Month: January 2015

scared to feel ashamed

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I’ve always had a tricky relationship with politics, simultaneously fascinated and repelled by it. My earliest political memory is of Gough Whitlam standing on the steps of Parliament House, roaring for the crowd and the TV cameras after his government was summarily, undemocratically and illegally dismissed by the Queen’s representative in 1975. I became a little bit radicalised as a teenager during the later years of the Bjelke-Peterson regime in Queensland, although that was partly […]