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How's this for 'the voice of reason'-Short-sighted see hate at every turnGerard HendersonThe Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 2012The whole story? ... Gillard presented herself as a political leaderwho is attacked because of her gender. Photo: Justin McManusAccording to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, it is wrong to talk down the economy since Australia has one … Continue reading More Australian Politics

Australian Politics

Food for thought from the ever thoughtful John Anderson-Crisis of political confidence: AndersonCOLIN BETTLES13 Oct, 2012 04:00 AMFORMER National Party Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson, has lamented the diminished standards and lack of civility associated with public political discourse.Mr Anderson has been out of federal politics since his retirement in 2007, but the … Continue reading Australian Politics

Flannery of the Overflow

This is not new, but it is to me. As a "Banjo" Paterson fan it has great appeal, and I like the sentiments. I read recently of how science progresses. Scientists come up with a hypothesis, often a guess. The hypothesis is then tested against observations which either prove or disprove it. Surely, at least the extreme … Continue reading Flannery of the Overflow