Dancing around casual #homophobia: @burgewords comments on #WaitInTheCar #JazzHands

To many same-sex-attracted people, the stink of casual homophobia is unmistakable. ONE of the big stories of the week came and went as quickly as a Channel Nine dancer running screaming past the camera. Breaking late on Tuesday afternoon from the Fairfax stable, what became known as the French Ambassador incident trended at least twice on […]

Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part 2 of the Queensland election coverage. The below entries cover the period from January 17 – 21. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt […]

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Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. List of Qld election blogs Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog […]

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Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

ReachTEL poll for Ashgove – TPP 53 percent to Labor. Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor. Sorry week. Tony Fitzgerald QC on Newman’s ‘blitzkrieg’. Could the Newman Government really fall to a Palaslide? Newman cuts respite services to disabled children. Bligh Government’s Gold Coast trams go live. Tweet of the week – Good advice on […]

‘Disdain for democracy’, Fitzgerald’s verdict – The #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

Fitzgerald hands down verdict on Newman Govt. Newspoll results show swing away from government by 14 percent. Courier Mail favours LNP to win in 2015 but pledges no favouratism. Labor to restore CCC & repeal donation laws changes. Could former LNP MP Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor? Newman Government announces delivery of police helicopter. […]

Does LNP Gympie MP David Gibson deserve a third chance? @Qldaah #qldpol

In 2012, Campbell Newman chose MP for Gympie, David Gibson as his Police Minister. However, two weeks into the job he resigned. Gibson had been caught speeding and driving without a licence on February 16, 2012. A non payment of a fine for a prior speeding infringement in May 2011 had led to his licence […]

Boldly going nowhere: @burgewords on the inequality of Sci-Fi

  “When I was nine years old Star Trek came on,” Whoopi Goldberg told Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, at a casting session for the show’s reboot in the early 1990s, “I looked at it and I went screaming through the house: ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady […]

Students with disability must remain a key focus of national education reform

Opinion by Stephanie Gotlib,  @CDA39 August 11, 2013 It truly is momentous that most states, as well as the independent and Catholic education systems, have now signed up to the Better Schools funding program with 78 per cent of students to benefit from this new funding deal. Governments should rightfully be applauded for getting this […]