November 23, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Dear Julie, if you’re going to shoot the messenger…

…perhaps the President of the United States is not the best choice. After all, our relative status to this behemoth is one of minnow to a shark and client to a corporate.

No one can believe Julie Bishop when she leapt to dispute that the Great Barrier Reef is […] Continue Reading…

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November 15, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Under the Moruya Moon (17)

There is busy and rewarding and then there is too busy and uncertain rewards. We have been caught up these past few months working out how far to go with developing our little land on a ridge. The kangaroos are part of the considerations, but are not amenable to […] Continue Reading…

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October 31, 2014 | Graham

Ebola

I’m struck by the urgency with which some suggest Australia must send doctors to deal with the Ebola threat in West Africa. What is it about Australian doctors that makes them indispensable? Can’t doctors from other countries handle the threat as competently (or even more so) than those from Australia?

Perhaps […] Continue Reading…

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October 26, 2014 | Graham

Bigots abound in Australia, but Shorten ignores some of them

If 8,445 Australian bigots had their way, Bill Shorten would not have been a keynote speaker at the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference and wouldn’t have been able to get the publicity for his view that:
I believe in God and I believe in marriage equality
Those 8,445 responded to an AllOut campaign and […] Continue Reading…

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October 21, 2014 | Graham

Stone Barry Spurr? Ask Sydney Uni

When you can’t play the ball, kick the man in the groin – that’s the iron rule of Green Left politics these days.

So if the federal government commissions an inquiry which states the bleeding obvious – that there is not enough Western literature or culture in the national curriculum […] Continue Reading…

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October 10, 2014 | Graham

Putting the sword to religious relativism

It appears the AFP may have overplayed its hand when referring to a sword seized in recent raids. But the sword also demonstrates that those who claim all religions are essentially the same, have also overplayed their hands as well, and that to ignore the essence of a religion […] Continue Reading…

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October 08, 2014 | Graham

Belling ALP institutional corruption

Every election campaign that I can remember in Queensland has featured claims that the LNP or Coalition side of politics is corrupt. Those claims had some force when Joh Bjelke-Petersen was premier, but that is now 26 years ago. Today it is the ALP which has problems.

John Faulkner has just laid […] Continue Reading…

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October 05, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

The truest test of multiculturalism and tolerance

What annoys me about the current discussion on burkas and Parliament House is not the way it briefly became practically the only political issue worth of media coverage. It is that the level of discussion, and the way the matter has been mushed around, indicates scary political correctness accompanied […] Continue Reading…

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September 26, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

How to be a feminist and a Muslim

This morning Fran Kelly had a woman on who was introduced as ‘a feminist and a Muslim’.
The conversation quickly turned to questions about the burka and its appropriateness in situations like Parliament House, or a bank.

The interviewee trotted out the old line: ‘it’s ok to wear the burka […] Continue Reading…

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September 23, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Global Climate Opinion heats up

The joy and relief of being back in Australia, and the gorgeous, green and peaceful landscape of Canberra in particular has been somewhat deflated by the threats against us made by certain violent nut-cases. It would be a mistake to credit their violence with religious dogma, as no religion […] Continue Reading…

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