John Bartlett

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BAILLEAU’S ENTRÉE NOT TO HIS TASTE?

BAILLEAU’S ENTRÉE NOT TO HIS TASTE?

By on Oct 19, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Today was the first spring day in Geelong this season that actually felt hot and I joined a noisy, vocal crowd of several hundred people gathered outside the Mercure Hotel in the centre of Geelong. We were there, uninvited, to join Victorian Liberal Premier Ted Baillieau at a lunch/meeting with VECCI (http://www.vecci.org.au), Victoria’s most influential employers...

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POOFTER BASHING & IDAHO DAY

POOFTER BASHING & IDAHO DAY

By on May 16, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

With all the current discussions about same-sex marriage swirling around the corridors of power at the moment one might be tempted to think that homophobia is now a dead issue. The fact that an American President can now come out in favour of same-sex marriage might indicate that same-sex attracted people are now free from intimidation, discrimination and violence...

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Sweet Bird Of Youth

Sweet Bird Of Youth

By on Feb 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

We lost a good friend yesterday – the sort of friend that drops by most days, or even several times a day, for a chat and a bite to eat. To be honest perhaps the snacks were the main attraction for the visit. No, our friend was not a neighbour with an eating problem but a magpie who visited us for more than ten years accompanied sometimes by his  somewhat shyer...

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Avalon Airport – Another Layer Of History

Avalon Airport – Another Layer Of History

By on Jan 25, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

I’m contemplating my role as writer-in-residence at Geelong’s Avalon airport: Airports for me are like enormous, concentrated airlocks between two separate realities where the traveler enters a sort of in-between world of heightened emotion. Here feelings are concentrated by the arrival or departure of loved-ones or of at the prospect of our own journey. There’s an...

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