Monthly Archives: June 2015

repercussions online

Today, a feminist confronted a troll posting sexually violent abuse. The consequence issued by Facebook was to have her banished for a period of time. Have you noticed that people as a nation are making use of the word “banish”, … Continue reading

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moral grammar

Robert Manne wrote a volume of essays in 1996, including a review of the Demidenko literary situation and its aftermath, which led him to construct the invaluable phrase “moral grammar”. I would like to use it to shed light on … Continue reading

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Discussing same sex union

Tonight’s The Drum featured David Marr, gay catholic journalist, Sue Cato of Cato Counsel and Michael Jensen, theologian. Second item for discussion was same sex union; Phillip Ruddock was shown telling the federal parliament that Shorten, the Labor opposition leader … Continue reading

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Marriage Bill arguments and tactics

Finally, a couple of politicians in power have opted for a sensible way to get the necessary change of events concerning same sex union: I think it was Phillip Ruddock who proposed that John Howard’s bill or amendment be scrapped; … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama comes to the Blue Mtns

I woke up this morning to the news that the Dalai Lama had landed at Sydney airport at 4 am on his way to a retreat in the Blue Mtns. What better approximation of Daramsala that Katoomba and the the … Continue reading

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