Since 2010 we have killed more than forty people in our various island prisons, scattered in a vast arc of nearly 7000 kms, stretching from Christmas Island to Nauru. Seeking asylum they found only punitive sanction and the cold calculations of our miserable politics.
I woke early on Monday morning, planning to get to my desk and catch up on Friday’s column, which I’d piked on after a week of illness. I coughed twice…
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Or maybe Tuesday.Got out of bed this morning, coughing and spluttering, took a couple steps towards the kitchen to make my usual cup of tea… and promptly fainted.
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ASB rescheduled to MondayMy AZ shot went well. I was even a little smug, being one of those who suffered no after effects. It didn’t protect me from a straight up dose o…
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I’ll be heading out to get my first COVID shot in a couple of hours, a hit of Astra-Zeneca from my GP. I’m in Brisbane, so I’ll have the freedom to dit…
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Winter is coming, and with it another chance for the virus to have its way with us. The new variants emerging in India and Brazil are better at spreadi…
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I know you came here for the profanity and disturbing metaphors but indulge me while I do a little bit of actual jernalisms. Lets look at this week’s L…
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In 1990 Deng Xiaoping is supposed to have said, “Hide your strength, bide your time,” which has caused an entire generation of western military planner…
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