We saved the RDA

{Am posting this using my phone, so can’t hyperlink. Will update later}

So, the PM announced today amongst a whole bunch of national security/anti-terror stuff, that the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, in particular Section 18C, will no longer proceed.We are all very happy about this news. Many institutions, led by the wonderful National Congress, fought hard. Continue reading “We saved the RDA”

My submission to the 18C Consultation

I managed this week to get in a quick submission to the 18C Consultation process. It’s not great, but it is a version of a couple of the letters that I wrote to the prior to the release of the exposure draft. At least I’m on the record, and it’s also my first submission. Hopefully the first of many. Trying to be an engaged citizen I guess. Continue reading “My submission to the 18C Consultation”

I will

I will not dance for you or sing for you
I will not make art and my tell stories or share
my world for you

I will not look how you want me to look
I will not be who you want me to be, or make
the choices you want me to make

I will not value the things you want me to

I am not how you define meĀ 
I will not be how you define me Continue reading “I will”

The start of the decline?

This morning Son2 was watching a doco about World War 2 on the History Channel. As we were about to leave, there was an interview with an older woman (it was historical footage, probably filmed in the 1970s) about her experience of the rise of Hitler and the early steps to what later become The Holocaust. Continue reading “The start of the decline?”