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THE NAKED CITY – A ‘VAXACIOUS’ QUESTION?

It’s official – Pauline Hanson will not be getting vaccinated if a COVID shot becomes available some time next year. She made this emphatically clear when asked for her views on such a vaccine being made mandatory by the Federal Government. Adding that she was not an anti-vaxxer, she expressed a sentiment that has attracted […]

THE NAKED CITY – A TABLOID ODYSSEY

I’m not a reader of the Daily Telegraph but I admit to occasionally picking up a discarded copy in a coffee shop or on public transport. Call it a kind of strange perversion but I am always intrigued to read what Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman and Miranda Devine have to say in their various opinion […]

Racism not Goodes enough

BY ALEC SMART The allegation that racism was at the heart of the relentless crowd booing that irked Australian Rules’ football player Adam Goodes has reignited, following recent screenings of a documentary film on his career, The Final Quarter. It was further augmented by ABC sports commentator Charlie King, himself of indigenous descent, who singled […]

THE NAKED CITY – SPEAKERS CORNER

If you believe newspaper reports the recent tour by alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannapolous (previously known as Milo Hanrahan and Milo Andreas Wagner) was a raging financial success. Milo himself is reported to have pocketed around $250,000 as part of a speaking tour that grossed over $1 million. The promoters obviously knew just who their audience […]

Yes and No go head to head

BY ALEC SMART A rally to promote the Yes vote for the plebiscite on marriage equality is planned in Sydney for this Sunday, 10 September. The rally comes at a time when each side is stepping up their campaigns, with increasing acrimony between various factions, amidst accusations that the No vote is underpinned by homophobia […]

A demagogue creeps out from under his rock

Sydneysider - A Personal Journey A couple of days ago a friend forwarded to me for comment a long poisonous diatribe against Halal food labelling that is doing the rounds on Facebook. Here's a sample: “Toasted cheese with a dollop of Vegemite was my favourite late night snack, but I leave off the Vegemite now […]