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30 Sep 2017

Australian Rules Football arouses abiding passion and extreme emotions. Big wins bring great joy; big losses deep sadness. But today, for Richmond Football Club supporters, the joy is unparalleled.

Richmond won the grand final, beating Adelaide 108 points to 60. The grand final is A...

17 Sep 2017

The death, devastation and disarray of war is brought to life in this 1989 novel. The 178,500-word epic is similar to Herman Wouk’s Winds of War and Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy (Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and the Edge of Eternity).

The centrepiece is that amazing achievement...

17 Sep 2017

Fair and balanced is the US cable network Fox News’s slogan. Anyone who has watched it knows it's a good example of an Orwellian phrase.

And now the phrase may be added to the charter of Australia's pubic broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. And the broadcaster's salarie...

8 Sep 2017

The World’s Most Expensive Opinion Poll is going ahead now Australia’s High Court has decided it’s constitutional.

3 Sep 2017

The World’s Most Expensive Opinion Poll may not happen if Australia’s High Court rules it unconstitutional. And if it does, the country will be saved $122 million. The Australian Government wants to ask: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. At a two-day Full...

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