July, 2019

  •  Posted by SCA on  July 14, 2019 |
    MORIBUND MACHINATIONS WITHIN THE MACHINE OF STATE |
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    163 words – about a 1 minute read
    “The difficult should not be made so complicated that it mutates into the impossible”.
     -Scott Christian Anderson 
     
    Amidst the ceaseless remit of our Australian trials, the late Douglas Adams affords a moment of wit and wisdom, while affirming the departure of process to the domain of the da […]

  •  Posted by SCA on  July 13, 2019 |
    WHAT'S IN A WORD? |
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    2393 words – about a 15 minute read
    Its neither sexy, exciting or viscerally confronting but words matter.  A single word can radiate more power than most of us ever deign to consider. Words like “discretion” hold little interest to most people but this family is literally dying because no one but the relevant minister, David C […]

  • 3941 words – about a 30 minute read
    Let us set to one side, if only for a moment, all the baffling – and ever changing – alphanumeric naming conventions of visas in Australia.  So too, let us temporarily suspend swimming in the deep waters of an immigration code that only tax law equals for breadth of complexity and serpent […]

  •  Posted by SCA on  July 5, 2019 |
    A HOUSE - AND FAMILY - DIVIDED |
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    1514 words – about a ten minute read
    On the 5th of July 1900, 119 years ago, today, the Australian Constitution Act was passed.  It would be given Royal Assent by Queen Victoria four days later on the 9th of July and entered into force as the supreme legal document of the new Commonwealth on New Years Day 1901. “The states sh […]

  •  Posted by SCA on  July 3, 2019 |
    THE VALUE OF WORK |
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    Dawn to Dusk and All  the Days Between
    3683 words – about a 20 minute read
    Everything starts and ends, or so we once believed.  In truth, some of my days may not begin at all, so much as bleed and blend from the day that came before – where sleep has not come to Dylan.  What does not come to Dylan does not come to me.
    Dylan […]

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    A MENTAL HEALTH TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS
    My wife and I have two children.  With our ongoing guidance and a miracle of government our daughter, Maya, will grow up to fulfil the great expectations borne of both her parents – and her own bountiful curiosities.  Our son, Dylan, whose gentle nature co […]