Dedicated to the word – I write prose and poetry, have strong views on how the world “should” work, creator of ‘The Why Series’ – translate (from Norwegian to English and vice versa), read lots, travel a bit.

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The Responsibility of Free Speech

Free speech means the freedom of having any opinion, promoting any religion or ideology, distorting history and declaring that climate change is a hoax and that earth is not a planet but a pancake.

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The Knowledge Dichotomy of Climate Science

The knowledge dichotomy – also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect – is rarely more evident than among climate skeptics and deniers. Guest blogger Charles Nagy explains.

A Message to Canberra from a Young Australian

“If only you could see that a true man knows how to stand by, and with, his emotions, rather than voiding all responsibility for them.”

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Au dair – it may be legal, but it ain’t right!

Power politics in Australia is getting ugly. Cabinet ministers are misusing their power and people in power are taking advantage of it.

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The Laughing Stock of the World

I love the infectious laughter of the Kookaburra. It is the epitome not just of the Australian bush, but of the larrikin Australian. The ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. But lately the joke is on us, our politicians are making a laughing stock of our country, and for all the wrong reasons.

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The Legacy of the Lucky Generation

Mine is the lucky generation – our parents endured hardship, enjoyed unsurpassed economic growth and shielded us from the past. But what will be our legacy?

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A Lack of Leadership Stops Progress

The game of musical chairs played in Canberra reveals yet again one of the fundamental problems with our political system - the lack of leadership. While being ridiculed by commentators and trashed...

Climate resurrection – it’s not about belief

Climate resurrection is not a question of belief – yet religious dogma is holding the world back from taking decisive action – we can’t wait for Jesus!

Blog Posts

The Responsibility of Free Speech

The Responsibility of Free Speech

Free speech means the freedom of having any opinion, promoting any religion or ideology, distorting history and declaring that climate change is a hoax and that earth is not a planet but a pancake.

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The Laughing Stock of the World

The Laughing Stock of the World

I love the infectious laughter of the Kookaburra. It is the epitome not just of the Australian bush, but of the larrikin Australian. The ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. But lately the joke is on us, our politicians are making a laughing stock of our country, and for all the wrong reasons.

read more
A Lack of Leadership Stops Progress

A Lack of Leadership Stops Progress

The game of musical chairs played in Canberra reveals yet again one of the fundamental problems with our political system - the lack of leadership. While being ridiculed by commentators and trashed in the polls, Scott Morrison has played the game of musical chairs...

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Why are we so afraid?

Why are we so afraid?

The debate about My Health Records is reminiscent of every such debate since the failed Australia Card scheme back in the eighties. Australians have a privacy obsession. What are we so afraid of?

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The ABC needs relevance, not lifestyle!

The ABC needs relevance, not lifestyle!

The ABC Lifestyle initiative is an own goal. Instead of pandering to the lowest common denominator of content, it should focus on quality content and continue to excel its online delivery.

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You cannot kill what’s already dead!

You cannot kill what’s already dead!

Apparently, the sale of Fairfax to Nine is the end of journalism in Australia, the triumph of the cheque book as the only arbiter of a good story and the death knell of democracy. Paul Keating – that most eloquent and cerebral of political alley cats – was particularly scathing in his assessment, but he isn’t alone.

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