5 Mar 2014

If your image of Western Australia is of some caricatured redneck backwater that is enjoying the murderous horror unfolding on Manus Island, you’re reading us wrong. Every time you refer to us as ‘the mining state’, as though the Western third of our ancient continent is just Gina Rinehart’s inheritance to be chopped, benched and blasted, you’re reading us wrong. Western Australians are a generous and welcoming lot, but if you arrive and start talking proudly about your attempts to bankrupt the renewable energy sector, or cripple the independence of the ABC and privatise SBS; if you show up waving your homophobia in people’s faces and start boasting about your ever-more insidious attacks on the trade union movement and all working people, you can expect a very different welcome.

— Senator Scott Ludlam being amazing.

Tags:  #scott ludlam  #tony abbott  #gina rinehart  #politics  #auspol  #australia  #western australia  #wa  #manus island  #abc  #sbs

29 Jan 2014

Dear Tony Abbott

raynbowsareepic:

It is not the job of news stations to be patriotic. It is their job to report the news. If you want the ABC to give you a good report that you don’t have to whine about, then start doing a good job.

(via molhouse)

Tags:  #auspol  #abc  #tony abbott

7 Nov 2013

Coalition's decision to scrap super payment for low-paid workers draws fire from Labor, industry groups

Reason #9386262267248 why I can’t understand anyone who says politics doesn’t matter to them, nor how the Liberals have managed to con the average Australian into thinking that they’re looking out for them.

Enjoy the next-to-nothing (maybe exactly nothing!) you save on your energy bill without the carbon tax (nor the compensatory bonus you received to more than pay for it under Labor), and then enjoy your retirement without the super you once were entitled to - but has since been re appropriated to line the pockets of the rich.

Incidentally, nearly 60% of the people hurt by this policy will be women.

The rich get richer and the ‘trickle down effect’ has been a con for decades, we know this. How are they still getting away with it?


Tags:  #auspol  #politics  #liberals are vomit  #liberal  #coalition  #lnp  #labor  #alp  #australia  #superannuation  #abc  #news  #money  #wealth

16 Oct 2013

Gender pay inequality is still holding Australia back - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tags:  #feminism  #gender pay gap  #equality  #short course on gender and equality  #the drum  #equal pay  #auspol  #australia  #abc

3 Oct 2013

Finally watched the Albo v Shorten Qanda this evening. I think I might need to revise my answer. I’m still not impressed by his role in the Gillard/Rudd mutual knifing, but Shorten was the better speaker. His responses were clearer and I preferred his answer to the asylum seeker question (though I wasn’t particularly impressed by either).

Timely analysis, you’re welcome.

Tags:  #bill shorten  #albo  #anthony albanese  #auspol  #qanda  #politics  #australia  #abc  #labor  #alp  #australian labor party  #I was under the impression that Albo was leftier but I guess not? :/

17 Sep 2013

That’s probably not even as true as they’d like it to be.

That’s probably not even as true as they’d like it to be.

Tags:  #abcnews23  #abc news  #abc  #malcolm turnbull  #tony abbott  #facebook suggestions  #facebook  #auspol  #politics  #australia

23 Jun 2013

Women's equality a global battleground - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

"Empowering citizens of any community is manifestly contingent upon them being given the means and support to empower themselves; to pursue the kind of liberation that lines up with their cultural desires, rather than those of a foreign invader. This is especially true of feminism, which is invested in securing women’s autonomy and self-determination. Efforts to liberate non-Western women from oppressive social structures may be well meant, but denying those women the right to lead themselves only further compounds the lack of agency they might experience."



Tags:  #WISDOM  #clementine ford  #abc  #abc news  #news  #feminism  #third world  #afghanistan  #misogyny  #short course on gender and equality

19 Jun 2013

" … I’m aware that [Adrian Bayley’s] previous victims in the previous case before Jill were sex workers and I’ll never be convinced that that had nothing to do with the leniency of his sentence, which as I said, sends a very disturbing message. ‘Cause if we say - what it says to women is, you know, "Be careful what you do, ‘cause if we don’t like what you do, you won’t get justice." And then what it says to people like Bayley is not, "Don’t rape", but, "Be careful who you rape."

Tom Meagher

Tags:  #rape  #jill meagher  #sexual assault  #tom meagher  #abc  #news  #auspol  #law  #short course on rape and criminal law

11 Jun 2013

Stripper says Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley simulated strangling on her during club visits - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Today in things that make me want to cry.

16 counts of rape against 5 sex workers.

And then Jill Meagher.


Tags:  #sex work  #jill meagher  #adrian bayley  #abc  #abc news  #australia  #auspol  #whorephobia  #feminism  #short course on gender and equality  #short course on rape and criminal law  #rape

11 Apr 2013

Four Corners: A Gracious Gift

kimtheshizz:

I feel so privileged to have shared in these people’s stories, to have learnt from their grief and hope. I can only hope that more people watch this and truly consider what can come out of the darkest times.


Tags:  #Four corners  #Organ donation  #Abc  #Iview

17 Mar 2013

Please Like Me opens in my favourite bar, has incidental dogs in costumes, and involves Evie by Cub Scouts. Even if its characters weren’t as perfect as they are I don’t think I could love this show more.

Tags:  #oh josh please like ME  #please like me  #abc  #australia  #cub scouts  #evie  #josh thomas  #television

29 Jan 2013

The internet just keeps getting better. ♥

Tags:  #Math  #Abc  #Abc kids  #Australia  #Mathica's mathshop  #Mathica  #Mathica's math shop  #All star elf

20 Jul 2012

Dumb, drunk and racist?

"To draw your primary sense of self worth from the country you were born in or your racial background is, by definition, the height of idiocy. Think about it: It is the one single element over which you had absolutely no say. It is the one thing that you played absolutely no role in achieving. To be more proud of that than anything else is, frankly, rather pathetic."

I cannot wait to get home and watch this show (still open to suggestions as to how I can get around region restrictions in the U.S. Three weeks is too long).


Tags:  #dumb drunk and racist  #abc  #abc2  #india  #pakistan  #racism  #short course on racism

10 Jul 2012

Anyone know how I can watch iView shows on my iPad from America?

Or just want to email me all the episodes of Dumb Drunk and Racist?

This is important.

Tags:  #Iview  #Australia  #Abc  #Abc2  #hawaii  #hawai'i  #hawaii 2012  #travel

26 Jun 2012

And when it happens...: I was working in my old school's music office during the Arab Spring

andwhenithappens:

I had the front office to myself most of the time, so I’d listen to Jon Faine etc on ABC 774 while quietly working my way through emails and timetables.

The ABC tends to be my go-to news source during Big Events - there are no ads, there’ve got people everywhere, and there are no Stefanovics….

+10 ABC 5eva.
Tags:  #Abc  #Jon faine