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Today in Canberra

Rainbow flags on the drive up to Parliament House this afternoon. There’s another set closer over the bridge, but you can’t see them in this picture. Those flagpoles are used for national flags when presidents visit etc.

There are rainbow things everywhere in Canberra – in fact, there have been for months (including the airport – the anti-gay politicians flying in have to see it every time), but now they’ve painted footpaths and roads!

The day after the gay marriage vote Canberra 74% Sonya Heaney Parliament House Australia 16th November 2017

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Go Canberra!

The ACT (Canberra) votes YES to marriage equality with BY FAR the highest percentage of people of any state or territory. (Maybe they shouldn’t have stuck us on the bottom of the chart…)

Remember: Canberra has already legalised gay marriage in the past, but we had it taken away from us by national powers.

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Half-Mast at Parliament House

The flag of Australia’s Parliament House, Canberra at half-mast for the funeral of our former Governor-General Ninian Stephen today. I took this from the car.

The sun reflecting off the metal is insane (so much for the so-called “cloudy day” here!).

Flags at all of Canberra’s national monuments were lowered for the occasion.

Flags across the country have been lowered to honour one of Australia's former governors-general, Sir Ninian Stephen, who died on October 29. Parliament House Canberra 8th November 2017

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Enlighten Canberra – Old Parliament House

Approaching Old Parliament House during the Enlighten Canberra festival last night.

Old Parliament House Canberra Australia Englighten Canberra Festival 11th march 2017 Sonya Heaney Night

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The Contrast

Two quick phone shots from our last day in Venice for Carnevale. I LOVE the first pair (I’ve seen that man around a few times, and he’s such a performer), but there’s something that makes me think the second two deserve the award for best costumes of 2017!

Off to London tomorrow.

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20th January. Enough said.

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20/01/2017 · 8:30 am

So…

Another year of Russian aggression, and another year our Christmas cards to relatives cannot reach the warzone where Russia is still invading Ukraine (not that it makes the news anymore!).

I can’t even begin to explain how angry I am with everyone declaring 2016 the “Worst Year Ever” just because of Brexit and Trump. There’re TWO MILLION Ukrainian refugees (while countries like Germany – European countries – take in so many Middle Eastern refugees, they will not help Ukrainians).

Several of my Ukrainian family members have died since Putin invaded, but nobody could care less about Russian aggression until it was Britain and America who suffered.

Personally, I think of 2016 as the year of selfishness. It’s only the “Worst” year if you usually just watch reality TV.

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