Advance Australia Fair? (part 3)

In the little sung second verse of the Australian National Anthem, we find the words, For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share. However, despite this being part of our national anthem, part of the words that we claim to aspire towards, there is significant evidence that as a nation we…

Advance Australia Fair? (part 2)

In the little sung second verse of the Australian National Anthem, we find the words, For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share. However, despite this being part of our national anthem, part of the words that we claim to aspire towards, there is significant evidence that as a nation we…

Advance Australia Fair? (part 1)

In the little sung second verse of the Australian National Anthem, we find the words, For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share. However, despite this being part of our national anthem, part of the words that we claim to aspire towards, there is significant evidence that as a nation we…

5 Things I don’t love about Australia

Following up on Yesterday’s post on the things I love about Australia, there are a few things I don’t like about Australia. It would be remiss of me to say the things I love without the things I don’t like. Racist. As much as I hate to admit it, Australia is a little bit racist….

Five things I love about Australia

This prompt, List five things you love about your culture, is provided by Plinky. I love Australia, and there is no-where else on earth that I would rather live. Sure, there are places I would love to visit, but as the song says: no matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call…

Malaysia deal amounts to “arbitary and unlawful detention”

The ABC is reporting that the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned the Australian Government that the Malaysian refugee swap deal may result to “arbitrary and unlawful detention under international law.” Australia is saying they will go ahead with the deal anyway, and are currently looking for a third country to take…

Money and Happiness

This prompt, Do you think money can buy happiness?, is provided by Plinky. My wife and I have been listening to a Casting Crowns album recently while we’ve been driving in the car. One song that’s got me thinking just recently is this song, American Dream. It could just as well be titled “Australian Dream”…

The view from my (boring and cold) window

This topic suggestion, Find the nearest window…, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. I must say, I probably have quite a boring window to be doing this from. My computer is in the spare room, which has a window that over looks our washing line, and beyond that is…

My platform as prime minister

This topic suggestion, Do you think you’d make a good president?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. If I was elected Prime Minister, there would be a few big issues that I would be working towards. NBN A government is responsible for infrastructure. Not only the building of new…

Not good, but not bad

I want to write today about a story that has been in the News the last couple of days. Reader’s Digest published their list of the 100 most trusted people in Australia, and the person who came in position 100, Shane Warne, has been labelled the Least trusted celebrity in Australia. Now, I’m sure Warnie…