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Just last night I caught up with the Huffy Puffy gals for our Christmas Party. Mrs Goodman made this great cocktail with a dash of rum, a dash of vodka, ice, frozen mango and peaches, all whizzed up in a blender. It was tres delish and after a large one, we got a chatting.

Mrs Goodman hails from a farm in South Africa while Mrs Sparks has more recently found herself in the burbs after years of snazzy living in Singapore.

The discussion came up about what people who live in South Africa and Singapore think about Australia as a whole, and the outcome was not glowing.

The general consensus was that Australia was increasingly being seen as a racist, heartless, backwards place, with a culture to match. And I for one am beginning to agree, that this country has changed vastly over the past ten years, and not always for the better.

In many ways we lead the world in a variety of different areas and to different degrees of brilliance. Medical breakthroughs, the way that we can rally around communities affected by disaster, an increasing awareness of the importance of our agricultural industries and of course, our mining cash cow.

But when it comes to people, particularly from particular groups, be continue as a country to stick our fingers in our ears and sing LALALALALALALALA. We are not seen as inclusive, the opposite in fact.

This news just came through….

The High Court has struck down the ACT’s same-sex marriage laws.

The court unanimously ruled that the ACT’s Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 could not operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act 1961.

Couples who have already tied the knot will have their unions annulled.

The High Court agreed with the Commonwealth that it had sole power on determining marriage laws following a hearing last week.

The Abbott government did not seek an injunction to prevent marriages from taking place, meaning couples had a five-day window to wed from last weekend when the laws came into effect.

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