Hazel was a beautiful Lady in every sense of the word Australia is poorer for loosing her R I P you above deserve it - Sarah
I have lost patience today. Balance has always been a pile of crap when the evidence is overwhelming. - ro.watson
Many of us are old enough to remember those debates about terrorist versus freedom fighters and the weird and false dualities if your country has involved itself in a war overseas killing people, especially if it is illegal under UN Conventions.. Many protested to gain attention for what we thought was illegal or unjustified wars with the aim of getting our point of view put across('getting attention") with the ultimate purpose of our actions being to STOP violence. Many of those protests were not ever published~ the one I am thinking of is the opening of our current Parliament House where many of us spent a very very cold Canberra night before marching early to demonstrate our views about the treatment of aboriginal Australians by governments, past and present. There were and are lots of us.
Anyway~ about those young men in Woolwich, who did what they did and then after that, sought to gain, and did gain, media attention, around the globe is different.
I am still unsure about whether or not those images of those men should have been published. - ro.watson
Love your work Matilda. A pithy mix of intellect and anger!
I have given up on the 7.30 report; too much yelling at the TV listening to the blatantly biased and negatively emotive Uhlman whenever he speaks about the government. - Kel
Until the ABC has the guts to get off their backside and investigate the Ashby/Pyne/Brough disgraceful attempt to bring down the Govt. Until some goolags are evident in persuing Kathy Jackson and the Victoria Police for their scandalous handling of the attempt to destroy Craig Thomson, his career and his family. Ms Sales you can shove your ABC right up where the sun doesn't shine. No offense intended just want the truth which is being kept from the public. Thank heaven for independent jurnos like Peter Wicks and Dave Donovan of http://www.independentaustralia.net/ who are not afraid to seek the truth - Zachary Church
Thanks Sandy. Despite my disposition - I'm not a total basket/welfare case. I just want our decision makers and women's studies theorists to be aware - that many of us midlife "women" are truly independent of having sugardaddys at home to support amd patronise us (and therefore poor). And copious indulgent, in-house parliamentary debate on misogyny and sexism does not get unemployed people like me anywhere.
I am fully aware of my rights as a woman and individual - I've read the literature. Which makes it all the more annoying when our leaders (men or women) ignore the key and crucial issues at hand affecting women from all sections of society (and particularly the poorer ones).
As for starting a business: I'm looking at all options including midlife pole-dancing - maybe I can fill a gap in a niche market? - Patrice
And the NSW police and the Victorian police. The 'coincidental' arrest of Craig Thomson on a shonky warrant as Abbott was umming and ahhing his way through some fairy tale at the Press Club was just too much.
And another thing Emma it's one thing for you to be a fearless seeker of the truth but what has happened to the investigative journalism at the ABC? As other correspondents have mentioned the intrigue and dirty tricks of the LNP have been ignored. As Carole mentioned about the Ashby fiasco, "This case was surely a gift to all reporters. What happened ?????????????" - Kel
Emma, my Dad was a small country
town newspaper editor and ran for Parliament and lost. His opponent complimented him on his integrity. That's why this story resonated with me. He's retired but still is a journalist!! - Andrew Whalan
You promised me you wouldn't tell anyone about the bondage question! - sealspeak
I felt very upset hearing the news about Hazel Hawke. She was a wonderful woman who I always admired, and I agree with Paul Keating's tribute to her.... "She was a person of her time, who conducted her life in a no-nonsense way, free of any airs and graces,"
When she learned she had Alzheimer's her immediate response was "bugger, bugger, bugger" - and I can imagine
how stoic she would have been. Despite that horrible news she still kept working to help others for as long as possible.
A family friend has suggested the best way for people to honour her memory would be to donate to the Alzheimer's research fund through Alzheimer's Australia.
I will certainly be doing that as my mother was also an Alzheimer sufferer. - JoanneH