Entries by The Meddler

Technology has gone mad – Are you keeping up?

I WAS going to write about how even though I am pretty technically savvy, the unrelenting flood of new devices, apps, programs and technology has me flummoxed. Then my laptop crashed and I spent three hours trying to fix it as it became more and more aggressive with weird flashing lights and rude messages. It’s […]

ONE word that transfixed a nation yesterday

FOR a brief point in time yesterday, record numbers of Australians suddenly stopped what they were doing to focus on our federal politicians in Canberra. It was a historic moment. Never before have so many Australians given a damn about politics. Twitter was ablaze; Facebook was in meltdown; the experienced journalists in the Canberra press […]

Hopping our way into mockery

IT’S BEEN a bad week for Brand Australia. And that’s not even considering the damage the Federal Budget is doing for our reputation as human beings. We seem to be so confused about our identity these days we have just settled on permanently taking the piss out of ourselves – before anyone else can. A […]

Lord of the flies – Budget edition

“WHAT ARE we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” If you woke up this morning feeling like you just had an unanesthetised colonoscopy you are not alone. That’s what a budget you have to have when you don’t really need to have it feels like with no pain relief or lubrication. A survival of the fittest […]

The Budget and the Trickled-On Theory

OH what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. This became my favourite quote not long after I started reporting on politics – for obvious reasons. It has never been more appropriate than the shemozzle over this year’s Federal Budget. First something was in, then it was out, then it was […]