Political platitudes are an insult to the dead.
Writer and Director of Public Affairs at the NSW Minerals Council
Brad Emery is a writer and Director of Public Affairs at the NSW Minerals Council
It's latest initiative misses the target.
05/01/2017 10:44 AM AEDT
What is indeed deeply scandalous is that a man who, despite being liked by some and hated by others, and who led Australia by conscience and conviction, should be vilified in such a way.
30/09/2016 10:02 AM AEST
Shock. Sadness. Grief for the families and victims. These are my first reactions to reports of yet another mass shooting in the US. My second reaction is to scan the reports for a particular sentence. And I always find it.
13/06/2016 6:36 PM AEST
Dr Richard Dawkins postulated that belief in a creator god was as fanciful as believing a ‘The Flying Spaghetti Monster’. So where did the universe begin? How did everything come into being?
13/05/2016 11:28 AM AEST
The reality is that most times, our daily opportunity for reflective pause on public transport is snatched away by fellow commuters who simply don't understand basic commuting etiquette.
29/03/2016 7:00 AM AEDT
At least once a day I suppress the urge to reach over and flick the earlobe of the person in front of me in the elevator, because they don't know the basic rules that will ensure a peaceful and efficient vertical journey.
03/03/2016 10:31 AM AEDT
Cyclists are amazing people. They're fit, healthy, committed, determined... and a danger to themselves and those around them when they ride recklessly in the CBD and inner-city suburbs of every major Australian city.
25/02/2016 5:32 AM AEDT
Most who claim to be atheists generally admit that while they don't know where the first atom came from, they're pretty sure it wasn't from a creator. This position sounds very much like the view of an agnostic who doesn't know whether or not there is a god. Perhaps we need a new term for this position, like 'agnathiesm'.
18/12/2015 5:44 AM AEDT
Peter Capaldi's greatest acting challenge lies not in beaming his quirky new take on the Doctor into living rooms around the world, but in truly becoming the Doctor for fans. After more than 50 years of loyalty, we deserve it.
23/11/2015 3:14 PM AEDT
The devaluation of instant fame has had an acute inverse effect on the value of fixed moments in history that have remained iconic for generations. Owning a small piece of a moment in time that was shared as a common experience by millions has become the new gold rush.
29/10/2015 6:32 AM AEDT
Until politicians in the US are prepared to risk their own political scalp, stand up to the powerful gun lobby and even anger their own voting base to limit the general public's access to certain types of weapons, America will continue to drown in gun blood.
02/10/2015 10:50 AM AEST
As a niche luxury item, the trade in pinball machines can provide an excellent snapshot of whether the Australian economy is heading for 'TILT' or whether it's on its way to recording a 'high score'.
24/09/2015 10:30 AM AEST
To allow this weapon into the hands of recreational hunters like myself, with an A or B class licence, is risking putting the rapid fire death machines of the last century back into our suburbs.
25/08/2015 2:54 PM AEST
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