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Sattler’s comments are the reason we need to tackle homophobia

Originally published in Mamamia, 15th June, 2013.  Howard Sattler’s interview with the Prime Minister last night has highlighted the role and negative impact sexist and homophobic stereotypes still play in our society today. A lot of the reaction of the interview has been to once again point out the extreme disrespect with which our Prime Minister … Continue reading

Keep our coal in the ground

Originally published in the Guardian Australia, 14th June, 2013 Coal waiting to be loaded onto ships at the Gladstone harbour. Photograph: Simon Copland  I’m instantly stuck by the contrast. On one side, the landscape is beautiful. A river winds its way towards the ocean, until it hits a few islands sitting on the coast. Mangroves … Continue reading