Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter

Sometimes we can feel that our vote is just going through the motions of some imposed regulation, that our one piece of paper means nothing. Often, in parts of the world, an election day can mean turbulence and violence. And in Australia it can come down to sausage sizzles and relief that we might not …

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Last Children off Nauru … credit where credit’s due

The Australian government has just indicated that the final four children who had been left on Nauru have been accepted for resettlement in the US with their families. Good news? Probably more relief that at least one vulnerable group is soon to be no longer subjected to a punishment they never deserved. It is always …

Moral Outrage from Australia’s key decision makers on refugee policy

Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton are  DISGUSTED by: Cricket players cheating to gain advantage in a sporting activity News reports that make no accusations whatsoever about whether or not the Dutton family has employed an au pair   Quite a few Australians get a lot of enjoyment and pride from the matches played by their …