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Hamilton Hume Launch Speech

Hamilton Hume Launch Speech

Aug 21, 2016 No Comments ›› admin

HAMILTON HUME LAUNCH SPEECH Thank you very much Bill. I’m both delighted and honoured, first of all by your agreeing to give your imprimatur on the cover of the book and now for your presence and your kind remarks tonight. I’m so glad that tonight we’re joined by so many of my wife Wendy’s family because it ...Continue Reading

Australia’s place in Asia

Australia’s place in Asia

Dec 3, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

INDONESIAN SPYING The Indonesian spying controversy threw into stark relief Australia’s problem of finding a comfortable and productive place among its regional neighbours in this so-called Asian Century. Indeed, you have to wonder whether it is possible while an Anglophile like Tony Abbott is running the Government,           When he took his Prime Ministerial oath of office, ...Continue Reading

Sophistry and Spin

Sophistry and Spin

Nov 9, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

Canberra’s Labor supporters could not help but be dismayed by the performance of their Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh in a recent interview with ABC radio’s Adam Shirley. It was an exercise in sophistry worthy of its own episode of Yes Minister…except, of course that Mr Leigh is not a minister and will not become ...Continue Reading

Climate Change Armada Heading Our way

Climate Change Armada Heading Our way

Oct 23, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

CLIMATE CHANGE ARMADA HEADING OUR WAY Canowindra has to be the most interesting and delightful country town in Canberra’s hinterland. A visit there last week to give a talk at the town’s exciting bushranger festival revealed the countryside in all its glory…full dams, green pasture, golden crops of canola and stock in peak condition. But there’s the ...Continue Reading

Did Sexism bring down Julia Gillard?

Did Sexism bring down Julia Gillard?

Jun 28, 2013 1 Comment ›› admin

DID SEXISM BRING DOWN JULIA GILLARD? Is Julia Gillard a victim of sexism? Was she singled out by the misogynists for special treatment? Is this the reason that she had such awful numbers in the opinion polls that her Party sacked her? Her feminist supporters have no doubt that the answer is overwhelmingly ‘yes’. I’m not so ...Continue Reading