Yours not to reason why: Not Happy John Iraq Chapter #Chilcot






Democracy has proved itself a friend of peace. No fully self-governing country has provoked a war within a century’s memory . . . Democracy, being founded on the rights of the individual Citizens, concerns itself first and foremost with  the domestic well-being of its people . . . In the grim struggle between guns and […]






To perform our democratic function we need and are entitled to the truth: Tony Fitzgerald






By Margo Kingston March 6, 2013 News of the accidental publication of secret documents from the Fitzgerald Royal Commission got me thinking about my hero in the context of recent examples of our corrupt and dishonest politics. Tony Fitzgerald exposed the corruption at the heart of the Bjelke-Petersen government and laid out a blueprint for ethical government. Southerners were smug, but […]






Manifesto for @NoFibs






By Margo Kingston March 1, 2013 It’s a funny feeling to be writing an introduction to the ebook of Still Not Happy, John!’, because after so many years in retirement I’m now back doing what I love – writing for and editing a citizen journalism website. Back then it was with the Sydney Morning Herald’s Webdiary, […]






Building Bridges






By Michael Taylor (TheAIMN) February 24, 2013 There is an old movie line I often recall: A life filled with activity suggests a life filled with purpose. I have no hesitation in borrowing that line in applying it is an apt portrayal of well-known Australian author and journalist; Margo Kingston. I’ve been a big fan of […]