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Newspapers not delivering ‘news’

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

The $2.7 billion loss recently announced by Fairfax, publishers of The Canberra Times, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald was a real shock to the system. The CEO Greg Hywood tried to pass it off as some kind of technical write down of assets, claiming the papers would be around for ‘a very, very, ...Continue Reading

Greens riding for a fall

Aug 20, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

         While most attention has been focused on the Government and the Opposition in the vexed issue of unauthorised boat arrivals, the more important development may well be the manner in which the Greens have totally mismanaged their response.           Indeed, I suspect that the Party reached its highwater mark in the last Federal election and ...Continue Reading

It’s Julia and Tony’s Fault

Aug 2, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

At the risk of sounding unfair, I believe our political leaders have to share the blame for our desperately disappointing performance in the London Olympic Games. And it’s not that they have starved our athletes of funds. Our elite sportspeople receive more than enough from the public purse to prepare themselves for top competition.           Rather ...Continue Reading

The Other Rudd – Greg

Jul 17, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

Greg Rudd’s decision to run for the Senate in Queensland as an Independent is a real show stopper. And lest it be thought that it’s some Machiavellian manoeuvre by Kevin, let me assure you it ain’t so. The two men have not spoken for months. Greg did not tell his younger brother before the announcement; ...Continue Reading

One False Move

One False Move

Jul 12, 2012 4 Comments ›› admin

  'I held my breath. I endeavoured to moisten my lips with the piece of blotting paper that had been my tongue. Never have I known two minutes to take such a long time to pass.' One False Move is the previously untold story of a small band of Australians who volunteered to work defusing the mines ...Continue Reading