Who says politics and economics can’t be sexy
Conflict is the new normal and outrage is the new black. Whether its politics, religion or sport – all tend to magnify what divides us over what unites us. Moments of national unity might occasionally erupt, but only in times of great triumph or tragedy and never for very long. Yet there is one powerful, … Continue reading The best kind of life is the kinder life
Welcome to Podcast Gold – a weekly taste of what you should be listening to. Round two… The Wrath of the Khans
There is a day out there that really is a better choice for a more inclusive Australia Day – it’s just a pity the event it marks hasn’t happened yet. For me, like a lot of Australians, Australia Day is cause for mixed emotions. It is irrefutably misconceived for a country that seeks to forge … Continue reading Let’s make Australia Day really Australia’s day
Welcome to Podcast Gold – a weekly taste of what you should be listening to. First up… Hang on a minute… what’s a podcast? Podcasts are kinda like watching Netflix, but you can do it anywhere and you don’t feel lazy for wasting your day on the couch. Actually they’re more like radio, you can … Continue reading Podcast Gold: Serial
If you were confused about the multitude of armies fighting in Syria then hold on to your butts because it just got way more complicated. A Russian jet flying a mission over Syria is said to have crossed into Turkish airspace and the Turks wasted no time taking it down. Why are Russia and Turkey … Continue reading Does this mean war? Why Turkey shot down a Russian jet.
Do you know which scourge in our community consumes about 50 percent of the police’s time? It isn’t drug or alcohol crime. It isn’t traffic infringements either. It’s violence. Domestic violence to be precise. We’re finally hearing more and talking more about domestic violence these days but we have a long way to go. 78 … Continue reading Domestic violence & the scourge of silence
It was only an ad for paint but it caused me to despair nonetheless. For it wasn’t just any old paint advertisement, it was for something new and apparently must-have – antibacterial paint. Whilst admittedly it’s not quite as useless as a waterproof teabag or colour coded braille, it’s part of that ever growing consumer … Continue reading Is Bacteria Hysteria making us sick?
Micheal Ware has been called the most courageous Aussie journalist of his generation. He spent more time in Afghanistan and Iraq than almost any other journalist; he also has the other dubious honour of being the only Western journalist to have been captured by Al Qaeda, but then released. He’s got a broad Aussie accent … Continue reading A journalist in Iraq: Michael Ware’s never ending war