Topic archives: ANZAC Day

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

May 10, 2017 18

Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

May 4, 2017 1

Including also, scenes from a bong-throwing competition.

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

May 3, 2017 12

The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.

Attack on Yassmin Abdel-Magied is the act of myth-loving, right-wing cowards

April 28, 2017 31

The "ferrdom!" brigade do not appear to have realised -- or perhaps do not care -- that any attempt to enforce a set of "national values" around Anzac, has, as its by-product, a reinforcement of the idea that the state could and should be co-opted into doing so.

The Diggers didn’t die for bloody Muslims to have freedom of speech

April 28, 2017 24

It is apt that we've commemorated an unprovoked attack on a Muslim country in 1915 with unprovoked attacks on Muslim women. Anzac Day is about enforcing a white, imperialist narrative.

It’s complicated: George Christensen’s on-again-off-again relationship with freedom of speech

April 27, 2017 7

Free speech is amazing, unless it's a greenie protest, then it's terrorism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 26, 2017 12

Anthem rewrite ... F-35 good at one thing ... lest we forget past marketing stuff-ups ...

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s tsunami in a teacup

April 26, 2017 29

This concocted mass debate, like those before it and those to come, shows that we, as a nation, have no bloody idea about our values.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 24, 2017 3

Misusing Anzac ... jobs and plagiarism ... Amber Harrison the 'wrong' girl ...

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

September 9, 2016 18

RUOK Day is the latest addition to the liturgical calendar, where the same comment pieces are written (and "taken down" on social media) and nothing ever changes.