This blog is no longer being maintained. Entries since I started working somewhere in the bureaucracy have been hidden from public view.
In the 19th century, the development of the camera turned the art world upside down. Even the most technically skilled painters couldn’t compete with the precision and clarity of the photographers. So visual artists had to reconsider and contextualise their own role. They developed the more abstract and expressionistic styles we call modern art, turning away from the capture of the existing and finding a new niche in more interpretive, unconventional works.
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.
(T)o describe the so-called ‘safe schools’ and ‘gender fluidity’ garbage being peddled in schools as ‘cultural Marxism’ is not a throwaway line but a literal truth.
-Fraser Anning, maiden speech to the Australian parliament
We have a senator not only peddling Nazi-derived conspiracy theories 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.