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Three things I learned today 0

Three things I learned today

Three things I learned today (but not from the Herald Sun) Australia is the worst performer out of 57 countries on climate change. The Coalition could not care less about the UN climate talks....

What is “the normal law of the sea”? 1

What is “the normal law of the sea”?

Tony Abbott told 2GB recently that “…the normal international law is that if you are rescued in a country’s search-and-rescue zone that country has an obligation to take you. You can go to the nearest...

Kipling and character 0

Kipling and character

As I was washing the dishes this evening I found myself reflecting on character. Never mind how I got there, it was a mental journey from recent time spent with old friends to friends...

The end of the Woolwich Street deli 0

The end of the Woolwich Street deli

They knocked down the last of our corner shop the other day. In its former glory it was always a family business. There was a Chinese family – they sold the business when the...

Rights of the undead 0

Rights of the undead

You won’t need a cab to find a priest – Maybe you should find a place to stay – Some place where they never change the sheets – And you just roll around Denver...

The first tumbrils approach the guillotine 0

The first tumbrils approach the guillotine

Not even a week since the change of government, and the reign of terror has begun. The environment looks to be the first aristocrat to the guillotine. The Coalition Government does not seem to...

Election Day 0

Election Day

At Subiaco Primary they’re all out in force, threatening skies above matching the mood. I run the gauntlet of the how-to-vote wavers, as they desperately try to sway the unsure ten percent. “No thank...

Name the date 0

Name the date

There’s a man with a plan and I’m not such a fan but the quality’s simply quite smashing. All his buddies insist that if Tony resists the debate then why Labor’s for thrashing. But...

How the huia was lost 1

How the huia was lost

“No New Zealander who loves his country can read, without indignation, the chronicle of the collectors’ raiding of the forests. Even such a bird-lover as Sir Walter Buller had his heart hardened when the...

Sorry, did you say _you_ stopped the boats? 0

Sorry, did you say _you_ stopped the boats?

In a joint doorstop interview at Whittlesea on the 2nd, Tony Abbott said: You have the government which started the boats. You’ve got the Coalition which stopped the boats. As an exemplar of a shallow...