Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tech predictions for 2016

It’s the start of a new year. So what will it bring in tech? Let me peer into my crystal ball and offer some predictions that will be at least as accurate as someone throwing darts at a Ouija board. At least 5 tech pundits will leave themselves looking silly and boorish when they write long polemics… Read More »

Government to unveil ambitious overhaul of the Australian Health system

Hot on the heals of a cynical mid-holiday season announcement that Ear, Nose and Throat surgeries will be taken off the Medical Benefits Schedule, rumours are circulating in Canberra that the government plans to announce a major and contentious overhaul of the Public Health system, to be revealed at 23:59 on New Years Eve.   … Read More »

Australians to face 2016 with lingering fear of political comebacks

Many in-the-pub political pundits had for several years proclaimed that the only way the Australian people would see just how bad Tony Abbott would be as Prime Minister would be to actually experience it, by which time it would be too late. The long national nightmare of Tony Abbott’s faux leadership began on 18 September 2013 and came to none-to-soon an end… Read More »

NRA vows to continue unrelenting war on Christmas

While conservative so-called “News” organisations such as Fox News in the United States continue to look at Atheists, Government Regulation and the Separation of Church and State as the warriors in a war on Christmas, the NRA is undoubtedly quietly preparing its 2016 battle plans for the unrelenting war on Christmas it started decades ago.… Read More »

Australians bracing themselves for a summer of headlines about bracing themselves

With summer days starting to roll through Australia in earnest, Australians are yet again bracing themselves for another summer of headlines about bracing themselves for impending hot days and heatwaves.    “It’s like being stuck next to that boring uncle at a wedding who can only talk about the weather”, said one Adelaide resident as… Read More »

“Sydney Tornado caused by Conservative Christians”, claim gay rights group

A gay rights group (Prevention Of ‘Omosexual Fear, or PoOF) has been quick to point out the tornado that passed through Sydney today was clearly caused by the outrageously ‘natural’ behavior and sexual acts of conservative Christians. “We’ve been told for decades by conservative Christians that homosexuality is an unnatural act”, said a spokesperson for… Read More »

Whose convenience is it for?

A few months ago when visiting Westfield Doncaster my partner and I noticed large signs proclaiming “ticketless parking, coming soon!” Yesterday, when we visited again, the system was installed and active. Parking at shopping centres has always been a painful process: depending on the time of the year it’s easily possible to spend more time… Read More »

Trump worried he might run out of people to offend

With months still ahead before a Republican candidate is named for the next US election, Donald Trump is growing increasingly worried that he is likely to run out of groups to offend. Having already offended just about every religious and ethnic group, poor people, people with disabilities and people with a conscience, Trump is desperately… Read More »

Australia announces radical plan for dealing with rising sea levels

Facing growing muttering from Pacific Island nations at risk of rising sea levels, Australia has finally announced a radical and drastic plan for dealing with the problem. “We cannot allow natural resources to be so badly squandered”, said a government official announcing the plan while fighting off a frantic former PM desperate for attention. “As these island nations are… Read More »