FORMER Queensland premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen brokered secret deals with police in the lead up to the controversial Springboks tour of Brisbane more than 40 years ago, according to a new book. Fearing riots and public violence, Bjelke-Petersen told the powerful Queensland Police Union that officers would “not be penalised for any action they take
I went down to Gloria Jeans to get a caffeine fix and on the way back the ABC were quoting Lee Rhiannon, resident communist in the Greens. She was prattling on about Bob Carr needing to disclose all his conflicts of interest before he takes up Foreign Affairs. Two points; First: Lee, talk to Bob
Another commo bastard dies. North Korean Kim Jong-il dead It’s good news but the attrition rate is far to slow for my way of thinking.
Poor Phillip Adams – doesn’t like Julia, doesn’t like Tony, doesn’t like the ALP (He’s resigned) and his hatred of Abbott is so palpable he tries this line; The lack of enthusiasm for a Mad Monk regime is palpable in public opinion and the polls. People would prefer root canal work without anaesthesia to having
TWO founding fathers of the Greens say the split between the old-school environmentalists and the new generation of ideologically driven urban activists now swelling the parliamentary ranks could destabilise the party and alienate voters. Damn right it could – in fact is is. What Drew and Sanders don’t understand, or at least don’t mention, is
For those who believe that Communist Russia is now a benign force you might like to read of how the US has just arrested 10 Russian ‘Deep Cover’ Spies
Writing about the Vietnam War in 2000 Regarded as a watershed, too, was press icon Walter Cronkite’s Feb. 27, 1968, broadcast saying the war was “mired in stalemate” and the “only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as honourable people . . . “. During TET 68 the NVA
She has tagged Jim Cairns as one of her heroes.
STOCKHOLM — Previously unseen footage emerged Thursday showing Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a prisoner of war in Hanoi on the day his Vietnamese captors released him to the U.S. military. Erik Eriksson, a former reporter from Swedish broadcaster SVT, told the Associated Press he found the video in the network’s archives while conducting
A HUMILIATED Kevan Gosper has accused the International Olympic Committee of betrayal, condemning the world sporting body for striking a secret deal with China to censor the international media during the Beijing Games. A red-eyed and crestfallen Gosper, a senior IOC member for 31 years, told The Australian that both his reputation and that of