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Speak even if your voice shakes

February 14, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

In the past couple of years, we as a society have removed the stigma around some previously ‘taboo’ subjects. Assuming the Turnbull conservative government ever stops infighting, they might actually get around to legislating the support mechanisms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse. Regardless of inaction from the Government, it is now…

Why are our politicians held to much lower standards than the rest of us?

February 13, 2018 - 16:18 -- Admin

Why are our politicians held to much lower standards than the rest of us? In what workplace would the married boss promoting his pregnant girlfriend be acceptable? In what workplace would there be so little transparency about the employment, duties and remuneration of staff? In what workplace would it be acceptable to tell blatant lies…

Who is Civilized?

February 13, 2018 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Cally Jetta Sometimes non-Aboriginal people struggle to view Aboriginal society from a non-ethnocentric perspective. The only way they can relate to Aboriginal culture (or any other culture) is by measuring it against their own, often unfavourably. Many times we have encountered the statements: ‘You were all still living in the Stone Age.’ ‘All you…

Barnaby Has Problem Maintaining Election OR People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Buy Curtains.

February 13, 2018 - 09:27 -- Admin

When Julie Bishop suggested that Labor should back off Barnaby she used the phrase “glass houses”. Personally, I’ve always thought that the saying, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ was a little silly. I mean, if you live in a brick or wooden house, does that make it ok? While I understand…