Category Archives: Australian Story

The same-sex survey is not anonymous

We have just received our survey form and on the ballot itself there is a bar code and the bar code is different for my wife’s ballot and mine. So far as I can tell, how I vote will be … Continue reading

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‘I’m fine, Tony’s here’

Possibly the most misunderstood person in politics today: Hunter Valley Bushfire: Hunter Valley homes at risk, Tony Abbott joins fire fight. Tony Abbott has been hailed as a hero after saving a house from ember attack while battling a bushfire … Continue reading

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Breaking News: SSM Plebiscite is On

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 183 Comments

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog

Friday 4th.

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Uniting the non-left

First drafted in July 1986 in response to a piece by Greg Sheridan in The Australian but not taken by that newspaper nor Age Monthly Review, or various other avenues until it ran years later in the Victorian student newsletter … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Philosophy, Rafe, Uncategorized | 38 Comments

Tribute to Bill Leak

RIP. Interesting, a student of the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. h/t Jeff Grimshaw of LibertyWorks. “Trigger Warning” is available from Bill Leak prints and cartoons are available from

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Beautiful pictures of Australia

From one of our commenters. Might as well advertise my own verbal commentary on Australiana as well. And more. The work of the late Kilmeny Niland, a brilliant and versatile artist and illustrator. She painted several different kinds of Australian … Continue reading

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Sydney Institute papers on line

Issue 39.

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Australia’s infrastructure “woes” as seen from Canada

From the front page of today’s Globe and Mail: Infrastructure bank seeks to avoid woes of Australian peer. Politics is a clear dividing line in Australia when it comes to infrastructure. Since 2013, Australia has been led by the Liberal … Continue reading

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WW2 code breakers

I don’t want to abort the discussion but I am advised that PR for this publication is premature so I will regretfully delete the details. Will come back when it fits with the plans of the publisher and the author … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Books and writing, Rafe | 43 Comments