The first is to recognise that the rapid ageing of the population will destroy our nation economically and socially unless we urgently develop and implement a visionary plan to turn grey into gold.
The First Lady's speech helped recreate 'an imaginative geography of West versus East, us versus Muslims-cultures in which first ladies give speeches versus others in which women shuffle around silently in burqas'.
The status of women depends not only upon education, but also on what is available for what is euphemistically called feminine hygiene.
If the task involves work that would ordinarily be undertaken by a paid employee as a form of production rather than participant-observation then it is work that should be paid at an employees' rate.
In reality, most people, irrespective of their gender are on low incomes in retirement, though this may improve when average superannuation balances get higher.
Western liberal democracies dominate the top rankings of progress indices. But are they the best models of development?
We Boomers don't like anyone taking the piss out of us. We worked very hard to get where we are and we take seriously the concepts of global warming, unemployment and migration.
It invites us to ponder how we should feel if Japanese war enthusiasts turned up on Australian shores commemorating an invasion of Australia that never happened.
I wish to question the current relevance of the commemoration, not wanting it to be an empty spectacle, or a celebration of war itself.
The Productivity Commission stated that the number of Australian children in care has continually outpaced population growth rising from 3.9 per 1000 in 2001 to a staggering 8.1 per 1000 in 2013.
On 12 April 2016, my wife, Jenni, and I were featured on an episode of SBS's Insight program, 'Sex and Disability', where we came out to the nation that we have sex with other people.
When a lefty Labor government commissions a report into a 'women's issue' like domestic violence, we have come to expect a regurgitation of the entrenched views of its feminist wing.