Human rights consultation

Went to the Human Rights Charter con­sulta­tion in Dandenong today. Was very inter­esting – lots of dis­cus­sion at my table on polit­ical rights vs social and cul­tural rights, the frame­work for rights in Aus­tralia (con­sti­tu­tional vs legis­lative), dis­cus­sion...

False accusations…

  linked to this précis of a report into the false accus­a­tions of rape. It reminds me I’ve been meaning to write a post on the false rape accus­a­tion that is central to To Kill a Mock­ing­bird. We watched the film of it recently (having named...

Pure baby… ?

Jack & I went to Pure Baby’s factory outlet yes­terday and I bought two organic muslin swaddles. They’re gor­geous. They’re also ridicu­lously cheap, as are all the other clothes there, des­pite being organic cotton. Why? They’re made in China. The...

Human Rights: Australia needs a charter

I may have men­tioned to some of you that there was a video com­pet­i­tion to pro­mote the cam­paign for an Aus­tralian Human Rights Charter. Doug very kindly took care of Harper for a few hours so I could make this. I would have liked to do more,...

Still work to do…

Another Inter­na­tional Women’s Day and no rally in Mel­bourne. Hmmm. Do people think the work’s all been done? I don’t have time to do the sort of extensive research I’d usu­ally do for a post like this and quote stats at you all and provide links for all...