If Australians were serious about human rights they would be spelled out in the Constitution. - RhodaD
I was so looking forward to the Saturday Paper and then the masthead came up . . . three blokes . . . mostly good . . . but hey could we not have had one fabulous woman journalist on their first issue? Sets the tone. And as for the anonymous book reviewers . . . just a bad decision. - lyn tranter
Why do old people and old dogs smell different to young people and young dogs? Some old music is as good as it ever was. I am thinking soul, jazz and various blues funk and fusion stuff. But as I am slightly deaf I may only be speaking for me. An old friend sang me that Van Morrison and the Chieftains song with my ukelele~ the one about not being able to crossover. As moving as ever. My old friend is um over 60 and she still smells fresh and I bet she could still wow audiences with her performances~ comedic, theatrical, singing. - ro.watson
Abuse of the vulnerable - women, children, animals
( thanks for bringing that up Annie L, says so much abot people.. ) It's NOT about race, or culture it's about abuse of the vulnerable, an infringement of human rights, which should always be challenged, and loudly, and even if people bay " racist" at you.
There have been cases in ritan where police tiptoed around groups of Islamic/ mddle eastern men who were preying on vulnerable girls,,,,,, meanwhile girls, raped, abused forced into prostitution ,,,,,, Later on police admitted they were reluctant to investigate with vigour due to fear of being labeled " racist".
Is it really such an impost to demand that immigrants respect reasonable values of basic human rights? - melissa
I think I meant "stopped" but "stoped" is a flavour too? - ro.watson
Mainly, I buy papers on the weekend. I stoped buying the weekend Australian when they stopped publishing Victoria Roberts' cartoons, even though I liked the Review too.
I buy W.A papers. Saturday's West Australian for local news and recipes in the magazine, and that very fat Sunday Times for trash and its tv magazine.
Occasionally, if I am following a particular story, I will go out during the week and get newspapers. - ro.watson
Vern Lambert was my godfather- an amazingly incredible
man who I dearly missed when he died. So of course I had the pleasure of knowing Anna so well. Vern would be my dress adviser each and every time we went out and I lived in Milan with him when I was 19 which was incredible. He will always be missed in our lives, as surreal as it is when I think of his antics all these years later!! - octavia chabrier
the old 'I'm not racist but...' adage comes to mind here - Will Marshall
Daryl Braithwaite is better than ever. His voice is so good and now he has the younger generation following him. - Rossalyn Smith
Hoopla no more print for me. I love The Guardian, The Hoopla and Independent Australia. Gave up on Murdoch propaganda years ago, and now I am glad because I cannot bring myself with the thought that every time I buy a News Corp paper I support his fight in the phone hacking trial. That for me would be a step too far. I always think, if it was my son, my daughter my mum or brother, what would I want to happen. Pity none of my reads are print. I just love the feel of sitting down with a coffee and a read, nothing beats that. I recently gave Fairfax away, cannot bring myself to read Gina's brand of information.
So having said that, there is only one print media flavour in Australia at the moment. Mr Murdoch, and he does not like competition and if there is he goes all out to kill it, just like he tasked Abbott to also kill the NBN. Hope he is not going to come after my favorite brand of on line reads. I feel for those that do not have access to digital technology and they will be left even further behind and in the dark if Murdoch will have anything to go by. We are well on our way to Bill Moyes America, the link below.
I suppose he has moved on from having limited news and propaganda to just hell let us just control the whole damn lot. Our Gina is also trying to muscle in on the act, hence her foray in to Fairfax. They can give Putin or Mugabe a run for there money. I mean who are we to hammer Egypt on media freedom when Murdoch is showing how it is done.
As I said Murdoch want to keep the farm (Australia) in the family for his heirs. - Sheilah
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