Enough of the hate. It’s time for love.

Enough of the hate. It’s time for love.

I‘ve had enough of people who say they are followers of Jesus yet act with hate. This week brought the distressing news that the Westboro Baptist church plans to picket Robin Williams funeral. Believe it or not, the church’s website address is...
Is Australia Being Islamicised?

Is Australia Being Islamicised?

One of the objections I commonly hear to both taking in asylum seekers and our wider immigration program is a fear that we are being  Islamicised. This reflects a worry that most Muslims, if they had the chance, would vote to see sharia law imposed on the...
Julie Bishop’s tortuous logic on foreign aid

Julie Bishop’s tortuous logic on foreign aid

There it was again last night. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Channel 10’s The Project program offering up the Coalition’s tortuous logic on foreign aid: “We can’t borrow money from overseas, just to send back overseas again”. The 2014...
Why I am a Republican. A Queen’s Birthday holiday reflection

Why I am a Republican. A Queen’s Birthday holiday reflection

Today is the Queen’s Birthday holiday. Yet I suspect that not many of my fellow Australians will give much thought to the Queen nor her birthday. For most today is just another public holiday. Nonetheless, this public holiday always arouses my republican...
Some Things, Like Greed and Self Interest, Never Change.

Some Things, Like Greed and Self Interest, Never Change.

The Commission of Audit report released yesterday proves one thing: you can always trust the rich and powerful to defend their own interests at the expense of the disadvantaged and vulnerable. If the report’s recommendations are followed, which thankfully most...

Australia Day. A Time to Laugh and a Time to Cry

I find myself conflicted this Australia Day. Do I laugh or cry? On the one hand I am a proud Australian. I love this country. I love the fact that I can go to a footy match, sit beside supporters of my opponents, and feel perfectly safe. I love our self deprecating...

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