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  1. 04/02/2014 at 7:36 pm

    I would like to know why Ian Thorpe’s depression is a headlining story on the 730 Report. I think it’s sensationalising and intrusive.

  2. Jones
    06/02/2014 at 12:59 pm

    we give too much attention to the private lives of celebrities.

    • 10/01/2017 at 5:12 pm

      A minute saved is a minute earned, and this saved hours!

  3. Tim Long
    07/07/2014 at 10:26 pm

    A couple of recent things that are of interest to me:

    Tony Abbot’s comment re the human settlement of Australia was “un-” or “scarce”:
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-says-australia-benefited-from-foreign-investment-because-it-was-unsettled-before-the-british-20140703-zsvby.html#ixzz36RDukZAB

    The threat to protesting that affects business:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-27/anti-protest-laws-pass-tasmania27s-lower-house/5554064

    The Shree minerals project in the wilderness of North Western Tasmania – its low, if not negative short term economic/job impact and at least medium term detrimental environmental effect:
    http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/article/shree-tasmania-will-certainly-never-see-a-cent-in-royalties-/

    Others in continuity:
    Environment/Climate
    Refugee/Immigrant policies
    There’s nothing left to say that hasn’t been said.

  4. Sara Stanley
    01/09/2014 at 10:16 am

    Perhaps original occupants of Australia, were unsettled, because they didnt have any suppositories?

    At least many of them were fluent in a number of languages, rather than adopting the role of a team leader who has some trouble in just one.

    • 10/01/2017 at 4:07 pm

      Is that really all there is to it because that’d be flbabergasting.

  5. Wendy Mayer
    09/04/2016 at 7:05 pm

    Panama Pomeranians

    It is interesting to read about people from other countries, who have transferred considerable funds to a tax haven in some tax free Panamanian holding accounts.

    In Australia we have been told there are about 800 Australian transfers of ‘cash for hiding from the tax inspector’, yet the only person we have heard of from Australia is some horse trainer from years ago.

    While Putin, the British PM’s father and a few Chinese leaders must be very interesting to the Russian, English and Chinese populations, I am an Australian and I would like to see a few of the names from Australian 800. There must be 799 more around.

    How come we don’t hear any of their names, are we just giving them the opportunity to get their lawyers together for legal protection from the masses?’

    • Peter
      21/11/2017 at 6:09 am

      Lots of Swedish names have been published here! Cheers.

  6. Erich Mayer
    13/07/2017 at 11:38 am

    Buy Australian?

    At the supermarket where I do much of my shopping I bought a 250 gram block of Bega Farmers’ Tasty cheese at $16 per kg. I also bought a 500 gram block of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese at $24 per kg.

    The Bega cheese is labelled ‘Australian owned & made’. The Jarlsberg is labelled ‘Made by Tine SA, Oslo, Norway, cheese product of Ireland, packaged in Germany, imported by Canterella Bros, … NSW, Australia’

    If you prefer a Cheddar-like cheese to an Emmental-like cheese than obviously buy Australian is the shot. If you prefer a slightly sweet and nutty flavour to a ‘full flavoured cheese with a deliciously smooth texture’ the extra cost of the Jarlsberg may be worth while, even if you are puzzled by its origins.

  7. Sara
    17/08/2017 at 6:38 pm

    Many of us have a very poor opinion of Senator (bookshelves) Brandis, not least because of his poisonous relationship with his former Solicitor General. But when Senator Brandis said, inter alia ‘…to ridicule [the Muslim community], to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.’ he received a well-deserved standing ovation from opposition senators. It is regrettable that his own colleagues did not join in.

    sara

  8. Sara
    16/02/2018 at 10:36 am

    Parliamentary conduct.

    Comments on the PM’s recent regulation seem to have concentrated on how to supervise a regulation requiring no sexual relationship between a minister and a staffer.

    I doubt it can be supervised, but once such behaviour is known to be unacceptable it may encourage parliamentarians to be more professional in their conduct.

  9. Sara
    16/02/2018 at 10:38 am

    The Australian government’s efforts to establish close trading and security ties with Japan provides our government with an excellent opportunity to clarify the Australian people’s opposition to Japan’s continued whaling in the southern oceans.

    Closer ties should surely result in respect of the views of people in the participating relationship.

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