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Women at War

March 11, 2017 - 08:55 -- Admin

If women really want to fight for a better world for women, first they need to stop being at war with each other. This war consists of attacking other women’s choices when defending your own. This behaviour is not only anti-feminism, though it is that. It is also taking us backwards, into unproductive trenches where…

Three Reasons Why Malcolm Will Definitely Still Be PM Next Week!

March 11, 2017 - 08:45 -- Admin

“Oh, hell—prophecy’s a thankless business, and history has a way of showing us what, in retrospect, are very logical solutions to awful messes.” Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano. Well, I was going to write a piece about the way we’re being set up to allow fracking. Just as the Liberals have managed to demonise the reliability…

Day to Day Politics: Politicians getting in the way of good policy.

March 11, 2017 - 05:52 -- Admin

Saturday 11 March 2017 1 There is no doubt in my mind that the greatest impediment to the future prosperity of Australia is our political system. In particular, conservative politicians. I say conservative because they are more attached to the system of capitalism than those of the left. And might I add, pre-disposed to the…

John Howard “hardened the hearts of many Australians”

March 10, 2017 - 13:08 -- Admin

By Tony Dewberry How is it newsworthy that a retired politician was heckled in the street? Is ours a society where deference is demanded by the rulers from the ruled? John Howard represents, for me, everything that is hateful, cruel and stupid about Australia. He hardened the hearts of many Australians against the legitimate rights…

They only got the job because they wear headscarves – Bolt’s bombastic bullshit

March 10, 2017 - 11:33 -- Admin

To Andrew Bolt What a condescending twat you are.  You, who have no qualifications and no experience outside being a media whore, dare to criticise two admirable women, who are far more educated, credible and informative than you, just because they are speaking out. For the vast majority of you who will not be aware…

Turning our backs on cultural diversity: thoughts on Harmony Week

March 10, 2017 - 09:30 -- Admin

By Jane Salmon Growing up in bland suburban 50s, 60s and 70s middle-class Australia was all about enforced conservative norms. You fitted in or were teased. You moved around in private cars where possible and kept to suburbs as uniform as possible. You treated foreign foods like spaghetti as exotic. When travelling, you were blithely…

Girls and STEM go together

March 10, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

By Craig Hingston Whilst the traditional education system in Australia has found it challenging to encourage female students to want to take part in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects there is a privately operated organisation which is defying the national trend. Thirty eight per cent of high school students engaged in STEM programs…