Category Archives: Politics

A post about politics

Love and Marriage Equality

Ireland set the cat amongst the pigeons a little while ago by holding a referendum on gay rights, including marriage. The result shocked the conservative world no end. Catholic Ireland, not normally noted for its libertarian views, supported equality in … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Result

For some time now, there has been a Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuels and Energy uses and potentials, past and future. Rear Admiral and former Governor of South Australia, Kevin Scarce, and an expert panel have made, arguably, the … Continue reading

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Changing Shoes – as the other one drops

Some months back, I posted an article about Gough Whitlam, a former Australian Prime Minister, who had died. Gough, and even now it is really difficult to call him Mr Whitlam, was a rather large man, large physically, at well … Continue reading

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A Damned New World

“World stunned by massacre at Charlie Hebdo”  “Terror Strikes at Freedom” and so many other, similar headlines. “Je Suis, Charlie” badges and in a few weeks, that will all be lost by some other atrocity somewhere else in the world. … Continue reading

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They ain’t rules, more like guidelines….

I was recently asked what do I have against “teacher’s standards”? Why was I rubbishing them? The answer is as complex as the question so I will just dive into it. There are a number of different standards that teachers … Continue reading

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The elephants in the mansion.

Education is a large mansion. It is full of rooms, each is room a different aspect of education. I have been in some of those rooms, and in every one of them, I have found an elephant. What I have also … Continue reading

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The Right Strikes Again!!!

In March 2014, an election was held. Not a blazing, world shattering election, but an important one for us in South Australia none-the-less. It was expected in that election, the 12 year incumbent government would be tossed out and the … Continue reading

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Defining the failure of mass education

I read recently that mass education is failing. This says that our education systems are no longer working. Obviously, this is making a lot of people very unhappy, parents, taxpayers, teachers, politicians- and the list goes on. There seems to … Continue reading

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Crazy is not a word we use around here!

I have always understood the interplay between Government and business is where the real dramas of political/economic philosophies develop and are enacted. I must admit that the real shock came for me when I realised that far from living in … Continue reading

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The Threat of a Murdoch Media

Over the last few decades, we have seen Australia changing, and not always for the better. Perhaps, as November 2013, was the 30th anniversary of the floating of the Australian Dollar, we should start with that. To November 1983, Australia’s … Continue reading

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