In coming days and weeks we are again going to be bombarded with the usual clichés about the economy. This or that will be good…6 Comments
Category: Australian stuff
Purely local things. Ignore it if it bores you.
Australia is one of the most secular of developed nations. At the last census, 22% of people marked “No religion” as their affiliation, and the…18 Comments
Humans evolved in tribes, our species’ equivalent of the general primate troop structure. This meant that members of the tribe benefited from shared resources, the…14 Comments
Time for a predictable, just and independent surveyor of government and politics
This is about Australian politics, so please ignore it if you do not care. In New South Wales there is a quasi-judicial investigative organ called…1 Comment
An unjust government
This one is about Australian politics. International readers may ignore it. There has been a lot of media and internet hype and fun had about…3 Comments
Are political parties the problem not the solution?
I am slightly active in the political party that I am a member of, but it worries me that maybe it is the very existence…12 Comments
Bastardry: On protest and on fascism
I attended the March in March protest against the current government of Australia yesterday. My legs still hurt. I’m sure that demonstrations were not so…4 Comments
Rant: Old people
The Australian government is looking at extending the pension age to 70, so that older Australians, especially those in the Baby Boom demographic, will be…4 Comments