Tag Archives: politics

Sep 25th, 2011

“I Do” or How I spent my Sunday

Caitlin and I headed in to the city this morning to meet up with friends from the Hoyden About Town blog community. We met in the Queen Victoria Building at about 11am and settled down for a couple of hours of coffee, chatting and comestibles. This on its own was an entirely satisfactory use of […]

Jul 19th, 2011

Please help defend Ethics classes from attack by Fred Nile

Because I don’t like reinventing the wheel, here’s the email I just received from Primary Ethics: Dear Supporters, As reported on ABC News at 7pm on Monday, July 18, Rev Fred Nile has told the O’Farrell government that he won’t vote for their new IR legislation unless they agree to cancel Ethics Classes in NSW […]

Aug 21st, 2010

Election Day bits and bobs

I had a fabulous time on Friday night, eating, drinking and talking into the wee small hours with good friends. Thanks to Toni for having us at her house, to Ariane for yummy pumpkin and potato and leek soups and to Cate for scrumptious apple dessert and a boyfriend who drove me home at 3:00am. […]

Jun 24th, 2010

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister

I really hope the timing of this doesn’t prove to be a mistake. But aside from that… Wow, how awesome is this? We have our first female Prime Minister. Congratulations Julia, now, don’t stuff it up.

May 13th, 2010

Linkfest No. 17

Stuff I thought was worth sharing… Karen Healey, at Attention Rebellious Jezebels, reviews books “in dialogue style in a spoilerific manner that often renders in-depth, wonderful works nonsensical” and is also highly amusing. Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library asks Where are the Good Mothers in Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy? Ladysquires at Shitty First Drafts […]

May 10th, 2010

A few words from an Ethics trial class student

My niece attends one of the schools involved in the Ethics classes trial. Yesterday her mum posted a photo on Facebook of an article appearing in their local Village Voice newspaper in which Annika is quoted on the subject of the ethics classes. Click to embiggen “I think the ethics classes are really fun,” Leichhardt […]