All posts by Tina Dubinsky

Tina Dubinsky is freelance content and article writer. Aside from writing for Hubpages, Jacmus and a handful of creative and informative websites, she also twitters, facebooks and generally potters around online. Tina is also web administrator for Jacmus and a host of other online presences.

Immigration in Australia: Where is the compassion?

In the news over the last 24 hours is a new immigration story that Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration Minister is refusing to discuss.  At the heart of this story is the issue of compassion and rational thinking. Yet, as we are all coming to expect from the Australian government’s handling of immigration matters, neither compassion … Continue reading Immigration in Australia: Where is the compassion?

Voter ID Laws for Queensland, Australia

If you live in the sunny State of Queensland in Australia, you may not have heard yet, that ‘can-do’ Campbell wants to bring in voter ID laws. There are a whole lot of reasons, against the implementation of voter ID laws and you may have heard some of these while the debate raged in the United States over the last twelve months.

Reasons against Voter ID Laws

1. Many people don’t have valid identification including

    • the elderly
    • aborigines
    • people who don’t drive
    • people who can’t afford it (licenses and birth certificates aren’t cheap)
    • the disabled
    • those who move about frequently
    • those who might lose their ID

2. It is discriminatory as it stops people from voting, and stopping people from voting is undemocratic.

Voting should be easy. If you’re against Voter ID Laws, now is your time to let Premier Campbell Newman know.

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Comet ISON

Let’s face it, for us naked-eye stargazers that don’t have the luxury of fancy, expensive telescopes Comet ISON was a fizzer. It was like having the promise of a creaming soda spider, but with melted ice cream and hot, flat soda. And, that’s sort of what happened with comet ISON. Fire versus ice In November, we … Continue reading Comet ISON

Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government

With under two days to go before Australian’s go to the polls for the Federal Election, the Liberal Party of Australia have finally released their fiscal costings. This comes with a “Do it Yourself” message to the Australian citizen to work through their numbers. If you want to know what the bottom line means for … Continue reading Maternity leave for the rich, funded by the Government

Zimmerman’s Personal Hell

Zimmerman became a free man today. The not guilty verdict brought great disappointment to many including myself.  Its been an experience I have felt twice in the last twenty-four hours. The first is with the not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.  I’ve been avoiding writing about it. I didn’t want to make too … Continue reading Zimmerman’s Personal Hell