Tag Archives: NSW

NSW Pioneers Lock-In Laws

Following on the heels of lock-out laws and current plans to allow NSW police to ban citizens from doing just about anything for any reason, NSW will shortly be introducing lock-in laws, requiring citizens to stay at home and either sleep, or sit quietly in the dark between dawn and dusk. A spokesperson for the Minister for Ethically… Read More »

Melbourne Rules

On June 1, we’ll have lived in Melbourne exactly three years. At times, it’s been a bit of a rocky journey, personally, but the actual city itself is more than home – it’s a best friend. Looking forward to that date, I can remember how inexperienced we were at knowing the vagaries of navigating Melbourne.… Read More »

Barry O’Farrell’s last Cabernet meeting

The only way things could have got more odd in NSW politics this week would have been for Fred Nile to barge into a press conference with a ghetto blaster, put on the HR Puff n Stuff theme song, and do a slow strip tease. Barry O’Farrell, the Liberal premier of NSW, who swept into… Read More »

Fred Nile: Now seemingly as crazy as a shit sandwich

Many of us thought that Fred Nile, an upper house MP and regular on-the-knees sideline participant for Mardi Gras was more than a bit whacko in his high moral campaigns, but this time he appears to have taken the cake. Having introduced a private members bill to kill off ethics instructions in NSW schools, he’s… Read More »

Expel this!

In ‘Appalling’ law lets schools expel gay students (Sydney Morning Herald), we’re told: A SENIOR Anglican bishop calls it “appalling” and a gay and lesbian rights group condemns it as “deeply offensive”, but the Attorney-General, John Hatzistergos, backs a NSW law that allows private schools to expel gay students simply for being gay. The law,… Read More »