‘The Great Default’ by Israel

I AM sitting here writing this article 39 years to the minute from that moment when the sirens started screaming, announcing the beginning of the war. A minute before, total quiet reigned, as it does now. No traffic, no activity in the street, except a few children riding bicycles. Yom Kippur, the holiest day for … Continue reading ‘The Great Default’ by Israel


             I had applied for a meeting with Bob Carr (Foreign Minister) prior to the community cabinet meeting last Wednesday (14 November) in my suburb of Kippa-Ring, to raise questions about West Papua, Afghanistan and Palestine. Just my luck that he was in Perth meeting Hilary Clinton and Leon Panetta. So I practised my question … Continue reading AND THEN GILLARD WAS GONE

Kooii Gig in the ‘House with No Walls’

hi Folks, We've got a wonderful gig coming up on Sat Dec 1 in Eumundi at a place called the House With No Walls, near Eumundi. It's the home of a lovely couple. They've been hosting these concerts for a number of years. It starts as a sit down affair, intimate with intent listening but … Continue reading Kooii Gig in the ‘House with No Walls’