Academia Local Government PhD Politics/Government

A Capital On the Highlands

Canberra, by Brendan Ashton on Flickr On Wednesday March 1, 1899, the town of Bowral and it’s neighbours in the Southern Highlands joined other contenders hoping to become Australia’s capital city. Moss Vale-based newspaper The Scrutineer records that “there was fairly good attendance, between 40 and 50 gentlemen being present, including residents of Mittagong, Bowral, Moss […]

Discourse Analysis The Simpsons

Bart vs Australia

An episode that once deeply offended me is now one of my favourites in a long line of classics from The Simpsons. Here are my comments on Bart vs Australia from my honours thesis. Page 13: it is worth noting that there are occasions where audiences, broadcasters and governments in countries like Australia, Brazil and […]


A Busy Rotaract Week

On the way home from the 2011 Australian Rotaract Conference, I got thinking about the week ahead. I hadn’t quite realised just how busy it was shaping up to be. Amongst rehearsals for Grease, work and uni work, I have a lot of stuff to do for Rotaract: Tonight (Monday), our club is hosting the […]