No way of escape

No way of escape

Years ago, before my accident and working as the ABC’s Indochina Correspondent in Bangkok, I learned to pick the fanatics because common humanity meant nothing to them. There is no reasoning with someone holding a gun; consumed by ideology. They needed to be avoided...
The ACT split

The ACT split

A story in yesterday’s Australian newspaper blew open details of an increasing rift between (Labor’s) Andrew Barr – Chief Minister since 2014 – and (Green’s) Disability Minister Emma Davidson, who was first elected in 2020.   It’s no secret the...
The politics of disability

The politics of disability

International events left the country cleaving to the coalition for reassurance while increased immigration and export prices injected money into the economy allowing it to thrive. Howard became Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister.  Anthony Albanese...
Salt

Salt

Products that you don’t necessarily think of as having a high salt content, such as meat pies, ready-made beef ravioli, and two-minute noodles are pre-loaded with salt, to make them subtly more appealing.  The Grattan Institute says this is killing us, with more than...