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Please Don’t Play Santa

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

A couple of weeks from now, loving parents among our readers will tuck their little children into bed. And just before they turn out the light, they’ll say, ‘Go to sleep now and sometime in the night – if you’ve been good – Santa will come. And when you wake up in the morning he ...Continue Reading

The Material Should Match the Medal

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

After the splendid ceremony at Government House where Corporal Daniel Keighran was invested with the VC, the TV news reported that the medal, like all its predecessors, was struck from the original Russian cannon captured by the British during the Crimean War. Though it was only the third Victoria Cross For Australia to be awarded ...Continue Reading

Bravery in War, Peace and Politics

Bravery in War, Peace and Politics

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

Robert Macklin's Speech at the Maritime Museum for the Sydney event of the book One False Move Thank you very much Alexander for those very generous words. I do appreciate them. Thank you also Vicki and your very remarkable team, Diane Osmond and her crew, including my old friend Bill Richards who returned briefly from retirement ...Continue Reading

Open Letter to Kevin

Oct 30, 2012 12 Comments ›› admin

DEAR KEVIN, I am writing this Open Letter because I know from experience that you would ignore any private appeal, however well intentioned, that did not pander your perception as the rightful Prime Minister of Australia.    My earnest and heartfelt plea is this: For the sake of the nation, the government and yourself, abandon the delusion that ...Continue Reading

The Gadfly Papers

The Gadfly Papers

Oct 22, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

THE GADFLY PAPERS, Robert Macklin’s delightful collection of columns, provides a charming antidote to the Canberra knockers. "The Gadfly Papers" by BWM Books on Ganxy// Continue Reading