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An argument that won't be new to anyone with a little bit of compassion, or who has viewed Australia's asylum seeker policy of late with a critical eye, but one that unfortunately needs to be repeated.
No one with any sense would think that Tony Abbott's 'Operation Sovereign Borders' policy has anything to do with saving lives, but just in case you did ...
A few brief thoughts on the right to be offended, that are too long to go on twitter (no offence, twitter!)
This is something I posted on Facebook as an off-the-cuff response to the NRA's suggestion that having armed guards in every school is the way to prevent more violence. (Before I even start can I say: WTF??!)
Typically we're made to think that we (the public) are the consumers while our governments, services and businesses are the providers (or producers). I'm starting to think we've got this the wrong way round.
A small, but perhaps significant, addition to my original article
Why do our governments show such interest in controlling the net? Is it fear of terrorism? Fear of espionage? No, it's fear of us.
Eternal vigilance, they say, is the price of peace - but lately it feels as though someone else is cashing the cheques.
The epic #childfree flamewar finally sizzled down to a few mere embers over the weekend, but not without one last, dazzling blast of unintentional irony from both sides.
This week I learned a new term: childfree. Apparently it means something different to what I thought it meant. This is my attempt to understand what it means.