Cheika to replace Mckenzie

So it’s been confirmed that Michael Cheika will be the new Wallabies coach, less than a week after Ewen Mckenzie’s shock resignation. One thing I couldn’t understand was the attack mounted against him in the media in the week leading up to his resignation. Rumours were circulated in the media about Mckenzie having an affair(…)

43 Years Long

1971 was an all-round important year. It was the year cigarette advertisements were banned from television, the year Richard Nixon installed a secret taping system into the White House and the last year the South Sydney Rabbitohs made it into the NRL grand Final. They won 16-10 against Saint George. Friday the 26th of September(…)


It is the age old question; can you hate a religion for their extremists? The one answer is no, you cannot. You cannot hate someone for believing in the same God as someone else. This question has recently come to my attention obviously due to the fact that our wonderful little country has recently received(…)

Journalists unite against major parties

Journalists, newspapers, media unions and politicians have spoken out strongly against the federal governments amendments to national security laws that could land journalists or whistleblowers in jail. The Australian based Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the worlds leading newspaper body The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers based in Europe, the Paris based Reporters(…)

Racial Hatred

Since the rise of IS militants in the middle east, Muslims around the world (and in particularly Australia) have been the targets of some of the worst racial hatred we’ve seen since September 11. A dear friend of mine is Muslim, and he recently posted on Facebook saying “I’d like to thank my Facebook community(…)

Grazes that don’t Scratch the surface

Searching the Internet for something specific has got to be the most distracting and frustrating part of finding information for me. Frustrating because Google somehow decides what the most fitting results are for my search and distracting because sometimes there is some link that looks way more interesting on the page that I have to(…)

Dog-whistling and Islamophobia

Islamic terrorism has been a hot topic in the Australian media in recent weeks across all spectrums- broadcast, online, and print. Many headlines and discussions have been focused on Islamic terrorism in Iraq and Syria and how it is a serious threat to Australian society. What needs to be discussed, which hasn’t been to the(…)

He For She

Now I’m sure each and every one of you listened to Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nations. And what a speech it was! At the time of the speech I happened to be at work, and there was a murmur around the office to the effect of “haha isn’t she the Harry Potter girl?”.(…)

Big summer for Australian cricket

Australian cricket is gearing up for one of it’s biggest seasons in decades. The introduction of the Twenty20 matches has created a surge in revenue for players, and has provided the cricket boards around the world with another avenue to attract viewers. This season, Australia will also be hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup,adding to(…)

South-African match still a challenge

71-cap flanker Schalk Burger is out of the Springbok side for this weekend’s match against the Wallabies, replaced by Teboho Mohoje. Mohoje has only six professional rugby games behind him, though he’s already been rated as a player of similar calibre to Scott Higginbotham. Either way, the Wallabies have a tough match ahead of them(…)

Crying over Boiling Potatoes

Lots of years ago, (1989-1994) I rode my pushbike around Australia and New Zealand (with my dog) for something to do and now I am attempting to put the stories onto paper. The thing is, this time I have ditched the sequential part of writing the story and am finding the they come out much(…)

Non-response is the response.

My vox-pop experience has so far not been good. Firstly I need to sell myself as someone with authority in search of the truth. I’m a hard hitting journo who doesn’t take no for answer, or rather I should be. Those I approach assume I am a hawker of goods or a bible-seller intent at(…)

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