evil-church-cryptoverse February 13

The loss of moral authority

It is interesting to note the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, admonishing the Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier for promoting legislation decriminalising late-term abortions. Both of Queensland’s parliamentary leaders are women and both are apparently believers in Catholicism. Going for the jugular, Archbishop Coleridge said such legislation would make Queensland like Nazi Germany. More […]

bernardi-greenleft-org February 07

A fabulous interview with Cory Bernardi

Sir, some are calling you Sinator given your crimes against the Liberal Party and humanity. How do you respond Well, Jesus too, was castigated by people who did not understand his true glory. You compare yourself to the Messiah I answer to many names. I use this title not for any personal self-aggrandisement and only […]

taxes-tax-evasion-police-handcuffs February 03

A fine mess

Queensland stands ready to adopt a new marketing slogan for its vehicle number plates: The Fraudulent State. It’s a consequence of citizens engaging in a massive fraud scheme where they default on payment of fines imposed for driving offences and unpaid tolls. The current total of fines outstanding to the wonderfully-named State Penalty Enforcement Registry […]

unidentified-crucifixion January 20

The crucifixion of Nick Kyrgios

The torrent of vitriol nearly drowning young tennis prodigy, Nick Kyrgios, is appalling and un-Australian. It says far more about the inadequacies of the critics than it does about the player. To watch the first three games of Kyrgios’ match against Andreas Seppi in the 2017 Australian Open was to witness magic. His Italian opponent […]

pope_francis_malacanang_7 January 17

Grace lacking in God’s waiting room

Okay, so most of us hate performance reviews. The research is pretty conclusive. But we also say that we value regular feedback on how we are travelling at work. It’s a conundrum. But imagine if you were part of a large work group whose boss went public to denounce your collective behaviours in damning terms. […]

tear-rools January 11

Demise of the Liberal Party

Is it time to think the unthinkable: that the Liberal Party has run its course? This concept would send shivers down the spines of many conservatives but can this supposedly nightmare scenario actually be avoided? The very reason it could happen – and possibly should – is that the Liberals can no longer clearly articulate […]

old-couple-on-bridge January 05

Superannuants not pensioners

Australians like to think we are rugged individualists who are fiercely independent and self-reliant. But the squeals of outrage over changes to the pension system expose that as a sad myth. The harsh reality is that our society has fallen victim to the insidious disease of entitlement. And the blame falls squarely and utterly at […]

Passwords - lulu hoeller July 04

A pox on passwords

You know what I’m afraid of: that when I get to heaven, I’ll be asked for my password before I can login. And there ain’t no way in hell I’ll have a clue what that bloody password is supposed to be. Now, set aside the notion that I believe in a life hereafter coz I […]

Kids at play statue - Arthur Chapman July 01

Shrinking our children’s world

Would we welcome a world of the future in which people tended to be risk-averse, uncomfortable with natural environments and favoured digital competency over physical capability? The change would be dramatic. The divergence from previous generations spanning millennia would be remarkably transformative and life would not be as we have largely known it. Given the […]

sports coach - gimbertt June 27

Who would be a coach?

What kind of tolerance for pain would you have to have to be the coach of a sporting team or an individual athlete? It is a unique form of self-abuse that defies all logic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m utterly grateful to the people who devote their lives to the challenge of getting the teams […]