Tag Archives: Politicians

It’s time to say ‘Sorry, Australia’

It’s been a while since I posted here.  Not because I had nothing to say, but because so often I have been left speechless with disgust and disbelief at what has been said and done – or not –  by … Continue reading

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You are, we are all Australian

As a former copy editor for the Melbourne PEN Quarterly, I follow PEN’s tireless action on behalf of writers wrongfully imprisoned.  A recent email told that among the refugees imprisoned on Manus Island is a journalist with a Master’s degree … Continue reading

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Peter Greste writes from jail in Egypt

I commend this disturbing email from PEN Melbourne, forwarding an open letter from our kindred spirit Peter Greste.  Please feel free to reblog or quote the contents. (PEN centres are voices for literature and freedom of expression in their respective … Continue reading

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The Funny Things They Say

A large part of an editor’s work is to make sense of a writer’s words.  The writer may understand exactly what he or she means but the words spoken or written may convey something else entirely. It can even happen with … Continue reading

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