Exploring the divide in HSC disability provisions and the quest for a more equitable education system. Source: Getty Images.
In the broadest sense, Gerwig’s movie explores what it means to be human, and more specifically, what it means to be female or male. Source: Getty Images.
Nepo babies are an enduring – and totally understandable - part of the human story. Source: Getty
What can be done to restore the fair go? Is there a peaceful way to redistribute wealth to achieve greater opportunities and a better life for all? Source: Getty
Labelling any woman as a Karen diminishes what she has to say, and makes it (and her) something to shrug off and not take seriously. Source: Getty
Population management becomes an issue in Australia whenever the notion of a BIG Australia is raised. Source: Getty
Ten Pound Poms follows the story of Terry (Warren Brown) and Annie Roberts (Fay Marsay) their two children (Hattie Hook and Fin Treacy), and nurse, Kate Thorne (Michelle Keegan) in the months following their arrival in Australia from England. Source: YouTube Stan Australia
Barry Humphries’ humour was not to everyone’s taste, but for decades, he played to packed houses and put “bums on seats." Source: Getty
Gender identity has become an instrument of bitter political division. Source: Getty

About Irene Buckler

A keen observer, Irene finds human behaviour an endless source of inspiration. She writes about people and how they meet and resolve challenges. The author of Inklings, Ageing in a Flash: (almost) 50 shades of silver, Secrets in a Flash: everyone has secrets and History in a Flash: insider stories, Irene also writes teaching resources, Her stories and poems for children have appeared in publications in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Irene enjoys lively debate about contentious issues of the day. She lives in Sydney with one granddaughter – and a menagerie of rescued wildlife.