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Bottle of Wine Is NSW Premier’s Undoing

Bottle of Wine Is NSW Premier’s Undoing

Red, red wine, goes to your head, sang UB40 back in the eighties. “Makes you forget..” It certainly had a potent effect on Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’ Farrell’s memory. The NSW premier completely forgot he had been given a bottle of the most expensive wine ever produced in Australia, the legendary Penfold’s […]

Australia Silent on Global Warming and Doubling Down on Coal

Australia Silent on Global Warming and Doubling Down on Coal

With the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage site and fears of it dying due to climate change, it might be reasonable to assume that Australia would have a vested interest in battling the negative effects of global warming. In fact, 66 percent of Australians believe that climate change is happening, while 87 percent […]

Tony Abbott Talks Trust in China While Slipping in Australia

Tony Abbott Talks Trust in China While Slipping in Australia

The Australian prime minister, by all accounts, is having his best week as prime minister while he is away on his Asian tour, meeting with leaders and talking business. He rapidly closed free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea before moving on to China where tensions are high, treating the Australian prime minister to […]

Chrissy Amphlett Hit Song Is New Breast Cancer Anthem

Chrissy Amphlett Hit Song Is New Breast Cancer Anthem

Chrissy Amphlett and her band Divinyls were hugely popular in the early 1990s in Australia. A year ago, the singer died from breast cancer and now her dying wish is being fulfilled as her hit song is now the new breast cancer anthem for Australia. Their hit song I Touch Myself was a No. 1 […]

Queensland Weathers Worst Storm in Three Years

Queensland Weathers Worst Storm in Three Years

Cyclone Ita hit Australia yesterday, coming in as a category four storm and crossing the state as a downgraded category one. Still, worries of damage to homes and industries are high, causing Queensland Premier Campbell Newman to return early from his Asian trip with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He has counselled caution and safety measures […]

NFL Providing Inspiration for Australian NRL on Injuries

NFL Providing Inspiration for Australian NRL on Injuries

There is no sport harder or more vicious than rugby. Not even America’s National Football League (NFL) can compare with the sheer brute force of the no pads, no helmets, no holds barred Australian sport. There are many countries that play this sport, including Britain and the supposedly effeminate French. Hulking players with muscled necks […]

International Monetary Fund Irony for Australia

International Monetary Fund Irony for Australia

Joe Hockey is going to co-chair an upcoming meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington now that Australia is president of the world economic forum. While he is in Washington, however, Hockey will also attend a meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, a meeting that […]

Malaysia Airlines Speculation Reaching Ridiculous Heights

Malaysia Airlines Speculation Reaching Ridiculous Heights

When tragedy happens, there is no excuse for ridicule or insensitive joking. From an ethical standpoint, officials and speculators involved have an ethical responsibility not to escalate the suffering of those involved, but some have apparently missed that memo. Almost from the beginning, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been the hottest […]

Tropical Cyclone Ita Will Hit Australia Today

Tropical Cyclone Ita Will Hit Australia Today

In just a few hours, Tropical Cyclone Ita will hit the coast of Australia. The authorities are warning people, that the cyclone already gained on its power in the last few hours. There is a big risk of the east coast devastation. Tourists and residents have already been evacuated from parts of the Queensland coast […]

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