This month I was reminded of a time when Russell Crowe got himself a crew cut, donned all the Nazi regalia and starred in a little flick called Romper Stomper. It was a film that was highly controversial and confrontational at the time.
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In a few short weeks historic legislation comes into effect in Victoria. July 1st marks the day that much of the Andrews Labor government’s puppy farm legislation will start to become noticeable to the public.
On July 1 there will no longer be any doggies in the window of pet stores in Victoria, with the sale of dogs and cats no longer allowed in retailers. Stores can however still run adoption days.
It’s election time at many unions around the country, and if there is one thing you can count on, there is seldom a shortage of interesting candidates.
One such candidate, running for the Finance Sector Union National Secretary position is Nick Perna.
Way back in May 2012 a bloke called Psy was showing us Gangnam style, Hollywood was showing us its diversity with Men In Black 3, and one of our current backbenchers was Opposition Leader and telling us all about the virtues of a heroic whistleblower named Kathy Jackson.
It was a controversial time in politics.
So, Julia Baird and the ABC have declared war on Christianity. At least that’s what some would have us all believe.
My view is that if there was a war involving Christianity, it is one that the religion has been waging on the public for decades, and perhaps centuries. Anybody unsure of this only needs to look at the statistics on the sexual abuse of children.
Last weekend was Easter weekend, a weekend that many believe a bearded Middle Eastern man died for our sins thousands of years ago.
However I don’t want to talk about religion today, I want to talk about a death this Easter that is already being shrugged off by far too many. A death that was for the sake of entertainment.
Today I thought I’d send a shout out to someone I’ve written about in the past.
This person has no doubt been doing it tough for the last few years, and has been away, but this month I believe he is returning.
Malcolm Turnbull tells us all that there is
“Masses of evidence”
to support the annihilation of Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality staff.
Today in Melbourne Magistrates Court Kathy Jackson started her court appearance as she will likely eventually finish it.
In the dock.
Jackson arrived at court this morning with Michael Lawler by the side of “his beloved” for support, and given he probably hasn’t much more to do after his departure from Fair Work Commission that ended in a cloud of shame.