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Modi’s blood-stained path to power

May 19, 2014 - 10:12 -- Admin

A string of hackneyed phrases passed through my mind at “India’s Verdict”, the Australia-India Institute’s lunchtime election watch event in Melbourne last Friday. The food was excellent, the company (most of them, at least) was jubilant, and as I struggled for an articulate way to express my fears, all that came to mind were cliches.

“Elephant in the room” was one. “Farted in church” was another. Not to mention “caught between the devil and the deep blue sea”.

Tim Wilson and freedom of expression

April 23, 2014 - 09:56 -- Admin

So this brown-skinned Muslim disabled single mother goes to a lecture by a libertarian socially conservative human rights commissioner… It sounds like a joke told by an Andrew Bolt fan after a long night at the pub.

“What’s my punch-line?” I wrote on my facebook page as I waited for Tim Wilson to appear for his in-conversation with Sally Warhaft at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.