Real Australians say welcome.

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Real Australians say welcome.   Real Australians extend their ‘mateship’ even to those who don’t look the same as they do.   Real Australians don’t call someone ‘unAustralian’ for not drinking beer, or for not eating pork.   Real Australians know that building community away from drugs, violence and homelessness does not equate to a […]

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I guess it is that time of year. We’re thinking about ANZAC Day; remembering the part New Zealanders and Australians played in the world’s wars; honouring those we’ve lost; thinking about the cost of war.   I also recently read the Long Road to the Deep North, so I guess I’m in a certain frame of mind. […]

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A weekend in the Grampians

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I recently spent a few days and nights in a cabin in Halls Gap, a small town nestled in the Grampians, a beautiful mountain range and national park. The weather was beautiful – wispy mountain mists one day, azure blue sky the next.   Everyday I explored the land around me. Everything is big in Australia: the […]

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Lost Democracy: Why New Zealanders living in Australia should be granted the right to vote

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The following is a speech written by Virginia Streit as part of course work for her master’s degree in communication.   I am a New Zealander living in Australia and though the history of trans-Tasman cooperation between our countries is as old as their European colonisation, though we fought side by side in trenches, help […]

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Darby Dunes.

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        A weekend trip to Wilson’s Prom with my Dad.

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I’m impressed I got photos at Sovereign Hill without any people in them. Believe me, the weather was no deterrent. It was fun – I’d never been and I like horses and re-enactments and confectionery.       Photos: Sovereign Hill, Ballarat VIC  

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Debate: A tax won’t fix climate change

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The following is an article written by Virginia Streit for Beyond Zero Emissions’ blog. Beyond Zero Emissions Executive Director Matthew Wright took part in last week’s Intelligence Squared debate on carbon pricing schemes. The wording of the debate topic, “A tax won’t fix climate change”, was not only confusing but also open to interpretation. Wright, who agrees […]

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