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On Australia Day what Australians want most is a holiday. They care less about the actual date.
by Bob Ryan - 22/01/2018 - 7 comments
Various suggestions have been made for a new date from some significant event in the World War 11 Pacific campaign or the date (27 May) of the overwhelmingly successful 1967 referendum.
by Russell Grenning - 19/01/2018 - 39 comments
I don't know why, but the recent take-down of Aziz Ansari in the press and on social media feels like a turning point. It seems like this is the moment that #MeToo slipped its moorings.
None of my agreement with what the French women say, is to condone improper activity. And I have good reason to denounce the abuse of power.
by Bob Ryan - 12/01/2018 - 6 comments
Domestic violence, wage inequality, financial dependence and lack of superannuation are all key drivers for homelessness of women of all ages.
by Helen Polley - 11/01/2018 - 18 comments
This is compounded by social media, where 'activists' can create the impression of wide spread community concern about an issue.
by Russell Schneider - 8/01/2018 - 3 comments
Until this incident I was unaware that jewellery could be racist but how woefully mistaken I was.
by Russell Grenning - 3/01/2018 - 10 comments
My father was given to dark mutterings about the general state of young people today while my mother could hardly conceal her delight at the news.
by Russell Grenning - 28/12/2017 - 6 comments
We need to emphasise that girls can be valued for their intellect, creativity and leadership attributes, and that boys benefit from this as well.
by Baz Bardoe - 28/12/2017 - 5 comments
Gender-blind recruitment is a worthy goal, but we are not heading in that direction. Instead we are being encouraged to see gender as the first and most important thing.
by David Leyonhjelm - 19/12/2017 - 3 comments
The Agency's approach is lazy and simplistic, reporting a crude figure that fails to compare like with like.
by David Leyonhjelm - 7/12/2017 - 7 comments
'Respect for ourselves guides our morals,' wrote the Irish novelist Laurence Sterne. 'Respect for others guides our manners'.
by Mal Fletcher - 29/11/2017 - 11 comments


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