Remember the world’s poor

By Rod Benson Well, what a week it’s been! An uninspiring federal election campaign and an inconclusive result; the so-called “Greenslide,” and the youngest ever federal member of parliament. As we wait for the dust to settle, and the key players to form government, it’s worth noting the call by our aid agencies to remember …

Marriage as the gold standard

By Rod Benson Like other politicians, Senator Cory Bernardi writes letters of congratulations to Australians who reach 100 years of age.  He does the same when a couple celebrates their golden wedding anniversary.  Recently he wrote to a couple celebrating their 73rd anniversary! “The very idea of spending 73 years married to the same person …