An Absence of Standards

National testing, in the form of standardised tests in schools, has two key features. First, the questions asked and the answers required are exactly the same for every student. Second, in terms [...]

Pride Month: Hot Dog!

Two questions for you: Question 1: Sperm from your (male) father and an egg from your (female) mother are the reason for your being. Do you believe in the miracle of biology? Question 2: If your [...]

F*** the world

‘F*** THE WORLD. I’M THE MOST IMPORTANT’. That was the printed message on a hoodie worn by a sloth of a teenager – aged about 15 – who was slouching in a Centrelink office. He was either the [...]

Baa, Baa, School Sheep

A royal baby has just arrived. We have the freedom to celebrate as we choose. Our elected Prime Minister will soon be announced. We have the freedom to vote as we choose. If the expression of our [...]