Monthly Archives: October 2014

A very sexist government

From a simple count, the current Federal Liberal/National Coalition government has 19 core ministerial positions, including the Prime Minister himself. These days in Australia, there are (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) just 98 men per 100 women. Yet somehow, of those 19 core ministerial positions, there are is just one woman on the front bench, Julie… Read More »

Putin on the Ritz

Archduck Vladimir Putin of Russia will visiting Australia soon for the G20. As is always the case when we consider the travels of Vladimir, there’s one question burning on the lips of everyone who is anyone: What meetings will Vladimir go topless to? He’s a feisty one, that Vladimir. He could surprise us all and decide to do… Read More »