This month I heard that a young former staffer in the Australian Government, who was raped, has been appointed to an organisation for women’s rights founded by former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. …


Today, I was blocked on social media by someone who had been a friend. The reason? News had emerged that an antidepressant may be taken off the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. This former friend claimed that antidepressants shouldn’t be used. This former friend also claimed that if you need medicine to…


Today, I saw an article by an author about people moving from one social group to another and how should you you do it. My response is, “Before you ask how, ask why.” …


I remember a conversation I had with my father, over the telephone, when I was in my second year of high school. where he asked if I called any of the first year students “vegies.” My response was “No,” and he replied, “Well, I guess you don’t to do to…


It was Monday, December 19, 1988. The day had been overcast and wet and my parents, brother and I went to tea at Sizzler with the inspiration for Redmond Mountford, his wife and younger son. As readers know, Redmond Mountford was a smoker, and in 1988, restaurants were divided into…


I’ll preface this by saying that not every man is an insensitive jerk and not every woman is a sympathetic person, but, this ridiculous doctor claimed that not only should you not share experiences with a member of the opposite sex, such as what you bought your partner for their…


Dear Sir,

The year before I started at the school, I read Gordon Korman’s “I Want To Go Home” about a Canadian boy called Rudy Miller, who was a loner, sent to summer camp against his will on the advice of his school guidance counsellor. After a tranquil scene was…


Theodore Roosevelt famously stated that “Patriotism is loyalty to the land, not loyalty to the President.”

One of the first examples of nationalism that was a cult of personality was Nazi Germany. Hitler and the Nazis said that, “We are nationalists, because we, as Germans, love Germany.” But there was…


One of the most arrogant things I ever heard was the former right-hand man to a right-wing crackpot telling a First Nations Australian on First Contact to forget his native language, that was centuries old. …


People say that the two subjects you should avoid discussing are religion and politics. When you get the two of them together, you can have a powder keg with a short fuse attached to it.

Well, last Friday, the former NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, a woman who the Prime Minister…

Peter Wynn

Diagnosed with autism at 35. Explained a lifetime of difference.

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