“I was all set to go in, and then (on Monday) night I was just reflecting on the people they had booked to come and talk, most of whom were quite right wing, and I just felt like I would have been, by going along to that, I would have been walking into a trap,” Stynes said on her KIIS FM show The 3pm Pick Up yesterday afternoon. The race row between Stynes and Kennerley began on Monday when the panel was discussing the weekend’s “Invasion Day” protests, in which thousands of Australians took to the street to call for changing the date of Australia Day. Kennerley asked whether any of the protesters had “been out to the Outback, where children, babies, five-year-olds are being raped? Their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. What have you done?” Stynes said her statements were “not even faintly true” and sounded “quite racist”. “Keep going then, because every time you open your mouth you’re … [Read more...] about Studio 10 racism row fires up between Yumi Stynes and Kerri-Anne Kennerley
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Email By Hieu Nguyen Posted December 15, 2019 05:00:15 Photo: Hieu Nguyen as a child with his mother, Huong. (Supplied) Related Story: The four loneliest types of people in Australia Related Story: One in three young people is lonely, but the solution isn't as simple as making friends Related Story: How to make new friends as an adult Related Story: Loneliness hurts more than our feelings — and it could be our next public health crisis Related Story: Finding the light when you're lost in loneliness Map: Australia I grew up on the west side of Melbourne. My dad was a refugee and my mum had a migrant background, but both were from Vietnam.We moved around a lot when I was younger and lived in a lot of public housing. Even so I had a pretty nice childhood. There was some difficult stuff going on between my parents. I had a lot of trouble connecting with my father as a result of his traumatic refugee experience in the 1980s.His ability to emotionally bond with me, … [Read more...] about I am 21 and lonely. This is why so many of my generation are feeling the same
'As he has no executive track record, so far, he is all talk and hence essentially a braggart and a bigot.' IMAGE: Jair Bolsonaro casts his vote at a polling centre in Rio de Janeiro, October 28, 2018. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters Jair Bolsonaro's election as Brazil's next president demonstrates once again that democratic elections can not only yield unpredictable results but lead to undesirable consequences! Such scepticism about democracy in a self-proclaimed political liberal like me may be frowned upon. But after the bitterness of the Brexit verdict, the chaos caused by the Trump win, and some other alarming fallouts in Europe, there is reason for worrying about electoral outcomes. What has happened in Brazil, the world's fifth largest country in size as well as in population, and Latin America's dominant nation reinforces this feeling. Some readers in this space may recall many of my columns from a decade back romanticising Brazil and extolling its many virtues. I was … [Read more...] about Now a Trump clone in Brazil!