It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post. And it’s not from a lack of ideas. In some ways it’s been too many. I’ve got a backlog of thoughts from a comparison between state sponsored athletics programs and the growing professionalism in kids sports, to the use of bonuses and incentives at work, to … Continue reading Understanding the increase in part-time work? Step 1: Measure it!
I recently read an article by Australian think tank the Grattan Institute. The name of the article was Options for housing affordability: the good, the bad and the cosmetic. Here I summarise some key points that they bring up and give my opinion on their thoughts. What does the Grattan say? Own up to the … Continue reading Housing affordability: that old chestnut?
I’ve been pestering a mate of mine for a while now to write a guest blog. Writing is something he enjoys and something he is good at. So when he sent me an essay about the western politics of today and I struggled to digest it, I pressed him again to make sense of it in … Continue reading Political Revolution Now? Making sense of Trump, Brexit and so on…
Today is A.N.Z.A.C. day. It is a public holiday in Australia (and New Zealand) where we take pause to remember the men and women who have served and died wearing the uniform of our armed forces. Why we do this is not dissimilar to why other nations remember their fallen – to honour the dead, acknowledge their sacrifice, and … Continue reading A.N.Z.A.C. day reflections…
Earlier this year I read an article titled ‘Australians sending ‘unhelpful’ donations like high heels, handbags, chainsaws to disaster zones‘. The article was written in response to a Red Cross report that found Australia’s efforts to help our Pacific Island neighbours recover from disaster, through donations, may be making things worse. As stated by the … Continue reading When help is not that helpful?
In Australia we have the yin and yang of beer — a binge drinking culture paired with strict alcohol laws. “Getting on it” is a common weekend pursuit and a “sneaky beverage” is not uncommon. Opposed to this penchant for “a good time” is what some consider the nanny state. For one reason or another … Continue reading For the want of beer
A week on from International Women’s Day and a week out from the final round of the AFLW, I thought I’d look at the AFL’s effort to establish a women’s league. For those unfamiliar with AFL, it is a code of football and, the most popular sport in Australia despite being little known elsewhere. This … Continue reading Will Women’s AFL work?