Tag Archives: boat people

Scratch the surface

I love my grandmother. She’s 93 years old and now getting a bit dotty. It’s not unusual for people twenty years younger to start getting scatterbrained and it’s testament to her that she’s only started to suffer that in the last five years or so. For as long as I remember, my grandmother was my… Read More »

The boganisation of the asylum seeker discussion

The asylum seeker discussion in Australia – most notably the discussion about people who attempt to travel to Australia via unauthorised means – has for the last decade been increasingly boganised. It’s been taken over by the Today Tonight/A Current Affair world of absolutes and sensationalism – of 30 second sound grabs and thinly veiled… Read More »