Tag Archives: Tony Abbott

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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Kevin Andrews’ cowardly attack on disabled is motivated by religious money grubbing.

In recent days Australia’s Minister for Social Services has made yet another attack on the poorest and most marginalised people in the country. If you’ve been reading the news you’ll recall that these attacks began back before Christmas, when cuts … Continue reading

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Legalise cannabis so we don’t have to cut pensions

Kevin Andrews is talking about kicking 20,000 people off disability in Australia. Let’s leave aside for the moment that these are 20,000 people whose lives are already so fucked up that they are disabled. They live with stigma and symptoms … Continue reading

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March in March

Despite Rupert Murdoch and Tony Abbott apparently spending the day with their fingers in their ears singing “LAlalalala!” The rest of Australia knew what was going on. I’ll let them speak for themselves. Here’s Senator Ludlam offering a qualified invitation … Continue reading

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Religion had its chance.

Today a group of doctors, Doctors for the Family, apparently signed a senate submission against same sex marriage on the grounds that they think same sex marriage is not as good for kids as hetero relationships. The AMA immediately replied … Continue reading

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No improvement expected from MPs.

Well, the other shoe has dropped. Craig Thomson and the HSU have been the subject of quite a media feeding frenzy in recent weeks. It’s now officially a probe. No pun intended, one assumes. Although money changing hands under the … Continue reading

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