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Ballerinas, blue poles and budget week

A Writer on creative accounting.

I HAVE never paid much attention to the fallout of budget week, simply because the Arts are always sufficiently financially knocked-around long before the Treasurer makes our economic disenfranchisement official. 914 more words


Here is an opportunity for the Government to develop a real health policy

“Health policy has proved, over the years, to be a bugbear for the Liberal Party. The Fraser Government had made numerous changes to its health policy, which had been both unsettling and politically damaging” 473 more words


Dan's leg and a guilt that won't go away

We’d lost Dan by the time he was six; even at that age I reckon he’d already decided society really didn’t have much to offer a kid who had to wear an iron and leather calliper on one leg and who, if he couldn’t keep up, then no-one was going to wait for him. 2,382 more words

Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939)

‘I expressed the human form divine, not in the vulgar terms of flesh and skin and hair, but as kitchenware.’

Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond’s last chance to marry long-suffering fiancée Phyllis Clavering is complicated by a bank robbery and the subsequent search for £10,000 hidden in an old radio. 372 more words

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A very interesting and optimistic talk from TED.com by Kevin Rudd, past PM of Australia – http://kevinrudd.com/biography

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Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard added to UFC 189 in Las Vegas

A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will meet at UFC 189 in Las Vegas when Brandon Thatch (11-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes on John Howard (22-11 MMA, 6-6 UFC). 218 more words


The Lustre of Time

I have just received this book as purchased from its publisher…


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Bucharest MMXIV

My previous reviews of this publisher’s many books… 21 more words

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