If you’re not outraged right now, you’re not paying attention. The amazing Amazon is burning, set on fire by people determined to clear new land. Our politicians are vilifying and demonising refugees, and there are still people languishing on Manus Island and Nauru. The oceans are choked with plastic, and yet our big supermarkets are … Continue reading Turning Outrage into Action
Liberal (and Nationals) voters, we need to talk. This morning I awoke to social media posts celebrating the Liberal/National win. Look, fair enough, I’m sure if the party I had voted for had won, I’d post something celebratory. Perhaps I’d gloat just a little. Or maybe a lot. As it is, I’m quite sad this … Continue reading Liberal Voters, we need to talk
Here's a little article that I wrote for the Esperance Tide on the upcoming election and some unique features of our democratic system. Enjoy! In 1924, a bill passed through both house of Australian Parliament in a single day, making it compulsory for all Australians who were ‘British Subjects’ to vote in Federal elections. Since … Continue reading Anyone for a Democracy Sausage?
International Women's Day is coming up on the 8th of March! This is an article that was published in the Esperance Tide celebrating some of the strong women who have changed history. Enjoy! In 1917, a UK politician called Rowland Hunt was arguing against giving women the right to vote. He said, “There are obvious … Continue reading Badass Women who Changed History
Here's a lighthearted article that I wrote recently for the Esperance Tide, our lovely local magazine. Enjoy! In the third century AD, during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius Gothicus, a priest by the name of Valentinus was arrested, tortured, and then beheaded. His crime was attempting to convert a nobleman (or perhaps even the … Continue reading Valentine’s day
A bit of light humor for Christmas. May it be a wonderful day of love and family, and of course, good food for everyone.... Christmas in Esperance is such a delight! What a wonderful day to spend with family and friends… Of course, the fun starts when you put up the tree. You’ve decided to … Continue reading Christmas in Esperance
I have spent the last few months in a state of ongoing fury. I’ve been fuming about the mess that is the Liberal party, and their refusal to put running the country ahead of in-house bickering. I’ve been mad about the inaction of the Libs on climate change. I’ve been utterly enraged about the ongoing … Continue reading The Children are Leading the Way