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  • The distaff side of the human family gets to take a collective bow across the world today for International Women’s Day. Commemorative stamps are being issued and portentous speeches made about the great strides forward women have made and how much further they need to go to achieve genuine equality. At the end of it all, most women across the […]

    #10 WHEN WOMEN’S BUSINESS ISN’T GOOD BUSINESS

    The distaff side of the human family gets to take a collective bow across the world today for International Women’s Day. Commemorative stamps are being issued and portentous speeches made about the great strides forward women have made and how much further they need to go to achieve genuine equality. At the end of it all, most women across the […]

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  • The most celebrated date on Australia’s gay and lesbian calendar, The Sydney Mardi Gras, has brought the usual collection of colourful characters onto the streets for what’s increasingly become a mainstream event. Time was when the New South Wales police behaved with outright hostility towards public expressions of gay pride. Now they have their own float in the procession and […]

    #9 UNHOLY MATRIMONY. IT’S NOT ON, DUCKS

    The most celebrated date on Australia’s gay and lesbian calendar, The Sydney Mardi Gras, has brought the usual collection of colourful characters onto the streets for what’s increasingly become a mainstream event. Time was when the New South Wales police behaved with outright hostility towards public expressions of gay pride. Now they have their own float in the procession and […]

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  • Grubsheet no longer gets invited to most Sydney dinner parties because we’re always getting into fights with other people’s guests about climate change. Insults are hurled, woman cry and their male escorts lunge for our throats. And all because we have the temerity to point out some of the glaring inconsistencies in the arguments of the true believers of what […]

    #3 CONTORTIONS OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN CLIMATE CHANGE

    Grubsheet no longer gets invited to most Sydney dinner parties because we’re always getting into fights with other people’s guests about climate change. Insults are hurled, woman cry and their male escorts lunge for our throats. And all because we have the temerity to point out some of the glaring inconsistencies in the arguments of the true believers of what […]

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  • Paul Howes is one of the self-confessed faceless men who made Julia Gillard Prime Minister yet is now doing everything he can to unmake her with a crude attack on mining giant Rio Tinto that has astonished much of the labour movement. In a fiery speech to his members, the 29-year old national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union declared […]

    # 1. A TROGLODYTE’S LAST STAND

    Paul Howes is one of the self-confessed faceless men who made Julia Gillard Prime Minister yet is now doing everything he can to unmake her with a crude attack on mining giant Rio Tinto that has astonished much of the labour movement. In a fiery speech to his members, the 29-year old national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union declared […]

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