“Senator Back: In terms of the effects, I did ask the Chief Medical Officer of South Australia in Adelaide the other day whether or not stress or annoyance is an adverse medical condition.
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
If the Australian Government, the Opposition, the MSM and the common people cannot learn from events now playing out across Europe and the USA, namely that money itself is worthless, that it is only a means to an end, then our lives and those of our children will not improve.
David Malouf is one of Australia’s most accomplished writers. This is his 2009 rendering of sections of Homer’s Iliad– roughly, a much abbreviated version of books 16 to 23. But it explores details not in the original, and exhibits a grace and imagination that befits both the story and the writer.
A metaphor occurred to me today about the Abbott government and I felt it was good enough to share. There’s nothing like a good metaphor to clarify how you feel about something; in this case to remind us how destructive and dangerous the Abbott government is for our country.
“When Abbott was voted in, various jokes circulated about Australia returning to the 1950s. It seems that these weren’t too far from the truth” writes Kate M.
In the 1950s
When communism reached Vietnam in the 1950s, paranoia struck the country! Anyone you knew could be a ‘red’. And there was a fairly good chance there were ‘reds under the bed’.
“If you want to be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week’s newspapers.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mm, it seems that Amanda Vanstone has been out of the country. She says so in her column. So her column on Zaky Mallah may be considered a little less topical this week.
By Keith Davis
(The beauty of playing Devil’s Advocate is that you can say anything you like. So let’s have a bit of fun and imagine what it would be like if Tony Abbott was subject to some of his own policies.)
Every morning when I wake up and have a squiz outside the front door the kookaburras pooping off the power lines remind me that I am a locked in resident of the Commonwealth of Australia.
When it was revealed that, on top of his $332,000 salary package and $40,000 accommodation allowance, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson had claimed $77,763 for expenses in his first year, his response was “You’d rather I sit in my office all day?”