Black Lives Matter, but they don’t need us to tell them that.

Along with many Australians, I’m pretty annoyed about the BLM protests going ahead in this time of national crisis. While most of us have diligently stayed at home to avoid spreading the virus – including foregoing things that are very important to us, such as attending church or keeping our businesses alive – the tens […]

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State Governments are setting the (park) bench too high

A week or two back, during one of his now-regular-COVID-19-related addresses to the nation, ScoMo went to great lengths to assure the public that children were still going to be able to go to school and that maintaining their education was of paramount importance. In The Australian just last week, this information was confirmed: ‘The […]

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Welcome to the Glasshouse, where even Tim Minchin is afraid.

The bible says ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone’. Starting things off with a bible quote is not very popular, I know. Just ask Disney, who removed any trace of Christianity from their latest film Tolkein, even though the author’s works, most notably Lord of the Rings, were heavily inspired by […]

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A Twist in the Tale

Here are two recent examples of the narrative being twisted to suit the feminist agenda, one in the sphere of domestic politics and one in international sport. The toxic, so-called bullying environment in Australian Parliament—which is no doubt bad for all members—is being hyped as a key reason why women don’t go it to politics. […]

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A great, big, terrible idea.

In the late 1960s, Blue Mink wrote a song called Melting Pot, which yearned for a world where there were no differences between us: What we need is a great big melting pot Big enough to take the world and all it’s got And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more And turn […]

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Malachi’s Shoes – a retelling of The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm

Malachi was the toast of the town. He had opened his shoe store almost a decade ago in Town Square and it was now legendary. All the prominent folk of Sutchbury bought their shoes at his store because they were beautiful and comfortable. But it was more than that. People came to be near Malachi, […]

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A Serve of Ambrosia

  Helen loved online shopping. It was so much more relaxing than going to the Mall. Buying whatever she wanted was just a click away. Only yesterday she’d bought a beautiful little tuxedo for Maxwell; today, a damask tablecloth for her upcoming dinner party. Hopefully both would arrive tomorrow. She got up from her computer […]

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Parents who don’t work full-time are disadvantaging their children? Whaaat?

As a parent, there is nothing like peer pressure to make you change your ways.  And if you believe what journalist and mum Natasha Robinson tells you in her recent article for The Australian, that ‘home is so old school,’ then you will enrol your child in after-school-care for the upcoming term tout de suite! […]

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