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Email: Party Business within Entitlements does NOT meet Community Expectations

09 Aug2015
As promised poll results emailed to all 76 Senators and 150 Members of the House of Representatives advising we do not wish for the Entitlements review to include "Acknowledging the role of party business in [...] Read More...

Twitter and defamation; what you should know

07 Aug2015
Courts are only just beginning to grapple with the application of defamation law to social media platforms like Twitter. Hockey v Fairfax is only the second Australian case to reach final judgment in which damages [...] Read More...

PM is doubling down on Bishop's extravagant slap in the face to Taxpayers

03 Aug2015
Bishop has finally stepped down as Speaker, but don’t get too excited. It appears Mr Abbott is not only going to let Ms Bishop get away with ripping off the taxpayer by allowing her to resign and keep her job [...] Read More...

I don’t care if Bronwyn Bishop has finally apologised, Shit’s gotta stop!

30 Jul2015
If I hear one more person say, “Oh they all do it...” in regard to rorting entitlements I swear I will scream. That is not good enough. These people are on OUR payroll. If you owned a business you would not [...] Read More...

Communication in the time of Social Media

27 Jul2015
Have you ever, like me, lamented the fact that a friend/relative didn’t have Facebook? How do you show them your photos, keep in touch, remind them you care? Read More...

Bronwyn Bishop's lavish chopper jaunt might have done punters a favour

21 Jul2015
Let me explain. This sort of playing fast and loose with taxpayer funds is not new with our elected officials, though it does have to be said that Ms Bishop has taken the ‘entitled’ attitude to a whole new [...] Read More...

What I know (love) about twitter.

13 Jul2015
Twitter is clearly different things to different people. It is one part of new/social media; forms of media production and dissemination that were popularised long after I changed careers and stopped teaching [...] Read More...

RIP Brock Turner, definitely not the wallflower at the dance

12 Jul2015
There are many, like Brock who are not hiding from scrutiny, just want to expand their social contact and pretty much have a life beyond their immediate surrounds, to discuss ideas, politics of the day but without [...] Read More...

But what about the kiddies?!

02 Jul2015
Last night twitter was abuzz with Same Sex Marriage debate - or as I like to call it, "Equality" – with the introduction of a ‘Multi-party same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in August’. If you only [...] Read More...

Is Bill Shorten a dead man walking?

18 Jun2015
Sadly for Bill Shorten, the biggest threat to Tony Abbott & the Coalition not getting a 2nd term in Government is Bill Shorten stepping down as ALP Leader and new non-Union tainted Leader taking his place. If the [...] Read More...

How many Abbott Government decisions pass the "Joh" test?

14 Jun2015
Right from dot, we had Scott Morrison with his Operation Sovereign Borders. Bringing in the military to fight off the scourge of the evil asylum seekers – as we know that they combined with ISIS are the greatest [...] Read More...

Cardinal George Pell might be ducking and weaving but our Federal Government is not far behind him

02 Jun2015
Now, George Pell makes for a great villain in this piece, his arrogantly callous form in previous years whenever abuse is mentioned, his running for legal advice when cornered, hell, the terribly co-incidental of [...] Read More...

Scott McIntyre 'offence' response illustrates how ANZAC day has become a ‘myth’ of biblical proportions

28 Apr2015
The ‘myth’ of ANZAC Day has gotten so out of control that it is bordering on religious fundamentalism, the particularly scary kind that Australians are normally the first to call out in other nations where [...] Read More...

#Qldpol is a mess & it is power hungry politicians at fault

30 Mar2015
With all the screams of “chaos”, “Queensland Government could fall”, “When did Premier know”, etc . etc. What everyone, including the media seem to forget is that there are real people behind the [...] Read More...

Can we smell chunks of the political fourth estate on the run?

24 Mar2015
Can we smell chunks of the political fourth estate on the run? Or is it the scent of those who refused to see but — surprise, surprise — are now open-eyed and so very disappointed? Are some turning? Read More...
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