Women Are Cool, And Betterer Than Men

From Quadrant Online: From the editorial of Island magazine, Autumn 2009 edition: Ruth Sunderland discusses the gender issues she feels are being ignored in the endless analysis of our current economic crisis. She writes: ‘This mess was made by men’ and goes on to argue that women should be vitally involved in the development of …

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Defence Minister Resigns

Sad, really, because the Defence Department is  notoriously difficult, and department staff and military personnel both seem to have respected Joel Fitzgibbon’s abilities. The trigger for his resignation was a lack of clarity about contact between Mr Fitzgibbon and his staff, and his brother Mark, head of Australian health insurer NIB, and US health insurance giant Humana. …

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Samson and Delilah (Again)

I wrote about the taxpayer funded Australian film Samson and Delilah a couple of weeks ago. Gary Johns has written a review of the film. The review appears in today’s Australian. Here’s a bit to get you started: The film opens with a typical day in Samson’s life. He wakes to reggae music from his brother’s band playing …

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Time To Dump Chaser

The ABC’s Chaser’s War On Everything guys have come up with some funny stuff, although they have always picked soft targets. But the occasional funny bits have been offset by the far more frequent not in the slightest funny bits which are juvenile and offensive. Now making jokes at the expense of dying children? This vastly worse than anything that has …

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