The seeds of two unique nations were sown during the battle of Gallipoli: Turkey with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and Australia with a new identity.
Not only did Churchull take responsibility and resign as First Lord of the Admiralty, he left Parliament and volunteered to work as a war correspondent.
In a previous war Australians fought on the side of Turkey. In the game of war allies in one war can be enemies in another war.
The aim of 'Male Champions of Change' is for men in positions of power to advance gender equality. Let's hope they have more luck than women have had in that task.
In just a few days, Australians from all walks of life will get up before dawn on a Saturday morning, brave chilly weather to stand around and remember Australian war dead.
The RSL is a case study for CEO's and HR managers on how not to let their workplaces or membership bases become geriatric institutions.
Gillian Triggs remained composed and dignified. She is a role model for all of us at the receiving end of such attacks in both public and domestic places.
Grumble, grumble. What has happened to our idea of progress? We are going backwards.
Will any political party ever again command a mandate to govern on its own? Will any party leader ever again speak with authority to and for a constituency beyond their own members and committed supporters?
The tendency is to like those who like us, to like those who offer us least harm, and to like those who benefit us. In that order probably.
Suddenly high profile gays such as Dolce and Gabbana are speaking up for children’s rights to be raised by their mother and father.
When an act of terrorism occurs, the message from authorities after the dust has settled is loud and clear – do not change the way you live, do not give into fear. That way the terrorists will have won.