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  • Media Circus: Demonising Students Edition

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    Mr Pyne told the ABC’s Lateline that the AFP were concerned about his and the Prime Minister’s safety should they attend the event in Geelong.

    He also said the Prime Minister took the decision “so that students can get on with their studies unmolested by the Socialist Alternative”.

    Oh no, it’s Reds Under The Beds time again! What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • Signal Boost: Beatrice Mtetwa

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    Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is making two appearances this week in Sydney, on Thursday and Friday.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Today in Double Standards

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    I was having a chat about exactly this sort of negativity regarding competent/assertive/expert women this evening: see also classic xkcd on the other side of the coin.

  • Sprog The Elder turned 21 today

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    We had an intimate family dinner out at a pizza joint in Newtown, where the sprogs had their first ever hipster drinks served in jamjars.

  • Media Circus: Budget 2014 Edition

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    The ABC website has a handy special Budget summary page that will be updated as the announcements roll in. Meanwhile, First Dog In The Moon makes some points about our nation’s hugely expensive mistreatment of refugees and how public servant redundancies which get replaced by more expensive consultants don’t actually help the sacred bottom line.

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • Missing Mum on Mothers’ Day

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    To everybody else who is missing their mother today, I feel for you.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • For Mother’s Day have this film for FREE

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    The documentary film, Lost in Living from film-maker, Mary Trunk follows four women artists over seven years as they combine motherhood with their art careers and it will be streaming for free over this Mother’s Day weekend (9-11 May). No… Read More ›

  • 12 Bar Bliss

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    It’s so much bloody fun.

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