G20: What’s wrong with mentioning climate change?

President Barack Obama sent me an email last week. It’s not unusual, as he’s been doing it for six years now, ever since he ran for the White House and won. I’ve voted for Barack Obama twice now, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Democratic National Committee, and Organizing for Action (OFA), have … Continue reading G20: What’s wrong with mentioning climate change?

Nick Xenophon: He’s no xenophobe!

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!

It’s time to recognise Aborigines, vote on gun control, and acknowledge racism

It has been one of those weeks when the news ranged from the depressing to the positively uplifting. On the depressing side, the release of the Australian Crime Commission report on drugs and organised crime in sport last Thursday, called “the blackest day in Australian sport” by the former head of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping … Continue reading It’s time to recognise Aborigines, vote on gun control, and acknowledge racism