UPDATE: This is a post I wrote a few years ago. I am reposting it, with a few changes, to remember the Soweto Uprising today. This is a day that will never be forgotten in South Africa: the police shooting of student protesters in the black townships 39 years ago that eventually brought down the … Continue reading Remembering Soweto 39 years on
Amid the massive outpouring of tributes to Nelson Mandela this week, there was a dissonant note in a church in the northern Sydney suburb of Roseville. The dissonance came from the Rev Corrie Nel of the Roseville Presbyterian Church, delivering a sermon to a sparse congregation last Sunday. I hasten to add I wasn’t there, … Continue reading There was only one Nelson Mandela
A fifty-four-year-old Australian Senator, with a passionate interest in Malaysia, arranges a fact-finding tour to the Asian nation to observe electoral processes ahead of the upcoming general elections. He arrives a day ahead of his fellow bipartisan parliamentarians, Liberal Mal Washer, Nationals Senator John Williams, and Labor MP Steve Georganas, who are scheduled to meet … Continue reading Nick Xenophon: He’s no xenophobe!