A series of items in the media caught my attention. It seems that everybody these days can be accused of being anti-this or anti-that.
The Charity Ball, Gary Johns quite rightly focuses on the need for donors to be better informed of the real purposes and goals of the many organisations and entities that are today calling themselves charities.
Peter Singer's views on 'effective altruism' are simplistic and have potentially unintended consequences for social justice.
For more than 300 years, employers have controlled their employees by making them attend and leave work at a prescribed time.
We still manage to live with ourselves but whether we actually like ourselves is another matter.
The debate over same-sex marriage should be an opportune time to look at the whole question of marriage and whether or not it is a natural and reasonable thing for humans to do at all.
Facebook encourage us all to become completely open in a sort of cult of transparency. Churches should be leading the call for greater protections on privacy.
So, paying a part pension to people who have inadequate superannuation will become an extravagance that Australia can no longer afford. It will have to cease until they qualify for a full pension.
Our particular post 9-11 socio-historical milieu has made it feasible for politicians to radically deconstruct the established liberal democratic understanding of citizenship.
What we are witnessing is a reconfiguring of the Muslim migrant not only as someone who does not respect our values but now as someone who wants to destroy us.
The Alan Bond principle is an important one to wrestle with. It is a principle of total illusion. Financial success is mistaken for durability and resilience.
An increasingly older population which actually be a commercial bonanza.