I believe the land of internet discourse is beset by a mob mentality. Anyone who is seen to offend is often subject to a witch-hunt. Discourse is dead, and we killed it.
I’m two months into fatherhood, and what I’ve experienced is far different to anything I’ve assumed. The feelings of detachment, escape and love are as real as they are insignificant.
Recently, Scott Morrison asked us how good Australia was. Not long after, it was July 4, a date where America drinks itself silly on self-love. But upon further examination, neither country is what they think it is.
According to a new poll, only 38% of Australians support Scott Morrison’s religious freedom laws, with the same measure supporting Israel Folau’s crusade.
The general narrative about our involvement in Vietnam is one of shame, opposition and bloodshed based on an accepted lie. Not all of that is strictly true.
After failing in 2017, the Ensuring Integrity Bill allows the Morrison government to interfere with union affairs, replete with powers to shut down organisations and sack their appointed leaders.
The Americans have pursued terrorism since 2001, but what they’ve really achieved is a great crusade without end, both in lives lost, and profit gained.
With Peter Dutton putting his desire for leadership behind him, he has turned his attention back to vilifying those he believes places Australia at risk.
With Facebook, YouTube and Twitter freely swinging their ban hammer, I think we need to talk about censorship.
G20 summit Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin joked about Russian subversion of the US democratic process – while that very thing was happening to.. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris.
The victory of the Morrison government may have highlighted it, but the centre-left remains in opposition all around the world.
While Juneteenth commemorates the day that slavery was abolished in the United States, the salient point is universal. We white folk need to recognise our hand in instituted evil.
The stark image of a father and daughter’s failed odyssey to America has rightly shocked the world. But those who immortalise these scenes are deeply scarred by what they capture.
Clearly, we’re careening toward our climate apocalypse, but yet we still do not care. I believe the language around the matter, matters. We don’t want facts, we want stories.
The courthouse schadenfreude of wellness blogger Belle Gibson shows how dangerous the platform of celebrity can be for the unqualified and irresponsible.
Yes, 2018 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but we need to keep going.
Lachlan Macquarie is a vexing figure, as he’s painted as the architect of the nation or a mass murderer. What is lesser known, however, is the criticism he faced from within the colony.
As a long time devotee to the AFL, I’ve experienced abuse in many forms. It is so entwined in the experience, removing it could be harmful. But that doesn’t make it right. Or does it?
The message is clear from Canberra – those in the media who leak material will be punished. If that’s the case, why wasn’t Andrew Bolt subject to the same treatment?
After an act of terrorism, we’re often met by the same words: the aggressor known to the authorities. The reality of counter-terrorism often walks along these lines.
The EFIC bill didn’t hit the headlines, but it really should have, as both sides of government voted to fast-track taxpayer funds to fossil fuel projects.