Archive for category Education
Men and Whitlam of Australia… “The decision we will make on December 2 is a choice between the past and the future, between the habits and fears of the past and the demands and opportunities of the future. There are moments in history when the whole fate and future of nations can be decided […]
Just (sorry) Sir Roger thinks IT’S TIME to refer back to the recent squabble about certain t-shirts and heap some shit on those who assert ownership of the commonly used English phrase “It’s time”. Universities once, in all the centuries up to but not including this one, were laboratories for learning and thinking, experiencing […]
Posted: 28 August, 2013 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Language, Literature, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian Values, Gough, Gough Whitlam, politics, Rentier, values
Robert – a self-styled “foreigner” to our shores – is most upset to have been hoaxed by the false promise and dashed hopes of life in Australia. A few days ago Robert commented on an ancient post here at Values Australia and his comment was upsetting. Sir Roger cannot bear the thought of another’s pain […]
Posted: 25 June, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Immigration, Internet, Iran, Iraq, Language, legal, Life, Literature, Media, Medicine, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian economy, Australian Politics, Australian Values, bigotry racism, climate, convict, economy, Education, freedom, hatred, History, immigrant, Immigration, Internet, intolerance, migrant, peace, politics, poverty, refugee, Religion, safety, Taliban, terror, values, war
The Migently Mountain Manifesto Australian values have lately been enthusiastically asserted by some Australians and Sir Roger has been much impressed – in much the same way a washed-up prize fighter feels the repeated impressions of his opponents’ fists in his guts. These assertions of “Australian values” tend to be energetically debated in […]
Posted: 22 December, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, History, Immigration, Life, politics and government, Racism, values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, bogan, canberrra, Culture, foundation, government, History, Immigration, legend, Life, literacy, Melbourne, misogyny, myth, politics, Racism, sexism, society, sydney, values
He walked away. He walked back. He could not look at her. He could not look away. He began to say something. He could not say anything. What could he say? Whatever he said must appal Elenora, perhaps disgust her. Certainly discomfort and embarrass her. The last thing he wanted was to cause […]
Posted: 27 November, 2011 in Art, Australian Values, Education, History, Life, Literature, love, Nature, Sex, values.
Tags: Bertrand, cherub, cupid, desire, doom, elenora, hamgar, Life, love, love story, love-sick, lust, torture, tragedy, unrequited love
Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or […]
Posted: 3 October, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, legal, Life, politics and government, Science, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, ARL, astroturf, Astroturfing, Ch 9, Channel 9, Channel Nine, climate, climate change, concerned citizens, corporate, corporate agenda, corporation, denial, denial organizations, Economics, family, family breakdown, gambling, gambling addiction, Peter Fitzsimons, Phil Gould, poker machines, pokies, political agenda, politics, Rabbit Warren, Ray Warren, Rugby League, Science
…pluck it out, and cast it from thee. – Mark 9, 47 You know … everyone knows … Rupert Murdoch is an evil genius. And this latest move is certainly worthy of his deep-seated amorality. If Murdoch believes in anything he believes in two things: nothing and money. His latest move is pure evil […]
Posted: 9 July, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Culture, Economics, Education, Media, politics and government, Religion, Technology, US Politics, values.
Tags: accountability, Ailes, australia, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, beliefs, bible, British justice, British politics, Brooks, BsB, BSkyB, business, cameron, Catholic, Chief Executive of News International, civil society, conservative, conservative politics, coulson, courts, Culture, Economics, Education, Emperor Palpatine, ethics, Fox, Fox News, government and media, greed, Guardian, hell, journalism, journalistic values, justice, law, leadership, Louise Casey, Mark, Matthew, Media, media values, Milly Dowler, money, morality, murder, murdoch, news, News Corp, News corporation, news international, News Limited, news of the world, newspaper, NoW, Palpatine, phone hacking, police, politics, politics and government, press, Rebekah Brooks, red top, Religion, religious values, responsibility, rupert murdoch, Scotland Yard, soul, Star Wars, values, voicemail
David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet […]
Posted: 7 May, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Life, Literature, mystery, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian democracy, Australian democratic values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian religion, Australian religious values, authority, David Hume, democracy, emotion, Enlightenment, epistemology, evidence, evidence-based, Feelings, freedom, government, human, human values, humanity, Hume, metaphysics, moral values, morals, opinion, philosopher, philosophy, political values, politics, Religion, religion and politics, religious politics, religious values, rights, scepticism, Scottish Enlightenment, skepticism, suffrage, understanding
Sir Roger is really upset. He went on Skype today but there was no live sex waiting for him. Nothing from the Australian Defence Force Academy. No soldiers at all, actually. But surely everyone knows the rules, as the brass are now saying. If someone agrees to have sex privately they are also agreeing to […]
Posted: 17 April, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, Internet, legal, Life, Media, politics and government, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: live skype sex, skype sex, skype sex session
Being wrong is hard for most of us to take. I watch men in their cars with women, fiercely laying down with utter conviction the way the world really works. Of course I don’t actually know what they’re talking about but like them I think I’m definitely right. Neverthless I always smile knowingly in my […]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, love, mystery, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: being wrong, cultural value, Culture, Hiroshima, Kathryn Schulz, Life, poet, poetry, Point B, Sarah Kay, spoken word, spoken word poet, TED, values, voice, wonder, wrong, wrongology, youth
Just so we get clear about bullying….the world is awash with bullying. It’s not just schools. The Taliban are bullies. George W. Bush is a bully on a grand scale. Hitler was a bully on an even grander scale than George Bush. The Israelis are bullies who made the classic switch from victim to perpetrator. […]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Racism, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: 60-80% of children are bullied at school, age segregation, anti-bullying, australia, australian education, australian education values, Australian Values, bullies, bullying, Bush, bystander, Columbine, compulsory education, control freak, Costello, dictator, Education, Gaddafi, gender segregation, Hawke, Hitler, Howard, israel, mental health, OCD, Perfect conditions for bullying, politician, politics, Putin, school, sexual development, socialisation, strong men, suicide, Taliban, target, terrorist, values, victim
UPDATE: The Murdoch tabloids have issued a clarification of this story. Ritchard Gale’s mother said she thought Ritchard should apologise, not Casey Heynes. The Murdoch press has apologised to Tina Gale and so does Values Australia. We are also sorry – because after all this time we should have known better – that we imagined […]
Posted: 17 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Education, Internet, Life, politics and government, values.
Tags: 10 student Casey Heynes, casey, casey heynes 'should apologise', Ritchard Gale, the emotional mother of Ritchard Gale, Tina
Casey Heynes – hero or villain? The story goes that Casey Heynes, a pupil at a secondary school in Western Sydney [NOT Mt Druitt, but perhaps nearby], was bullied for months (in some reports his entire life) by these kids and in all that time he just took it but this last time it was […]
Posted: 15 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, Internet, Language, legal, Life, Media, politics and government, values, Video.
Tags: anti-bullying, asey heynes, australian education, australian education values, Australian Values, bullies, bully, bullying, casey, Casey Heynes, casey heynes' school, duty of care, Education, education department, education system, hero, Heynes, http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/casey-heynes/, pile driver, pupil, pwned, safety, school, school culture, school principal, St Marys, student, student safety, teachers, values, victim, villain, weasel words
Influential and surprising people go to bat for dealing with global warming or clean air or both – including a CIA Director and Richard Branson.
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Economics, Education, environment, movies, politics and government, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: branson, clean air, clean water, climate change, Earth, environment, geothermal, global warming, government, politics, Science, solar, solar power, technology, values, Video, wind, wind power
Posted: 30 December, 2010 in comedy/humour, Education, Life, values, Video.
Tags: animation, birth, boredom, cartoon, cartoon animation, children, comedy, dark comedy, dark humour, death, Education, existentialism, future, humor, humour, job, joy, Life, life cycle, life values, marriage, meaning of life, nature, ontology, past, pointlessness of life, presence, present, retro film, sacrifice, school, smell the roses, stress, university, values, work