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Fingers crossed the Lucky Country is back on track after 10 ordinary years

Fingers crossed the Lucky Country is back on track after 10 ordinary years

So, my fellow quiet Australians, it looks like Scott Morrison, barring any unforeseen accidents, will be the first PM to go the distance since John Howard. And I think we should give thanks for that, because the last 10 years we have looked more like a banana republic than the powerhouse country everyone wants to live in. Our population is now more than 25 million and growing, despite efforts to slow down the pace of new arrivals. But it hasn’t just been the prime ministerial revolving door that’s dented our international reputation; we have also indulged in bit of first… Read more »

Let’s get serious about saving water: shower every second day

Let’s get serious about saving water: shower every second day

Cataract Dam is currently at 28.6 percent capacity. It is disappointing and even sad to hear that people in the country are getting gouged when buying water. The effects of the drought are bad enough without having to pay through the nose for such a basic commodity as water. By comparison, the level one water restrictions in the Sydney metropolitan area are a kick up the backside with a feather. Sure, soon we will all pay a little more when the desalination plant kicks into operation, but that’s nothing compared to what our brothers and sisters and their families in… Read more »

Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

The last three days all the spotlight has been on the potential new leadership of the Australian Labor Party. I say “all’’ because in the three days after Saturday’s debacle all the chatter was about why the ALP lost the unlosable election. So three cheers for Anthony Albanese, Chris Bowen and someone called Jim Chalmers for relieving the pressure on Bill Shorten and the party. Indeed poor old Chris went to a lot of trouble to announce his candidacy, in front of the old family fibro house in Smithfield. But just 24 hours later, give or take, he fronts the… Read more »

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Our favourite coffee shops

  WE kick off our weekly series of Top Five by naming our top five coffee shops in the south west. ONE: Ristretto & Co, Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Surry Hills comes to the south west. Frank and his team have created a splendid little coffee joint that serves theRead more »

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