Tag: Australia

No good deed goes unpunished

“If the boy responsible doesn’t own up then the whole class, and I do mean the whole class, will stay behind after school.” I have no idea if teachers can still do this but if not I’m guessing that those…

Naked lie

Back in February I wrote a very angry sweary blog post about airport scannersand about how the Australian federal government had decided that they’d be installed at all Australian international airports, and I explained, not for the first time, how…

Stretchy briefs

Normally I play Devil’s Advocate with the legal profession. I understand that the crime does not have a cookie cutter nature and that juries and judges, both of whom have access to more information than the rest of us reading…

Politics of the first resort

I wish I could say that I find the reaction of this politician surprising. Google has refused to explain why it paid just $74,176 in Australian tax last year, despite making an estimated $1 billion in revenue from the Australian…

When constabulary duty’s to be done

Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are…

Lest we forget

ANZAC Day has come around again, and it’s become something of a tradition for me to mark it by blogging on the topic and finding some appropriate poem or piece of prose or quote to finish things off. It’s not that…

Be scanned or be banned

Rage warning – the article that prompted this post provoked one of the Angry Exile’s periodic descents into red mists, from where only the sound of his his almost incessant swearing could be heard. This post therefore contains greater than…

Treating adults as children

Do you ever get that thing where you’re reading something in the paper and a throwaway phrase not directly related to the article sends such a chill through your soul that the rest of the article is momentarily forgotten? I…

Here We Go Again….

…with yet more ‘Something must be done….for the children!’ legislation: ‘In memory of our son we will also be pushing for UK legislation to introduce safety measures, for instance fencing or child-safe pool covers for all in-ground pools.’ And is…

What the Righteous do after sex

Earlier today Mrs Exile and I were in the toiletries and medicines aisle of one of the main supermarkets where we noticed something that gave us one of our periodic public fits of hysterical giggles. In this particular supermarket the…