40 minutes with Mary

This morning, I met Mary. Mary’s the same age as my Mum, but I would never have guessed it….

Not just a broken promise, a bad one

Since the proposed “debt reduction levy” was first reported earlier this week, commentators and the opposition have made…

Cut out the middle man

Democracy is predicated on the idea that all votes are equal. Unfortunately, in Australia, that isn’t true. The…

When there are no better options…

Today, I cast a donkey vote for the first time in my life. This is not something I…

The carbon tax made me a Liberal… and the Liberal party made me a cynic

About eighteen months ago, fired up in a fury of righteous indignation about the way the Labor party…

Message to Souris: Sydney's Small Bars are NOT the problem

In the seven years I’ve lived in Sydney, I’ve spent a fair bit of time, and money, in drinking establishments. I’ve seen fights- I even got literally stuck in the middle of one after a guy standing behind me mouthed off to the guy standing in front of me. I’ve seen girls doing racks of coke in the bathroom. I’ve had my arse slapped. I’ve seen people passed out on sofas. I’ve seen girls have screaming matches on the street.

And you know what? Not one of those occasions has been at a small bar.

The kinds of equality

But seriously, there’s nothing wrong with the social choice to have more leisure and fewer material goods. The problem…

The case for marriage equality in ten easy points

1). At the moment, marriage is both a civil and religious institution. It serves multiple functions. 2). At…

There be trolls

On Monday evening, I got home from work and wrote a short piece about my disgust at the…

A new Australian political party?

I voted today, in the NSW election. I’m going to be in Melbourne on election day and, to…

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