Playing politics with same sex and gender diverse people’s lives…

Over the past six months, I’ve been getting pretty disillusioned with the entire “Marriage Equality” debate and a lot of the federal politicians that have been supporting it. Like a Bull with a sore head, some of them have been consistently pursuing something that they know won’t happen in the current parliament, regardless of how […]

The Turnbulls and an investment in the NBN…..

If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me, it’s that both state and federal politicians don’t think that people check their pecuniary interests, policy statements and voting records, then contrast them against the business interests that said politicians and their families hold. Take The Honourable Shadow Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and his […]

Gaynor accuses Army Chiefs of promoting Child Abuse – Further attacks LGBTI Officers

    Normally I don’t like writing when I’m angry, but when you run into dehumanising comments like the one I’ve reposted below from Bernard Gaynor’s website, sometimes you can’t help but feel slightly emotional when working on a story. Malcolm is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army but also masquerades as Cate. He thinks […]

“Cracking the Whip” over political flame wars…

Last night I noticed part of a running battle on Twitter between Peter Van Onselen, Peter Phelps MLC (Liberals Whip) and The Honourable Premier of NSW, Barry O’Farrell. After a bit of too-ing and fro-ing between the “Pair of Peters” over the issue of professionalism in both the media and politics, the Premier started “Cracking […]

Why I owe our Parliamentarians (including Tony Abbott) an apology….

As many of you would know, during the last election I wrote an article about The Honourable Tony Abbott MP and some audio that I found of him from his tenure at the University of Sydney during the late 1970’s. Within that article, I asked Mr Abbott and all of his colleagues in parliament to […]

Happy Grandpa Vegemite — Is this the “New Kevin”?

It is said that a photo can say a thousand words, so is this a sign of what’s to come for the 26th Prime Minister of Australia? With all of the talk about whether Kevin Rudd is going to challenge Julia Gillard for the Prime Minister-ship again or not, there’s been very little analysis about […]

Hope + Politics + Culture = Twitter Wars

Last Friday morning there was a little war of words between Mark Textor (of Crosby|Textor) and Chris Murphy (of Murphy’s Lawyers) on Twitter that made me sit back and get all philosophical for a moment. As the day wore on, the tension between the two men developed as follows:              […]