Then they came for the farmers… #SPC #leardblockade






[clear] By Alison Parkes  6th February 2014 Two recent issues have been in the news lately concerning rural and regional communities – the impending closure of SPC and the Leardblockade. People in capital cities, on social media and old media talk about thinks like SPC or live export or another mine as if they are […]






Hills alive with sounds of Libs planning government: @AlisonParkes Mitchell report






View Larger Map This @NoFibs Electoral Map is kindly provided by Paul Davis Mitchell Seat profile  by Alison Parkes Mitchell hills alive with sounds of Liberal music: seat report by @AlisonParkes Mitchell is in Sydney’s outer metropolitan North West. Once rural and semi rural, it is experiencing the rapid development of subdivisions, dormitory suburbs and […]






MSM outrage-shaming: What’s it all about?






By Alison Parkes May 8, 2013 This piece is written in response to these three articles which have appeared within the past couple of weeks 1)  Hooked on outrage in the Twitter wars  by Jacqueline Maley, 20 April Fairfax 2)  The left takes a turn for the ugly as power slips through Labor’s grasp by Chris Johnson, […]