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  • “School bans sex victim from ball … but offender can go”

    From today’s West Australian: School bans sex victim from ball … but offender can go: “A private high school has banned a former student from attending its senior school ball because a boy who had sexually assaulted her will be… Read More ›

  • Morrison’s strategic silence on asylum seekers

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    Scott Morrison has a lot to say about stopping boats carrying asylum seekers in general, but gives the public only bafflegab about the latest boat in particular.

  • The McClure Report: stigmatising welfare

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    There are ideas in the McClure report worth pursuing and it might lead to a simpler welfare system, such as changes to family payments and payments for young people. The key question for NWRN is, are the proposals fair and will they assist people into sustainable employment? The NWRN opposes a cost-cutting agenda that will leave people in a financially worse position than currently.

  • 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?

  • Music Legend Moment: BB King And The Broken String

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    One of BB King’s signature tunes is How Blue Can You Get, a perfect showcase for his lyrical soloes on “Lucille”, the famous Gibson guitar. In this 6-ish minute version from his appearance at Farm Aid 1985, the opening solo goes for over 3 minutes …

  • Media Circus: #FODI clickbait backfires edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    So how’d that “edgy” millennial social media strategy work out for you there?

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

  • Today in Awesome things on the Internet

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    Do men need to worry more about male modesty?

  • Solstice Whimsy: Megalithic Mini-gardening

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    Happy June Solstice! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This solstice whimsy post features an example from the hobby world of miniature gardens: behold the Teacup Stonehenge! Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    otterday-weblogo1-150x150

    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?

  • Think is not braneing – cooking instead

    A coloured painting of a miserable face with a swollen nose and red inflamed nostrils. The nose is clamped shut by a carpentry clamp.

    I find my concentration on the computer lapses when I have a head cold. So yesterday I started on some bulk cooking instead, to stock up my freezer with winter yums.

    Anyway, it’s been a while since we had a recipe thread. Who’s got something good to share?

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