I know I will probably peeve many with this post, though 140
characters on twitter is just not enough to explain a position on
something and this morning I successfully annoyed just about
everyone I know on all [...] Read More...
Richard Chirgwin Tweets Politics
Many of you are most likely aware that yesterday a bill was
introduced in Parliament to increase the Medicare Levy to help fund
'DisabilityCare', still more commonly referred to online as #NDIS.
What many of you [...] Read More...
Before anyone gets offended by that title, let me explain. Religion
and Faith is a topic that will always get people riled up, angry,
mostly offended in same way shape or form. It is a difficult one to
discuss [...] Read More...
Normally I try to stay away from the whole anti-vax thing. You can
trash a politician, be scathing about the Government, but question
a parents decision and all hell will break loose & be heaped
upon you. I see [...] Read More...
Well, we are currently living on acreage and there is nature all around, made more alive and real by the fact that it never seems to stop raining. It is so green, alive and you can literally smell and hear life [...] Read More...
Before Steve Dalby (director at iiNet in IT) was attacked by Malcom Turnbull (investment banker turned politician NOT in IT) the argument over which NBN plan works best seemed obvious. Oh my god I am so [...] Read More...
An odd thing happened yesterday... My husband is supportive of my
interest in politics & social justice, though not actively
involved, considering it more of a waste of time as “You can’t
change anything” [...] Read More...
Now I often enjoy the Drum, though was always annoyed by the ‘IPA
Fellows’ that would appear on a very regular basis as guests. These
self-assured, clean-cut gentleman (always men...) seem to be
‘exper [...] Read More...
This morning on Australian Agenda on Sky News they actually raised
the question of Tertiary Education, well Peter van Onselen did
anyhow. What should have been a good segment, discussing policy for
a change, ended [...] Read More...
Every man & his dog has given up Labor as a dead loss for the
election in September. I am not so sure, John Howard was pretty
much in that position at one stage too and it was only the
intervention of ‘Childr [...] Read More...
I appreciate that you are most likely receiving an awful lot of
correspondence in regard to this proposed legislation. I also
understand that not a lot of time has been allowed for it. Please,
seriously consider [...] Read More...
On the weekend @Drag0nista wrote a very good post that
unfortunately did not get the attention on Twitter that it really
deserved called “The voter doesn’t always know best”. In fact I
would go one step [...] Read More...
OMG! Media Reform - The sky is falling in, Freedom of the Press is
being attacked, The Government is trying to ‘Gag’ the media,
“Growing anger at 'Soviet' media reforms”, “Gillard’s Henchman
Attacks [...] Read More...
Yes it's a shame that Google Reader is going (Powering Down Google Reader), especially as I have been such a heavy user over the years, but for heavens sake its a free program. Yes Google has a few dollars in [...] Read More...
Ok, I know that the Melbourne Storm players would never be tacky or
ill-disciplined enough to raise the issue, as it is not
'sportsmanlike', so I will for them... Cronulla Sharks are in a
world of poo, even if [...] Read More...