100th anniversary of first Islamic attack in Australia
Dec31

100th anniversary of first Islamic attack in Australia

Of the hundreds of commemorations that will take place to remember Australian sacrifice during World War One, there is only one that can remember life taken on Australian soil. But due to political correctness, there will be no official commemoration of it at all. I am referring to the Battle of Broken Hill, in which four Australians lost their lives (none of whom were in uniform) and seven more were wounded. It started, as these...

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Acknowledging Hanrahan’s contribution to climate change science
Apr01

Acknowledging Hanrahan’s contribution to climate change science

It’s a little known fact that the first climate change scientist was an Australian man by the name of Hanrahan. Hanrahan lived a century ago and hailed from regional New South Wales. As a farmer, Hanrahan was acutely aware of the impact the changing climate wrought on his livelihood and was well placed to raise his concerns. If makes little difference if the motivation for his research was to save the world (which it was not) or to...

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The lilting sound of Allahu Akbar on New Year’s Day
Mar26

The lilting sound of Allahu Akbar on New Year’s Day

In a little over four months, Australians will begin commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. These events will remember the tremendous sacrifices endured by our forbears a century ago. And they are well worth remembering. Australians today are lucky indeed that they have not had to suffer them. Nearly 40 per cent of the male population aged between 18 and 44 put on a uniform between 1914 and 1918. Every...

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