Fifty Shades of Green

Commentary on politics, society and popular culture

You already knew Thorpe was gay? No, you didn’t

Ian Thorpe’s declaration that he’s gay has been met with a combination of celebration and mockery. While many have praised the Olympian for speaking out, others have joked that he … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Interview with Radio Adelaide

It was great to speak with Chris about the myth of meritocracy. You can listen to the interview here. 

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Forgetting others in the quest for self-improvement

‘Work hard and you will achieve. The only barrier to success is your own imagination. You can be whatever you want to be, you just have to want it badly … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 13 Comments

Abbott left little wriggle room on promises

Tony Abbott is a pathological liar who has lost the respect of the Australian people. He leads a beleaguered government, held ransom by extremists in the Senate. His government is … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Voters give Green light to resurgent party

“It’s not easy being Green.” Or, at least that’s been the claim of pundits eager to write-off the environmental party after a challenging few years. In 2012, the retirement of … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 21 Comments

April Fool?

You could be excused for thinking April Fools Day came early this year, after watching the performance of the Abbott Government last week. Forget the right to health or education, … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Personal attacks don’t advance the cause

Australian politics is certainly not for the faint-hearted and vitriol is levelled at politicians of all stripes. John Howard was famously described as a “lying rodent”, Julia Gillard a “bitch” … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sunrise Interview

It was great joining Larry and Sarah on Weekend Sunrise to discuss social media and the importance of living in the moment.

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Facebook Addict

The New Year is a time for reflection and goal-setting, and so like any good Gen-Y’er, I shared my New Year’s resolutions on Facebook. As I basked in the approving … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coming-out myths and why we fear fluid sexuality

Olympic diver Tom Daley created a media splash on Tuesday when he announced that he was having a relationship with a man. The response provides an interesting insight into community … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Exchange

It was great to join Rob and Christie on Foxtel’s The Exchange discussing Reality TV and its implications for society and culture.  

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where to now for the Greens?

The 2013 election outcome could only be described as mixed for the Australian Greens. The party achieved something rare among minor parties – having not only won a lower house … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Playing The Man?

Julia Gillard came under fire for playing the so called ‘gender card’, but a closer examination of the Rudd v Abbott contest reveals that it is her male adversaries who … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with 7.30 SA

Was great to chat to 7.30 SA about young people and the 2013 federal election. You can watch the story here. 

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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