Category Archives: politics

A day in the life of a legal secretary

It’s about bloody time I wrote about something relating to my day job. I am a legal secretary and have been since 1998, predominantly in conveyancing. I was studying conveyancing in New South Wales, then the Global Financial Crisis happened … Continue reading

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A little story to share for Harmony Day

With Benjamin Law starting the hashtag #FreedomOfSpeech on Twitter today, my little story to share for Harmony Day is too long to fit in a tweet, so I’ll share it here. First, here’s Benjamin’s original tweet: To celebrate the Coalition … Continue reading

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Let’s just get it over with and make marriage equality in Australia a reality

Right now, the plebiscite vote as to whether same-sex marriage should be enshrined in law, is the hot topic du jour. Yes, grown adults in parliament wanting to conduct what is essentially a glorified opinion poll (because the result of … Continue reading

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Learning from the past: Why Mike Baird’s new counter-terrorism bill will fail

On May 4, 2016, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced on his Facebook page about new legislation that was tabled in NSW parliament this week. Today we introduced legislation into Parliament that will allow our Police to detain and … Continue reading

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The dark side of Australia’s history: The conversation we need to have

January 26 is Australia Day. It’s our national day, and a gazetted public holiday. Why January 26? Because it was on this day in 1788 when a fleet of 11 ships, filled with Britain’s convicts (and free settlers), landed in … Continue reading

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The perils of being a jobseeker in Australia

In 1998, the Howard government abolished the Commonwealth Employment Service (CES) and replaced it with the Job Network, now known as Job Services Australia (JSA). Essentially this was a privatisation of employment services, handing over responsibility to private job network … Continue reading

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