Overland: Scott Morrison and the Boundaries of Acceptable Speech

This comment piece was originally published by Overland online. Scott Morrison and the Boundaries of Acceptable Speech Last week, Scott Morrison commented that he intimately understands the persecution of LGBTIQA Australians because he, too, has been persecuted – for homophobia. Morrison’s comments were made in response to a speech given by Penny Wong at the Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture on…

Mikri or: How My Mother Learned to Like Cats

This post was originally published on my City Sampler blog. Mikri or: How My Mother Learned to Like Cats My mother never really liked cats. She would never have said that she hated them, but – being a dog person – she would turn her nose up at even the idea or mention of a feline. It…