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Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you've got me watching you

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you've got me watching you

Bernard KeaneSep 20, 201614 Comments

The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.

The 2016 census is a huge threat to your privacy -- boycott it

The 2016 census is a huge threat to your privacy -- boycott it

Bernard KeaneAug 1, 201653 Comments

The ABS' response to concerns about privacy, and the way it has changed the census, means the only option for citizens who want to protect their privacy is a boycott.

White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

White men can't terrorise: race, religion and terror in the media

Bernard KeaneJul 22, 201616 Comments

White male perpetrators of violence receive understanding from the media, while Muslims are seen as the very definition of terrorists.

Congratulations, Australia, you're healthier than you think

Congratulations, Australia, you're healthier than you think

Bernard KeaneJun 9, 201610 Comments

Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.

Hey St Vincent's -- get your own house in order before nanny stating

Hey St Vincent's -- get your own house in order before nanny stating

Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201623 Comments

Some nanny state institutions need to focus on their own health problems before trying to control everyone else's -- as St Vincent's in Sydney shows.

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Are we succeeding in curbing suicide?

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20168 Comments

We've made progress in reducing the number of young men who take their lives, but in other areas the news is not so good, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals.

Who are you wearing? The racism and appropriation inherent in fash-speak

Who are you wearing? The racism and appropriation inherent in fash-speak

Mel CampbellMar 15, 2016

Be wary of the word "fierce".

Razer: how a culture of 'empowerment' ruined Amy Schumer

Razer: how a culture of 'empowerment' ruined Amy Schumer

Helen RazerOct 23, 2015

Amy Schumer used to be funny. Then she met Judd Apatow, and her edge became dull.

Razer: don't blame Belle Gibson for your belief in idiotic nonsense

Razer: don't blame Belle Gibson for your belief in idiotic nonsense

Helen RazerApr 29, 2015

Everyone is angry with Belle Gibson, but nobody can be bothered destroying the natural health bullshit that formed her success.

Racial vilification or 'bulltish'? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

Racial vilification or 'bulltish'? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

Myriam RobinApr 28, 20154 Comments

How times have changed as newspapers relegate a terrorist slur allegation to the sport pages.

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