On immigration:

1. ‘Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.’

2. ‘These people aren’t so much seeking asylum, they’re seeking permanent residency. If they were happy with temporary protection visas, then they might be able to argue better that they were asylum seekers’

On rights at work:

3. ‘Bad bosses, like bad fathers and husbands, should be tolerated because they do more good than harm’

On women:

4. ‘The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience.’

5. ‘I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons’

6. ‘I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak’

7. ‘What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year…’

On Julia Gillard:

8. ‘Gillard won’t lie down and die’

On climate change:

9. ‘Climate change is absolute crap’

10. ‘If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax.’

On homosexuality:

11. ‘I’d probably … I feel a bit threatened’

12. ‘If you’d asked me for advice I would have said to have – adopt a sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about all of these things…’

On Indigenous Australia:

13. ‘Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who aren’t happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country’s British Heritage’

14. ‘Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…’

15. ‘There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done’

On Nicola Roxon:

16: ‘That’s bullshit. You’re being deliberately unpleasant. I suppose you can’t help yourself, can you?’


Twenty Twelve.


Which started in the wee hours at New Guernica covered in face paint and different mind frames, waking up on Brighten beach not comprehending what was going on? To seeing Justice at Festival Hall and crying watching Kanye West sing ‘Hey Mama’ at Sidney Myer Music Bowl taken out January from moving out of the city and back to the northern suburb of Clifton Hill brought stretched out from February – May from house parties to spectacular March which brought upon us ‘Golden Plains Music Festival’ which was one of the three highlights of the year seeing such acts like ‘Neil Rodgers and Chic’. Moving back in with my parents for 5 weeks of graceful hell deciding on what I was actually going to do with my living situation and then finally setting on an amazing studio apartment on ‘Flinders Street’ in the Melbourne CBD which I fell more in love with the rooftop rather than the apartment itself. It soon became August which one day I had enough and quit my OUA job after getting my University grant and going back to studying which taken on two weeks of un-employment where I then gave up and went back into the work force and landed a job working on a ‘Australian Federal Government Initiative’ and maintaining full time work again from here on end. Vastly approaching towards the end of the AFL football season where after seeing such an beautiful win from Collingwood Football Club landed us in the Semi Finals against Sydney, buying a brand new jersey and ready to go straight into finals … we sadly lost it all.  After tears and heartache picking myself back up I was finally to accept that next year will be our year and moved on. The year moved so fast and it was already October, in a blink it became ‘Meredith Music Festival’ and after a blur of a trip to ‘Golden Plains’ we were all back again for round two, seeing ‘Primal Scream’ was basically the highlight of the festival seeing such an amazing band play all their #1 Greatest Hits was beyond mind blowing. The week after became my 23rd Birthday which was a massive anxiety attack finally accepting what getting older was going to be like. In a blink it became Christmas and now we leave it here at the 31st December 2012… Tomorrow will be a brand new year and what I missed out on buying a lotto ticket and winning the all. I guess what this year has taught me is that not everyone is always going to be there for you in the end, the selfishness and the way you treat people / receive the same respect back is what changes the world from bad to good and from good to bad. However mostly of all … The world didn’t end. Y2K was more interesting remembering in 2000 when my parents actually sat down and un-plugged our computer that wasn’t even connected to the computer scared of getting the Y2K bug.


I am ready for 2013, yes I am.