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#WhiteRibbonDay: Let’s wake up to ourselves & laud the non-violent “quiet heroes” in society

25 Nov2015
To be frank, I personally normally stay off the likes of Twitter on White Ribbon day. The perfectly groomed faces of affluent white politicians pontificating about “real mean” and “society’s problem” [...] Read More...

The Cult of Malcolm makes Apple fanboys look like amateurs

17 Oct2015
If I have to see one more Press Gallery piece along the lines of ‘poor PM Turnbull besmirched by grubby Labor just because he is rich’ I swear I will scream. The phrases “Politics of envy” and “Class [...] Read More...

Every Like & Follow matters, some more so than others

27 Sep2015
For someone who natters away on twitter a lot, I’m actually not very good at this Social Media ‘thing’ and have never actively tried to attract followers. Today I am, though not for me LOL Read More...

What is the ‘reality’ of our shiny new future under PM Turnbull and his ‘21st Century Cabinet’

21 Sep2015
It is kind of ironic that Politicians always whine about gossip – that is not flattering to them – as just “Canberra Insider rubbish”. Normally they are incorrect, we do need to know what sort of people [...] Read More...

Settle Petals, Mal rolling Tones changes squat

15 Sep2015
Well maybe not squat. We do have the bonus of hearing less bogan slogans and ridiculous “I stopped the boats” answers to serious economic questions. If Malcolm’s words are to be believed with no more “s [...] Read More...

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...
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