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Turnbull’s laugh

During an interview with Fran Kelly this morning on Radio National in regards to the federal budget, Malcom Turnbull did something which surprised me greatly. When Kelly pushed him on a particular issue, Turnbull uttered a very quick and subtle laugh … Continue reading

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Invasions

Today, 26 January, is known by those who are historically descended from the first people of Australia as Invasion Day. The day that the land that those first peoples had always inhabited, was brutally invaded by white settlers with little … Continue reading

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Compassion and discomfort

Tomorrow night Get up is organising a candle vigil for the refugee crisis in Europe.  I desperately want to support this cause and so my first thought of course was, great, I will go. But then something happened, practical considerations … Continue reading

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On seeing ourselves in each other!

I was reading Matthew Sharpe’s wonderful article on the film ‘Far from Men’ based on Albert Camus’s short story, L’Hote (https://theconversation.com/loin-des-hommes-we-are-all-first-men-camus-algerians-and-oelhoffens-camus-47005 ) and my mind turned to the powerful sense of connection we can often feel with writers who have lived in … Continue reading

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Let there not be another Sorry Day

It is Sorry Day today, the day set aside for Australians to recognise the past wrongs done to the indigenous people of our land. In thinking about this day and its recognition of the wrongness of political decisions made, ostensibly … Continue reading

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Julie Bishop doesn’t need feminism

Apparently Julie Bishop isn’t a “feminist”. Well of course not, Julie Bishop doesn’t really need feminism. It’s a bit like being well off and saying that you don’t believe in income support (hmm, sounds like someone else’s political line). Julie, … Continue reading

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Stuck on the school run and late for a meeting? Don’t hide it, scream it out!!

Nicky Gemmell writes a sensitive and thought provoking column in the Weekend Australian Magazine each week, one that I have come to look forward to reading (after mourning the loss of one of my favourite columnists, Susan Maushart). Last week’s … Continue reading

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