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Anti-Intellectualism – Does Australia Really Hate Thinkers?

“The problem is that as a country we are hostile to those who are well-educated. We prefer home-spun wisdom to years of research. Our language is peppered with vitriol reserved … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 18 Comments

‘Journalists and Blogs’ – Making Sense: Conversations in Politics, Society and Culture Episode Three

This week though we return back to the academy. In what was an unintended transition from last episode with Kath and Ed from Ausvotes2013, we move this week to discussing … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

‘Making Sense: Conversations in Politics, Society and Culture’ – Episode Two

* Note – unfortunately the audio was a problem this episode so I recommend listening with headphones. Well what a week in Federal Politics it has been. I hope that … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

‘Making Sense: Conversations in Politics, Society and Culture’ – Podcast Episode One

Hi all, For a while now I’ve been talking to Dragonista and others about beginning and running a podcast to be housed on Ausvotes2013. Similar to the blog itself, I’m … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 10 Comments

Playing with precaution: room for bottom-up change?

“Climate change remains a fundamental economic, environmental and moral challenge for all Australians and for all people of the world” – Kevin Rudd April 27, 2010. I bet when the … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

Gonskis: University Funding and Education Reforming

“It’s alot of money, but I believe it is a wise investment in our children’s future and in our nation’s future’ – Julia Gillard on Gonski funding implementation. “It also … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 11 Comments

Social vs Traditional Media – defending the indefensible?

I have a ritual in the morning, as I’m sure you all do. It begins with getting my kids breakfast, watching them devour it, fight over who has the biggest … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

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