Rant: Make community service compulsory

September 2, 2016

Young people can positively impact the local environment, its preservation and the area’s sense of place by doing compulsory community service. It can reduce stress, will make young people in Marrickville healthier, and improve their […]

Rant: Skirting around the feminist pickle

August 5, 2016

Who are these twenty-something feminists who make their own circle skirts? Germaine and my generation have worked hard to pave the way so you DON’T have to sew, pickle, knit, bake tarts or bejewel thrifted […]

Rant: Balmain pooches face pub prohibition

July 21, 2016

Canine companions are no longer welcome in Balmain pubs After trudging futilely around for hours in the Inner West searching for a new home, we were in need of a little respite. Our stoic Jack […]

Rant: Ask for help, help end the stigma

July 7, 2016

It is a dreary Wednesday morning in an underheated school auditorium. An audience of Year 7 girls flow into their seats begrudgingly, probably because it is 8:45am. This could go so many ways. I’ll switch on […]

Rant: The Inner West welcomes refugees

June 9, 2016

Sydney’s Inner West is one of the original homes of multiculturalism in Australia. Over the decades our local area has welcomed refugees and asylum seekers from places like Europe, Asia, the Middle East – people […]

Rant: Sit up straight

May 12, 2016

Sitting around on your arse isn’t quite as simple as it used to be As a white, middle-aged man and a fairly modest chap at that, there is one activity in life that I regularly […]

Rant: What not to say on Mother’s Day

April 29, 2016

Mother’s Day is tricky and I’m not just talking about where to put the apostrophe. You see, I am not a mother. Mainly due to the fact that I do not have children. Yes, I am […]

Rant: Lest we forget the Frontier Wars

April 15, 2016

The colonial genocide and dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is a historical fact that mainstream Australia would still rather ignore. For Indigenous Australians, Anzac Day is not an inclusive occasion. It is an […]

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