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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...

It ain’t heavy, it’s my journal… 0

It ain’t heavy, it’s my journal…

Got one of those cards from the Post Office saying we had a parcel to collect. It was marked  “heavy (assisted lift required)”. Couldn’t work out what it might be. Wine? Airplane parts? 35lb...

Glossopteris, Gondwanaland, Scott and Stopes

Glossopteris, Gondwanaland, Scott and Stopes

When I first started out as a graduate, I remember being introduced to a certain managing director who was notoriously forgetful. He covered for this by attempting to remember just one thing about everybody...

Policy for beginners 3

Policy for beginners

I have been reading Tony Abbott’s whimsical address to the Party Room. History really isn’t his thing, is it? He first described the replacement of Julia Gillard by Kevin Rudd as “an extraordinarily grave rent...

The end of the Norian House 0

The end of the Norian House

In a corner of a former boxing school in the grounds of the Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum, you will find the last few remnants of a most peculiar house. There are two...

Shot or no shot, that is the question… 1

Shot or no shot, that is the question…

Why don’t people want to vaccinate? I travel a lot for work, and some of the places I go to have some scary diseases. Rationally I wouldn’t travel to an area where cholera or...

The “Healthiest Fast Food” – Really? 1

The “Healthiest Fast Food” – Really?

I quite like Sumo Salad, but they can be a bit unpredictable, and I have had a bit of a bad run lately. I don’t think it is a franchise issue – the franchises...

New report raises more questions about Our Plan 1

New report raises more questions about Our Plan

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today released the latest issue of 8165.0 – Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Jun 2008 to Jun 2012. This release raises more questions about the accuracy of...

Did someone die for my new cardigan? 1

Did someone die for my new cardigan?

The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh got me thinking about where my clothing comes from. As consumers, our most effective tools for change are our credit cards. So how would you know if what...

Our Plan – mad, bad, and dangerous to know… 2

Our Plan – mad, bad, and dangerous to know…

Before I commit myself to voting for the Coalition on the basis of Our Plan, I thought I should spend a little time checking facts and understanding the economic context for the Coalition’s policies....