Australia is about to have another referendum on whether it should secede from the Commonwealth and become a Republic, nearly 20 years after the last time we voted on this. Last time we voted ‘no’. Mostly, I think, because nobody wanted to fix something that wasn’t broken.
On the purpose of neoliberal welfare
“Anyone can be a critic”, is said often. Unfortunately it’s true, and the followup is often left out; “But few people should be”. To be a critic only requires that you have an opinion on something. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I’ve found that there is an issue to that entitlement. The reason … Continue reading Critics Will Be the Death of Me
You can get a good whiff of the narrative of your life sometimes. You can feel new chapter headings in the air. I felt it at Brisbane airport, watching engineers in phlegm-green high visibility vests crawl around the inside of the plane like playground equipment, occasionally stopping to shrug at each other, or put their … Continue reading Adelaide