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Remote uteri Control

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Women who seek help at Catholic-controlled hospitals cannot be referred to rape crisis centres that supply morning-after pills, under church policy. I am amazed to find myself, in 2007, after years and years of Australia and Australians being by and large pro-choice, advocating yet again for the right to choose. I’m not sure where to […]

Acting with impunity

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

It is no secret that the Federal Heath minister Tony Abbott and I do not agree on much. In fact I have argued his belief system interferes with his ability to deliver health services to a pluralistic society for some time now…search ‘Abbott‘ on my blog if you want the full bile. Today it was […]

Thoughtpol looking for Costello

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

This last week whilst our regular PM traveled to Washington, Chicago, Ottawa and Ireland meeting its people and defending the indefensible in Iraq, we were treated to the acting PM Peter Costello. While HoWARd was talking up the war in Iraq, Costello was reveling in the power of the big chair in parliament. Curiously, Downer […]

Not enough women to do the Housework?

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

With thanks to Senator Andrew Bartlett, news of the gender divide on the vote regarding RU486 in the Senate was very telling.  The Australian House of Representatives has 150 MP’s.  37 are Female 112 are Male Whilst there are more men than women and it has been shown that they are more likely to vote […]

Let us become all grown up

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Today elected men and women will be voting on whether the TGA or Tony Abbott should have the last word on whether a woman and her health care provider can have within their repertoire of choice, the drug RU486. god, he/she with or without a uterus is not important today. Today we will find out […]