Category Archives: Political comment

March 09

Trolls need shares

Domestic violence is disgusting and not to be tolerated in any way, shape or form. It seems to be a growing menace but perhaps we are simply seeing it in the glare of the media spotlight compared to the shadowy, dark secret it once was? Still, we are now told technology is the new weapon […]

February 24

Books bounce back

Bloody brilliant – books are regaining some of their popularity! A decade after Amazon’s Kindle e-reader undermined the publishing world as we knew it, hardbacks and paperbacks are gaining a new lease on life. Remarkably enough, it appears to be Amazon’s determination to brutally maximise profit-taking that has rekindled our love of the hard-copy printed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 24

Read the writing on the wall, Kevin

There can be no argument that one needs uncommon self-belief and determination to become Prime Minister. Neither Bob Hawke nor Paul Keating could be classified as shy, retiring types. And while John Howard was much less ebullient than either of his immediate predecessors, his dogged determination and persistence could make an ultra-marathon runner look lazy. […]

June 23

Rolf hits wrong note

Boomers around the world await the jury verdict on charges against Rolf Harris of sexual assault. But regardless of what verdicts the jury returns, most of us have already decided his guilt or innocence. As Australians, many of us are saddened that one of our first global entertainment superstars has been forever tarnished by allegations […]