Category Archives: Greens’ essay contest

Intersections of Suffering

Anna Sri BVSc (Hons) MPH The first time I went to an abattoir I was nineteen years old. Standing on the raised walkway over the holding yards, I watched as a few hundred head of brahman cattle shuffled beneath me, … Continue reading

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The Allegory

by Mark Pooley Alice lived alone in a little house on a beach on an island off an island off an island at the bottom of the world. Her widowed father had raised her and had built the house from … Continue reading

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Scovid19 by Jon Cocks

This was Jon’s entry in the Greens essay contest I organised in 2020. Australian readers will recognise all the news items he indirectly cites. For people from other lands, “Scomo” is what Scott Morrison, Australia’s hopefully temporary Prime Minister, wants … Continue reading

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An essay contest to change Australia

Not that I am particularly ambitious. The two major political parties in Australia are the COALition and Labor, which is a washed-out version of the same. The real opposition is the Australian Greens. The two big mobs accept corporate donations, … Continue reading

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Healesville and Upper Yarra Greens essay contest

Four entries Topic Humans are destroying all life on our planet: we are in the 6th extinction event. Australia is among the worst in this ultimate of crimes. Also, both major parties have been violating international law in their treatment … Continue reading

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Criteria for an essay

I am organising an essay writing contest, primarily to raise awareness of what Greens political parties stand for worldwide, but particularly in my country, Australia. Posting these criteria is part of the preparatory work. Here is an excellent and amusing … Continue reading

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Criteria for judging any piece of writing

I used to be a proud and active member of EPIC: Electronic Professionals International Coalition. Alas, its success killed EPIC: there was no longer a need for it with electronic books becoming mainstream. Our major activity was a contest for … Continue reading

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