Category Archives: Australia

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SBS recently ran a Dateline episode about prescription drug addiction in the US. They’ve done a couple of these recently. It was something of a surprise that the normally progressive station would copy something out of Murdoch’s play book like … Continue reading

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Mental health funding

Sane Australia and other organisations are making good use of social media at the moment, in their drive for funding. It was well timed alongside Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley calling for integrated mental health care in Australia. The health … Continue reading

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Read the papers

This shit, Australia, this shit has got to stop. The woman in the red skirt (oops, it’s pants) says repeatedly read the newspaper to justify claims that the woman in the hijab is involved with terrorists. This fucking shit. Rupert … Continue reading

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Fresh in our memories

Someone at Woolies thought it would be a great idea to have a meme generator on the internet, so people could upload their own World War photos. To use as profile pics. And Woolies would sneak some advertising in on … Continue reading

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Rabble

Thousands of people in major cities gathered to defend remote Aboriginal communities over the weekend. It’s incredible seeing this get off the ground, since the media was quiet about what was going on. Following the announcement that the WA State … Continue reading

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Easter message

For the past few days I’ve been offline, playing in the garden here at ‘the ashram.” It’s such a lovely old place, that’s how I’ve started thinking about it. High Summer is gone, taking the burning heat with it and … Continue reading

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To AGL

A friend wrote the following in response to an advertising scam by AGL: Thanks, but no thanks AGL. Yes, I’m a senior, and you may think that all I’m concerned about with energy costs is to get a discount on … Continue reading

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Garden update: Veggie patch overhaul

This is what the yard’s been looking like for most of Winter. Overgrown, muddy and in need of finishing off. I’d started the raised beds after overhauling the second veggie patch out the back, before the cold weather intervened.   … Continue reading

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More on privatisation

A couple of letters arrived in the post yesterday. It seems Origin have declined to address their errors and Lumo have caved rather than create any division in the monolith that is private utilities’ business model. Bend over further, pensioner, … Continue reading

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Check

The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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