Julian Assange, Barnaby Joyce & Australian Journalism Lessons in Hypocrisy & Courage

This morning I awoke to the sounds of an ABC(Australian Broadcasting Commission) journalist pontificating on the Barnaby Joyce “scandal.” Apparently, according to the breathless narrative, the Australian people hate a hypocrite and therefore, Joyce was fair game. The feeding frenzy around Joyce and his new found lover/staffer is set to …

polarisation is death

Polarisation is Death

“Don’t just stand there polarise.” This was the catch phrase on a political cartoon that I saw when I was in Year 10.  That simple cartoon has swum back in to my consciousness, as I’ve watched all political discourse dissipate under the influence of sharp polarisation across the world. It’s …