Tag Archive | politics
Wives and partners? WTF?
First let me say I personally have no problem with the words “husband” or “wife”. *Ducks missiles flying in from some of the feminist fraternity* In my view these words are merely relationship descriptors, no different than son, daughter, mother, father, sister or brother. Compared to some languages, English has very few relationship descriptors: some […]
5 little-known reasons why pharmacists should not be playing doctor
Very sound reasons not to turn pharmacists into “low cost” doctors.
Knives, wounds, terminal – harsh words for Abbott
Today has been interesting to say the least. The tabloid Herald Sun, usually considered more right wing, is using the harshest words. The used-to-be-a-broadsheet-but-isn’t-any-more The Age is taking a much softer approach to reporting the Abbott leadership “genie out of the bottle”. I think the genie has done a bunk, to be honest, but that […]
We have a people problem
We have a problem. A people problem to be precise. As I have been discussing of late, it is clear the human locusts are overgrazing the planet. We need to slow our breeding. This is all very well and good, of course, but in order to do that we will shift the age distribution of […]
Silence on Violence
Originally posted on One Voice In The Crowd:
Well the Queensland election is now in full swing with both major and minor parties out on the hustings with promises and counter promises announced daily. Asset sales/ leases, new roads, schools, extra teachers, extra nurses, gas & coal mining, saving the Barrier Reef and a plethora…
Australian Partner Visa fee increases AGAIN
I cannot believe the Immigration Department raising the fees for Partner Visas AGAIN! Early last year I wrote an investigative series on the high price of love. Back then the on shore application fee was $4,575. Now the fee is $6,865. That is just for the partner, no application related costs or even children! The […]
Blanc, Bernardi, visas and free speech
Australia’s police chiefs have cited society’s “vulgar and violent attitudes toward women” as a primary cause of the nation’s high level of domestic violence. Changing men’s behaviour is seen as the ONLY way to address the problem. Tasmania’s commissioner, Darren Hine, said cultural change can begin with society’s influencers – sportsmen, businessman, actors and other […]
Stage 1 is DONE! Plus Frightbats, World Refugee Day and High Court wins!
Even the #frightbat saga didn’t manage to pull me away from my stepping. My apologies to our regular readers: I’ve been exercising. That chart doesn’t have today on it yet – but my reading will be 4,200 for cycling, 2,375 for swimming (I only did 500 metres in the pool today) and 7,000 plus a […]