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Melbourne Cup is just the distraction we needed

Usually we’re arguing if Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation or an indefensible excuse to have a very long weekend. Now we can add a third option: Thank God for the Melbourne Cup distraction from all the other worrying issues floating around. I never thought I’d suggestRead more »

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How Canberra ended up as the hub of the dud

The older I get and the more I look at it, it seems to me the higher the political level the bigger the incompetence of those holding the reins of power. When you start looking at the political food chain these days, there’s a lot of talent content to makeRead more »

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Time to bring our Vietnam veterans in from the cold

“On Vietnam Veterans’ Day a grateful nation honours, respects and embraces you for the service and sacrifice you made in Australia’s name’’. Well, yes, Prime Minister, but that’s just not enough. As we reflect today on that divisive conflict that started more than 50 years ago, one thing comes throughRead more »

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