I write about Aboriginal Australians. When my articles are shared on Facebook or Twitter they can bring out the ugly types who spew their hateful, racist, spiteful threats.
Not here, though. You people are tops.
Donald Trump is dangerous.
Ron DeSantis is a fascist.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is a lunatic
Kevin McCarthy is a blithering gutless idiot.
Mitch McConnell is a hypocrite.
Greg Abbott is the devil incarnate.
The GOP will take away your freedom.
Add the greedy, opportunistic, profiteering mega-rich to the list.
The bottom feeders
There are a number of species in the animal world that survive on the leftovers of others. As animals higher up the food chain satisfy their need for food they lose interest in the carcass as it gets a distinctive odour and appearance. In a marine environment, sooner or later the carcass arrives at ..
As the first Englishman to encounter Australian Aborigines, William Dampier instilled in other Englishmen’s minds the preconceptions about these people when he wrote that they were “the miserablest [sic] people in the world” (Donaldson and Donaldson, 1985:37). Banks and Cook were strongl..
National Museum of Australia launches environmental sustainability action plan
National Museum of Australia Media Release The National Museum of Australia has launched its inaugural environmental sustainability action plan, which commits it to reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. The Museum has embraced both Federal and Australian Capital Territory government leg..
Kailas is well known in Australia for his tireless efforts in protecting wildlife.
Australia's Humanitarian Visa System is Inhumane: An Open Letter to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles
By Loz Lawrey Dear Minister Giles, Since my previous emails to you of 14 and 25 April and 5 May 2023 have received no answer from your office I write once again to express my concern at the treatment by Home Affairs of my friend Abdul, an Afghan citizen of Hazara ethnicity, whose application for&hel..
Meta and Privacy: The Economy of Data Transgressions
Meta, to put it rather inelegantly, has a data non-compliance problem. That problem began in the original conception of Facebook, a social network conceived by that most anti-social of types, Mark Zuckerberg. (Who claims that these troubled sorts lack irony?) On May 22, the European Union deemed it ..
We need to change how we think and act
By Callen Sorensen Karklis Neoliberalism is an illness: unregulated capitalism, it is not just a political theory, it is a sick, deranged blight on the way we run our society. If anybody hasn’t watched the John Carpenter film “They Live”, I recommend seeing it. It is a film where society and t..
Dutton is divisive. He is a repository of the Ugly Australian we have strived to shed from our national image.
Yes is inclusive, No is divisive
The words speak for themselves, but I shall return to them briefly at a later stage. Firstly, may I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land to which I am writing from today, and I pay my respects to Elders past and present. In his meticulous biography of Dr Samuel Johnson’s life, his frie..