This year has seen a global recession that does not appear likely to end before the economy winds up where most of my generation has existed for decades: depression.
I can still remember the first time I tried to kill myself. I couldn't have been more than eight or nine, but I was old enough to know that death meant the pain would stop.
The following is a speech delivered on Dharawal land outside the Wollongong Centrelink, before a march to meet with Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird, as a part of the Tomorrow Movement #NoTurningBack day of action on 19 September 2020.
The love of private profits,
Of punitive crackdowns.
Of broken hearts and spirits
In all Australian towns.
Strongmen with flawed agendas,
Blue ties and silver spoons.
We know just how they see us:
Cheap labour for tycoons.
Statement regarding trespass incident at Scott Morrison’s house on 3 January 2020. Over the last six months, I’ve taken the opportunity to reflect upon my actions at the start of the year. This has been a time of extraordinary and unprecedented change not just for myself nor the Prime Minister, but for all Australians.
At Home Alone Together is a new comedy series on ABC, hosted by Ray Martin, it takes a look at the lighter side of quarantining and government-sanctioned lockdowns. Ostensibly a funny idea, it recently included a (now viral) public service announcement sketch that involved some of Australia's most televised faces telling us not to start a podcast in this time of pandemic.
This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi, the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and … Continue reading Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless
Let's be honest with each other; you probably don't like me, especially after that little incident at Scotty's place, and I really don't like you because, well, *gestures at Liberal/National/Labor parties*, but fate and chance and forty years of flawed economic theory brought us together.
I sat down last week with a health worker who has been working inside the coronavirus clinics at a major NSW Hospital. To protect their identity and career from any negative repercussions from state and federal health departments, they will be going by the name Florence Night-in-gaol for this interview, which I then had Nick record from transcript to further protect them.
We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Australians are left wondering, who are we supposed to turn to? Who can fix this? What happens when these fires sweep through my town? Where are the leaders?