Category Archives: Whitlam

post traumatic stress moment

Tonight is the day after the rugby league final; my niece follows the State of Origin series mid year. But why does her generation glorify this format of state nationalism and also war. I look at the photos of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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exit first woman Prime Minister of Australia

We in Australia had a turbulent time last night and the result was that the first woman prime minister was rejected. I think: too little, too late, the wrong sequence, the wrong system. As the ex-Treasurer Minister Swan, possibly the … Continue reading

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