News 24/7/2019

Welcome back (if you have been on holidays) and hope you are feeling wonderfully relaxed although our topical and important issue might get you... unrelaxed?

Australian post-election headlines. Straightforward or misleading? Fair or unfair? Convincing or ineffective?
'Labor defeat is humiliating'..'Bill Shorten had six years to prepare for victory and he failed miserably' Source
‘if you can call leader of the Opposition, after an election rout, a prize’ Source
'As the Labor party reeled from its disastrous result' Source
'The Australian people rejected the class warfare, climate alarmism and identity politics of Labor' Source
'Actually, we went backwards in seats that have been held by Labor' Anthony Albanese Labour new leader Source

An outsider might wonder whether some of these headlines referred to a totally different election. Even the Labor leader seems to be finding the most pessimistic interpretation. The headlines suggest there was an election massacre yet ... Why do you think the writers might see or want to see, a one seat victory as a 'rout'?..continued
(Bernice has written a persuasive piece with a quite different perspective. The first few paragraphs would give you the gist. Would suit senior English or politics students or highly motivated middle school or juniors.)

News 01/07/2019

Here in Australia, we are getting close to mid-winter. Our federal elections are now finished and the results were close with the conservative Liberal Party Coalition winning by one seat....Continued

Revamped web site

Scroll down a little for... As you can see, our website is being refurbished! Many thanks to Anthony East Gippsland Design who has been doing a great job. Some fabulous new resources should be ready soon and some fabulous older resources including one by our very own team member have been posted. More need to be reformatted and others are halfway there as you can see.