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  • Politics, Ice Cream & Gossip Girl: The Five Stages of Abbott Grief

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott. No, I’m not a doomsayer and I’m not trying to strike fear in your hearts to get you all campaigning on Election Day (maybe a bit). The reality is that, by this time next year, “Prime Minister Tony Abbott” is by far the most likely political situation we will find ourselves…

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    I couldn’t be called well-travelled. I was born in Australia. I moved from the country WA to the capital when I was three, and from the west coast to the east almost two years ago. I’ve visited every state and territory except the Northern Territory, because when one is from Perth one generally travels through…

  • Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    One of the most intriguing things about the current state of politics, both in Australia and worldwide, is the reconfiguring of people’s policy priorities from, say, five years ago. In Australia, as around the world, the last decade was dominated by debates over what leading policymakers have called a “diabolical policy problem” and “the most…

  • Something Happened: If You Don’t Know About Him, You Should

    There’s always a push-back against any form of social progression. The current brouhaha over gay marriage is much the same issue, traditionalists using whatever means and tools that come to hand to defend what they see as a traditional or biblical definition of marriage versus those who see it as a demonstration of love or…

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Still Destroying the Joint

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Still Destroying the Joint

    Ah, women. Those slutty sluts, with their casual sex and casual abortions and short skirts, getting all up in the face of quiet, peaceful, functional society with their alleged desires to “vote”, “work”, and “be independent”. Aren’t they sweet? They think they’re people.

  • Something Happened: Why People Smugglers Are (Economic) Heroes

    Something Happened: Why People Smugglers Are (Economic) Heroes

    It’s always been an economic argument. Watching news columnists crow about the 180 degree turn the ALP has taken over offshore processing you’d think the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers was some kind of odious domesday book-esque document cataloguing the horrors of the human soul. Most of the findings are pretty bleak,…