I just had to explain to someone the fuss about the federal government’s proposed reforms to media regulation in Australia.
Today’s editorial appearing in The Melbourne Age. It speaks not volumes, but libraries of volumes. There is a better way forward. Australia has no need of dog-whistling, bible-thumping, narrow-minded political opportunists or poll-driven, electorally fearful and inconsistent leadership as representatives in our Parliament. We need people of character, moral standing and a willingness to stand by their genuine Australian ethos. Australia doesn’t need A change…..Australia simply needs TO change.
Here’s to a subject which is annoying me of late, and doubtless annoying the piss & pick-handles out of a lot of others as well.
I’ll pose the simple question from the outset. Why should my tax-payer dollars be directed towards private, non-government education institutions?
The Drum is always a good read. Sometimes contentious, sometimes fatuous, and often thought provoking. Today’s effort by Jonathon Green falls within the first & latter categories in my view.
The opening verse of Deep Purple’s ‘Burn’ seems appropriate to this post.
credit to John Birmingham (@johnbirmingham) for his suggestion earlier this week. He made me think.
I sit here at 23:33 hours, 31 December 2011, with a cleansing ale preparing to tentatively welcome in the New year, 2012
What is it with this country lately? All manner of people seem to think they have something to whinge about.