lichter is an internationally known writer and commentator on women's rights in Islamic societies. Her book, Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression, is a standard reference in many American universities. Dr Sajjan M. Gohel is the International Security Director for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, a policy assessment think-tank monitoring emerging geopolitical threats. He acts [...]

AFGHANISTAN TODAY – STRATEGIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES

2021-08-31T14:53:52+10:0025 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Sajjan M. Gohel is the International Security Director for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, a policy assessment think-tank monitoring emerging geopolitical threats. He acts in a consultancy role for law enforcement agencies, foreign ministry and defence departments, and the international media.  Dr Ida Lichter is an internationally known writer and commentator on women's rights in [...]

Campbell Newman’s LDP bid an own-goal for the conservative side

2021-08-23T09:48:26+10:0021 August 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

Tony Abbott is the most recent of the four Liberal leaders who have led the Liberal Party-Nationals Coalition to government from opposition. The others are Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies (1949), Malcolm Fraser (1975) and John Howard (1996). Consequently, Abbott has some authority to speak to Coalition supporters. Discussing national politics during a podcast interview [...]

Issue 555

2021-08-20T16:06:11+10:0020 August 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 555 20 August 2021 * * * * Stop Press – Julian Burnside on Scomo's support for the Taliban; Lisa W. channels Alan J. on Gladys B. Can You Bear It? – SMH sits down with the beloved Dr Swan; Margaret Simons shocked that members of the same media [...]

THE ABC, THE LUNA PARK FIRE AND NEVILLE WRAN

2021-08-31T14:54:00+10:0019 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

ABC TV’s $2 million documentary was aired in February 2021. It made serious allegations in relation to the ghost train fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in June 1979. Those allegations involved then premier of New South Wales Neville Wran and criminal identity Abe Saffron. The program failed to substantiate these allegations and has been sharply [...]

THE ABC, THE LUNA PARK FIRE AND NEVILLE WRAN

2021-08-31T14:54:31+10:0019 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

ABC TV’s $2 million documentary was aired in February 2021. It made serious allegations in relation to the ghost train fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in June 1979. Those allegations involved then premier of New South Wales Neville Wran and criminal identity Abe Saffron. The program failed to substantiate these allegations and has been sharply [...]

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