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#AuspolActs

This area was former knows as 'Stuff'. Where I put random thoughts, it is now being revamped to accomodate #AuspolActs. Which is a twitter initiative to help people make a positive difference in Australian politics. Stay tuned to resources, feedback and maybe just some good news stores of activism that maybe you can enact yourself to be more than an #Auspol keyboard warrior :)

Please help us get an idea as to the State of the Internet in Australia?

31 Oct2016
The nbn seems to have gone quiet again in the media, yet, many are still waiting for it. We need to know if you are speeding along the information super highway or crawling along the interwebz at a frustrating [...] Read More...

Refugees: Australia has a role to play. Let’s discuss it

22 Aug2016
I have chosen to write this in order to add in some way to a discussion around what is a real human crisis in our region. Given that I have not really written anything for a very long time, this was quite an [...] Read More...

Schoolgirl Selfies: Boys future in jeopardy after one dumb decision. Oh wait...

21 Aug2016
As a mother... The pervasive ‘School Girl Selfie’ victim blaming that is akin to ‘slut shaming’ from Media, Police, Schools and just punters in their comments in regard to this growing problem in our [...] Read More...

#CensusFail is a failure to listen to ‘experts’ and it’s complicated...

14 Aug2016
Australia just had a massive jump in IT jargon, well, sort of LOL! DDoS is now a thing you hear punters inserting into a conversation, so are servers, hacks and more. The problem is, most don’t actually really [...] Read More...

PM's sin of omission, twice, damn right it's political!

13 Jun2016
To neglect to acknowledge the pain of a grieving LGBTQI community whilst addressing what happened in Orlando 'once' I could maybe forgive. To do so TWICE in a row is deliberate. Read More...

Happy Days! Abetz & Bernardi score own goal

27 Jan2016
OK When Tony Abbott was PM and announced he would kindly give the Australian public the courtesy of having a say on Marriage Equality with a plebiscite most of us knew it was utter bullshit and just a way to stop [...] Read More...

Context: Dutton texted Briggs ‘support’ & doubles down on inappropriateness with sexism

04 Jan2016
When I was a much younger woman in my mid 20’s working for quite a large corporation I found myself in a sexual harassment situation and all the complications that come from making a complaint. Do I?. [...] Read More...

#WhiteRibbonDay: Let’s wake up to ourselves & laud the non-violent “quiet heroes” in society

25 Nov2015
To be frank, I personally normally stay off the likes of Twitter on White Ribbon day. The perfectly groomed faces of affluent white politicians pontificating about “real mean” and “society’s problem” [...] Read More...

Every Like & Follow matters, some more so than others

27 Sep2015
For someone who natters away on twitter a lot, I’m actually not very good at this Social Media ‘thing’ and have never actively tried to attract followers. Today I am, though not for me LOL Read More...

Twitter and defamation; what you should know

07 Aug2015
Courts are only just beginning to grapple with the application of defamation law to social media platforms like Twitter. Hockey v Fairfax is only the second Australian case to reach final judgment in which damages [...] Read More...

Communication in the time of Social Media

27 Jul2015
Have you ever, like me, lamented the fact that a friend/relative didn’t have Facebook? How do you show them your photos, keep in touch, remind them you care? Read More...

What I know (love) about twitter.

13 Jul2015
Twitter is clearly different things to different people. It is one part of new/social media; forms of media production and dissemination that were popularised long after I changed careers and stopped teaching [...] Read More...

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...
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