Why I will continue using Twitter

This afternoon, hot on the heels of The Australian's James Massola's spectacular and unwarranted "outing" of Canberra public servant Greg Jericho as the person behind the anonymous blog, Grog's Gamut (and the associated Twitter account @grogsgamut), Canberra journalism academic and prolific tweep Jason Wilson declared his imminent and permanent departure from the twitterverse.  You can read his …

Reconciliation requires action

By Rod Benson Recently the NSW Parliament moved to follow counterparts in Victoria and Queensland in reforming its Constitution to formally recognise and honour “the Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations,” and “as the traditional custodians and occupants of the land.” Similarly, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has indicated that she will hold …

Wilkie’s pokie breakthrough

By Rod Benson In the political turmoil that is still unfolding in the wake of the recent federal election, with talk of deals and demands, and winners and losers, let’s not lose sight of the significant reform proposal to overhaul poker machine gambling put forward by Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie. One of the priorities listed …

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