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RIP Brock Turner, definitely not the wallflower at the dance

12 Jul2015
There are many, like Brock who are not hiding from scrutiny, just want to expand their social contact and pretty much have a life beyond their immediate surrounds, to discuss ideas, politics of the day but without [...] Read More...

But what about the kiddies?!

02 Jul2015
Last night twitter was abuzz with Same Sex Marriage debate - or as I like to call it, "Equality" – with the introduction of a ‘Multi-party same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in August’. If you only [...] Read More...

Cardinal George Pell might be ducking and weaving but our Federal Government is not far behind him

02 Jun2015
Now, George Pell makes for a great villain in this piece, his arrogantly callous form in previous years whenever abuse is mentioned, his running for legal advice when cornered, hell, the terribly co-incidental of [...] Read More...

Scott McIntyre 'offence' response illustrates how ANZAC day has become a ‘myth’ of biblical proportions

28 Apr2015
The ‘myth’ of ANZAC Day has gotten so out of control that it is bordering on religious fundamentalism, the particularly scary kind that Australians are normally the first to call out in other nations where [...] Read More...

Bill Shorten? When will good Opposition start?

27 Feb2015
*Drumroll Please* the Data Retention Bill or “Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014” hitting the news. That pesky Metadata that both George Brandis & Tony Abbott [...] Read More...

Yes, I sometimes read & follow News Corp Journalists and will NOT apologise for it!

03 Feb2015
Ok, this one has been building for a while... *Picks up the Mic* Yes, I despise what the Courier Mail has done recently. The repulsive LNP cheerleading front pages and fear mongering is not only reprehens [...] Read More...

WTF! Australia? Your 'stupid' is showing :(

29 Nov2014
Where is the outrage over CSIRO cuts? Where is the crossing live to a research facility to get the breathless report on the sacking of hundreds of workers and their devastation about uncertain futures ? Where are [...] Read More...

Rulz is Rulz! Whether you are Joe Blow, Jill Dill or PM of Australia.

16 Sep2014
A bloke called Grant Wyeth has written an article in The Drum titled “The 'birther' barrier is holding Parliament back”and if he thought his high & mighty attitude of “Let's hope this silly undertaking of [...] Read More...

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...

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...

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...
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