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The role of grandmother is a feminist issue!

It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only grandmother who resents the role of the nannie. In Grandparent Backlash: We are nannas not nannies, Rebecca Sparrow writes:  ‘Thousands of grandparents are fed up with being used as a ‘dumping ground’ (OUCH)  for their grandkids while their adult kids head out to work.’ Continue reading


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Pornography as popular culture

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Is it the end of shopping?


As the Federal Government prepares to announce the details of the long – deliberated carbon tax, the Climate Change Minister Greg Combet  remains addicted to strong economic growth.

But is business as usual really possible in our post-carbon world? Continue reading

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