The Greens have announced they support the introduction of a Universal Basic Income. If it is done right, it could mean the end of welfare bashing. If it had been introduced in the 80s when Lew suggested it, I think he'd still be alive. Persecution by Social Security and Centrelink has made our family's misery … Continue reading Some Good News
Today's Independent Australia has an article by Duncan Storrar, about yet another cruel practice adopted by the Turnbull Government to target the poor. This time, a man who bravely tried to overcome his disability and work in a job was punished for his courage. When he tried to get back on the DSP, he was told "No, … Continue reading Basic Income: A Human Right
This blog will be about sexual harassment of students in all types of university faculty. Further research will be needed to determine if it is worse in particular disciplines. Furthermore, I don't know how bad the problem is in non-English speaking countries, so I will need to confine this brief survey to the UK, the … Continue reading Classical Music #MeToo: Part 2: Universities
Various media, including blogs like this one, are beginning to enumerate the different fields of endeavour being included in the #MeToo movement. Wherever ambition, talent, beauty and youth are combined with a suitably isolated venue, it seems to attract sexual predators. So far #MeToo has included the entertainment, sport, popular music and education industries. It … Continue reading Classical Music #MeToo: Part 1. Churches
From age 17 I cared for Lew. After we married I did all the cooking, housework, driving and caring for him in ways I hadn't expected, because he was unable to care for himself in these ways. Thanks to the State, he could not go into a shop, or a bank. He was unable to … Continue reading Superannuation: What’s That?
Here's someone who is being punished for being poor. He is only asking to be left alone, surely. cheers Sylvia
The government is worried that Australians are losing their values, or is it that groups of newcomers just aren't seeing this wonderful land of the 'fair go' that we keep spruiking? The notion of a fair go has become more interesting to me as I have aged. In 2007 I was enrolled in a Peace Studies … Continue reading ‘Australian Values’