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What women want?

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

A survey in the New York Times the other day revealed that while women are wealthier, healthier and better educated than they were 30 years ago they are not as happy as they had been then. In fact, in those halcyon days of the 1970s they were happier than men; and today the situation is ...Continue Reading

Gallipoli

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Gallipoli is an enigma at the heart of the Australian psyche. The initial idea – from Winston Churchill - was for a naval thrust through the Dardanelles and when that failed the hastily assembled ‘Plan B’ was storming the slopes. The result was a disaster. Nearly 8000 young Australians were killed before British High Command ...Continue Reading

The Character of Canberra

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Canberra is in great danger of losing its unique character and arboreal heritage. The myopic dunderheads at the National Capital Authority are preparing us for their plan to sweep away the bushland between our town centres. They want to turn Canberra into just another ugly, medium-sized city. And why? Because, they say, it will make for ...Continue Reading

The Death of Osama Bin Laden

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

The most intriguing aspect of the operation that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden is the timing. By President Obama’s own admission they had good intelligence concerning his whereabouts at least as far back as August 2010 – that’s a full ten months ago.           So, why the delay?           Presidents and Prime Ministers tell ...Continue Reading

Modern Men?

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

They are in their mid-30s – two good blokes - and they had hit off before me. They were heading down the first at Duntroon. I hurried to catch up. As I reached them, the taller one (Ben) was talking and I just caught the end of his sentence.           ‘Green poo!’ he said.           ‘Yeah,’ I ...Continue Reading