Tag Archives: Australia

The Lucky Country making its own luck

Australia may be the self-titled Lucky Country, but the thing about luck is that that you make your own, and Australia seems to be doing pretty well at it.  Continue reading

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Does Australia have more snow than Switzerland?

You could look for miles afar and down to a green, lush land whilst standing atop a mountain of snow. It was a picture of Australia that I never imagined. Continue reading

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Ningaloo: the next Great Barrier Reef?

Coral is dying at the Great Barrier Reef but on Australia’s other coast, another reef thrives. Ningaloo is a wonderland just below the surface and unknown to many. Will it stay that way? Continue reading

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Is Australia a democracy when millions cannot vote?

Voting is compulsory in Australia but millions can’t vote. My taxes pay for the Government but I’ve no say. Is this democracy? Continue reading

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Making sure that Sheila can have a fair go

Australian society celebrates mateship and blokiness, but these are clashing with an increasing understanding of gender equality. Australia needs to turn to another value – the fair go – to resolve it. Continue reading

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Life on show; life on the beach

Life on the beach can be a kaleidoscope of people and activity. It is life on show for us all to embrace. Continue reading

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Broken hearts of same-sex marriage and republicanism

Australia’s current PM lost the 1999 referendum to replace the monarchy. It broke his heart. Now, he wants a plebiscite on same-sex marriage – despite fears it will break the hearts of many. Continue reading

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