March of the open-hearted: @Sally_Owl tells the inside story of #MarchInMarch

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  I started writing this on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, on a flight home after attending March in March (MiM) Melbourne last Sunday, and MiM Canberra on Monday, March 17. I am still giving thanks, six days later, for the miracle that ensured MiM 2014 was a great success, that the vision I had for the marches […]

Mary Lucas open letter to Jon Faine regarding #MarchinMarch

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By Mary Lucas 17th March 2014                                                                 

Understanding Twitter addiction: A day of withdrawal by Margo Kingston

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[View the story "Saturday March 1, transitioning from Twitter addiction" on Storify]

Margo’s Twitter report on death and injury at Manus Island, Australia’s Heart of Darkness

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Videos by David Marler @Qldaah By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 23 February 2014 [View the story "Margo's Twitter report on death and injury at Manus Island, Australia's Heart of Darkness" on Storify]

Sweetening the deal: #SPCsunday helps preserve Aussie icon @LindaDrummond reports

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By Linda Drummond @LindaDrummond 15th February 2014 It’s easy to look at an issue and think: Someone should do something about that, but it seems our governments are becoming less inclined to be the ones to do something. So where does that leave us? We can either complain. Or we can act. Last week I […]

We need to talk about @GregHuntMP: Facebook blues

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By Anon (name supplied) February 9, 2014 I’m Greg Hunt’s friend on Facebook but he thinks he’s so cool he acts like I don’t exist. When I try to talk to him he ignores me and sometimes he pretends he didn’t hear what I said by editing my comments. I’m not the only one. He’s […]

Twitterchat today on next moves for CARE (Citizens Against Rorting of Entitlements)

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By Rosie Williams Source: infoaus.net 11 November 2013 It is going to be a big week leading into the return to parliament. On Tuesday night 12th from 8pm DST (7pm QLD) I will be running the second #BudgetAus Twitter chat focusing again on the rorts. This is the day our new parliament sits for the first time so […]

Citizens Against Rorting of Entitlements (CARE) Policy Response Survey, by @budget_aus

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By Rosie Williams 1 November 2013 Source: InfoAus What do you, I and US Secretary of State John Kerry have in common? We are all protagonists of grassroots activism. You can’t have democracy without the demos and I heard John Kerry tell of the grassroots activism leading to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency this […]

Progress 2013 Conference to plot political futures, by @Kevin_Rennie

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By Kevin Rennie, 23 October, 2013 Tony Abbott wants us to repent. Well here’s my confession. I have sinned by: • chipping in for the Climate Council • signing GetUp! and Change.org petitions about asylum seekers, the Great Barrier Reef and Burger Off’s campaign against McDonald’s in Tecoma. • voting for @Albo and agitating for […]

Latte-sipping city slicker @VanBadham gives thanks for rural independents and sees a new dawn for values in politics

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By Van Badham  August 27, 2013 The tactical employment of demeaning stereotypes has always been popular in the Australian political discourse.  Just lump together some universally loathed behaviours – like vanity, self-indulgence or entitlement – dress them as communities you’re trying to discredit, and parade them like carnival villains. “Union thugs”, anybody? “Feminazis”?  “People smugglers”? “Asylum […]