Marriage Equality

I was struck by something the very excellent Margaret Morgan said regarding the marriage plebiscite and Turnbull’s continued commitment to it, and I’m absolutely convinced she’s right. For all of Turnbull’s “I think Australia’s better than that” bollocks regarding whether or not hate groups will come out of the woodwork when the plebiscite is announced […]

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Van Davy

In the Federal Election 2016 the electorate of Robertson, much-abused by both major parties and lying within the newly-merged Central Coast LGA, has a new independent candidate for the House of Representatives. He is Dr Van Davy We quote verbatim his position statement: In my dreamie sleep I was asked by a distressed young woman, […]

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News Corpse

After decades of dominance, the Rupert Murdoch empire, especially its British side, is showing signs of decay. “In 1969, a young Australian newspaper entrepreneur named Rupert Murdoch bought a British tabloid called the News of the World. The paper claimed that it was “the biggest in the world.” It was a popular Sunday paper that carried […]

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Saving Private Holden

I’m frustrated with the superficiality of the debate over “saving” Holden. Once again, they’re missing the point entirely. The issue is not, or should not be, about bailing out another Detroit dinosaur. The important issue is the future of automotive manufacture in Australia. Should we have one at all? I suggest there a number of […]

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Can we save the corporate elephant?

Since the unhappy days of the Taligent alliance, I have been no fan of Microsoft. The corporate culture, the software development methodologies, the dreaded EULA and the arrogant market dominance all offended my sensibilities. With the exception of perhaps Excel, their products didn’t thrill me although I still occasionally use some on the WinXP I […]

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PM targets gays in marriage law

PM targets gays in marriage law Gay couples will be banned from marrying or adopting children from overseas but will be allowed to inherit their partner’s superannuation under proposed changes to marriage laws announced today. Less than an hour after Prime Minister John Howard announced the changes to the Marriage Act, the government rushed legislation […]

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