It is surely worrying that another country can apparently determine whether or not one of our citizens is eligible to stand for our national parliament.
Whatever the lexical problems faced by members of the Australian Christian Movement, and for that matter other religious groups, they are on to something.
What they had in mind was to avoid a situation where someone in the federal parliament owed allegiance to a country with which Australia had a significant conflict.
I hope that the 'Christians' who feel that their marriage has been trashed will stop trying to be holy and make an effort to love the human race a little better than they normally do.
The introduction of homosexual marriage is a carefully calculated step towards a genderless society.
There were some perfunctory 'violence is never okay' statuses shared on Twitter. At worst, there has been undermining of Abbott's description of events and, even worse, celebration of the assault.
Australia, after all, has a humanitarian intake, and boasts about it like a vulnerable child who feels her grades the best in class.
I had an opportunity to consider this recently when I launched 'Kingdom of the Wicked', a novel written by my former staffer, Helen Dale.
A black letter reading of the Constitution suggests that the powerful General Cosgrove could appoint a progressive committee of experts, excluding serving politicians, to draft a new Constitution for Australia.
Parts of Australia's Constitution clearly are either inappropriate, out-of-date or simply don't work.
There is something completely unique about the relationship we’ve always known as ‘marriage’, the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Yet manyof us simultaneously hold beliefs about how others’ private lives ought to conform to our standards.