Tag Archive | Australia

Australia and Torture

Australia and Torture. These are two words I never thought I’d hear or read in the same sentence. Yet this week I have. I’ve tried to ignore it, but I cannot. After all, we know about the operations of one of our closest allies, the USA. Torture | Amnesty International USA * The Bush Administration […]

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Terrorists are terrorists

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear. Terrorists are terrorists. Regular readers know as an atheist I don’t have a lot of tolerance for religions. I acknowledge there are a lot of very good religious people but I believe those people are good people with or without religion: they would be great humanists. Religion didn’t make […]

Where will our kids work?

For quite some time I have been concerned about the commercial drive to move roles off-shore. I’m an accountant, I understand the business drivers to reduce costs and maximise profit. I am sure the concerns I express here were expressed in a similar fashion during the industrial revolution.

High Court of Australia closes detention legal loophole

The High Court of Australia has dealt another blow to the Australian Governments who have been implementing or trying to implement processes now ruled unconstitutional. Yes, that is governments (plural) because the beginnings of much of the current situation were under the previous Labor Government. Source: Diac Image Library Jan Dobson commented: @TeamOyeniyi I've been […]

Online Partner Visa Applications – Subclass 309/100

In January I wrote UPDATE: Partner Visa Subclass 309/100 Applications advising that online partner visa applications had become available. Recently a very kind reader offered to share as much information as possible from the experience of going through the process. Here I present the reader’s advice and the many screen shots taken which may assist other […]

100 days done and dusted

With the complication of the knee, this was a rather long 100 days BUT I GOT THERE! My objective had been a far higher number of steps than I achieved in the end, but reality has a way of reminding those over 50 that we are, well, hmmmmmm……….over 50. Even so, I did manage to […]

Brandis bowled for a duck

Not surprisingly, I was very pleased to see the decision by Cabinet leaving George Brandis high and dry over his proposed 18C changes. Sadly this brings a lot of media coverage to Andrew Bolt, giving his irritating voice a bit more of a megaphonic melodramatic edge than usual. Brandis, the man who says we all […]

Pain

Continued from Blood spurted from the ripped flesh.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones came to in excruciating pain. “Good, you’re awake.” Jones heard the familiar Australian accent and for a moment thought he was back in Canberra. “Pain”, he croaked, “Give […]

Battling Injury

It would be accurate to say I am very annoyed and frustrated. At myself. I have been participating in the Global Corporate Challenge. It is truly a wonderful event: I love, love, love it. I just forgot to remember two things. I haven’t been too active for about four years I am no longer in […]

Green and Gold

It is easy to see why the national colours of Australia are green and gold. I snapped these at a local park. The native trees are starting to blossom. Click on the gallery to see full size. Green and gold everywhere! Now heavily into Stage 2 of the Global Corporate Challenge, I have been swimming […]

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