Politics

Simple arguments

Two posts about gaping policy divides in Western society: Firstly Chris Clarke of Creek Running North: “some things are priceless, and the economy thus finds them worthless. “ Read the whole thing, which provoked the following comment from John from… Read More ›

Babies, black dogs and benefits

Well now, isn’t this study an interesting bookend with the New Zealand study that caused a press stir a few months ago when it showed a correlation between mental illness and abortion of pregnancy. An Australian study has shown that… Read More ›

Get Up, yer whingers

Thanks to Susoz, I now know we have an Australian netroots progressive activism group a la MoveOn.org in the States, which is Get Up! MoveOn did some credible work in fundraising and lobbying at the last US election. It will… Read More ›

Wealth and justice in Orange County

The only reason these young men ever came to trial is that they not only videotaped their gang-rape and foreign object assault of their unconscious 16-year-old schoolmate Jane Doe, but they showed the tape to friends at parties to brag of what they’d done.

Rumour mill

Heard on the radio this morning, a rumour is flying around that the reason for Qantas closing its Sydney airport heavy maintenance facilities is not that it was *required* as a cost-cutting measure, but that the airport operator, Macquarie Bank,… Read More ›

Our PM’s higher purpose

Shamelessly stolen from Billy Connolly (paraphrased): “John Howard’s only use is to show us what Harry Potter will look like when he’s old” – Enough Rope, ABC Australia Feb 20, 2006 After the defeat of Lord Voldeshort, Harry struggled to… Read More ›