This has been such a treat. I just couldn't wait to read the entire article before skipping to the comments. Don't worry Elle, if Tony cured Cancer the responders here still wouldn't give him credit. Critical analysis is not welcome but merely howled down. They would censor you if they could.
Congratulations to Wendy for allowing the article, click bait or not it is good for your readers to see something they wouldn't normally consume. - Johnsie
What a fantastic school! By the way, Kids Matter funded by the Fed Government (our taxes) and is about a child's mental health does NOT teach sexual abuse prevention education (body safety). Again left in the too hard basket. Governments skirt around this issue and schools teach everything but! - Jayneen Sanders
Carole/w, are you the same Carole/w who posted this comment in one of Corinne's threads?
"Manipulative , deceitful , liar who has no empathy or compassion , ruthless , massive ego.
Looks like a duck , quacks like a duck…..
ticks all the boxes of a sociopath"
Would this not be foul, disgusting, personal abuse of Prime Minister Tony Abbott? Hmmm, hypocrite much? - bb
That is why schools need to teach it also. So if 'daddy' is the perpetrator, the child can disclosure to another trusted adult on their safety networks (which is all part of body safety education). We have to do something, or do we just sit back and say this is all too hard!! 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused by their 18th birthday and 93% know their perpetrator; so yes, it can be 'daddy' so they need someone else to disclose to. This is all part of the knowledge they gain through education. - Jayneen Sanders
Thanks for your response Elle. And Dianne - Was a vain hope. Abbott's conscience must be a murky place - whatever it takes vs love your neighbour as yourself. - miranda
Dear Raj ,
Where have you been for the last four years .
Obviously you were not watching the parliament question time or reading the Australian Newspaper , or listening to Abbott .
You obviously failed to notice the vile , despicable and sexist abuse of Julia Gillard , then Prime Minister of Australia .
I guess you also missed the " Ditch the Witch " and " Bob Browns Bitch " signs that Abbott and others members of the LNP stood in front of , outside parliament house .
No doubt you also failed to see the LNP acolyte who was signed into the public gallery during the parliament question time ,just so he could scream at PM Gillard , that she is a "MOLL" .
Abbott sat still and just smirked .
It's obvious that you also failed to read Anne Summers speech , in which she noted/documented much of the foul , disgusting , sexist , personal abuse of Prime Minister Julia Gillard .
IMO Tony Abbott was the instigator of this abuse.
Didn't hear you complaining about hatred and disrespect then Raj . - Carole/w
Clearly you didn't read every word Francesca. If you had, you would not have commented above that "It’s quite ridiculous to suggest that Tony Abbott is responsible for the increased life expectancy of Australians." Elle didn't !!
That aside, I am not a 'climate change denialist' as you put it. I'm quite convinced the climate does change. Always has and always will. What I'm not convinced of is that man made carbon dioxide emissions are contributing to dangerous anthropogenic global warming. Nor am I convinced of the motives or the accuracy of anything put out by the IPCC. I'm also completely unconvinced that the Climate Commission or the former governments Carbon Tax will do anything but 2/3's of bugger all to address warming anyway.
And I love the continued use of the word denier and denialist. A clever little ploy introduced by global warming alarmists as it immediately evokes an emotional attachment to holocaust 'deniers' and therefore by association 'climate change deniers' must be bad, bad people.
And if your getting your info from the AIMN Francesca, then that explains everything. You don't need to say another word. What a laugh. - Nick
Can someone please tell me who the extremists are? The Muslim fanatics who insist on child brides, female genital mutilation, treat women in the most atrocious ways, torture animals, hate dogs (a blasphemy there is to call someone a dog), hate us for our freedom to read, view, wear, do and behave as we like, or the one who has the courage to stand up to them and say, "This is unacceptable!" The Chinese, Greeks, Italians, Germans, Vietnamese, Cambodians and others who've come to our country have all assimilated--and we've embraced them too, and they haven't wanted to destroy us. - Victoriia
Thanks for the story Amy - Masters of Sex is a good show, and I am waiting to see what the season 1 cliff hanger turns into. But something I have long wondered, where does the ugly word 'frock' come from? And yes, I do think the vampire sex in True Blood is intentionally hilarious. - Karen James
check out chrissy hynde @ 60+: she's definitely still got it. maybe it IS veganism - jo