Tag Archive | Australia

It is a day of déjà vu

In thinking of something to write about I am suffering déjà vu. Everything I am thinking about or watching in the media I’ve already written about, two years ago or earlier! I am doing very bad things on Twitter, I keep re-sharing old articles in response to current topics. We seem to be going backwards, not […]

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Someone’s homework

A bit crumpled from the school bag, I hope something was learnt! :) Reminds me of a previous assignment about pregnancy for another child! I’ve been given the homework as a “rememberance” so thought I’d share with other parents. :)

Jones prayed

Continued from He felt the tip of a blade. If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones had always been a religious man. Or so he believed. He knelt in the cramped space and prayed. Prayed for his family, for his colleagues, for […]

How Australian families become collateral damage – a professional perspective

Australian families: collateral damage of our flawed asylum seeker system Having an Australian partner or child usually opens up potential visa options under the family migration stream. Considerable concessions are made to enable foreign partners of citizens and permanent residents to obtain visas. Migration law is tempered by recognition of the importance of family unity, […]


#MarchInMarch Melbourne – what an incredible crowd. http://t.co/sh2ZAKLQQW—   (@Shaun_R) March 16, 2014 This photo from my friend @PenniPappas says it all #MarchInMarch http://t.co/P0YRLoR8hN— Nikos Psaltopoulos (@psaltopoulos) March 16, 2014 A pic of the crowd pouring out onto the Swanston/Latrobe intersection. #marchinmarch http://t.co/0lfnR3JSI5— Jaymus (@Jamus__) March 16, 2014 This is for you @TonyAbbottMHR #MarchInMarch #auspol […]

Today is day 100 smoke free

Yes, that is right. According to my trusty MyQuitBuddy app on my phone, I have now been smoke free for 100 days. I think a short, sharp announcement is warranted! Probably the best aspect of this, aside from the dollars, is actually the improved oxygen levels achieved post-surgery. I do think I’ve overdosed on my […]

Australia and women: for those considering migration

You are a man from what is often referred to as a “traditional culture”. For whatever reason you find yourself living in Australia, or considering living in Australia. There are women in your life: a mother, sisters, a wife, daughters. There are some things you need to understand, some beliefs you need to let go. […]

Remarkably fit and well!

Thank you everyone for your lovely well wishes! I thought a short update in order. I am remarkably fit and healthy, although I realise I may not be so healthy tomorrow as I am probably still swimming in anesthesia and morphine. I didn’t get many gory photos which is just as well as I think […]

There may be a slight hiatus

Tomorrow I go into hospital for what I hope is a spot of keyhole surgery. I hope to avoid the slicing and dicing version. Consequently I may not be writing much over the coming days. Out, out, damn gallbladder! YAY! A friend told me I can expect to feel 200% better, so I am REALLY looking […]

Goodies, baddies, wimps: where are the ADULTS?

Perhaps the adults are actually in Cambodia, because Australia’s supply seems to have run out! Would somebody out there like to explain, with supporting evidence, why Australia deems it appropriate to dump vulnerable people on third world countries? Manus Island hasn’t worked out so well (not like a raft of people didn’t warn it was […]


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