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It’s a bird, It’s a plane, NO, it’s #SuperNewman

07 Jul2014
Many of us actually find the hi-viz antics of our esteemed Prime Minister Tony Abbott rather embarrassing, but, Queensland Premier could have topped him with the putinesque style spin – who would have thought [...] Read More...

Does the 2014 Lowy Institute Poll answer some Clive-aggedon questions?

09 Jun2014
Cruising the news this morning I came across an interesting Peter Hartcher piece from a few days ago. I say interesting as I don’t particularly find Hartcher’s work normally interesting, a tad too self-impo [...] Read More...

Clive’s sexism: Hallelujah the media see the light

04 Jun2014
I would seriously suggest that before you - the media* - go lecturing us punters about outrage in regard to sexism that you take a good hard look at yourselves, your past inaction invalidates you and does NOT give [...] Read More...

Ricky is too busy for PM Abbott, what about the rest of us?

30 May2014
Senator elect, Ricky Muir has pretty much dissed any discussions with PM saying "he cannot get time off from his job at a rural sawmill in regional Victoria". Now I really like Judith Ireland, I like the way she [...] Read More...

Frances Abbott scholarship: Corner PM for answers or his daughter?

23 May2014
I don’t know about you, but I am one of those daggy old fashioned types that honestly feel that ‘family’ of high profile people should always be off limits to media and in turn, we the public. Read More...

Look! You Punters just don’t understand 'time honoured' traditions ok?

05 May2014
I saw some awful reports in regard to poor Joe Hockey, our esteemed Treasurer, 'being for sale' in the paper this morning. Scurrilous journalism at it's best.  Sky News was right onto this outr [...] Read More...

Break the Silence - Heal the Pain

28 Apr2014
We all experience times in our lives when a range of issues and events coalesce to prompt us to act, or react. The last couple of weeks have been like that for me, and probably for many other women as well. Read More...

Unhand that Women's Service Sir!

28 Apr2014
I had already started to write about Family Violence before I became aware of the decision of the NSW State government to put Women’s Refuge services out to tender. This decision seems frighteningly irrespon [...] Read More...

Domestic Violence, it’s not getting better and it is my fault

21 Apr2014
Women like me hinder Domestic Violence getting a higher profile. It is shameful to admit, I don’t have data to back it up, but my gut tells me it is so. Yes, obviously the white ribbon campaigns matter, hell [...] Read More...

Barry O’Farrell gives punters Easter cheer

19 Apr2014
Ok we all know that Sydney is the centre of the Universe; just ask every major paper and the TV Stations. This week has been particularly bad for those that are not fortunate enough to live in the most important [...] Read More...

Pulling The Wool Over Our Eyes

19 Apr2014
I read today a story in the courier mail online news. Titled - "As Tony Abbott puts the Budget together, he is being haunted by statements of campaigns past" MALCOLM FARR NATIONAL POLITICAL EDITOR NEWS.COM.AU [...] Read More...

Help us help you! #MyBroadbandvReality Super Sized

13 Apr2014
We need your help! The NBN as we 'expected' it died this week. Sadly it did so with a whimper, worse, it has had very little media exposure at all. Read More...

Queensland needs an Upper House and bi-partisan CMC & PCMC

05 Apr2014
Queensland, unlike other states in this country does not have an upper house such as a Senate, this is called a ‘Unicameral Legislature’, again, a terminology I have found in recent times, is unknown by many [...] Read More...

The Queensland Government is just taking the piss now!

28 Mar2014
OK I am calling it! The pay rises for Queensland Government politicians is bullshit! I understand that politicians need a decent pay. What I don’t understand after watching the news & reading papers around [...] Read More...

Finally! @YaThinkN's inner #Bigot has a chance to fly free with the repeal of #18C

25 Mar2014
Alrighty, I am all for free speech. Hell, even ripe speech, you should hear me when a neighbour turns his chain saw or dreaded leaf-blower on early Sunday morning, my speech will be flowing very freely. As an [...] Read More...
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