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NSW Premier Baird in community cabinet visit in Parramatta; ILO adopts new protocol for human rights

NSW Premier Baird in community cabinet visit in Parramatta; ILO adopts new protocol for human rights

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By Lolita Farmer OAM With the purpose of giving value to opinions and views of those in Western Sydney on how to strengthen and address some of the challenges in the local area, the newly installed NSW Premier Mike Baird took his entire cabinet to visit Parramatta, the bustling and…

Supreme Court rules internet libel constitutional

Supreme Court rules internet libel constitutional

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By Lolita Farmer OAM The controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is constitutional, the Philippine Supreme Court ruled last month. It took a year for the high court to come down with a landmark decision to the 15 petitioners questioning the legality of some 19 provisions for violating freedom of…

General Cosgrove named Australia’s next governor-general

General Cosgrove named Australia’s next governor-general

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Announcing from the Prime Ministerial courtyard Parliament House in Canberra last Tuesday (January 28) afternoon, Prime Minster Tony Abbott named General Peter Cosgrove as the 26th Governor General to succeed Quentin Bryce end of March this year. “It is my great pleasure and honour to announce that Australia’s next Governor…

The Final Curtain Falls on ‘Coronavela’ and CJ Corona with “Guilty as Charged”

The Final Curtain Falls on ‘Coronavela’ and CJ Corona with “Guilty as Charged”

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After 44 days of theatrics, twists, fun and dramas, history was made when the Senate convicted the Chief Justice "Guilty as charged". It went as a big bang to a script some say was badly written. And it was also the first time that a guilty verdict was handed down…

Twists at “Coronavela” Saga

Twists at “Coronavela” Saga

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Some say “surreal” or “wow” in describing the 40th day of the impeachment hearing. Everyone was expecting for the climax to take place but other unexpected events unfurled. On the 40th day of the CJ Corona’s impeachment trial where the CJ Corona himself gave his testimony in a three-hour narration,…

Blasts of ‘Wah’ at CJ Corona Impeachment

Blasts of ‘Wah’ at CJ Corona Impeachment

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Part III – The Impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona The circus has come to entertain the senator-judges and the people with more fun and twists on the on the 26th day of the impeachment hearing when Lead prosecutor Neil Tupas Jr. surprisingly announced the dropping of five charges against…

Fun continues with ‘Coronavela’

Fun continues with ‘Coronavela’

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This is part 2 of It’s More Fun with ‘Coronavela’ Fumbling, bumbling and stumbling by the prosecution in the five weeks of the impeachment trial had added more fun. What with the tall tales about “small lady” which seems to trivialise and turn the proceedings into a joke or a…

It’s more fun with ‘Coronavela’

It’s more fun with ‘Coronavela’

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Impeaching the Chief Justice Renato Corona for graft and corruption, culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust which now is dubbed as ‘coronavela’ is more fun as it has the trappings of a blockbuster series. It is eagerly watched by most as the plot unfolds, characters appear…

Asia-Pacific, essential for US economic future

Asia-Pacific, essential for US economic future

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The United States rhetoric of its strategy of “re-engagement in the Asia-Pacific region” was the focus of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Australia and then to Indonesia [...]…

AusAID needs real reforms

AusAID needs real reforms

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Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) responsible for giving assistance to developing countries in Asia and the Pacific regions needs real reforms of how aid can be fraud free. [...]…

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