an abstract of the world map, with a lot of connection lines

why we don’t offer email subscriptions any more

We have taken the decision to stop offering email subscriptions to our websites. We do, however, offer an alternative.

the Australian House of Representatives chamber

why we are having the marriage equality debate

This is why we were never going to have marriage equality debated in parliament and put to a vote in the normal way.

same sex marriage rally in Sydney, September 2017

changing Australia’s marriage act – some facts

In this emotionally charged debate I want to try to look objectively at some of the arguments proposed.

filming BMW drift mob commercial

the bmw driftmob

Another blatant example of anti-social car advertising. I must say this ad had no influence whatsoever on any car purchase I might have made. In fact I bought mine before the ad was even aired overseas.

same sex marriage rally in Sydney, September 2017

Australia’s same sex marriage vote

Predictably, the debate is turning vitriolic. The issue seems less important than the opportunity to vilify adherents of one side or the other.

mercedes AMG SLS on approach to the tunnel experiment

the mercedes tunnel advert

The intersection between an advertising wanker and a hoon must be car adverts. This is an advert for the Mercedes SLS AMG. It features Michael Scumacher, and is a remarkable piece of film-making.

people walking past a house after auction

solving the housing problem in Australia

Australia has a housing crisis. It is a well-known, long-understood problem that successive governments have ignored for political easons.

Business person having an bright idea light bulb concept

reality

I have come to the late realisation that the word “reality” has two unrelated meanings. One meaning is used by television producers, and the other is used by almost everyone else.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

I never had to apologise for something I didn’t say.

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cover of the Man From Snowy River book

soundbites

Soundbites and the three-word slogan have become the norm in most of our communication. They pervade our television news and our newspapers. They even influence our entertainment.