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» 18/09/2015 12:26:09 AM I do agree, though, that the expectation should be that they abide by our laws, and that m.....
» 18/09/2015 12:18:12 AM While there are some obvious barriers to integration (perceptions of a uniformly extremist.....
» 23/08/2015 3:02:52 PM A common conversation among colleagues at my school is the notion that "Student X is .....
» 30/07/2015 11:02:14 PM It's possible that I'm crediting our media with too much collective intelligence here, but.....
» 30/07/2015 10:37:12 PM OK. I have to ask about this one: "you canít buy any food at the supermarket or tobac.....
» 11/07/2014 10:25:32 PM I can't cite a source so you'll have to take my word for it (or dispute it - the choice is.....
» 25/06/2014 10:53:21 PM I would offer the suggestion that by no definition does 'multi' mean 'all'. So no - we do .....
» 19/01/2014 12:43:44 PM The push to teach religion in state schools bothers me - especially if this is one of the .....
» 16/12/2013 10:35:06 AM I do love a bit of cricket, and I do love the Barmy Army. For years they had nothing to ce.....
» 15/12/2013 10:43:38 PM Wobbles, you state that care should be taken - but you don't tell us why. Why?.....
» 15/12/2013 12:15:06 AM Remember, rehctub, that all of those occupations you have mentioned require qualifications.....
» 13/12/2013 9:32:38 PM Interesting link, Foxy. This set of entitlements for former PMs bothers me as well. What d.....
» 13/12/2013 9:25:00 PM Not very lucrative? 'The base salary for senators and members $195,130' (http://www.aph.go.....
» 13/12/2013 4:29:40 PM Misanthrope, you're certainly right that Carr, as foreign minister, was right to spend tim.....
» 13/12/2013 3:55:12 PM It really does bother me. I can understand that somebody like the PM might be advised not .....
» 13/12/2013 2:50:48 PM All this over the words 'Former Yugoslav'? Nobody in Australia is denying Macedonia the r.....
» 13/12/2013 12:52:47 PM $57,673 on airfares for a 10-day trip? Unbelievable. How can that possibly be justified? I.....
» 13/12/2013 12:32:16 AM Of course blasphemy should not be illegal. Certainly if that blasphemy incites violence ag.....
» 10/12/2013 2:32:18 PM I really enjoyed reading this. I don't have anything to offer here apart from my appreciat.....
» 10/12/2013 2:01:49 PM David Leigh raises some valid points. Rather than protecting an inferior product, investme.....
» 10/12/2013 1:08:36 AM Redistribution of wealth is one of the great stumbling blocks faced by those who seek to d.....
» 10/12/2013 12:47:13 AM I haven't been around long enough to know if this is a growing problem or not, but I CAN c.....
» 7/12/2013 12:36:42 PM onthebeach, I understand your point that you are "not easily convinced that anyone w.....
» 6/12/2013 10:00:48 PM I've long been ambivalent about Mandela. I think the gist of the original post sums up qui.....
» 24/11/2013 6:14:52 PM Why is she a 'wretch', RawMustard? Because you dislike her and her opinions? There are man.....
» 24/11/2013 4:05:49 PM I'm with Poirot on this one. Though Poirot has responded with greater restraint than I int.....
» 21/11/2013 11:48:38 PM Poirot, I'm a little disappointed. I have taken some time to consider the reasons for my .....
» 21/11/2013 10:39:09 PM Oops. Sorry. I just posted the same link as you. I'm not sure where my brain has gone. I'l.....
» 21/11/2013 10:38:18 PM My understanding is that it is a 'voluntary' code because they entered into it voluntarily.....
» 21/11/2013 10:30:04 PM It is my belief that the vast majority of Australians would be happy to pay a little - and.....
» 4/08/2013 2:49:45 PM It's an interesting problem, isn't it? On the one hand, our government must be seen to di.....
» 29/06/2013 2:02:58 PM Interesting. I think there is a misconception among many that arts/science degrees produce.....
» 29/06/2013 1:58:05 PM You have a point, individual. But even in these days of legislated parental impotence (and.....
» 27/06/2013 11:26:02 AM Come on Poirot, you're usually very rational but today you seem to be just a little opposi.....
» 27/06/2013 10:55:53 AM According to the LNP of QLD website, here's what Tony Abbott stands for: https://lnp.org......
» 27/06/2013 10:47:16 AM It's easy to slam Abbott for not saying much of substance, but what have our ALP Members o.....
» 27/06/2013 10:34:37 AM I knew the jokes would be running thick and fast today. I just didn't expect to see them h.....
» 25/06/2013 10:15:45 PM Sorry individual - my tone was out of line in that last post. Surely, though, the developm.....
» 25/06/2013 1:56:41 PM Oh dear: 'educate our teachers to a level where they can instil some sense into our young......
» 25/06/2013 12:56:43 AM Thanks for your feedback, Hasbeen. Like I said - I know it's naive! I'm very publicly expo.....
» 24/06/2013 1:21:17 PM I never thought I'd say this (as I'd be perfectly happy with a world bereft of drugs and a.....
» 24/06/2013 12:59:07 PM You raise an interesting and important question, Poirot. More importantly, you shed light .....
» 24/06/2013 12:01:59 PM While I'm sure you've opened yourself up to a lot of nitpicking about the finer points use.....
» 21/06/2013 11:02:55 PM Interesting. I don't agree with much of what you say, but you present a case and offer som.....
» 20/06/2013 10:11:44 PM Interesting question. I dug around before replying and listened to an interview with Bob C.....
» 15/06/2013 8:49:21 PM Suseonline, I agree with most of what you say, but I do have one question - and it is a q.....
» 14/06/2013 8:55:03 PM What Gillard ignores in her impassioned talk about abortion is that it is a matter governe.....
» 10/06/2013 4:45:40 PM Yikes! I've ridden down Coronation Drive once, and I can safely say that I'll never do it .....
» 9/06/2013 3:34:57 PM Oh, you're very right on that one, onthebeach. It's one of the many things that many cycli.....
» 8/06/2013 9:56:14 PM Ludwig, the very thought of cycling along that stretch makes me shudder. Hell, even drivin.....
» 8/06/2013 4:32:47 PM What about leisure, onthebeach? Are you suggesting that kids should not be allowed to ride.....
» 8/06/2013 4:17:00 PM Three things here, praxidice: 1) As I understand it, vehicle registration does not pay fo.....
» 8/06/2013 1:32:34 PM Great news! You'll meet a lot of people who think they have all the answers. Some of them .....
» 8/06/2013 1:18:05 PM I agree, Poirot, but must disclose that I'm a cyclist. I also have a car, as my cycling is.....
» 21/05/2013 8:24:11 PM I think Problem #2 in your list serves as an explanation for Problems #3 and #4. The tempo.....
» 17/05/2013 5:51:44 PM Interesting point. The WILL of the people and the GOOD of the people can sometimes be two .....
» 17/05/2013 5:47:21 PM What an interesting article - this certainly made my Friday! In a way, it's quite affirmi.....
» 3/05/2013 6:36:02 PM I did my masters by a combination of distance and online education. It was an interesting .....
» 29/04/2013 10:20:36 PM I appreciate - and certainly agree with - the thesis of this article: that the commemorati.....
» 27/04/2013 10:40:47 PM Interesting article. I'm looking forward to seeing changes to our assessment practices her.....
» 25/04/2013 4:28:30 PM "Superficially, Australia looks very big and sparsely populated, but it is actually a.....
» 25/04/2013 4:27:53 PM Never fear. The funds have run out anyway. Apparently our federal government - the generou.....
» 20/04/2013 12:29:55 AM In principle, I agree with Dr Donnelly's article. That is, I agree that our assessment pra.....
» 18/03/2013 10:06:59 PM Thanks for your reply, Tristan. I still take the Gonski reforms with a pinch of salt, larg.....
» 18/03/2013 9:58:33 PM Interesting point - though your assertion that education based on memory rather than under.....
» 18/03/2013 12:07:13 AM By their own account of the transfer of West Papua from Dutch to Indonesian hands, the Uni.....
» 17/03/2013 10:13:44 PM A few thoughts: when using the emotive term 'costing the public', don't we mean 'failing t.....
» 17/03/2013 9:57:02 PM I'm with you there, RObert. The title - and the opening paragraph - suggested a desire for.....
» 16/03/2013 5:28:33 PM Thanks for raising the Khan Academy, Foyle. I think I know how to while away my weekend no.....
» 16/03/2013 5:17:52 PM Jon J, I understand that you have a fair few bones to pick with the Catholic Church, and f.....
» 16/03/2013 4:06:41 PM People who talk in absolutes often do so in order to hide their own cognitive limitations......
» 2/03/2013 12:05:38 AM Another way that we could be more selective with teachers is by recognising that school is.....
» 1/03/2013 11:18:33 PM I quite enjoyed this article. It raised valid points and smacked of an article whose autho.....
» 27/02/2013 11:54:48 PM Wow! So many lucid responses. I don't know that there's any more I can offer, other than a.....
» 19/02/2013 11:09:32 PM I'm just not sure about this one. I agree that we should provide opportunities for all Aus.....
» 19/02/2013 10:54:48 PM I have to agree with Mr Opinion on the subject of the humanities at university. If what Ha.....
» 17/02/2013 4:01:33 PM My degrees provided value for money: I needed one (BEd) to get a job; another (BA) has mad.....
» 17/02/2013 3:32:30 PM Wow - as a member of the older end of Generation Y, I never realised I was so pathetic. I .....
» 7/02/2013 11:31:50 PM A lot seems to hinge on the word "brave" that was thrown into this discussion. I.....
» 18/12/2012 3:09:58 PM I waited with bated breath as I read the article, and almost couldn't believe it when I fo.....
» 17/12/2012 4:27:28 PM A Merry Christmas to all! I'll be making my annual pilgrimage south to spend Christmas wi.....
» 12/12/2012 10:34:40 AM I actually quite like NAPLAN, though it's a dreadful drain on a whole week of teaching and.....
» 12/12/2012 10:25:15 AM Tragic it is, and those who say it is wrong to prank a hospital are right. I do think, how.....
» 2/12/2012 8:42:09 AM I guess one good thing about Iron Dome is that it uses its firepower to destroy incoming p.....
» 16/11/2012 9:16:50 PM It does bother me that the Catholic Church seems to be trying to deflect attention. My loc.....
» 15/11/2012 10:01:58 PM I'm with you on the ads for funeral insurance! The last thing I want when relaxing in fron.....
» 7/11/2012 6:36:56 PM The term 'half-black' was the first bit that put me off. Which half of the guy is black? W.....
» 5/11/2012 11:08:30 PM I'm a bit late joining in here, but I'll offer my thoughts. I think you're right - it wou.....
» 19/10/2012 8:21:58 PM I think political commentary and comedy have much in common. There are some obvious common.....
» 6/10/2012 7:54:48 PM individual, I think your most recent post answers my question much more clearly than your .....
» 5/10/2012 8:16:09 PM What mentality is that, individual?.....
» 18/09/2012 1:02:18 AM I don't do much shopping online. When I purchase an item, say, out of the United States, w.....
» 11/09/2012 10:50:40 PM Steven, I like the thrust of your article. I mentioned in an earlier post that I think tal.....
» 6/09/2012 9:18:23 PM I have to wonder if we're flying blind with education funding. What exactly are we setting.....
» 5/09/2012 8:38:02 PM Foyle, much of what you say makes a lot of sense. There is a lot to be said for the open d.....
» 4/09/2012 10:01:28 PM You have an interesting point. I'm all for better funding of education, but I am also all .....
» 13/08/2012 9:52:12 PM Two things: Firstly, the roles played in 'Hey Dad!' were NOT the roles of child predator .....
» 13/08/2012 9:32:56 PM In my opinion, the fact that we seem to 'need' excuses is far more telling than the excuse.....
» 7/08/2012 12:31:29 AM I think this has been the wake-up call we, our media and our athletes have needed. And I'm.....
» 7/08/2012 12:14:31 AM I enjoyed reading the article - thanks, Mr Compton! That said, I have trouble agreeing wit.....
» 30/07/2012 9:01:07 PM I'll admit that I watched it and I enjoyed it - well, most of it. But I can see where you'.....
» 27/07/2012 9:38:01 PM I think you have a very valid point there, John. A friend of mine who did some work down a.....
» 27/07/2012 4:28:31 PM I am sorry if I have given the impression that I am attempting to put you down, John. Yo.....
» 27/07/2012 2:24:04 PM Thanks for your reply, John. Unfortunately, I'm just not sure what you're talking about. .....
» 27/07/2012 12:31:42 AM Ludwig, thanks for expressing so clearly what I was trying to say in such a muddled way. I.....
» 27/07/2012 12:04:24 AM It's a pity this thread turned so nasty so quickly. And I'm surprised that Shadow Ministe.....
» 26/07/2012 10:08:52 PM Rhrosty, You raise a very valid point: let's stop listening to the 'experts' and start do.....
» 25/07/2012 5:23:36 PM I'm surprised it took this long for the 'if only other people in the audience had guns' ar.....
» 23/07/2012 9:26:51 PM This is what I love about this forum. First, I thought 'you know, Ludwig is right!'. Then .....
» 22/07/2012 1:55:15 AM One other that has bothered me for some time is the replacement of the 4x4, four-wheel dri.....
» 20/07/2012 11:08:08 PM I was thoroughly disappointed by the article. In fact, having spent the past few weeks mar.....
» 20/07/2012 12:19:28 AM Arjay, my suggestion (at risk of making myself a moron) is that you read more widely. Almo.....
» 17/07/2012 10:27:26 PM I think, perhaps, the thing that makes Halloween an 'American' thing is the way it is take.....
» 16/07/2012 11:44:51 PM There are quite a few 'Americanisms' that get on my nerves. The most recent is the use of.....
» 16/07/2012 11:28:39 PM It's an interesting idea. I'm afraid I can't find my sources, but I've read on a couple of.....
» 8/07/2012 4:00:51 PM I'll have to give Paul Theroux another go. I've had "Dark Star Safari" sitting i.....
» 6/07/2012 9:01:38 PM Aah, 'The Poisonwood Bible'. I haven't read it, but did read Kingsolver's 'Animal Dreams' .....
» 6/07/2012 3:53:33 PM What bothers me the most about politicians' salaries is that they earn them regardless of:.....
» 6/07/2012 3:42:36 PM No, I haven't read 'The Happy Prince' - it's on my 'to-read' list, but that list just keep.....
» 6/07/2012 3:30:05 PM One thing that must be considered in the 'affordable housing' debate is that real estate i.....
» 5/07/2012 8:05:28 PM I'm going to completely ignore the singular noun in the title and offer four books. 1) Ni.....
» 5/07/2012 7:57:47 PM Hasbeen, you have a very valid point - and one that is backed up by evidence that could ha.....
» 5/07/2012 7:42:59 PM I think one of the saddest things to come out of this is that the poor guy's situation has.....
» 24/06/2012 12:08:36 PM Individual, that's exactly what I was alluding to. I took a fairly roundabout route to tha.....
» 22/06/2012 11:03:03 PM Thanks for pointing out the glaringly obvious, Philip, Hasbeen and Ludwig (and that's a si.....
» 22/06/2012 11:00:43 PM Sorry Steven - I'm too young to share in your understanding. I'm interested, though, if yo.....
» 22/06/2012 10:57:08 PM I'm going to say 'no' - we are not responsible, and our government could not have prevente.....
» 22/06/2012 10:36:41 PM Interesting comments, Roses1. I think those who are concerned about the extra costs of gov.....
» 30/05/2012 12:43:43 AM I should add that, despite my dissatisfaction with our current government, I don't endorse.....
» 30/05/2012 12:32:55 AM I think, sometimes, we are too quick to play the sexism card when sticking up for our PM. .....
» 29/05/2012 11:57:39 PM Haigh does make an interesting point, and is kind enough not to hide the fact that he has .....
» 26/05/2012 12:18:24 AM I suspect one of the reasons the KAP has (probably) reached its zenith is its inability to.....
» 24/05/2012 12:18:31 AM It's not really possible to stick with the Jewish version all the way, though. Compare Ge.....
» 22/05/2012 12:35:01 AM Of course, there is the other issue that the bulk of asylum seekers come by plane, not boa.....
» 22/05/2012 12:32:42 AM Marilyn: It is my opinion that it is unscrupulous to prey on the hopes and fears of vulne.....
» 21/05/2012 10:09:07 PM Perhaps the Slipper/Heffernan/Thomson saga is a sign of things to come. Rather than going .....
» 21/05/2012 9:56:18 PM Marilyn, while I get what you are saying, I think you do perhaps over-simplify matters jus.....
» 16/05/2012 10:36:40 PM I always find this poll interesting. What's particularly interesting to me is that we're t.....
» 10/05/2012 11:24:45 PM Returning to the conscientious objector form, I'd say the doctor in question did exactly t.....
» 8/05/2012 11:08:34 PM While touting the hills of Townsville, I quite enjoy spending a bit of time at the lookout.....
» 1/05/2012 11:14:57 PM I know that governing based on opinion polls leads to a reactionary and ineffective govern.....
» 27/04/2012 10:58:30 PM Deep in the heady rhetoric of your article, there are a couple of things I think ring true.....
» 27/04/2012 10:38:16 PM I get that the author has an axe to grind, but I think she's struggling to find a way to g.....
» 27/04/2012 10:08:56 PM While I appreciate the sentiment of the article, I've been a bit distracted by the opening.....
» 24/04/2012 10:26:14 PM I think Brian of Buderim summed it up nicely when he described the article as a "thou.....
» 18/04/2012 12:13:43 AM I don't know enough about any of these sackings to make grand statements, but I find it in.....
» 16/04/2012 11:20:47 PM That's a fair enough argument, Priscillian. I've expressed my views on taxation of churche.....
» 16/04/2012 10:43:30 PM It is my opinion that theists and atheists alike should simply get on with the task of liv.....
» 16/04/2012 10:23:22 PM By the same token, Austin Powerless, it would be a scary world if scientists attempted to .....
» 15/04/2012 12:25:20 PM I have to admit, I never saw it before. Brown had (until the last election) the rare perk .....
» 10/04/2012 9:05:39 PM Surely our society has moved beyond the time when judges and cleaners are allocated separa.....
» 10/04/2012 8:57:35 PM I would like to put it to Cardinal Pell (who did little to advance the Catholic cause on Q.....
» 7/04/2012 9:29:18 PM Now here's a topic I could engage with for days on end! I'll spare you all, though. I had.....
» 4/04/2012 1:33:03 PM I hope some serious study is put into this election loss. As yet, all the commentaries see.....
» 30/03/2012 11:43:16 PM I can see the merits of these 'satellite cities', and am certainly glad that masterplanned.....
» 28/03/2012 9:44:55 PM Aah. That makes sense then. I didn't know that! If such a system were implemented (and, as.....
» 28/03/2012 12:23:50 AM While I agree with what you say, Producer, I see one fundamental problem. To allow the pro.....
» 28/03/2012 12:09:57 AM (... Continued) It is my opinion that an essay is an essay and a speech is a speech. A ma.....
» 28/03/2012 12:09:09 AM As we approach the end of a term, I, like many other teachers, tend to get a little jaded......
» 23/03/2012 11:05:15 PM I read this wonderful assertion from Tony Abbott in the Courier Mail today. It's almost as.....
» 22/03/2012 7:58:56 PM I disagree with much of what is written in the article, but the final suggestion - that a .....
» 19/03/2012 11:38:40 PM individual, I'm sure Vincent van Gogh would agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly......
» 8/03/2012 12:37:29 AM I can see what you're saying here, Paul. And, in an ideal (though perhaps Marxist/socialis.....
» 2/03/2012 12:17:19 AM (cont'd) Which raises a further question: is reading the Bible the same as 'knowing'? Is .....
» 2/03/2012 12:15:12 AM Rightly or wrongly, being a Christian (and, for the purpose of this post, I refer to mains.....
» 29/02/2012 12:25:04 AM Interesting that you raise this thread. Working with my Year 8 class on creative writing, .....
» 29/02/2012 12:12:08 AM I will start by saying (and, before I do, acknowledge that I say this as a teacher) that t.....
» 19/02/2012 1:04:27 PM I thoroughly enjoyed the report on Bavaria, individual. It was a bit of an eye-opener. Wha.....
» 19/02/2012 11:26:15 AM The same thing concerns me in this case as did in the case of Libya. Political leaders in .....
» 19/02/2012 11:11:09 AM I think it's probably another great example of SM shooting first and asking questions late.....
» 18/02/2012 3:50:39 PM I tend to agree with you, Ludwig, that our economy is a house of cards. I think, though, t.....
» 18/02/2012 3:30:27 PM I can see both sides here, but ultimately I fall on the side of Jennifer Wilson in this so.....
» 15/02/2012 12:38:47 AM There are two undertones in this article that seem to contradict each other. 1) We should.....
» 15/02/2012 12:02:30 AM By 'treated as slaves', I take it you mean that they are penned up at night, branded with .....
» 12/02/2012 12:12:05 AM It always seems a bit out of place to me. Our nation is characterised by secularism, and i.....
» 9/02/2012 10:31:16 PM Sorry Pericles, I didn't mean to imply that you were singling out the Finnish system. It w.....
» 9/02/2012 12:09:06 AM While the article is fluffy, I think there are a few valid points. One relates to the curr.....
» 5/02/2012 4:56:14 PM Aww, now you make me feel shallow! I guess what it comes down to is that my choice was eas.....
» 5/02/2012 3:47:04 PM Sorry, individual, for temporarily diverting attention away from the gist of the original .....
» 5/02/2012 12:12:23 AM Not sure if this is on topic (hell, I'm not sure what the topic is), but it appears that t.....
» 5/02/2012 12:01:35 AM Sometimes, runner, your posts take my breath away. Those Athenians who we hold up as the .....
» 4/02/2012 12:45:12 AM I've taught in both the state and Catholic systems here in Queensland. I currently teach i.....
» 2/02/2012 9:02:26 PM True, you could reduce it to that, LEGO. Or you could read the article produced by Ms Gold.....
» 1/02/2012 11:54:27 PM I would suggest not banning the casinos, but ripping out the pokies. Casinos were once cla.....
» 31/01/2012 12:03:58 AM Oh dear! I missed someone disagreeing with MTR? Who would've thought?!! On topic, though,.....
» 30/01/2012 11:53:34 PM While I find the use of the word 'academic' as a veiled insult somewhat irritating, I thin.....
» 30/01/2012 11:16:23 PM Well said, cardigan. I was a bit perplexed by this article, but enjoyed it. It's rare tha.....
» 29/01/2012 12:00:46 AM Thanks for the links, Lexi. It's good to get perspectives from both sides of the issue. I .....
» 28/01/2012 10:27:49 PM You're right, individual. I got lazy with that one. Though I do ask: when you refer to the.....
» 28/01/2012 6:50:27 PM To be honest, it was the lewd content in Twilight I was thinking about. Presenting somewha.....
» 28/01/2012 3:58:07 PM Come on, individual. I doubt the Torres Strait Islanders built this: http://queenslandpla.....
» 28/01/2012 2:37:40 PM I do wonder if the label 'Young Adult' is a death knell for any good book, and if the labe.....
» 28/01/2012 2:07:02 PM I applaud your sentiments, thinker 2. It is true that racism is alive and well in our soci.....
» 28/01/2012 1:49:49 PM You have a very valid point, Jay, but I don't think we're talking about forced assimilatio.....
» 27/01/2012 11:09:14 PM Gillard's replacement of the speaker was not a conspiracy. It was a wide-open, clever but .....
» 27/01/2012 10:34:56 PM An interesting insight. You haven't sold me on the book, but I suspect that was never your.....
» 27/01/2012 10:30:56 PM Over the past couple of days, this thread has had me thinking. Alas, I've had difficulty p.....
» 26/01/2012 11:49:29 AM individual, you were going well until your bizarre assertion that academics don't have a k.....
» 26/01/2012 12:05:55 AM Thanks for your link, Houellebecq. Interestingly, EU statistics suggest that Germany and S.....
» 19/01/2012 12:27:39 AM If (and it's a big IF) we are to hold firm that the prophecies of the 'end' are true, then.....
» 14/11/2011 7:09:29 PM I'm confused. Are we actually arguing here that people who know something that could ensur.....
» 10/11/2011 11:45:31 PM As it happens, in QLD anyway, the right to peaceful assembly is enshrined in law: http://.....
» 8/11/2011 12:57:44 AM Hi Lexi, I'm not sure how religious your son and daughter-in-law are, so I don't know how.....
» 8/11/2011 12:34:55 AM The entirety of the Greek situation is too complex for me (or, I suspect, any layman) to f.....
» 28/10/2011 12:49:16 AM Rehctub, do you honestly believe that personal opinions and politics don't mix? I know ple.....
» 24/10/2011 10:55:10 PM I'm going to put this out there as an example of a peaceful protest that shows courage, co.....
» 23/10/2011 11:44:42 PM I'm a bit puzzled by the suggestion that any of the 'Occupy [insert place name here]' even.....
» 21/10/2011 7:42:29 PM I'd love to be excited by this, but history offers little hope. If the circumstances surro.....
» 18/10/2011 12:21:51 AM Thanks dane and moburne. In truth, my comment was tongue-in-cheek. What you say seems to b.....
» 17/10/2011 6:04:17 PM Seriously, though. The problem, in my opinion, is that rankings such as this one oversimpl.....
» 17/10/2011 5:57:05 PM There's something seriously odd about these rankings. How on earth did Charles Darwin Univ.....
» 16/10/2011 2:34:04 PM I agree with you there, individual. Invention nowadays tends to be more about 'building a .....
» 15/10/2011 2:35:33 PM I think Yabby and individual both hit the nail on the head. I didn't know Jobs, so I can't.....
» 12/10/2011 12:21:54 AM As has been said, we don't know enough about the case yet to pass judgement. With that in .....
» 16/09/2011 10:36:56 PM Aah, a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing. In my brief foray into science at uni, ph.....
» 14/09/2011 7:30:02 PM You raise an interesting discussion here, runner. I think everyone is entitled to a basic.....
» 12/09/2011 9:21:14 PM Some things to consider: What if the majority of people of Adelaide don't WANT to live in.....
» 7/09/2011 10:48:08 PM I'll take up the challenge, Paul. There is one god. Now that I've made the claim, I'll cl.....
» 4/09/2011 11:10:32 PM I'm not going to leap in here in support of God - I believe in God, others don't and I'm c.....
» 4/09/2011 10:54:07 PM I think, sadly, that it's times like these that the average man in the street becomes even.....
» 4/09/2011 10:30:42 PM I take your point, Mr Paterson. I just wonder why Mr Crisp feels the need to sully his val.....
» 1/09/2011 11:26:46 PM I suspect that, had it been written without such blatant tear-jerking bias, I would agree .....
» 25/08/2011 12:36:58 AM In which state is there a minimum 4-hour shift? When I was a student, the minimum was 3 h.....
» 18/08/2011 9:22:00 PM OUG, I think you're taking 'absurd' to a whole new level here. Are you suggesting that: a.....
» 17/08/2011 10:03:00 PM (... continued) 3) Even among those who claim to be Christian, the vast majority of Austr.....
» 17/08/2011 10:02:20 PM I've voiced my opinion on this matter before, but will offer it again. Note, of course, th.....
» 17/08/2011 12:37:06 AM I think one of the problems with the humanities is that their study has been perverted by .....
» 5/08/2011 9:52:16 PM I'll have a go at decoding. The idea of 'panem et circenses' revolves around giving the p.....
» 5/08/2011 9:26:44 PM All red herrings aside, I agree with the core of the article. We can get distracted by car.....
» 4/08/2011 8:35:48 PM "The convoy that fizzled out along pub stops, visits to distant relatives and the unb.....
» 4/08/2011 8:22:39 PM Popnperish, Are you sure they have said 100 million? If so, how long-term are we talking?.....
» 4/08/2011 1:14:33 AM I look forward to the day when this current fascination with generation gaps gives way to .....
» 4/08/2011 12:51:39 AM It's strange that, as an immigrant myself, my first instinct when I hear criticisms of Aus.....
» 29/07/2011 9:08:00 PM I can't help thinking this article is a little mean-spirited. Islamic or not, what Mr Grah.....
» 26/07/2011 10:16:52 PM I generally support the sentiments of the article. If we're not religious, then we really .....
» 16/07/2011 10:15:28 PM Oh, and I forgot to mention that I share your enthusiasm for Michener - he seems like an e.....
» 16/07/2011 10:14:28 PM Hasbeen, I haven't read any of the books - for some reason, I just don't enjoy Rowling's .....
» 16/07/2011 2:01:52 PM I think you hit the nail on the head, Lexi, when you question the number of 'anti-Potteris.....
» 15/07/2011 5:30:36 PM I'm delighted that you could join us here, Saul. I don't know enough about economics to k.....
» 5/07/2011 6:06:40 PM Wow, spindoc. At those prices, the energy companies must be on the brink of bankruptcy. As.....
» 4/07/2011 10:20:54 PM In a similar vein to your 'fat chance' and 'slim chance', why do we describe it as a 'near.....
» 4/07/2011 10:17:38 PM The guinea pig becomes even more absurd when you see it in Germany, where it is a Meerschw.....
» 1/07/2011 2:35:54 PM I don't think the government must always be on the side of the good guys. However, opposin.....
» 1/07/2011 1:06:21 PM Interesting thread. May I suggest that my favourite MP, Joe Hockey, would find the shorte.....
» 1/07/2011 12:47:08 PM That's a bit of a reach, don't you think, Yuyutsu? That we should avoid facial recognition.....
» 29/06/2011 1:10:25 PM I agree that Rudd should stay where he is. He is as close to a diplomat as the ALP has off.....
» 29/06/2011 12:12:56 AM Books online are a winner for me, if I'm prepared to wait. I like the Book Depository - fr.....
» 28/06/2011 11:59:02 PM Wow, Banjo! I would have considered $1.50 a stubbie to be a bargain. I've purchased one si.....
» 28/06/2011 11:51:40 PM A while ago, I was paying so much off my power bills from each fortnight's pay that, when .....
» 28/06/2011 6:03:29 PM I haven't seen a native (grey) myna in Townsville for a long time. The brown (Indian) ones.....
» 28/06/2011 6:01:11 PM Wow, spindoc. The anger! I've implemented a few strategies quite recently. The first is.....
» 26/06/2011 7:12:15 PM I consider myself an optimist, but that has taken a battering of late. I can't help thinki.....
» 26/06/2011 6:46:58 PM In my family, the gift of time has been the biggest gift of all. My parents grew up under .....
» 26/06/2011 9:57:33 AM You know what, vanna? I agree. Correct me if I'm wrong, but your previous posts have give.....
» 26/06/2011 12:22:19 AM Alas, vanna, you credit teachers with too much influence in the acquisition and distributi.....
» 24/06/2011 9:07:39 PM Note that I'm not absolving teachers of any responsibility to educate themselves here. I s.....
» 24/06/2011 9:04:35 PM vanna, I almost agree. I don't mind using imported computers and basic programs and suites.....
» 24/06/2011 7:36:59 PM Aah, I forgot about poor old David Attenborough! He is amazing. Despite (or, perhaps, beca.....
» 23/06/2011 10:31:13 PM I like those documentaries (and documentary-style series) I accidentally stumble across wh.....
» 22/06/2011 11:54:57 PM Interesting thread, and one that I can follow largely as a bystander. Where I sit is comfo.....
» 19/06/2011 3:20:39 PM Perhaps old Latham would be a good idea. According to individual's post from earlier on in.....
» 19/06/2011 2:48:14 PM SM, it is hard to take you seriously when you continue to use the preschool tactic of insu.....
» 19/06/2011 11:24:05 AM The papers today (well, their websites anyway) suggest that Labor is running scared of Rud.....
» 15/06/2011 10:21:31 PM Ah well. Makes the series more interesting. It's funny, though. Here in QLD, we live by th.....
» 15/06/2011 9:11:37 PM I've steered clear of Germaine Greer. I haven't read her books and don't intend to. It's n.....
» 15/06/2011 7:17:34 PM To be honest, seeing that you have put this out there for feedback, I'd say the letter is .....
» 13/06/2011 3:17:04 PM The thing is, your links didn't support your argument, and didn't say that Indonesia purch.....
» 13/06/2011 2:01:09 PM No, PtbI, I'm not accusing farmers of lying. Can you offer any evidence of cattle farmers .....
» 12/06/2011 10:23:21 PM If the federal reserve is audited, and it comes up short, what are the flow-on effects for.....
» 12/06/2011 9:35:23 PM With all due respect, lilasuka, I don't think your slavery analogy is working out in this .....
» 12/06/2011 9:25:58 PM There is a distinct possibility that every conspiracy and cover-up Arjay shares is true. I.....
» 12/06/2011 1:51:06 AM Wow, PtbI! Are you capable of placing your hands on your keyboard without pouring forth a .....
» 12/06/2011 1:24:28 AM I haven't checked lately, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think our human rights (.....
» 12/06/2011 1:04:58 AM Aah, welcome back Proud to be Indonesian. I suspected that this recent event and stream of.....
» 11/06/2011 12:46:02 PM The tend towards infotainment is an interesting one. I wouldn't be alarmed by it if 'infor.....
» 10/06/2011 6:26:31 PM Stezza, thanks for your reply. In a way, answering my question with a question helped to r.....
» 9/06/2011 11:10:36 PM As has been pointed out, defamation is a clearly defined offence. It is distinguished from.....
» 9/06/2011 10:46:31 PM The article is useful in that it gives rise to discussion. Unfortunately, it doesn't contr.....
» 8/06/2011 8:26:41 PM Interesting link, Shadow Minister. One thing that is particularly interesting to me is the.....
» 8/06/2011 8:16:12 PM This is what happens when an organisation picks up on one aspect of an issue and ignores t.....
» 7/06/2011 11:31:57 PM I like what you say, csteele, though I also think Hasbeen has a point. Some of our inmate.....
» 6/06/2011 11:26:48 PM What has been the fate of QLD? We keep complaining about our government, and we keep votin.....
» 6/06/2011 11:24:14 PM I'm rather interested in the processes behind what I eat, but find this article a little t.....
» 6/06/2011 8:58:10 PM Wow! We have diverted our course from the original topic, haven't we! I originally avoided.....
» 6/06/2011 8:12:04 PM Interesting stats, Jayb. I consider myself an optimist, but the stats you provide suggest.....
» 6/06/2011 7:39:10 PM Oh dear, sonofgloin. Your post says a lot more about your cognitive ability than it does a.....
» 5/06/2011 9:10:46 PM Why does it always come back to the "we only contribute 1%, so if we cut back it won'.....
» 3/06/2011 12:52:35 AM For the record, the audience from which Hicks received a standing ovation is unlikely to h.....
» 31/05/2011 1:06:57 AM I keep hearing of this international reputation we have for dragging the chain on climate .....
» 31/05/2011 12:58:41 AM Come on, Houellebecq. Surely there's some hyperbole here? Rejecting ANY idea promoted by a.....
» 31/05/2011 12:36:51 AM For some reason, John Pilger's articles have been getting on my nerves lately. Still, when.....
» 31/05/2011 12:18:38 AM david f, While I agree with your sentiments - that the imposition of Christian chaplains .....
» 28/05/2011 5:30:26 PM Thanks everyone for your comments on my lengthy post(s). And I'm sorry they were so long -.....
» 27/05/2011 12:33:02 AM ... (cont'd) I think Lumen Gentium is one of the reasons that I'm content with my Catholi.....
» 27/05/2011 12:32:21 AM ... (cont'd) There is a lot of talk of 'knowing the Word' and 'seeking God', neither of w.....
» 27/05/2011 12:31:15 AM Hi Saltpetre, I'll try to shed some light on Lumen Gentium here, but be warned that my un.....
» 25/05/2011 9:35:58 PM I found this an interesting read, and have taken a bit of time to think it through. At ris.....
» 22/05/2011 10:16:25 PM I'm looking forward to the commentaries from various analysts who will explain the causes .....
» 20/05/2011 10:14:30 PM Perhaps we white heterosexuals will get our day. First, we need to achieve a landmark in o.....
» 20/05/2011 6:22:13 PM Are you serious, BPT? At our last census (2006), there were fewer than 350,000 Muslims in .....
» 19/05/2011 10:35:11 PM No, Bugsy. I don't feel ridiculed. If ridiculing me was your intention, you failed dismall.....
» 19/05/2011 9:52:33 PM Nice, Bugsy. Rather than finding fault with anything that is said, you ridicule those who .....
» 19/05/2011 9:12:18 PM Bugsy, that may be the stance of many people who call themselves "Catholic", but.....
» 19/05/2011 8:24:48 PM It is quite sad that discussions about religion consistently bring out the worst in both s.....
» 19/05/2011 3:04:32 PM That's a very valid point as well. I don't know that a great clash of the nation states in.....
» 18/05/2011 11:33:58 PM By the same principle, does that make Barack Obama a 'combatant' and therefore a legal tar.....
» 18/05/2011 10:48:59 PM There is probably no mention of 'crazy Islamists' and their ilk because their influence in.....
» 18/05/2011 7:21:40 PM One further point of interest (to me, anyway) is the statement that there are 90 indigenou.....
» 18/05/2011 6:59:48 PM Before I pass comment, I want to clarify that I understand what we're talking about here. .....
» 18/05/2011 6:47:15 PM Whether the killing was legal or not is a bit of an irrelevant question. Law is only worth.....
» 18/05/2011 1:22:37 PM Sandpiper, Fascinating insights into the story of Lot. Why were they directed at me?.....
» 18/05/2011 12:49:48 AM I'm with you there, suzeonline. Our kids (who are our future) are far too important to pla.....
» 18/05/2011 12:20:38 AM Interesting use of statistics, John. I suspect that, as a man of the world, you know that .....
» 17/05/2011 11:51:43 PM Every time I read an article like this, my heart sinks. I had a Catholic education. That .....
» 13/05/2011 12:09:45 AM Thanks for the link. I can understand where the 'nail householders' are coming from. Givi.....
» 12/05/2011 11:28:27 PM I'm intrigued. Does China have time-travelling spies, and not want any amateur detectives .....
» 12/05/2011 11:22:21 PM Sounds a little Orwellian to me. In 1984, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia were constantly at.....
» 12/05/2011 11:12:52 PM Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the article. I have saved a copy to use in class when discussin.....
» 10/05/2011 11:24:35 PM I think James raised a very valid issue in his first post. A close friend of mine - a succ.....
» 7/05/2011 9:11:09 PM Thanks individual. I'll do some research there! cornonacob, you need to draw a distinctio.....
» 6/05/2011 8:22:44 PM What school is that, individual? I did some googling, and found that a School of Dentistr.....
» 6/05/2011 2:54:49 PM Interestingly, it was the Catholic Church that pioneered free education in Australia. Syst.....
» 6/05/2011 1:26:51 AM Much better. I give you a hard time here because I think a lot of your assertions are a l.....
» 5/05/2011 11:48:13 PM I'll admit it. I watched it, and thoroughly enjoyed it. As for Princess William, well, it'.....
» 5/05/2011 11:36:20 PM Strange ... I always thought WW1 started as a result of the absurd 'blank cheque agreement.....
» 4/05/2011 11:23:36 PM I have to say, arjay, that I am delighted that you once again whipped out that old nugget:.....
» 4/05/2011 5:12:48 PM [continued from above] Of course, if our results don't improve, I'll have some questions .....
» 4/05/2011 5:12:17 PM I am very keen to see how students at my school perform in NAPLAN this year. Over the past.....
» 4/05/2011 12:13:45 AM Glad you threw the word 'generalising' in there, rehctub. I and most of the Y-Genners with.....
» 3/05/2011 10:41:25 PM I did some skimming and it appears that 'Al Qaeda' translates to 'toilet' in much the same.....
» 3/05/2011 10:22:33 PM I understand what you're saying, Yabby, and to a certain extent I agree. However, it's not.....
» 1/05/2011 11:39:38 AM You talk about greedy multinationals seeking profits for their shareholders as if it is a .....
» 1/05/2011 11:16:20 AM I get your point, David, but what would you like done in this situation? My thoughts are a.....
» 22/04/2011 12:37:06 PM Child porn and paedophilia are sick, and the individuals in the ALP who embrace such thing.....
» 22/04/2011 12:08:12 PM I'm beginning to think that what I see as 'resentment' of employees is actually just old-f.....
» 22/04/2011 11:54:55 AM Pluther, I studied full-time - dual degree, so five subjects a semester instead of the usu.....
» 22/04/2011 11:48:21 AM What are our values? Lexi posted a list, which is a good starting place, but those are the.....
» 20/04/2011 9:59:21 AM Which uni is that, Dallas?.....
» 20/04/2011 9:33:55 AM How about you just don't trade on Sundays and public holidays, and leave that market to th.....
» 20/04/2011 9:18:25 AM Well that's something I never expected to read. I think it may make a lot of sense to some.....
» 19/04/2011 4:36:22 PM Cronus, You raise an interesting point about the nature of study - being taught physics r.....
» 19/04/2011 1:16:42 PM An awful lot of unsubstantiated claims in this article. I was excited to find a link that .....
» 19/04/2011 12:43:12 PM csteele, Great thread. I haven't had anything to do with Bageant and his work, but will b.....
» 19/04/2011 12:39:20 PM Cheryl, Your first point is an interesting and extremely relevant one. When I went to un.....
» 18/04/2011 10:05:01 PM This article highlights the ambivalence I have in my mind when it comes to Libya. On the .....
» 17/04/2011 12:43:06 PM With specific reference to Sunday trading, I have thought for some time now that we need t.....
» 17/04/2011 12:31:17 PM It is possible (not necessarily probable) that democracy will be accompanied by a slow pro.....
» 17/04/2011 12:13:45 AM Steven, Your very useful information about fleas had me wincing. I wanted to laugh but, f.....
» 17/04/2011 12:07:00 AM "you (white people) actually are peoples who don't ever respect human rights...".....
» 12/04/2011 11:46:55 PM Is it possible that our government is simply 'hitching a ride' here? The scientific commun.....
» 8/04/2011 8:12:22 PM Why are 'the rich' and 'the workers' so often placed in binary opposition? Believe it or n.....
» 7/04/2011 11:38:49 PM I understand that, pelican. When you put something to tender, though, you have an excellen.....
» 7/04/2011 9:57:58 PM Before I go on, I'll point out that I'm ambivalent on the matter of homosexual carers. I n.....
» 7/04/2011 9:46:50 PM I'm glad the article had a by-line. It's the only thing that offers clues about the author.....
» 7/04/2011 9:54:03 AM Interesting observations. Why were they directed at me? They had absolutely nothing to do .....
» 6/04/2011 10:58:03 PM From vanna's link: 'The report says "the situation looks as if it could be getting w.....
» 6/04/2011 7:10:32 PM Interesting article. I would suggest that fewer strings of numbers and more synthesis wou.....
» 5/04/2011 9:51:42 PM Come now. Comparisons to Thatcher are a bit unfair. Thatcher actually stood for something,.....
» 5/04/2011 9:38:41 PM I agree with you there, o sung wu. The police service, like many other services (including.....
» 31/03/2011 6:35:35 PM Are they sitting on the fence or are they lefties? Or were you just throwing out random co.....
» 30/03/2011 10:23:18 PM Last time I bought a can of Coke, it cost me $1.40. Hyperbole is fine, except when trying .....
» 30/03/2011 7:58:45 AM I personally have not differentiated between boys and girls in my posts because it is appo.....
» 29/03/2011 10:26:12 PM I can't help wondering how you find the time to shut down workplaces for safety infringeme.....
» 29/03/2011 4:49:15 PM For once, Shadow Minister, I agree with you. Well, I agree to a certain extent. I don't t.....
» 28/03/2011 7:33:44 PM I can see two sides to this issue. The first is that exposure to alcohol normalises alcoh.....
» 28/03/2011 1:28:09 PM Fritz: "Now with the addition of funding sources we can finally have an informed deb.....
» 25/03/2011 5:28:57 PM While many towns in Queensland lay claim to the title of 'skin cancer capital of the world.....
» 25/03/2011 4:47:56 PM So you have RARELY seen "incidents of physical intimidation and acts of violence".....
» 25/03/2011 8:57:31 AM What is a joke, vanna, is not teachers' attitudes regarding safety. As you continue to pos.....
» 24/03/2011 12:46:33 AM I'm a bit excited about the prospect of "Can-do" as premier. I've never lived in.....
» 24/03/2011 12:15:50 AM Fair enough. Your doubts about suspensions and corporal punishment are well-founded - par.....
» 23/03/2011 10:07:20 PM What you're saying makes sense, vanna, though I do have a few more questions. 1) You ment.....
» 22/03/2011 11:12:49 PM Valid points, vanna. That's probably part of why I've never heard a teacher argue that the.....
» 22/03/2011 12:31:07 AM DreamOn: Given that your knowledge of international treatment of asylum seekers exceeds t.....
» 21/03/2011 11:30:34 PM If we are required to take them once they are on our shores, then surely we're entitled to.....
» 21/03/2011 12:05:55 AM There may not be much diversity in Midsomer Murders, but when viewed as a part of the broa.....
» 20/03/2011 10:25:43 PM Interesting arguments, vanna. You contend that physical violence should go unpunished, bu.....
» 18/03/2011 10:25:27 PM Teachers do not have "a very easy life in being able to fail or expell [sic] a studen.....
» 18/03/2011 10:01:33 PM Sorry vanna, I clicked 'post' before I was finished. I meant to say that there is certainl.....
» 18/03/2011 8:39:52 PM vanna, Harmful it may be, but it works. For quite some time, my school has had one of the.....
» 18/03/2011 6:31:34 PM I am a teacher, as many of you will know. I'm lucky enough to teach in a school in which b.....
» 16/03/2011 11:28:42 PM The author shoots himself in the foot with the very line that spindoc identified: "A .....
» 16/03/2011 6:45:49 PM I'm with you there, Pericles. Limiting donations and publicly funding elections might hel.....
» 15/03/2011 12:34:28 AM "In my opinion there shouldn't be a youth vote. Young adult vote yes. I believe that .....
» 14/03/2011 9:21:59 PM Cherful, are you Claire? Are you one of the football players who was involved in that inci.....
» 14/03/2011 7:41:53 PM A persistent rumour round this neck of the woods has it that the US intends to relocate it.....
» 13/03/2011 3:42:55 PM Cherful, The girl admitted she wasn't there when the pictures were taken......
» 10/03/2011 10:14:23 PM I remember watching an interview with Hanson before she was elected all those years ago. I.....
» 10/03/2011 10:00:54 PM I read the article twice, trying to look for a bit of common sense in it. I couldn't find .....
» 10/03/2011 9:31:06 PM Are you serious, Thinker 2? "The solution is simple Otonoko. Just don't let people w.....
» 9/03/2011 6:51:08 PM Westfarmers wasn't in the grocery picture when Corbett was doing his thing. And the ACCC m.....
» 8/03/2011 12:51:25 AM One of the problems highlighted by rehctub is the need to be competitive in the global are.....
» 8/03/2011 12:31:22 AM Was Greenland really a green land? I had always been taught that it was a marketing con fo.....
» 3/03/2011 7:31:53 PM Where has the article gone? The whole page has loaded, except for the article. Is anyone .....
» 2/03/2011 12:11:41 AM Perhaps Gillard didn't lie. Perhaps she make a promise without a guarantee that she could .....
» 25/02/2011 7:03:50 PM Maybe it is time, as 579 says, for Israel to do its bit. The Israelis have a track record .....
» 25/02/2011 3:06:16 PM Hi individual, I contribute in my role as a teacher. I don't make an immediate economic c.....
» 25/02/2011 12:29:10 AM Please hear me out before posting any condemnation here. Women who go out and get drunk, .....
» 25/02/2011 12:03:42 AM My suggestion is simple. Build again. Build better. Build with the assumption that what yo.....
» 24/02/2011 11:35:49 PM I agree with you, Johnj. A university degree does not bestow common sense or enlightenmen.....
» 23/02/2011 6:30:05 PM I knew a guy who named his first son Jet and his second Diesel. I'm not sure if Rotary, Tw.....
» 21/02/2011 2:19:12 PM What silliness! Cairns had a little bit of strong wind. New Orleans had a hurricane. As fo.....
» 19/02/2011 1:23:45 PM I certainly agree with you there. What sort of national service do you have in mind? I'm g.....
» 19/02/2011 10:22:22 AM What else could you possibly have meant by "Don't drink too much in the first place ?.....
» 19/02/2011 12:17:01 AM Interesting point. Out of context it may have been, but you DID offer air conditioning as.....
» 18/02/2011 7:14:58 PM I'll give it a go. Yes, the article is poking fun at Christian belief. Those of us who are.....
» 18/02/2011 7:00:36 PM An interesting article. I am ambivalent about the republican issue, as I'm quite happy wit.....
» 18/02/2011 6:54:38 PM individual, If I was playing insipid academic excuses games, I would stop. I haven't offe.....
» 18/02/2011 11:06:27 AM This gets more and more bizarre every time I check in. What happened between 17/02 at 7:3.....
» 17/02/2011 10:33:27 PM Reverting to the academic side? What's academic about my point that there is a law, that l.....
» 17/02/2011 2:54:14 PM Spare us the drivel about intelligence, individual. You're bound to make a fool of yoursel.....
» 17/02/2011 12:08:51 AM Interesting. Your 'Bank of Greed' photo is of Tim Costello and a colleague outside the Lab.....
» 16/02/2011 11:39:15 PM While it is nice to have leaders to "ooh" and "aah" at, whose vision a.....
» 16/02/2011 5:43:39 PM Like I said, individual, I can see where you are coming from. However, a logical extension.....
» 15/02/2011 10:37:23 PM I understand where you're coming from, individual, and while I disagree with you, both you.....
» 14/02/2011 8:59:43 PM The publican is not doing the police officers' jobs for them. Under my proposal, the publi.....
» 14/02/2011 7:40:43 PM I think, perhaps, a stiff fine for the venue that served the last drink to a person who fi.....
» 29/01/2011 10:36:53 AM Some interesting ideas there. As an English teacher, when I define a term, there are five.....
» 29/01/2011 10:18:29 AM I had a grumble about the levy, then I got over it. In my fortnightly budget, I give mysel.....
» 27/01/2011 7:00:24 PM OK AJ, Re-reading my post has revealed how inadequate and vague it was. The part of your .....
» 26/01/2011 1:58:12 PM Fair enough, vanna. While I don't fully agree with you, you're certainly entitled to your .....
» 26/01/2011 1:56:36 PM Thanks for the clarification. Like I said, my understanding was quite limited. It's still .....
» 26/01/2011 12:24:44 AM I'm glad I wasn't the only one to see the absurdity in the church story. Seriously - they .....
» 26/01/2011 12:07:43 AM Sorry - I thought I had erased that last line. I don't want to be confrontational, because.....
» 26/01/2011 12:06:20 AM AJ, your argument is flawed. You impose your understanding of the notion of "God".....
» 25/01/2011 11:50:40 PM When did Woolworths become a multinational? It is an Australian company, founded in Austra.....
» 25/01/2011 11:33:39 PM diver dan, you raise an interesting point - but (to my admittedly limited understanding) a.....
» 25/01/2011 11:18:34 PM I understand where you're coming from, and certainly agree that the bonds of humanity ough.....
» 21/01/2011 11:53:16 PM If you have the opportunity, talk to some teenage mothers while doing your research. I thi.....
» 21/01/2011 11:39:40 PM Al, I suggest that if you want to discuss the ethical implications of Darwin's work to hum.....
» 20/01/2011 12:20:28 AM Funny - I came to Australia from a third world country where I was unwanted (a white kid s.....
» 20/01/2011 12:02:58 AM Morality is subjective, as is the broader concept of ethics. If I have lost my job and ha.....
» 14/01/2011 10:49:53 PM The Wivenhoe Dam did precious little to help? Really? It is still sitting (or was this mo.....
» 14/01/2011 11:12:46 AM It's all well and good saying "it could have been predicted" after the fact and,.....
» 14/01/2011 10:36:36 AM "No hint of that in the Australian media". Strange - I saw it on the news, and l.....
» 13/01/2011 9:09:18 PM There is a long-standing and absurd expectation that people who live in the country are to.....
» 12/01/2011 5:12:44 PM That's what I'm saying, TBC. Without the benefit of first-hand experience, us young'uns of.....
» 11/01/2011 10:39:08 PM It's interesting that, so many years later, Sir Joh still prompts quite emotional discussi.....
» 11/01/2011 5:32:31 PM In a recent trip to Sydney, I realised how ill-equipped I am to talk about multiculturalis.....
» 11/01/2011 5:18:16 PM I think one of the more frustrating things about our current system is that we are wasting.....
» 10/01/2011 6:23:29 PM I take great interest in reactions to this series. I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it.....
» 10/01/2011 5:22:07 PM My chief concern with a popularly-elected president is one of eligibility. While it would .....
» 10/01/2011 11:13:58 AM While I can understand how the name issue could be seen as petty (after all, nations can c.....
» 10/01/2011 1:35:54 AM Come on, Brett: "Making these horses a percentage infertile is the only way and the .....
» 10/01/2011 12:45:57 AM I'm fine with big retailers and big profit margins - if their business model works, I don'.....
» 8/01/2011 1:45:56 PM My impression, based on rellies and family friends, is that many South Africans genuinely .....
» 29/12/2010 12:20:38 AM Wow, how did I only just discover this piece? It is brilliant! A serious and relevant poin.....
» 14/12/2010 5:40:49 PM By the way, returning to the thrust of the original post: I don't think the issue is sole.....
» 14/12/2010 5:31:48 PM Well, as a former EQ teacher I'll let the 'former' in that title tell my opinion of the st.....
» 14/12/2010 5:14:38 PM Surely your proposal would simply lead to a further 'brain drain' in this country? If some.....
» 14/12/2010 5:02:54 PM I suspect that the people with whom Rudd has done, currently does and will in the future d.....
» 13/12/2010 11:28:43 AM My family's Christmas has always been a quiet one. Alas, this year, for the first time in .....
» 9/12/2010 10:13:38 AM I appreciate your point, pelican, and knew when I made the bank statement analogy that I w.....
» 9/12/2010 8:50:13 AM You were going well until your "reality check" turned to hearsay from the Britis.....
» 30/11/2010 12:26:24 AM Where does your bank situation actually stand in a legal sense, though, Bazz? To my mind,.....
» 29/11/2010 10:58:08 PM So rather than being a gender issue, it is an issue of different values placed on differen.....
» 23/11/2010 6:44:31 PM I take your point there, crabsy. I guess where I am coming from is that the hours "r.....
» 23/11/2010 1:07:24 AM If we are to introduce an hour a week of philosophy, where does that hour come from? I sug.....
» 18/11/2010 7:52:48 PM Thanks for starting this thread, whistler. I'm looking forward to gaining a clearer unders.....
» 18/11/2010 7:35:24 PM You know, Hasbeen, I think you're right. One of the problems with our research-focused hi.....
» 18/11/2010 7:16:41 PM Mine was a strange one. It seemed minor at the time, but the words of a disabled guy raisi.....
» 17/11/2010 10:16:55 PM I take your point, sonofgloin, however you raised the notion that one in four Australians .....
» 17/11/2010 6:40:39 PM sonofgloin, the figures don't add up when you are suggesting that a quarter of Australians.....
» 12/11/2010 5:44:02 PM Regardless of whether or not the guy is scum, or American, or a freemason, or a boy scout,.....
» 12/11/2010 4:59:05 PM Whistler, Would you mind elaborating on your concept of separate men's and women's legisl.....
» 6/11/2010 12:19:56 AM Nice thread. I agree wholeheartedly, as well. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, I los.....
» 6/11/2010 12:09:38 AM Sorry, Proxy. I thought the E in EDL actually had a meaning. Seeing that they have done s.....
» 5/11/2010 8:19:18 PM As you said, Al, what were the English bobbies doing in Amsterdam? Further to that, though.....
» 5/11/2010 12:01:48 AM Proxy, it's a bit rich dismissing polls with results you deem unfavourable (62% of Austral.....
» 4/11/2010 11:38:43 PM First of all, I'd like to applaud the author for recognising a problem and taking some act.....
» 31/10/2010 6:00:32 PM My apologies about the EDL/EPL typo. I don't think we can reasonably believe that the UAF.....
» 31/10/2010 12:49:39 AM Rosa Parkes resorted to civil disobedience. The EPL resort to violence and thuggery, adm.....
» 29/10/2010 8:05:16 PM Interesting article. I certainly agree with what appears to be your thesis - that the wor.....
» 29/10/2010 7:54:49 PM One could argue that anybody who has - or wishes to have - an income that extends beyond s.....
» 29/10/2010 7:38:11 PM An interesting exercise and, sadly, I cluttered my perception by reading a very little bit.....
» 28/10/2010 9:10:26 PM I forgot to mention the veggie man who sells on the side of the road not far from my place.....
» 28/10/2010 6:48:25 PM Perhaps, given recent political history, we should consider something totally radical and .....
» 28/10/2010 12:44:21 AM We seem to be making a lot of assumptions about the NBN here, and especially about the mot.....
» 27/10/2010 10:47:24 PM I agree with you, wobbles, that we need more competition. In the time I have spent oversea.....
» 27/10/2010 5:56:08 PM Hasbeen, your rejection of the notion that teachers do work at home (based on your experie.....
» 27/10/2010 1:18:18 AM I will add my name to the list of prudes who disapprove of prostitution, and I will do so .....
» 27/10/2010 12:07:46 AM How ironic that you start a post complaining about Australians with the complaint that the.....
» 26/10/2010 10:41:02 PM Talk of population always makes me think of the Eagles song The Last Resort, and its closi.....
» 25/10/2010 8:36:58 PM Strangely, I have only noticed this thread now. The subject has been on my mind a lot late.....
» 24/10/2010 12:34:11 PM What a lovely read for a Sunday morning! Thanks......
» 24/10/2010 12:22:17 PM Paul, once again you have failed to demonstrate how my words admit that there is no God. W.....
» 23/10/2010 11:15:47 PM Yes, jinny. People do have a right to come knocking at my door, or anyone else's for that .....
» 23/10/2010 6:07:59 PM Sure, Paul, put words into my mouth. It's what I would expect from you, really. We'll see .....
» 23/10/2010 4:37:26 PM I'd like to think so, David. I don't know, though. We are living in a society that is inc.....
» 23/10/2010 4:18:00 PM And what you are doing, Paul, is demonstrating the kind of denial that so many use to some.....
» 22/10/2010 7:55:41 PM I suspect that Clownfish has, so far, summed the article up most succinctly and accurately.....
» 22/10/2010 1:45:01 AM I don't know that Mary Mackillop can be held accountable for the 'class divide' that appar.....
» 22/10/2010 1:41:27 AM While we certainly expect more humane behaviour of those who are ostensibly 'people of God.....
» 22/10/2010 1:36:25 AM Strange, ausdag - I didn't read this as an anti-religion article at all. It simply questio.....
» 21/10/2010 6:17:40 PM I suppose if your only Australian airport experience is Tullamarine, you would think that......
» 21/10/2010 6:12:56 PM I think there is a part in our collective Australian-ness that desperately wants the appro.....
» 20/10/2010 12:35:06 AM Thanks crabsy for your explanation of the purpose of icons. Two similar ideas - not true .....
» 19/10/2010 1:49:51 AM I think there's a widespread desire to be different. I don't begrudge the Irish the right .....
» 19/10/2010 1:43:53 AM I'm assuming your suggestion of Saint Adolph is an example of hyperbole, Shadow Minister. .....
» 19/10/2010 1:31:57 AM Interesting. I must say it's nice to see a suggested solution to the apparent peril that c.....
» 19/10/2010 1:19:37 AM It is, of course, possible that the proliferation of signs prohibiting this and that is a .....
» 19/10/2010 1:05:37 AM What you are saying rings true. Of course, many of these matters of trust are invisible to.....
» 19/10/2010 12:27:38 AM Perhaps electorates in which NOTA received the lion's share of votes could get what they w.....
» 18/10/2010 7:19:18 PM What an absurd statement! I have heard of Mary Mackillop. I was captain of Mackillop house.....
» 17/10/2010 4:41:43 PM vanna, One could similarly question why you cling so desperately to TIMSS and ignore PISA.....
» 17/10/2010 12:12:59 PM vanna, the indicators I was speaking of are drawn from the PISA testing. Thus the proporti.....
» 17/10/2010 2:37:47 AM How do we win, then, vanna? In the past, you have pointed an accusing finger at teachers f.....
» 16/10/2010 12:56:01 PM vanna, we're never going to agree about the importation issue, simply because every school.....
» 16/10/2010 1:24:43 AM I am a little surprised to see comments coming dangerously close to suggesting that religi.....
» 15/10/2010 7:13:48 PM I'll say this for the roads in Vanuatu. In December last year, quite late at night (the on.....
» 15/10/2010 7:03:37 PM I will also add my thanks for the link to Alfie Kohn. Navigating away from the linked adve.....
» 14/10/2010 10:51:55 PM Besides my frivolous comment to vanna, though, your article was very interesting. I agree .....
» 14/10/2010 8:16:43 PM As an advocate of performance-based pay, vanna, I assume that you'll be pushing for a heft.....
» 14/10/2010 7:59:26 PM The comments about employment and apparent happiness with life resonated with me. A little.....
» 14/10/2010 7:52:29 PM You are right, 579, that to get the kids through school and into uni, a change of socio-cu.....
» 14/10/2010 6:01:28 PM There you go, sonofgloin. I think you are addressing something much closer to a real human.....
» 13/10/2010 8:41:01 PM Well, I did some more digging and found out a bit more about this case. I take it from you.....
» 13/10/2010 12:28:30 AM I agree with you that Australia should sort out its own human rights issues before critici.....
» 11/10/2010 7:12:33 PM Interesting. When one strips the details away and comes up with the "raw bones" .....
» 10/10/2010 1:27:34 PM You draw an interesting parallel here. I think, most of all, that it shows how unimaginati.....
» 9/10/2010 5:14:46 PM Victoria Point SHS (on Brisbane's southern bayside) offered gender-differentiated classes .....
» 9/10/2010 12:19:54 AM Good on her. A winner is a winner, no matter the sport or the forum. And to be a winner us.....
» 9/10/2010 12:07:24 AM I live in a bad neighbourhood. In my early twenties, I used to go out cycling late at nigh.....
» 8/10/2010 11:52:09 PM I know I shouldn't do it but, for some reason, I can't help myself. I was trawling throug.....
» 8/10/2010 11:16:28 PM grateful, I will defend with great fervour your right to use the term 'sister' in referen.....
» 8/10/2010 11:02:03 PM Good point, vanna. I agree that passing English should be necessary for progression. Some .....
» 8/10/2010 1:04:50 AM I think the issue in education is not so much a feminIST education system, but more of a f.....
» 8/10/2010 12:48:08 AM I'm sorry Constance. Discussions like this really frustrate me and, as far as I can tell, .....
» 8/10/2010 12:38:57 AM I got lost looking for the reference to grateful's sister. I was ready to step up in defen.....
» 6/10/2010 10:06:56 PM A bit of T. S. Eliot never hurt anyone on a balmy Wednesday evening, did it? You made my e.....
» 6/10/2010 7:56:31 PM I read the article, but missed the bit where the evidence pointed at Israel. I did see the.....
» 6/10/2010 7:35:15 PM I think art in itself is self-consuming. Artists seeking 'la vie boheme' in Montmartre mig.....
» 4/10/2010 11:02:59 PM I know that, as a feminist, the venerable Melinda would scarcely be interested in this. Bu.....
» 2/10/2010 5:18:47 PM It is a tricky one. I do not support the death penalty in any way whatsoever and, as such,.....
» 2/10/2010 5:07:36 PM This is exactly why I wish my fellow Catholics would shut up and let their actions do the .....
» 29/09/2010 11:26:06 AM Would a character reference of the plaintiff be acceptable? In this line of argument, I th.....
» 28/09/2010 11:12:41 AM I agree that there has been no substantial evidence of Catholicophobia provided either in .....
» 27/09/2010 9:42:28 PM But then we must discount the testimonies of many of the pilots cited on Patriots Question.....
» 27/09/2010 10:19:48 AM Arjay, I looked at your evidence and asked you some questions about it. Frankly, much of i.....
» 26/09/2010 9:29:47 PM Oh Arjay, I don't think you're in any position here to offer demeaning comments about the .....
» 23/09/2010 11:20:07 PM I have no objection to the independent review these people ask for. It is not my tax money.....
» 23/09/2010 8:37:33 PM So we are to take Robert Baer's word, despite the fact that he contradicts himself? We are.....
» 22/09/2010 8:19:09 PM What a wonderful piece of writing! I now have something to show my Year 9 students when we.....
» 21/09/2010 8:22:03 PM My experience of Greece as a teenager travelling with a school group was pleasant. Sure, t.....
» 21/09/2010 7:32:03 PM It saddens me to see so much venom from both sides in what is ultimately a futile debate. .....
» 20/09/2010 2:15:21 AM Wow, David G. You must be proud. I do ask, though, when you will include some level of phi.....
» 19/09/2010 12:47:11 PM Johnj, I will NOT name the school at which I used to work, as I have a right to maintain .....
» 18/09/2010 9:27:58 PM I'm pleased to see some quite intelligent discussions going on in here - even when I disag.....
» 18/09/2010 1:31:02 PM Funny, jorge - you just provided quite a good inventory of the facilities at the state sch.....
» 18/09/2010 1:26:56 PM Valid point, Pericles. I could make all sorts of excuses for the Catholic Church at the ti.....
» 18/09/2010 12:10:39 AM Whether it is the careful work of Catholic spin doctors or not, there is more evidence tha.....
» 16/09/2010 5:57:44 PM You base your 'knowledge' of the fact that Newman was gay on an opinion piece written by a.....
» 16/09/2010 12:41:16 AM Ho Hum, I won't go so far as to say that I agree with everything you have written, but I .....
» 16/08/2010 10:14:12 PM I was ready to be annoyed by this article, expecting another prediction about how the &quo.....
» 16/08/2010 10:05:50 PM One of the more irritating consequences of NAPLAN has been the excessive focus on test-tak.....
» 13/08/2010 1:55:25 AM I think the matter of clear signage is an important one. I have been caught speeding twice.....
» 13/08/2010 1:36:34 AM I think the article raises one of the very important issues with NAPLAN - that it offers a.....
» 13/08/2010 1:14:30 AM What I find frustrating about this article and some of the replies is the underlying assum.....
» 31/07/2010 11:35:09 AM You're not really suggesting that Simon Crean had a bit of fair dinkum decency, are you?.....
» 31/07/2010 1:02:52 AM Sorry Celivia - I shouldn't have been confrontational there. I understand that you don't b.....
» 31/07/2010 12:47:08 AM Low blow, Celivia, and actually quite offensive. Assuming that your argument is genuine,.....
» 31/07/2010 12:39:44 AM I'd hardly say I am twisting the truth, runner. Unless you were present during the discuss.....
» 30/07/2010 9:28:37 PM I'm right with you there, Ludwig. Speed limits are there for a reason. There was a time (w.....
» 30/07/2010 5:45:07 PM Two things concern me about this article and discussion. The first is the assertion that .....
» 30/07/2010 12:31:03 AM Having read the online extract (I won't be forking out the dosh for a copy of Women's Week.....
» 29/07/2010 7:12:31 PM How does this constitute 'sleeping her way to the top'? Who was the married man? Where is .....
» 29/07/2010 7:07:34 PM It is interesting that the Coalition is using this forum as a part of their campaign. Firs.....
» 28/07/2010 5:36:20 PM Your post mirrors my sentiments quite nicely, StG, though I'll warn you that I have been s.....
» 27/07/2010 10:18:49 PM I am a little concerned that Ms. Bishop has been allowed to use this forum to sling mud at.....
» 27/07/2010 12:13:46 AM I agree wholeheartedly. In a sense, they are directing their profits from one business int.....
» 26/07/2010 10:59:26 PM Suze, I understand your suggestion that the Catholic Church should sell the wealth amassed.....
» 25/07/2010 11:44:19 PM There is actually a requirement that uniforms are affordable and approved by the P & C. I'.....
» 24/07/2010 12:28:09 AM Perhaps it's more a reflection of our disinterest in droll and unsubtle American attempts .....
» 23/07/2010 10:21:50 PM DreamOn, thanks for the feedback. In my mind, the parallels are clear if a little extreme.....
» 23/07/2010 10:00:50 PM I understand your point, rehctub: that increases in pays for low income earners may make j.....
» 23/07/2010 12:35:38 AM I guess one thing that concerns me is that many people seem to endorse voting Green purely.....
» 22/07/2010 8:37:37 PM I just answered questions in a phone poll (for the first time ever, I am part of the rando.....
» 22/07/2010 7:56:46 PM Thanks Cornflower for presenting an alternative view of these 'young scoundrels' who fail .....
» 22/07/2010 5:52:54 PM I feel your pain, Ludwig. If it didn't mean putting a tick next to Mooney's name and strok.....
» 20/07/2010 10:36:02 PM Continued . . . Paedophilia and child abuse, on the other hand, are sins - and there is a.....
» 20/07/2010 10:34:43 PM I had, until very recently, been opposed to the ordination of women in the Catholic Church.....
» 20/07/2010 12:40:17 AM It's funny, we are unique - I echo your sentiment that whoever wins will not impact greatl.....
» 19/07/2010 7:28:44 PM Thanks for responding, Filip, and thanks for causing me to go back and reread my posts. Yo.....
» 19/07/2010 7:17:19 PM If less than 50% turned up to vote, the end result would still be that a government would .....
» 19/07/2010 12:24:30 AM Some of my fondest school memories happened on the way to or from school: the long walk to.....
» 18/07/2010 8:29:56 PM Funny you say that, CJ. A bit of a Wyatt Earp/Rob Roy merger - he certainly has an epic fu.....
» 18/07/2010 3:04:22 PM I have two concerns about old mate Wyatt. The first is that, as a notably young member, h.....
» 18/07/2010 2:12:14 PM vanna, I appreciate your concerns about the apparent silence of teachers when it comes to.....
» 17/07/2010 4:42:18 PM Vanna, while we disagree on the finer details, always have and most likely always will, am.....
» 17/07/2010 1:57:16 PM We rolled out laptops to Year 9s this year. Apparently the funds for older students have d.....
» 17/07/2010 12:51:45 PM Come on, vanna. 1) Yes, software like the Microsoft Office package is American, and is us.....
» 16/07/2010 10:51:18 PM I am still curious about the assertion that the 50,000 overstayers not being brought to ac.....
» 16/07/2010 10:17:27 PM I find it absurd that a federal education minister (or former minister) is held to account.....
» 16/07/2010 1:04:03 AM Strangely, with almost no exceptions, my discoveries about my ancestors have left me feeli.....
» 15/07/2010 6:55:15 PM I am blessed to live in a Starbucks-free city. We have a Gloria Jeans (maybe two? not sure.....
» 14/07/2010 12:18:28 AM Could Jesus play the drums? Doubtful. But, in the words of King Missile, "He could've.....
» 13/07/2010 11:41:48 PM Sometimes I think Australians are like dogs. Loyal, friendly, at times suspicious of other.....
» 12/07/2010 12:45:41 AM If it's not our war, whose war is it? There was no war until we, along with our allies, in.....
» 12/07/2010 12:32:13 AM In the past, I've argued against same-sex marriage on the grounds that "marriage".....
» 11/07/2010 12:10:20 AM I'm not sure which of my posts has given you the impression that I think climate change &q.....
» 9/07/2010 11:29:20 PM I am happy to respect restrictions on photography of sacred sites if such photography is, .....
» 9/07/2010 11:13:09 PM Thanks for the link, Opinionated2. Like mine, yours obviously has an axe to grind. Between.....
» 9/07/2010 10:49:16 PM Alright, Clownfish. We clearly are not going to agree here. Certainly I do not believe I a.....
» 9/07/2010 3:30:52 PM Before we head down the track of 'underfunding' and 'overfunding', here's something to con.....
» 9/07/2010 11:54:47 AM Clownfish: 1) I have flown on 12 international flights. Four were for immigration purpose.....
» 8/07/2010 11:34:18 PM I agree wholeheartedly, nairbe......
» 8/07/2010 10:58:35 PM To be honest, the chaplain seems like a decent enough bloke - but his place is not in a sc.....
» 8/07/2010 10:25:17 PM Come on, Clownfish. You have just illustrated the same dismissive attitude towards Generat.....
» 8/07/2010 9:57:27 PM I haven't been able to view the videos in their entirety yet - my dodgy regional Australia.....
» 8/07/2010 6:03:04 PM That's what I'm saying, Curmudgeon - though probably not very eloquently. I have holiday b.....
» 8/07/2010 5:13:35 PM Damn straight it is a breach of the Queensland Teachers' Code of Conduct. I took a group o.....
» 8/07/2010 4:55:12 PM I think old mate Bishop lost all credibility here with her second sentence: "In broad.....
» 8/07/2010 4:47:08 PM As another member of Gen Y (albeit at the older end of the Gen Y spectrum), I'd like to of.....
» 8/07/2010 12:50:10 PM Wow - I was about to say exactly what runner said (well, pretty close, anyway). The logic .....
» 6/07/2010 10:38:48 PM We invited New Zealand (and Fiji, apparently) to join our nation way back when the idea of.....
» 5/07/2010 10:12:32 PM Alright, runner. I'll be the first to put up my hand and say that I am "willing to di.....
» 5/07/2010 10:04:35 PM I'm all for an Australian head of state, with our current model of government. That is, a .....
» 5/07/2010 9:57:00 PM I'm struggling to find the racial hatred in this case. Certainly, it is an attack on the l.....
» 30/06/2010 12:26:38 AM I do have to ask, Ginx: was 'subslime' a brilliant typo or a clever play on words? I'm imp.....
» 30/06/2010 12:24:45 AM Perhaps they could take the 100 million pounds (at a conservative estimate, 2006) spent ea.....
» 29/06/2010 8:48:34 PM I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, ALGOREisRICH. As far as I can tell, you are ask.....
» 29/06/2010 11:09:52 AM This article opens with a bit of a cricket statistic: "This is the first time in Aus.....
» 29/06/2010 10:39:27 AM Thanks for your replies, belly and TBC. I didn't mean to pry - I'm just trying to be a mor.....
» 29/06/2010 2:49:20 AM I certainly agree with the sentiment of the article, but I find the following a little str.....
» 29/06/2010 2:24:24 AM The Blue Cross, I genuinely want to know - what do you believe in? What pleases you? I d.....
» 29/06/2010 2:05:08 AM I am pleased to see such a sensible string of responses here! Muslim children certainly do.....
» 28/06/2010 7:27:41 PM Hasbeen, I suspect you haven't listened to Gillard too closely, either. She did not say sh.....
» 28/06/2010 7:12:05 PM Ginx, I'm assuming that you didn't bother reading anybody's posts before you declared that.....
» 25/06/2010 11:58:56 PM I agree, Clownfish, that people do vote along those lines. And I also agree that the parti.....
» 25/06/2010 7:48:28 PM Neither Rudd nor Gillard were elected PM. They were elected as MPs by the people in their .....
» 25/06/2010 3:58:41 PM Julia Gillard has indicated that she will do the honourable thing and call an election. Wh.....
» 24/06/2010 5:35:06 PM To answer your question, Cossomby, I have worked with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Is.....
» 24/06/2010 1:25:10 AM What did this article contribute, apart from anger? And what makes Noel Pearson 'amateuris.....
» 23/06/2010 10:08:35 PM I'm beginning to wonder if I read the same article as everyone else. My understanding of t.....
» 20/06/2010 11:40:22 PM David and Oliver, I've been following this thread with some interest, albeit at a distanc.....
» 20/06/2010 8:00:07 PM It was with that red card that I came to realise that I'll never fully understand soccer. .....
» 20/06/2010 7:57:00 PM Thanks for the suggestions. I guess it has always puzzled me because it is so succinct (wh.....
» 19/06/2010 12:11:22 PM A little while ago, I had the privilege of running a school-based program that took the tr.....
» 19/06/2010 11:48:52 AM While we're stereotyping, what of people of both indigenous and islander descent (like Tah.....
» 19/06/2010 11:41:44 AM I don't find the vuvuzelas too annoying - I can ignore them after a while. Perhaps it's my.....
» 18/06/2010 10:28:12 PM Martin Cruz Smith is brilliant. Among his lesser-known works, I would say Gypsy in Amber i.....
» 18/06/2010 9:35:59 PM Aah, adding children's mysteries to the mix opens a whole new range of detectives! I loved.....
» 18/06/2010 6:17:08 PM On paper, Poirot and Holmes would have to battle it out for my favourite. I do like the ki.....
» 17/06/2010 12:11:22 AM I agree wholeheartedly, CJ. I don't think there's any place for compulsory religious educa.....
» 16/06/2010 11:46:49 PM AJ, your discrediting of a belief system you know "inside-out" does little more .....
» 16/06/2010 11:38:44 PM In Act I, Scene 3 of Macbeth, the witches meet to plot and cause mischief. The first witch.....
» 16/06/2010 11:26:10 PM Come on David, you're baiting now. Zeus assumed the forms of various animals and had sex w.....
» 16/06/2010 9:40:06 PM Bigos, I was going to let it rest but a few other people have brought it up. I asked you t.....
» 16/06/2010 9:32:00 PM David, Are you really suggesting that animals may consent to intercourse or other 'intera.....
» 16/06/2010 8:38:17 PM Ultimately, the man at the top must take responsibility for the actions of his workers. Pe.....
» 16/06/2010 8:29:15 PM Interesting post, sonofgloin. I'm too young to remember such things, but my teachers at sc.....
» 16/06/2010 7:15:26 PM Paul, It's a pity your Catholic schools taught that non-Catholics couldn't be saved, espe.....
» 16/06/2010 12:09:12 AM I think I'll summarise my response to this post by saying that religions, Christian and ot.....
» 15/06/2010 11:32:28 PM TBC, you certainly seem to have a very dim view of humanity. Every time I bump into one of.....
» 15/06/2010 11:11:34 PM HFR: The United Kingdom is a democracy. Religious education is not illegal there - in fac.....
» 15/06/2010 4:31:05 PM Aah, CJ! I thought I was the only one . . ......
» 14/06/2010 11:50:04 AM It's an interesting article, Al. It seems to me that the magistrate missed the point. Rega.....
» 14/06/2010 1:21:52 AM Okay, I'm going to take the bait. I know I shouldn't, but then again I do a lot of things .....
» 13/06/2010 11:18:16 PM Oh dear, foxy! My heart goes out to you at the derailing of this well-intentioned thread. .....
» 13/06/2010 8:33:58 PM I have to admit that I'm a sucker for sports of all kinds. My year of TV is taken up with .....
» 12/06/2010 11:46:49 AM Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm a bit alarmed that some thought I was playing the r.....
» 11/06/2010 7:20:32 PM Quayle, I agree with the gist of your post - crime is not coloured. Crime is often a sympt.....
» 11/06/2010 5:45:38 PM o sung wu, I think your post is interesting. As a veteran, do you believe that you fough.....
» 10/06/2010 9:33:16 PM I agree, Amicus, that bikes only work in cities that are designed for them. I'm a cyclist,.....
» 10/06/2010 6:00:10 PM I read the article with high hopes and was disappointed. Why do people feel the need to ra.....
» 8/06/2010 5:07:02 PM I'm confused. The Commonwealth Bank doesn't charge me any fees for EFTPOS transactions. An.....
» 7/06/2010 5:27:11 PM I take it, HFR, that your post was ironic. After all, you throw the word 'charlatanism' ar.....
» 5/06/2010 2:41:23 AM vanna, A quick scan of my mountain of textbooks from uni (undergrad and postgrad) reveale.....
» 5/06/2010 1:42:34 AM You raise an interesting point, Belly. I don't know how I'd react if I was confronted wit.....
» 5/06/2010 1:24:11 AM An interesting thread, Foxy. In response to your original idea: When I taught literature.....
» 5/06/2010 1:12:10 AM Another NQ take here, and another 'no' vote. I can understand the arguments for daylight .....
» 5/06/2010 12:56:33 AM Aren't non-profit organisations exempt from tax, or at least eligible for tax benefits? I'.....
» 1/02/2010 4:12:28 PM I think it's great, as long as the data remains quantitative. According to last night's ne.....
» 26/01/2010 1:27:15 AM I think a new flag is the least of our concerns at the moment. The reality is that, even i.....
» 15/01/2010 12:18:20 AM I don't know if gender has any real impact on me, but I'll admit that I draw parallels bet.....
» 7/01/2010 11:30:24 AM Not a bad idea at all, in my opinion. I'm not sure what heritage status will do for the pr.....
» 7/01/2010 11:25:53 AM I think racism IS an issue, but the 'racism' card has been overplayed. We cannot assume th.....
» 26/12/2009 11:08:05 PM Thanks for the insult, yabby. My point is simple. The Catholic Church issues doctrines as .....
» 25/12/2009 11:12:13 PM The Pope and the Catholic Church don't tell people to go forth and populate. They do speak.....
» 11/12/2009 12:34:37 AM This is an interesting article, but it reeks of cultural imperialism in many ways. We are .....
» 9/12/2009 11:44:03 PM I have a friend from Innisfail who assures me that, every time there is a cyclone there, p.....
» 8/12/2009 11:50:39 PM It's like that old Leunig cartoon of the man showing his kid an image of a sunrise on TV w.....
» 8/12/2009 11:36:34 PM I really don't mind the weather up this end of the state. At least there's some excitement.....
» 8/12/2009 11:21:04 PM You have a good point, Ludwig. I'd certainly hate for Townsville to boom much more in term.....
» 7/12/2009 10:09:08 PM Aah, I joined this one quite late. I'm a little bit hyperactive, I think, so 'chilling ou.....
» 7/12/2009 9:58:29 PM I get an extra $21.70 a fortnight for teaching outside Brisbane. It's a bit of a laugh, re.....
» 7/12/2009 9:38:27 PM Aah. Everything is illuminated......
» 4/12/2009 2:28:13 PM Tell me: what exactly is the point of this article? A whole lot of recount and not a lot o.....
» 3/12/2009 12:49:42 PM The idea that celibacy attracts paedophiles is a bit of a stretch, isn't it? Why on earth .....
» 3/12/2009 12:37:19 PM Interesting. I think it's all a bit silly, really, and I'm glad that the same thing is un.....
» 3/12/2009 12:21:36 PM What a silly article. Perhaps Costello wanted a change of scenery. Perhaps Costello was .....
» 23/11/2009 8:26:55 PM This year is the tenth anniversary of my schoolies experience. I spent a blissful week on .....
» 22/11/2009 2:04:43 AM Will the $3,000 even cover relocation costs for people who choose to leave Brisbane for th.....
» 22/11/2009 1:49:37 AM While I admire the intention of the article, I can't help feeling a little disappointed by.....
» 17/11/2009 10:53:17 PM Individual, Check this year's NAPLAN results (which, to those QLD teacher bashers, is the.....
» 30/10/2009 2:12:16 AM There seems to be an Eight Mile Creek on the fringe of just about every coastal town in Qu.....
» 8/10/2009 5:22:43 PM Perhaps they should come a bit further north, to the Burdekin. All the backpackers I have .....
» 8/10/2009 5:16:39 PM I live next door to a 'walkthrough' - in reality, an alleyway - with a liquor store less t.....
» 8/10/2009 5:16:33 PM I live next door to a 'walkthrough' - in reality, an alleyway - with a liquor store less t.....
» 7/10/2009 1:56:12 AM "Historiography is a crock", Squeers? Historiography is the study of history as.....
» 1/10/2009 1:19:03 AM I think development reaches the point where it defeats its own purpose. The city is great,.....
» 28/09/2009 2:24:55 AM Belly, I just thought I'd say that I really like your post (the one that begins with 'I b.....
» 28/09/2009 2:06:56 AM I remember scripture lessons in my NSW school days. The Anglicans stayed in class, the Cat.....
» 25/09/2009 3:35:32 PM "Conducting fitness camps for cricketers before the start of test matches is beyond c.....
» 25/09/2009 12:39:28 PM I don't think Rudd can take the blame for revising the idea of the library. When I went to.....
» 25/09/2009 1:52:25 AM I can't really imagine too much sexual abuse going on in a confessional. They tend to be s.....
» 25/09/2009 1:47:53 AM Given that the inspiration behind the Guinness Book of Records was a pub argument about wh.....
» 21/09/2009 12:26:42 PM Hi burbs, I think it's a basic human characteristic that we'll always feel 'hard done by'.....
» 21/09/2009 12:51:09 AM I think this sort of devolution of power - within certain parameters - can only be a good .....
» 21/09/2009 12:38:08 AM To be perfectly honest, I do judge people who are seriously obese. It's not that they're u.....
» 20/09/2009 11:55:21 PM I'm not sure why I keep posting in discussions about religion, as they all seem to head do.....
» 20/09/2009 11:33:58 PM A few thoughts here. Firstly, I am a teacher. I am not on $80,000 - closer to $60,000, wh.....
» 7/09/2009 11:28:53 PM Thanks for the video, Arjay. The narrator asks what we see; I reckon I'll answer that. I s.....
» 4/09/2009 9:53:19 PM What I love about the article is that, rather than bashing Bush, it bashes conservatives. .....
» 4/09/2009 1:41:08 AM O tempora! O mores! Cicero was whining about the declining morals and social norms nearly.....
» 30/08/2009 3:12:45 PM I am aware that there is a university campus not too far away from Palm. I spend a lot of .....
» 29/08/2009 11:15:10 PM I would love to agree with the article, but I think it misses the reality that equal oppor.....
» 28/08/2009 11:17:47 PM Sorry, TBC - I didn't mean to bundle you in with anyone. I just drew the connection that b.....
» 27/08/2009 11:10:16 PM Surely, vanna (and The Blue Cross), if P & C organisations are overrun by teachers (which,.....
» 27/08/2009 12:35:25 AM I think rehctub's point about the asset-rich, cashflow-poor ratepayers is that they are be.....
» 27/08/2009 12:20:39 AM Nina, why do you post an article on a site that is intended to promote discussion if you a.....
» 24/08/2009 10:57:05 PM The Blue Cross, I suggest that you find a new school for your kids. If parent/teacher int.....
» 24/08/2009 10:39:42 PM An interesting article. I think the role of a reviewer is important and, if we are to max.....
» 23/08/2009 11:17:05 PM Thanks for the link, Ian. I found the paper very interesting. After taking a while to thin.....
» 23/08/2009 3:07:53 PM Banjo, A few pages back you asked if Fractelle or Cornflower could name any well-managed .....
» 22/08/2009 11:50:39 PM I personally have no problem with league tables. At the moment, access to information on Q.....
» 22/08/2009 4:08:58 PM Another real issue to add to BAYGON's list is whether or not parents really care about the.....
» 14/08/2009 12:35:36 AM I recently participated in a conference looking at the inclusion of Asian studies across t.....
» 7/08/2009 8:56:08 PM While I'm open to the idea of the restoration of an upper house in Queensland, I'm not com.....
» 5/08/2009 12:46:39 AM I don't listen to the show (I don't even know if it's on air here in Townsville) and I hav.....
» 4/08/2009 12:25:28 AM I'm always a little alarmed when I hear calls to 'turn our deserts into forests'. I know t.....
» 1/08/2009 6:06:22 PM Regardless of whether Jesus condemned usury or not, I think Grim has stumbled across an im.....
» 31/07/2009 10:36:41 PM I guess what sets me aside from many others is that I acknowledge my ignorance. That's par.....
» 31/07/2009 9:07:22 PM I'm all for banning or at least restricting live exports. As rehctub argued, it takes slau.....
» 30/07/2009 11:17:35 PM On a recent trip down to Brisbane, I had two startling discoveries in less than 24 hours. .....
» 30/07/2009 11:09:04 PM I think that, in most cases, teachers take the job for the love of it. Or at least for the.....
» 30/07/2009 8:01:29 PM Desmond, In a sense, we have been paying our dues on petrol. With the government subsidis.....
» 30/07/2009 12:02:35 AM Well, on the bright side it appears that ALL Queensland teachers will join me in not strik.....
» 29/07/2009 12:03:49 AM I will start by clarifying: I am a Queensland state school teacher. I will not be going on.....
» 27/07/2009 11:13:05 PM I'm sort of repeating other people's posts here, but I'm interested to know. Is secular hu.....
» 27/07/2009 10:59:49 PM I have no problem with new words, new literacies and the evolution of language. I can imag.....
» 26/07/2009 6:57:18 PM AS, I think you need to check the dual citizenship arrangements of other countries before.....
» 26/07/2009 2:27:11 PM It is an interesting issue, though. I think some people deny their nationality because the.....
» 26/07/2009 12:48:38 AM I'm becoming increasingly concerned that I'm missing something here. Maybe it's because I'.....
» 25/07/2009 9:07:07 PM Protagoras, Perhaps you could just point us in the direction of the legislation which ren.....
» 18/07/2009 12:48:49 AM Why aren't the Austrians all getting upset? Or, for that matter, the whole European commun.....
» 18/07/2009 12:30:30 AM I have been wondering for some time where all the Labor voters are hiding. I live in a cit.....
» 18/07/2009 12:18:41 AM I think a major issue here is that, by using a political stage to lobby for sainthood, Rud.....
» 18/07/2009 12:08:48 AM It seems to be a no-win situation. Bribery (or corporate friendship) seems to be a common .....
» 17/07/2009 11:58:05 PM I've mentioned before that I attended a Queensland Catholic school. Interestingly, it was .....
» 17/07/2009 10:18:06 PM I was actually thinking about this earlier today. The real issue I face when I stand in fr.....
» 30/05/2009 4:10:10 PM What irritates me the most about our current administration is that it KNEW about the fina.....
» 30/05/2009 4:00:46 PM Just for the record, Bali is a predominantly Hindu society, not Muslim. And while religion.....
» 26/05/2009 11:20:22 PM I think one of the problems is that Australians don't get out enough. If you want to see a.....
» 23/05/2009 2:05:03 PM Just say what you think. I've known some incredibly dense university graduates and some in.....
» 21/05/2009 10:22:39 PM Hasbeen, Your second post is quite interesting. You note that the headmaster did what he .....
» 20/05/2009 4:54:46 PM I love the sweeping generalisations. I work very hard. My students achieve excellent resul.....
» 20/05/2009 12:37:46 AM I don't know if I have too many regrets. I would probably do things differently if I had t.....
» 18/05/2009 10:57:41 PM If the principal doesn't belong to the bank, then who does it belong to? Banks borrow mone.....
» 18/05/2009 7:36:07 PM Walk down Flinders Mall in Townsville any time after 4:00 in the afternoon and the only so.....
» 17/05/2009 11:49:04 PM For all the bank bashing that goes on (and I'm not accusing anyone in here of bank bashing.....
» 17/05/2009 6:02:53 PM It is a pretty powerful statement, that a particular type of social club is being singled .....
» 17/05/2009 5:50:09 PM Mikk, I appreciate what you're saying about the apparent aggression of the acquisitions l.....
» 14/05/2009 11:49:19 PM Perhaps the problem here is that one of the seven people involved in an act that is frowne.....
» 14/05/2009 11:42:19 PM Interesting! At times, I wish my neighbour could be locked up for yelling obscenities at h.....
» 14/05/2009 7:26:54 PM Personally, I think the behaviour is morally abhorrent. Group sex in itself seems distaste.....
» 13/05/2009 12:27:01 AM I work in a high school and am frequently horrified by my colleagues' abuse of the English.....
» 9/05/2009 5:48:56 PM I'm not entirely sure where your last post was leading, OuG. Are you saying that doctors a.....
» 9/05/2009 12:26:28 AM I'm all for increases in taxes on tobacco. The government needs to get money from somewher.....
» 7/05/2009 10:51:54 PM While I'm sure a lot of people do it, I find the idea of eating junk food to make me feel .....
» 6/05/2009 12:27:52 AM Hi Dan, I probably jumbled my words a bit. What I was getting at with the 'coloured' refe.....
» 2/05/2009 12:15:47 PM Peter, Yet again your discussion is off-topic. This isn't about how much people hate Cath.....
» 2/05/2009 1:50:15 AM I think the outcome is a positive one - Kennedy gets to keep running his ministry, and the.....
» 1/05/2009 10:39:00 PM I can picture the conversation as it may have run - of course, this is only conjecture. V.....
» 28/04/2009 11:07:39 PM I'm going to try to address the original topic here - what would a truly Christian Austral.....
» 28/04/2009 10:38:56 PM It is nice to see nuclear-backed leaders talking about disarmament, but to be perfectly ho.....
» 28/04/2009 10:15:13 PM I'm confused by the legality (or illegality) of the asylum seekers' actions. In the days b.....
» 19/03/2009 3:19:58 PM Furthermore, the crusades weren't entirely Christian, either. As far as I was aware, there.....
» 19/03/2009 10:58:51 AM The Holocaust was a nationalist act, not a Christian one. Have a look at the 'state religi.....
» 14/03/2009 12:51:56 AM Please, please, please don't read the following as a denial. It is a geniune question. In.....
» 14/03/2009 12:35:06 AM Here we go. Hopefully, Opinionated2, this will help you understand where I'm coming from. .....
» 14/03/2009 12:01:18 AM One thing I will say in response to the article is that victims of sexual abuse also have .....
» 13/03/2009 10:49:37 PM I'm going to offer my thoughts here, and judging by some of the other posts I have read in.....
» 13/03/2009 10:36:56 PM Hasbeen, I like your proposals about assignments. Especially the idea that they should ha.....
» 12/03/2009 9:53:36 PM Opinionated2, Please note that priests in confession do not have the authorisation to for.....
» 12/03/2009 9:49:08 PM Hasbeen, I think there is a lot to be said for your proposal. After all, despite our idea.....
» 11/03/2009 11:03:22 PM Not that this has much to do with abortion, but (surprise, surprise) the Catholic Church h.....
» 11/03/2009 7:51:07 PM The publication of official league tables would at least prevent the media from picking an.....
» 9/03/2009 12:19:48 AM An interesting take on things. It can't be denied that QLD has moved ahead in leaps and bo.....
» 8/03/2009 10:48:03 PM I would speculate that, without using people like Sarah Murdoch to advertise their wares, .....
» 8/03/2009 12:15:09 PM If you ask Bob Mugabe, he'll tell you he has a Marxist Zimbabwe, not a Roman Catholic Zimb.....
» 5/03/2009 12:29:47 AM I guess my chief concern with OP standards for teaching is that OPs indicate success withi.....
» 4/03/2009 11:36:18 PM I, for one, will say that I find incestuous relationships disturbing, to say the least. Pe.....
» 4/03/2009 6:42:05 PM I've probably missed the boat by responding here, but I just saw mention of the good ol' P.....
» 4/03/2009 6:29:06 PM Gough Whitlam was an atheist Prime Minister, and one who has been elevated to a sort of cu.....
» 4/03/2009 5:26:32 PM Opinionated2, Sorry if you have misunderstood what I have said, or perceived it as some s.....
» 3/03/2009 11:26:43 PM What is all this Christian-baiting achieving? At least in Rome it boosted morale and - in .....
» 3/03/2009 10:37:22 PM The Dunamis Christian Centre (sorry if I got its name wrong - I haven't lived in the area .....
» 26/02/2009 10:33:44 PM Interesting article. I think I am quite lucky to work with indigenous people on a daily ba.....
» 25/02/2009 8:37:10 AM Wow, ShazBaz, please introduce yourself next time you're in my church. You've obviously be.....
» 24/02/2009 12:37:05 AM Did you actually read any of the posts, Wing Ah Ling? Or perhaps you responded to the wron.....
» 23/02/2009 11:03:15 PM Perhaps a reasonable approach to the question of compensation is to ask the following ques.....
» 23/02/2009 10:46:11 PM While I can see the sense in the original article, I think the posters who have already gi.....
» 23/02/2009 4:49:56 PM I find it amusing that a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University has the gall to tell Barack Oba.....
» 21/02/2009 7:30:08 PM Jacinta, While you are correct in noting that Pope Bennie was a member of the Hitler Yout.....
» 21/02/2009 1:27:46 PM Just to clear up my own position here: I have absolutely nothing against what Kennedy is .....
» 20/02/2009 4:29:50 PM I wasn't really thinking of France. Why are so many priests in Australia from the Philippi.....
» 20/02/2009 12:25:33 PM I don't know that there is anything wrong with the Church ousting Kennedy's congregation. .....
» 20/02/2009 12:43:03 AM Personally, I like to see non-big two senators in action. The problem with a big two senat.....
» 20/02/2009 12:31:38 AM As the figurehead of the Queensland Government, it's obvious that Bligh must answer questi.....
» 19/02/2009 11:48:07 PM Interesting article. I don't mind the lack of an upper house in Queensland so much - as so.....
» 18/02/2009 1:12:13 AM As for the Trinity question, I don't think you'll find too many Catholics who can explain .....
» 18/02/2009 1:05:31 AM Interesting question here, Opinionated2. Others have already pointed out that it is unfai.....
» 17/02/2009 4:26:19 PM Runner, Thanks for your ideas. I do have a few questions here: please don't take them as .....
» 17/02/2009 1:01:31 AM Does anyone have anything to say about ~isms anymore? I'm ready to be slammed for saying .....
» 17/02/2009 12:47:03 AM I, for one, enjoyed this. It's an interesting exercise in taking an alternative reading of.....
» 16/02/2009 12:08:43 AM I suspect that the real Che was a fairly mortal man who can be found somewhere in between .....
» 14/02/2009 12:49:06 PM Honestly, Bugsy, are you a teenager or something? Almost everyone else in this thread has,.....
» 14/02/2009 1:14:56 AM The song has gone but the melody lingers on. Darwin wasn't the first to suggest the idea .....
» 14/02/2009 1:04:37 AM I was going to keep my peace in this thread and observe for a distance, but . . . I would.....
» 14/02/2009 12:41:20 AM Thanks for your views, Yabby. I can understand where you are coming from. Certainly, I agr.....
» 13/02/2009 10:28:59 AM Ozandy, that's precisely what I'm saying. Opus Dei is not a political lobby, nor is it an .....
» 12/02/2009 11:29:13 PM It's quite interesting that people are quick to dismiss the Pope and his words as irreleva.....
» 8/02/2009 2:13:58 AM Certainly it wasn't a well-handled situation. Of course, these things can slip through the.....
» 7/02/2009 3:26:11 PM My initial reaction to this article was to say that, as the President of the USA, none of .....
» 6/02/2009 4:25:46 PM I'm a bit strapped for time now, but I'll check out the link for DS4SEQ. I, personally, am.....
» 6/02/2009 12:25:21 AM Hi JamesH, It's nice to see writing from someone who has at least looked to the causes of.....
» 5/02/2009 11:50:49 PM Peter the Believer: * For the government to force us into atheism, they would have to ena.....
» 5/02/2009 10:14:49 PM I know that it is much more culturally acceptable for Australians to criticise themselves .....
» 5/02/2009 9:58:06 PM Hi Thea, I think you and I are talking along the same lines. Where I see potential for ap.....
» 5/02/2009 12:07:37 AM After reading your article, I spent a couple of minutes scoffing. I teach in a school that.....
» 4/02/2009 10:14:10 PM It's one of those funny situations in which I sometimes think of moving interstate. I had .....
» 4/02/2009 12:00:04 AM Hi Daviy, I agree that removing ourselves from "fact" can, at times, be benefic.....
» 3/02/2009 5:02:27 PM I, for one, enjoyed the article. While I don't think it offers a practical solution to pro.....
» 2/02/2009 7:37:40 PM I'm never really sure, but I think I'm part of Generation Y. As such, I sympathise with th.....
» 2/02/2009 7:11:49 PM Thanks for your reply, AdamD. I think it's best if we agree to disagree here. I don't thi.....
» 1/02/2009 9:21:10 PM Sorry to cram two responses into one post here, but I don't want to outstep my quota. Sor.....
» 1/02/2009 1:02:09 PM AdamD: You state that everything we can perceive in the physical world suggests that ther.....
» 31/01/2009 1:13:02 AM Thanks for the link, Sancho. It was quite full on! The idea that religion and science are .....
» 30/01/2009 5:32:08 PM I'll come clean straight out and say that I believe in God. I believe in a God who does no.....
» 30/01/2009 5:09:41 PM I don't think we can blame Kerry Packer for the green and gold. They were in use as our na.....
» 30/01/2009 12:39:52 PM Try calling the parents who send their kids to Saint Theresa's College in Abergowrie ('whe.....
» 29/01/2009 10:41:18 PM A few thoughts from a private school graduate who is now a state school teacher. 1) Inner.....
» 26/01/2009 11:24:23 PM I guess one of the central issues is that of equity vs equality. Equality is easiest to un.....
» 26/01/2009 10:23:35 PM I see that the discussion has veered away from the point of the article - but it is an int.....
» 19/01/2009 8:55:52 PM True, Yuyutsu, that there are more than two viewpoints, more than two groups and more than.....
» 16/01/2009 11:32:59 PM Yuyutsu, I think you misinterpreted my post - or, perhaps, missed the whole bit about not .....
» 16/01/2009 11:24:25 PM Peter, I wasn't aware that we had a State Church......
» 15/01/2009 6:24:51 PM I marked a student's assignment once, in which the student proposed the only solution to t.....
» 14/01/2009 4:33:49 PM I understand exactly what you say, Pelican. And I grinned to myself when you mentioned the.....
» 14/01/2009 4:06:43 PM Kalin, I think you forgot a couple of other factors in your neighbourhood dispute. For exa.....
» 14/01/2009 3:53:45 PM Pelican, surely if this girl was concerned about God's law against contraception (as you r.....
» 13/01/2009 10:11:18 AM Sir Vivor, thanks for the article. It is interesting, and it is good to see that not every.....
» 13/01/2009 9:58:02 AM Well said, Macanudo. It is easy to get bogged down in bigotry and finger-pointing; I thnk .....
» 13/01/2009 12:43:17 AM Just some thoughts on the following from Claire O'Connor: "Thank you Greg for saying.....
» 13/01/2009 12:21:20 AM I do love the way some contributors to this forum like to bring overpopulation and contrac.....
» 28/08/2008 11:51:27 PM I certainly agree that there is no such thing a a 'level playing field' in international s.....
» 28/08/2008 12:49:34 AM Ho Hum, I don't think it is fair to make broad sweeping generalisations about Catholics li.....
» 27/08/2008 11:52:31 PM I really enjoyed the article. A few comments, though: The Immigration Restriction Act was.....
» 16/02/2008 1:28:10 AM I was quite excited when I saw the summary of this article, though my excitement turned to.....
» 28/11/2007 11:25:58 PM Interestingly, I studied biology at a faith-based school and was told, as reported in the .....
» 28/11/2007 11:14:40 PM You certainly have a point. And I was ashamed at my lack of foresight and, dare I say it, .....
» 28/11/2007 11:11:44 PM I guess it's not so much what degree you do that counts as what you do with your degree. O.....
» 28/11/2007 10:59:24 PM Thanks for your reply, Cheryl. I'm aware of the 'special nature' of teaching and nursing p.....
» 25/11/2007 1:41:03 PM I studied two languages other than English in high school, one until Year 12. And, while I.....
» 24/11/2007 11:30:31 AM It's interesting to see the wild figures bandied about concerning HECS debts. I have two d.....
» 25/08/2007 11:27:58 AM Aah, I remember doing scripture at my public school in Sydney (note that we didn't do it i.....
» 23/08/2007 11:22:54 PM In my perhaps naive point of view, the point of a miracle is that it CAN'T happen, but DOE.....
» 23/08/2007 11:01:07 PM I'm glad the initial article noted that there is some high quality liberal education at re.....
» 18/11/2006 2:22:12 PM I sometimes think that the widespread condemnation of Israel is indicative of racism - not.....
» 6/11/2006 12:12:59 AM The question I have is simple: Who determines 'merit'? If a merit-based payrise is to be.....
» 5/08/2006 12:24:34 AM Glen, I'm not sure how your post relates in any way at all to what I have written - apart.....
» 5/08/2006 12:18:13 AM Just out of interest, Sniggid - what would you like your kids to write essays about? Why n.....
» 4/08/2006 12:30:18 AM I was unimpressed with aspects of my university education. It seems that the old 'lecture .....
» 4/08/2006 12:17:53 AM Hezbollah is not the first group to use civilian shields. And Israel is not the first coun.....
» 3/08/2006 11:49:16 PM Just a note for those non-Queenslanders out there - as Queensland has school-based assessm.....
» 3/08/2006 11:33:55 PM I am a fan of outcomes as a concept, but will concede that their implementation has been l.....
» 3/08/2006 11:14:49 PM Hi Petal, I'd say most private school parents DO pay tax. My parents did, and we were nev.....
» 23/06/2006 6:56:33 PM A very interesting and well thought-out article. I don't have a water tank myself but have.....
» 23/06/2006 6:40:06 PM Thanks for the correction, Horus. That is what I meant (that we cannot necessarily maintai.....
» 21/06/2006 1:07:18 AM I thought Northern Man's reference to the fuel cycle dealt with the process of getting the.....
» 21/06/2006 12:46:03 AM At the end of the day, I guess the government of Australia is responsible first and foremo.....
» 21/06/2006 12:15:00 AM I guess it is obvious, and yet unaddressed. Assistance given to disabled people should be.....
» 16/06/2006 11:09:09 PM Likewise, much of Europe was united under the Caesars. It was united under Charlemagne. It.....
» 15/06/2006 10:15:44 PM Scholars tend to agree that, while the Majapahit empire dominated the Indonesian archipela.....
» 14/06/2006 11:42:01 PM If East Timor is an artificial construct born out of Portuguese vanity, then surely Indone.....
» 14/06/2006 11:25:48 PM Let's not forget, Petal, that parents of private schoolkids pay taxes too. If you are payi.....
» 14/06/2006 11:12:00 PM The question is, do we really need the UN? What does it actually achieve? It makes a lot o.....
» 14/06/2006 11:05:06 PM A very interesting article. Only I now feel cheated, knowing that The Da Vinci Code is suc.....
» 10/06/2006 12:13:16 AM Good on you for presenting an alternative (and potentially inflammatory) view of Timor. I .....
» 9/06/2006 11:54:21 PM I love the observation that the 'self-appointed "Regional Sheriff"' has been cal.....
» 24/05/2006 9:30:28 PM I take it, then, that old mate Maz would like 4,000 new illegals begging in her neighbourh.....
» 24/05/2006 12:15:13 AM I live with a lesbian and, to be honest, I wish she would hurry up and get married so she .....
» 24/05/2006 12:03:11 AM I'm open for suggestions. How do we decide who is and who isn't a refugee? And, while we a.....
» 23/05/2006 11:37:09 PM I'm a bit confused. I thought, when he was commenting on Gold Coast developments and the l.....
» 23/05/2006 11:26:33 PM I love the way outcomes are blamed for the apparent failure of our education system. I thi.....
» 20/05/2006 10:22:13 PM I'm glad The Da Vinci Code was written, because it is an awesome read. But I think the pro.....
» 20/05/2006 10:09:36 PM Surely, then, if Horus is sticking up for the Kurds, then he/she is not an 'islamophobe'? .....
» 20/05/2006 6:29:14 PM Thanks, Alchemist, for your comments. By long-term necessity I mean that, if we were to di.....
» 19/05/2006 6:58:51 PM At least you, Strewth, are able to accept that the Israeli state is a long-term necessity......
» 19/05/2006 1:06:51 AM I am all for taking in refugees. But surely the UN doesn't deny us the right to decide who.....
» 19/05/2006 12:39:53 AM I liked the underlying message of the article - that we should follow the example of Jesus.....
» 19/05/2006 12:25:51 AM I held back from reading The Da Vinci Code for a long time because it arrived amidst yet a.....
» 19/05/2006 12:15:16 AM Thanks, Strewth, for speaking down to me. I appreciate it, because (apparently uneducated).....
» 18/05/2006 12:47:24 AM Let's face it - some elements of the Israeli (and other Jewish) media demonise Arabs, and .....
» 18/05/2006 12:34:43 AM And another thing (I bet you can't tell that I'm passionate about this topic) . . . One o.....
» 18/05/2006 12:21:25 AM As an English teacher in Queensland, I deal with critical literacy every day. And I read t.....
» 18/05/2006 12:05:04 AM I have to laugh when I see Townsville City Council receiving praise for water usage. Even .....
» 17/05/2006 11:58:17 PM I guess the point of this article was fairly well-hidden. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it .....
» 25/04/2006 2:40:00 AM I don't know if more money is the answer - but I do like the idea of payments for school b.....
» 25/04/2006 2:24:33 AM Perhaps one of the things that Aboriginal (and yes, I will use the capital) people lack is.....
» 25/04/2006 2:00:06 AM When we started talking about federation in the late 1800s, we invited NZ to join in. They.....
» 25/04/2006 1:50:59 AM My question about a Bill of Rights (which hopefully someone here can answer): Is a Bill o.....
» 25/04/2006 1:41:03 AM Just a couple of observations as a university-trained high school teacher . . . 1) In ord.....
» 16/04/2006 7:44:30 PM I appreciate your point, Hamlet - and I didn't really express myself too well in saying mi.....
» 16/04/2006 2:07:21 AM I have entered the debate a tad late here, but figure better late than never. When compari.....
» 16/04/2006 1:42:32 AM I know that, when I was at school and was put in extension classes, I struggled with the t.....
» 13/04/2006 12:44:55 AM I don't support capital punishment and doubt that I ever will. But I respect the right of .....
» 13/04/2006 12:09:43 AM The trouble with expressing your individuality through tattooing is that it quickly catche.....
» 12/04/2006 2:14:22 AM To have an upper house or not . . . really it's a question of accountability versus gettin.....

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