Voting, Compulsory vs Voluntary – has gone off... Wayne Swan had a
spray at the Sunshine Coast Uni and this morning Barnaby Joyce has
been out there warning us all that “Scrapping compulsory voting
would be a [...] Read More...
Call me cynical, but when a Government decides out of the blue that
“Fair and effective electoral laws are central to the promotion of
participation in our democracy” (see Jarrod Bleijie press release
here), I [...] Read More...
Back to the Twilight Zone... It seems that it is now acceptable
that whenever our Prime Minister addresses the nation, so does the
Opposition Leader? I am not quite sure when this started, though I
did notice it [...] Read More...
It would be hard for any human being to not feel for the horrific
attack on the young woman in India recently. We don't know this
woman's name, though I sick of her being referred to as 'the rape
victim', and will [...] Read More...
I know this will make me sound petty, but, I am only going to say
what a lot of IT Professionals are thinking. How cool is the
failure of Click Frenzy? Read More...
Many of you may not be aware that today, the 19th of November is
actually International Men's Day, and the theme for 2012 is -
Positive Male Role Models. I for one can see a lot of irony in that
theme in the [...] Read More...
I would love to know when it became accepted that Australia was an
extension of New Zealand? When I was younger I used to think the
advantages Kiwis have in this country as opposed to other
nationalities was [...] Read More...
Just recently I read a great article on a blog I follow called
“Twitter: a sugar-hyped toddler in need of a good lie down”. It was
very thought provoking and really did remind me of school, where it
seems [...] Read More...
I wonder if there is so much support (and anger) amongst Catholics
themselves about this Commission being announced is because they
are quietly ashamed of themselves? I know I am! Read More...
I read an interesting article this morning A letter to my so-called
'progressive' friend by Jamila Rizvi. The passion the writer shows
for the rights we have in this country to vote, not only was a
great reminder [...] Read More...
There has been a lot of hooha over social media recently, twitter
in particular, and personally I find it a little ummmm dramatic. I
mean no offence to the odd person who has truly been attacked by
ferals using [...] Read More...
Not a headline you’ve ever seen? You are not likely to either,
though I personally assure you it did happen - to me years ago.
Earlier in the month the Daily had an article titled “Rottweiler
mauls pup”.. [...] Read More...
As it has been School Holidays and Em has been working with us a
lot, we thought it would be interesting to have a teenagers
perspective on the Sunshine Coast. Read More...
A few days ago Leone in the office was telling us how horrified she
was when ordering her primary aged kids school photos online (as
you do nowadays) you had the option to tick if you would like the
pictures [...] Read More...
It’s not really NSW, it’s Sydney… Obviously with State of Origin
being massive in the past few months, it has been funny reading the
blogs and seeing the differences in the state now. Read More...