Entries by The Meddler

Devastated farmers urge Aussies to buy local meat

The banks have been in the news for the last couple of weeks, with tales of their woeful treatment of customers dominating headlines. Despite promises from the banks’ that they’re “going to change”, we could be headed for more of the same in about six months time, after devastating monsoonal rains tore through far north […]

Sleazy men deter women from WordsWithFriends

This week I joined Words with Friends, the smart phone app that allows you to connect with friends and strangers online to play scrabble. I thought it would be a fun app for me and my daughter, who is in third grade, to play. Within two hours, I considered deleting it. Because within two hours, […]

The rich get richer…

The fallout of the Royal Commission has dominated news headlines in recent days, and for good reason. The way the banks have acted has been appalling. Stories such as this one – where BankWest abruptly changed the rules on a borrower (who hadn’t ever missed a single payment, by the way), and demanded they repay […]

Call for compassion after baby dies in hot car

A baby tragically died in Sydney on the weekend after he was left in a hot car. In an utterly heartbreaking set of circumstances, he was in the care of his grandparents when he died, and his grandma was taken to hospital suffering shock afterwards. The child’s mother – well, it’s easy to see how […]