Why did Bruce Wilson refer the WA Corporate Affairs Department to Ms Gillard if she thought she was incorporating an election fund?
ACTU memorabilia collectors - a Bruce Wilson & Bill Kelty meeting record could be worth something.

Magnificent Lateline last night on the ABC - open calls for an end to Islamism and a Muslim Reformation

So good to see these things being spoken about - bravo (spoiled only a little because it's taken so long) to Lateline for putting this unlikely pair on last night.

 TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue is a collaboration between that famous atheist Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, a one-time radical with Hizb ut-Tahrir who went on to found the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam Foundation. Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz joined me earlier from Los Angeles and Washington.

About 10 days ago I wrote a piece on British PM David Cameron's latest effort to throw money and motherhoods at Islamist terror with this commentary from me:

I wish I had a quid for every time I've heard someone in authority say they're going to "counter extremist ideology".

Prime Minister Cameron has the spiel down pat, "We need to systematically confront and challenge extremism and the ideologies that underpin it, exposing the lies and the destructive consequences it leaves in its wake. We have to stop it at the start – stop this seed of hatred even being planted in people’s minds and cut off the oxygen it needs to grow."

That's good PM - so why don't you do it?   It's actually easier to confront the ideology and its lies than it is to say you are "committed to systematically confronting and challenging extremism etc."

I would say something like, "Islamism is the major cause of terrorism.  Islam is the problem and Islam must find the solution.   Like the Christian churches after the Dark Ages, Islam needs modernisation and Enlightenment - and that can only be driven from within Islam.   A genuine movement towards an Islamic Enlightenment will have my government's complete support.   But the change must come from within.

"Mohammed lived in the 7th century.   His way of life was perfect then, but it's not now.   The people of Islam cannot live in the modern era while adopting the customs and practices of 7th century".

"Change won't come easily but with goodwill it will come.   And my government will legislate to outlaw many of Islam's extreme teachings to make sure that the change we need to see is delivered."