The Victorian Government has commissioned NIER to work out how much the Grand Prix is worth to Victoria – the first study on the subject since 2000.
Without doubting the sincerity of all the various national donors to the tsunami disaster, Miscellany has mentioned (along with others) that often donations get committed but not actually delivered.
Miscellany first suspected the world had turned upside down back in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics when the crowd chanted “Russia, Russia, Russia” in support of the Russian basketball team playing against the US team.
On February 28 one of the most thought-provoking recent US exhibitions closes – the New York Historical Society’s show on Alexander Hamilton.
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.