The rain during February, and the controversy over the regional funding rorts, ought to be an opportunity to think about ongoing government regional rort - drought-relief.
Just what on earth is going on in Canberra?
One of the enduring features of US politics and the US world-view is that it’s always someone else’s fault – a phenomenon familiar to many of those with children.
The BCA and assorted others are calling yet again for tax cuts and tax reform.
No doubt many crikey readers have looked at their passports in the past few months – no doubt for various reasons no doubt as well.
One of the fundamental problems with the arts in Australia (and other places) is that those who administer them are progressively doing more and more damage to the English language.
“It’s time for the AICD to say where it stands on James Hardie” starts the CEO report in the December-January – yes December-January – issue of the Company Director, the AICD official publication.
These days journalists get killed with remarkable regularity – by “friendly fire”, by oppressive regimes and by the traditional self-inflicted wounds.
While The Guardian and others are laughing at the fact that no-one recognized Jeb Bush when he went a-visiting with folks around the tsunami area the last laugh might just be on them.
The New York Times is not as diffident about the word stingy as many others are – this week it published an editorial headed: Are we Stingy? Yes.