For the last few weeks, I have been looking for a fresh take on world events, whether it was Trump and international events, the moral failings of celebrity culture, or the daily joke that has become Australian politics. And then my best friend had a heart attack. It's a truly bizarre feeling, having to consider … Continue reading Anatomy of a Mid-Life Crisis
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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Lower House, not a creature was stirring, except for Tony Abbott, though he would describe his behaviour as "defending a conservative vision for Australia". The Parliament was hung by the inadequate leadership of the two major parties, in hopes that their obstinance would be rewarded next … Continue reading In Canberra, They’re Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
After a certain point, doing nothing is an implicit endorsement of the status quo.
In Australia, the first Sunday in September is recognised as "Father's Day". While some may claim it has religious traditions dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, deep down, they would know this claim is horseshit, as that particular reference is strictly related to the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19. No, the … Continue reading Australian Traditions Are Stupid And So Are You
I'm just going to say it. Anyone boycotting the vote in this bullshit postal plebiscite is worse than Tony Abbott. He may be a homophobic piece of shit, but at least he's standing up for what he believes in. This is your chance to shut him up. Are you really going to roll over and … Continue reading You May Be Worse Than Tony Abbott
The legislation being proposed by a "rebel group" of backbench Liberals is a travesty. While the bill would technically legalise marriage equality, it will also enshrine religious bigotry in law, guaranteeing that gay marriage can be seen as something less than the marriage between a man and a woman. Religious ministers and civil celebrants will … Continue reading Black People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Get Gay Married
As a politics junkie, the lack of Fairfax insight on Budget night is genuinely troubling. It means most of the country will be getting their in-depth analysis from News Corp media or other conservative sources like Channel Nine. The Ministry of Truth will have unchecked access for the first time in years. ABC and Guardian … Continue reading Budget Night 2017 (And I Feel Fine)
Bill Shorten has doubled-down on his Australia First rhetoric, with an ad that can only be described as 'whiter than the cast of a Channel Nine show'.
In the realm of reality television, morality is a myth. As such, it should come as no surprise that the present season of Married at First Sight has gradually normalised emotional abuse, gaslighting, and antiquated gender roles in relationships. In the last few episodes, tension built between one couple, Andrew and Cheryl, after Andrew spent a … Continue reading Reality Bites