Monthly Archives: June 2011

Unspinning our convict beginnings

It would appear that even the Prime Minister of Britain William Pitt (1759-1806) knew a thing or two about spin. I have always thought that the reason the British government settled Botany Bay was because it needed somewhere to dump its criminals. So I was intrigued to hear an interview on Late Night Live where author Alan Frost told broadcaster Phillip Adams that the official line ‘is a bit of spin.’

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The Carnivore’s Dilemma


My daughter’s been a vegetarian since her early teens. Her reasons are ethical, based on her love of animals. So I was rather surprised that she could watch A Bloody Business, which exposes the brutal killing of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs. Continue reading

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