This blog is no longer being maintained. Entries since I started working somewhere in the bureaucracy have been hidden from public view.
The proliferation of quality cameras throughout our lives mean that artists who work in the photographic medium need to start asking the question painters have been grappling with for a hundred and fifty years – what is my art?
Seemed like there was a lower flower density than last year, but Floriade is always a fun place to take a camera.
The trees are coming out.
We have a senator not only peddling conspiracy theories derived from the Nazi idea of cultural Bolshevism on the floor of parliament, but even calling for ‘a final solution to the immigration problem’. Sky News calls upon neo-Nazis like Blair Cottrell to share their opinions on immigration and policy. Our major papers decry Jews who form colonies. The ABC’s august Four Corners decided that Steve Bannon deserved their platform to gaslight the nation. This isn’t normal. How did we get here?
Some shots from Jerra Wetlands.
Photos from a wander around Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Malcolm Turnbull today brought on a leadership spill, where he beat back Peter Dutton’s challenge by a narrow 48-35 margin. This pre-emptive strike is unlikely to hold the conservative forces for long, and as I write, senior ministers are resigning from their posts. So today I ask the question, who is Peter Dutton?
The ‘only credible plan’ is dead. Much like Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership, the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) was a spineless compromise between reality and the intransigent conservative elements of his own party. As it passes into the nether realm, our PM is set to soon follow. The future of the Liberal Party and Australia’s action on climate change hang in the balance.