4-day working week proposed

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/coronavirus-jacinda-ardern-encourages-new-zealand-workplaces-to-adopt-fourday-work-week/news-story/3b02be0107c172a31f52c7f46723d9bc New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has proposed a 4 day working week. The irony is not lost on me. In 1976, Lew went on hunger strike in King George Square because he had been cut off the dole. Among the politicians he talked to at the time was a Social Security Minister, to whom … Continue reading 4-day working week proposed


I've always loved this song. Below is the Spanish text, followed by an English translation. Guantanamera (English translation) Artist: Buena Vista Social Club Also performed by: Joseito Fernández, Pete Seeger, The Sandpipers, Cristie, Celia Cruz Song: Guantanamera Translations: Croatian, English #1, #2, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian Play "Guantanamera" on Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) Guantanamera Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crecen las palmas Yo soy un … Continue reading Guantanamera

Save Victoria’s “Open Place” for Forgotten Australians

Here is a cry for help for Forgotten Australians in Victoria from the Alliance for Forgotten Australians. It is depressingly familiar to us Queenslanders as well. My husband and the father of our children, Lewis Blayse, died in his attempt to be heard at the Royal Commission. I think many FAs felt things would change … Continue reading Save Victoria’s “Open Place” for Forgotten Australians

The lack of press freedom in Australia: the price of silence

Has anyone else spent decades trying to get justice about historic abuse, only to be thwarted at every turn? Here in Queensland it's even worse. They're still relying on outmoded and discredited legal models like the Queensland 2002 Personal Injuries and Proceedings Act, a punitive measure introduced by the Beattie Government, and designed to silence … Continue reading The lack of press freedom in Australia: the price of silence

Trawling for Victims?

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a_GGN&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fnation%2Fsky-news-interview-george-pell-wouldnt-be-entirely-surprised-if-police-keep-trawling-for-victims%2Fnews-story%2Fc44a8a2aea67b05f24cc04be70047b79&memtype=registered&mode=premium#command-form Oh please! Haven't the police got enough to do, dealing with the COVID-19 restrictions, extra duties owing to increased domestic violence, and countless other matters, without having to TRAWL for victims! I've been complaining about my assault for 23 years. Many other victims have given up in despair, after they tried to complain and … Continue reading Trawling for Victims?