In typical Aussie style they take the piss out of just about everyone and every social custom, yet blend it within a culture of unity and acceptance.
In 2016, the US presidential election and Australian federal election confirmed it was not the year for political women.
It requires a reversal of the market-oriented convention that tinkering with an economy must precede efforts to build a just society: economy first, society later.
All the evidence we have suggests that people increasingly read things that comfort their pre-existing beliefs. This seems likely to create intellectual smugness and atrophy.
What the Copenhagen study doesnít appear to mention is the disturbing fact that prolonged use of social media cuts down on our 'eyeball time'.
And if inequity of gender truly does highlight discrimination in all industries that are male dominated, shouldn't Trudeau and Mackenzie also be urging for more female truck drivers?
They most certainly should not have such a low pension that they have to choose between food and medicine which so many do today.
Lawns reflect a 200-year-old Romantic dream of fusing ourselves with nature. Yet that very dream now poses a major threat to the nature it so lovingly celebrates.
Now, after many years of struggle, those of identity face their final challenge: the same challenge faced by straight white males.
Partly due to the recent American Presidential election and also because of a Queensland Parliamentary vote, abortion is being talked about once more.
The NDIS is structured on the insurance model. This is to ensure social programs are met and empowerment is encouraged.
What does this appalling doublespeak imply? Accustom human beings working for the Australian government to torture and trauma? All it takes for evil to be done to others is for people of goodwill to close their eyes.