Re reading The Fatal Shore when this caught my eye. Governor Darling is having an argument with the media in 1826. He is losing to Wentworth and Hall who are pressing for trial by open jury and representative assembly so he; …makes a clumsy lunge against the opposition press. He tried to muzzle the Australian
FBI finds 30,000 pages of correspondence between General Allen and Ms Kelley. 30,000 pages! When did he ever get time to play General? THE widening CIA sex scandal has engulfed the Australian and US defence talks in Perth, after visiting Defence Secretary Leon Panetta ordered an investigation of the US commander in Afghanistan John Allen for
Much like my wife and I discussing what we would do if we won Lotto, Gillard announces her latest distraction from the mediocrity of her government – The Asian Century. The white paper, unveiled in Sydney by the Prime Minister yesterday, sets a series of ambitious goals, including elevating the nation’s schools system into the world’s
Gillard is off to India to try and recover from ALP Stuff-up #435 when in the earlier days of government they reneged on uranium sales to India that had been initiated and signed off by the Howard government. At the time (Jan 2008) I wrote; I can imagine a host of other countries waiting for
The family Labs ready for an outing that turned sour for them when it turned into a dog wash. It turned sour for me as well when I’m left holding the baby who very quickly decides I’m not Mum. She is not happy. Saturday morning is supposed to be devoted to reading The Weekend Australian.
Remember this week is Legacy week made all the more relevant by recent losses in Afghanistan. You will see soldiers at shopping centres with Legacy Badges for sale. Go to them, buy a badge and commiserate with them over the recent loss of mates. Don’t forget!
Heading down to Melbourne tomorrow to attend a Regimental reunion followed by a run through the Great Ocean Road, Bendigo, Bathurst, Griffith and back home. See you in two weeks
An interesting link. Enter your Post Code for a snapshot.
The Australian Headline: Ashby conspiracy claims backfire The Age Headline: Ashby facing prospect of criminal charges, court hears. The Australian quotes Justice Rares; ….Justice Steven Rares in the Federal Court this morning said that the allegations of a criminal conspiracy from Mr Slipper and senior ministers meant that Mr Ashby could no longer be forced