There was a code we used when we were kids to talk about how far we'd gone.
Jenna Price is a columnist for The Canberra Times and Daily Life, and a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney.
What's happening with women's policy under the Turnbull government?
Cory Bernardi's trip to the United Nations an interesting exercise in "common sense" says Jenna Price.
If you want to make sure the entire country is behind any change of law, policy or procedure, you need to ask Australians.
Why do private health funds cover homeopathy? Good question says Jenna Price.
"Mock Muslim" Australian nationalists were the losers in church stunt at Gosford.
"Please advise. Should I fill out my religion accurately on my census form & then forever fear what happened to my grandparents? #CensusFail"
I put all the fear and politicking aside for one brief moment to watch Hillary Clinton's speech.
Beware people who've been around politics a long time and who know how it all works. They can undo the best-laid plans of party head office.
My rule now is to engage with people whose opinions I value – which is not the same as engaging only with those with whom I agree.