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...
I had one of those bizarre mornings where a lot of similar themes
unexpectedly came together & smacked me in the face about how
self-obsessed we Australians have become. Read More...
It does not matter what Prime Minister Gillard says or does, it
will be spun in a negative manner, this has been patently clear for
months and frankly, has gotten to an embarrassing stage. Read More...
Woke up to one of those days when nothing goes right from the start
which never bodes well for a productive work day. Until that is, I
started my morning coffee & trolling of the newspapers... First
cab off the [...] Read More...
I am not ashamed that I won’t vote Liberal, or in my case as I am
in Wide Bay, their bosom buddies the Nationals, as obviously I can
vote for whoever the hell I like. My shame is my ‘reasoning’ for
taking [...] Read More...
Contrary to what can be seen in the ‘National Times’ and an
extraordinary press conference on the ABC the other day to announce
a Journalist (yes a Journalist) changing jobs, the average punter
has no bloody [...] Read More...
Every child deserves the right to a decent education, not just the
kids whose parents can afford it. No child deserves to feel ashamed
that they went to a State School! Read More...