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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 :)

Australia is becoming a nation of ungrateful sods!

25 Feb2013
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...

Seriously, you want me to read this shit out on air, again...?

21 Feb2013
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...

Eleventy-nomics, Brough, Ashbygate Trifecta - Proof MSM should not always be a dirty word

12 Feb2013
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...

The shameful reason why I can't bring myself to vote for the Liberals

10 Feb2013
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...

My concern over Ms Michelle Grattan’s move to The Conversation

09 Feb2013
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...

Education is a right, your 'choice' not to accept what is on offer, is not!

30 Jan2013
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...

We should not give a rats about Gay rights!

22 Jan2013
This morning on Twitter a heap of people were re-tweeting this section of Obama’s public Inauguration address: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else [...] Read More...

Ms Gillard, Why placate the Religious? They won't vote for you!

16 Jan2013
The Australian Labor Party are supposed to be the advocate for the 'battler', are not the LGBT Community that is persecuted, the Struggling Single Mothers, and the Socially disadvantaged who will be hurt by your [...] Read More...

Is Opposition Leader Tony Abbott 'Doing Important Things' for the Rural Fire Brigade?

09 Jan2013
Is Tony Abbot rushing off to help fight bushfires really helpful? I am aware that Mr Abbott has been part off of the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade as a volunteer since 2000, because the *Australian kindly informed [...] Read More...

Do we really care about 'Our Selection'?

04 Jan2013
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...

Hmmm Why is Campbell Newman interested in Qld Electoral Reform?

03 Jan2013
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...

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott DO NOT deserve Equal Billing!

01 Jan2013
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...

Political Correctness is hurting Humanity

30 Dec2012
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...

Sounds too good to be true? Usually is...

21 Nov2012
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...

A Tale of Two Men, Celebrating International Men's Day, in‘Context’

19 Nov2012
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...
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