Carole I am not suggesting any such thing. I am suggesting that women are strong enough to stand up for themselves and therefore should step out from behind the pink curtain of organised groups who do the collective talking. I fail to see what is wrong with advocating for the individual instead of the collective. - sue elliott
How come there is a lot of that Latin about when someone dies? Vale (or is that Wally?!!) Hazel. R.I.P with a good send off. - ro.watson
The Rudd Haters are just as divisive for the success of Labor being re elected to office as are people like John Jay.
For gosh sakes! I prefer a mind changer to a voter full of hatred for a particular member. If you had been following Rudds' writings, what he does in his own electorate et al this would not come as such a 'shock' to your divisive sensibilities.
Enough of the hatred and lets come together to defeat the un palatable Abbott!!!
Thank goodness politicians can change their minds when it comes to matters of Equality and Fairness.
Now let's get this election sorted and stop the hate-speak. You ain't helping!!!! - Annie Also
A huge part of the problem is that most conservatives regard the telling of the Truth as being the same as being a leftie greenie.
Hence any reporting which does not conform to their worldview, however truthful or scientifically proven, is deemed left, extreme, green, socialist and crap ( Abbott's famous declaration about climate science)....all loaded terms in their twisted lexicon. - Geoffrey
There are some things I said no to as a young lawyer because of my bias and prejudice and I still think I was right to do that, notwithstanding the hired gunslinger approach of some members of my former profession. So I really hope you are right Emma~ that most journalists seek the truth(too). - ro.watson
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