What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
The media’s way too excited about the ‘meow’ incident to tell us, so Grog’s Gamut gave a summary of the day’s proceedings. Barnaby Joyce put in his regular carrying on like a pork chop time in the Senate Estimates Committee. And did you notice that despite the drop in GDP, the Terms of Trade figures are looking really good?
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed.What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Kelly Vincent has now taken her place in the South Australian parliament. The House scrambled to provide accessibility, with a newly constructed desk and ramps. The House itself now has a different geography due to the presence of one person…. Read More ›
I’ve blogged before about the fight to get breastfeeding included in Western Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. That fight is logged below – now, for purely historical reasons! Because today, finally, the Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill 2009 passed the Upper House of… Read More ›
Both tigtog and I have little more than an eyeroll in response to Harradine-mentored Catholic-right NSW Labor MP Greg Donnelly’s remarks in Parliament. While Parliament tried to debate a motion about International Women’s Day, Mr Donnelly chose to take the… Read More ›
Remember the Perth rally against breastfeeding discrimination back in April? Mandy Crabtree was ejected from a cafe for requesting to breastfeed her baby, and the Premier responded to public outcry by saying that women should breastfeed in a “discreet, modern… Read More ›
In what workplace is it ok for the employees to vote publicly on who’s the sexiest? Australia’s Parliament House. The Courier-Mail reports: Kate Ellis, the vivacious federal Minister for Youth and Sport, has been chosen as Australia’s sexiest MP in… Read More ›
Legislation to remove abortion from the Crimes Act in Victoria (abortion will still be regulated under the Health Act) has provoked hours of debate in the upper house of the Victorian State Parliament leading up to a conscience vote. The… Read More ›