Tag Archives: canberra

‘Tis a fine thing to live in an urban village

I am spending some weeks back in Seddon-Kingsville area of Melbourne housesitting for friends.  (Well, cat-serving really, but house-sitting sounds more dignified; though it is possible it may have included some famous literary cats.) It is very nice to be back in an area where everything is in walking distance. The contrast with having moved […]

The Rinehart Trust

For those who have been wondering what on earth is going on with the Rinehart family trust and the accusations thrown around by various family members, you need to go read Marcellous’ excellent summary here. UPDATE: Apologies to PAT of the Canberra National Times whose original Rinehart cartoon (of which this is an excerpt)  appeared […]

The Other Shoe

JULIA Gillard’s office has been rocked by the resignation of a media adviser who helped spread information used to incite an Aboriginal tent embassy riot. Tony Hodges, who has worked in the Prime Minister’s office since 2009, told an unnamed source that Tony Abbott would be at an awards ceremony near to the Aboriginal tent […]

Pointing Fingers

JULIA Gillard has moved from defence to attack over the Craig Thomson scandal, accusing the opposition of using “Liberal mates” to exert political pressure on the NSW police to investigate the Labor MP. As Liberal senator George Brandis came under pressure for telephoning Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus over the affair, Labor sources said […]