The public

Monday, 4 September 2017   Society   20 comments 

The national vote on same sex marriage may be less determined by the pro v anti campaigns but by the gap between both campaigns and the public. On the question of allowing same sex marriage and a national vote to decide it, polls showed that there is solid support for same sex marriage among supporters […]

Equality – an update

Wednesday, 19 October 2016   Society, Tactics   5 comments 

It is probably then best that such activists are looking to withdraw from the public sphere, since a majority support for same sex marriage that had little to do with them could turn into its opposite with their, and Labor’s, best efforts.

Words and deeds

Monday, 20 June 2016   Society   1 comment 

Words are not deeds.


Monday, 24 August 2015   Society, The Australian state   10 comments 

Or it may be possible that having got itself into a ludicrous position through culture war over-reach, that it could do nothing about even on its own terms, the anti-racist campaign against the public quietly tip-toed away from situation before it could get out of control.


Wednesday, 12 August 2015   Society, State of the parties   25 comments 

Is anyone following this? Good.

Home front – an update

Wednesday, 24 December 2014   Society, The Australian state   45 comments 

Rather than a rise of Islamophobia imagined by the left rising up against a foreign terrorist threat imagined by the right, what we had were people seeming to react to what it was, a small, but disturbing sign of social fracturing.