Tag Archives: Media

Sociologic: Technological divides in connected cities

Have you done any online shopping, banking, or random googling today? Or have you used Facebook Messenger or email to stay in touch with family, friends or work colleagues? I sure have!   Digital technology, indeed, plays a central role in … Continue reading

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The Gillard Government… the good and the bad

Over the last few years, I have written, debated and analysed many different aspects of Australian politics. It has been a torrid time.   Many conservative commentators have described the Gillard Government as ‘the worst in history’. This is a … Continue reading

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The social construction of gender: science and misogyny

Though many conservative commentators would never admit it, there is no doubt that much of the criticism leveled at the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is because she is a woman – revealing an underlying sexism in our society. This is … Continue reading

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Reflections on current political debates

As anyone who has ever read my posts would know, I am not a big fan of the current Australian federal government. I am not saying that they have not done some good things, they have. They also deserve credit … Continue reading

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In defence of being ‘politically correct’

In political debates there have emerged certain phrases that become increasingly meaningless when they are thrown around. Example include ‘being unAustralian’, ‘political elites’ and ‘political correctness gone made’. In this paper I wrote for the Punch and available here, I … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, Julian Assange and free speech

It is not an exaggeration to say that the Wikleaks story has been the biggest one this year – bigger than any election or hung parliament. Wikileaks and Julian Assange have managed to split public opinion: is he irresponsible or … Continue reading

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Dear Politicians – we are not dumb…

I am often frustrated by the way politicans and the media interact – turning complex problems into 5-second grabs! This treats us like we are idiots – which we are not – and we can look at many examples in … Continue reading

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