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Do Australians have a racism issue?

United Nations special rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere (pictured) on racism has urged Australia to not water down hate-speech prohibitions as incidents of bigotry and extremism continue to grow in regularity across the globe.   Continue reading

White Ribbon Day

As a young straight white male, it is unlikely that I will be the victim of sexual assault. As a young straight white male, it is unlikely that I will be the victim of domestic violence.As a young straight white male, it is unlikely that I will be physically abused by a member of the opposite gender. Continue reading

The week that was in American Politics

Monday:President-elect Donald Trump announces former right-wing Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist. 166 out of 188 Democrats sign a letter urging Trump to rescind his letter of offer.  READ MORE   Continue reading

The Post-Trump Fallout

As thousands protest across the United States for a second night in a row, the world is slowly coming to terms with the reality that Donald Trump is now the president-elect of the USA after a long and ugly campaign battle. Continue reading

Combatting car-hacking (not jacking)

  Driving just got a whole lot scarier this week with cybersecurity on the agenda for internet-enabled cars. Horrifying car-hacking scenarios are suddenly a reality in a world with internet-connected cars, especially if you’re being self- driven at the time. Continue reading