Category Archives: Australian Story

Aborigines, Islanders apologise to their women

This is a story by Rick Morton, Social Affairs Writer with The Australian. It appeared on Sept 1, I missed it and don’t recall any commentary at the time. Looks like a step away from the victim culture towards responsibility. … Continue reading

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Another book from Tony Thomas

Judging from his last collection this should be a treasure. Tony is probably the second person after Liam Hudson who I would like for a travelling companion on a long train ride. The West – An insider’s tales: A romping … Continue reading

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“Killing goats to appease the volcano gods”

This is how our political troubles have been viewed in the US, at least according to the Crackpot News Network: Why not wreck the planet? It could save your political skin. Although already overtaken by events, there you may read: … Continue reading

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New PM: Scott Morrison

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Turnbull will not stand if party room votes for a spill

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Leadership Challenge Forum 2018

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Lee Rhiannon and communism

A terse commentary on the life and times of Lee Rhhiannon and the communist contribution to peace, freedom and prosperity in SE Asia. Support for socialism in general and communism in particular appears to be on the rise in the … Continue reading

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The voice of reason

Laura Jayes has an excellent op-ed in the Daily Telegraph: People nodding along with the broader sentiments are sick of being branded racists for wanting to have a discussion on it. Australians aren’t racist, they just want to hear their … Continue reading

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Call out in a loud voice: “Hypocrisy”

The Australian political establishment has been in overdrive today. Fraser Anning (who?) used the words “final” and “solution” in the same sentence in Parliament. For reader guidance I’m going to reproduce the entire two paragraphs that surround that hateful and … Continue reading

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Territory Rights Euthanasia Bill defeated

It is not often that I completely disagree with my good friend David Leyonhjelm on important matters. But I’m not convinced that adequate safeguards can ever be written into voluntary euthanasia legislation to prevent murder.  I am especially unconvinced that … Continue reading

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