Monthly Archives: October 2010

>Flick of the Week: That’s not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

>This week’s Flick of the Weeks takes us with Johnny Depp from his bit part as Learner in Platoon to his role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A funny thing … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: Obscure Favourites

> The great thing about music is that because there is so much of it, unless you are an absolute maniac who works in Championship Vinyl you will never be able to know all of it. Films are different. There’s … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Hockey: More PJK than Hugo Chavez

> “It really surprises me that some people in this party think we owe Westpac something, or the ANZ Bank, or the National. That really surprises me…  If you want to start talking about equity and fairness you better start … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Speculation, gravitas and the honest truth

> This morning on Sky News it was revealed that three weeks ago Greens’ Senator Sarah Hanson-Young had challenge Christine Milne for the Deputy Leadership position. This caused a brief, but rather humorous flurry on twitter under the title #greenspill. … Continue reading

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>On the QT: The Region is Exhausted

> Well it is not often that the star performer of the day is Joe Hockey and the one over-reaching is Malcolm Turnbull, but today was that day. Do not worry however, for the world is not upside down – … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer

> It is probably a sad indictment of my life that I can relate most of my youth to Coca Cola adverts. The first one I can remember was this from 1979. To a young seven year old, the sight … Continue reading

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>The triumph over power, prejudice and bigotry…

> Here was South Australian Premier Mike Rann last Sunday on the occasion of Mary MacKillip’s canonisation: “The values that Mary MacKillop cultivated, nurtured and lived, are the values that underpin our regional towns and communities – an ethos that … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Nothing like a little bit of slag and bag

> The morning laughs started early when Joe Hockey went head to head with Louise Yaxley on AM (so good it is here in full): JOE HOCKEY: I want the Treasurer to exert the influence that a competent and respected … Continue reading

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>On the QT: So what are we trying to do?

> The Liberal Party tried a unique attack on the ALP’s asylum seeker policy today. They decided to lead with their big gun Scott Morrison, who blasted Julia Gillard for softening the detention policy, and then they followed up with … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Randomised Spin Trials

> Today marked the start of Estimates week (or if you wish to be technical, the 2010-11 Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings). The fun started quickly over in the Environment and Communications Committee where for a around half an hour the … Continue reading

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