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Well that’s that at The Mine

Just back from my last end-of-term drinks (at the Bat and Ball) as a staff member at The Mine, though it is likely I will reappear there in various casual and consultative guises. It’s a more inclusive place and much less macho than it was twenty years ago, and that is all to the good.

I like to think I have had some degree of hand in that, some of which you can see on my other blog, though much really is down to natural change. Some people said some very nice things to me.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2005 in events, local, personal, Salt Mine

 

"Our shared, core values are but a myth underpinning this new racism" — SMH — Laksiri Jaysuriya

I have obviously found non-blogging insupportable, but I will be cutting back…

Today’s opinion piece by Laksiri Jaysuriya does raise an important issue. There has been no doubt about the ideological shift in multiculturalism as conceived by our present government which went out of its way in its first four years to avoid the term. See Revision or Ideological Makeover? Floating Life on “Face the Facts” for a clear demonstration of this.

Jaysuriya argues:
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Posted by on December 21, 2005 in Australia and Australian, Crime and/or crime fiction, Cronulla and The Shire, culture wars, human rights, immigration, Multicultural, Political, Postcolonial, racism, right wing politics