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Yesterday’s Hero

November5

Donna Williams aged 12 Remember the song, Yesterday’s Hero by John Paul Young… It was a hit here in Australia in 1975. I was 12 years old at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

What if Australia’s offshore detention centres are actually a defence program?

October11

Childen-in-detention Australia’s offshore ‘detention centres’ don’t make logical sense… Read the rest of this entry »

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Which type of Australian are you?

September20

Tempest sml We recently ousted a die hard monarchist PM who reinstated knights and dames, who swooned over British royalty, head patted Indigenous children in photo opportunities, paid lip service to multiculturalism, posed continually in his budgie smugglers and life saver cap, mooned over the Anzac myth, and effused continually of ‘our way of life’ whilst working constantly on building Xenophobia and our ‘right to bigotry’. But what does it mean to ‘be Australian?’ According to whom? And which type of Australian are you? Read the rest of this entry »

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How will gay marriage effect you?

August12

1800322_10152206399593810_1409116924_n If you are straight and think Gay Marriage is going to affect you, you’re right… Read the rest of this entry »

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Adam Goodes’ Spear Dance belongs to all Australians

July28

Adam Goodes' Spear Dance belongs to all Australians

Adam Goodes’ Spear Dance belongs to all Australians

In response to the racists booing of Swan’s player, Adam Goodes, I would love to see the entire Sydney Swans respond in support of Adam with a flash mob style spear dance as a show of solidarity and if I dream even further, to see the entire AFL perform this in solidarity and recognition of the rich and ancient history of manhood in this country…. to let this be a pivotal moment that changes the racist climate of this country. If all NZers can celebrate the Haka, then Aussie footballers can join together, indigenous and non indigenous, in the spear dance to show these racists what real Australia could be and leave them wondering which team they wish to be on… racist losers or part of Australia with a rich cultural heritage we can all acknowledge, learn, share in and celebrate together. . The racist’s booing Adam Goodes are ignorant sychophants following each other’s pitiable lead to nowhere. Perhaps they could listen to something other than their infantile booing and actually learn something of their own place in Australian history.

Donna Williams, BA Hons, Dip Ed.
Author, artist,and presenter.
http://www.donnawilliams.net

I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community.

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Lest We Forget… our Australian history… this Anzac Day 2015

April25

aborigine-in-chains Australians lack a national identity BECAUSE they reject the identity and history they actually have… they want one that reflects well on them, gives them pride…. so they exploit the Anzac line… a remarkably successful distraction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Where to stay in the Dandenong Ranges

January2

1000 Steps in Dandenong Ranges National Park

1000 Steps in Dandenong Ranges National Park

We’re lucky enough to live in one of Melbourne’s top tourism destinations, the Dandenong Ranges. Home to lyrebirds, possums, wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, parrots, towering gum trees and tree ferns, and areas of temperate rainforest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reglious Extremists Form Narcissistic Sects

December16

tumblr_nc25riXb941sqfasuo1_500 Look at the definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

“Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder[1] in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process. It is estimated that this condition affects one percent of the population.[2][3] First formulated in 1968, NPD was historically called megalomania, and is a form of severe egocentrism.[4]”
from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

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1000 Steps in The Iconic Dandenong Ranges

November19

1000 Steps in Dandenong Ranges National Park

1000 Steps in Dandenong Ranges National Park

We’re lucky enough to live in one of Melbourne’s top tourism destinations, the Dandenong Ranges. Home to lyrebirds, possums, wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, parrots, towering gum trees and tree ferns, and areas of temperate rainforest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gina Rhinehart’s inheritance

October27

Tony Abbott with Gina Rhinehart

Tony Abbott with Gina Rhinehart

As we’re well aware, Tony Abbott has a close relationship with Gina Rhinehart, coal mining heiress and major funder of the Liberal Party. Read the rest of this entry »

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