Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Clarke & Dawe catchup

Clarke and Dawe: Alexander Downer

20/09/2007 - Clarke and Dawe: Alexander Downer

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Clarke and Dawe: A dramatic week in politics

13/09/2007 - Clarke and Dawe: A dramatic week in politics

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

The not-so-clever country

A very good opinion piece in The Age illustrating the abject failure of the Howard Government's handling of the skills shortage in Australia.

When Howard came to power in 1996, he immediately scrapped the previous Labor Government's successful Working Nation programme. Now we are paying the price. The "New Apprenticeships" scheme is little more than window dressing, offering very little that's new - just repackaging of existing initiatives.

The not-so-clever country - Opinion - theage.com.au

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Good Advice From Doctors

Light up!

Doctors recommend Camel cigarettes.

Good Advice From Doctors

The new fangled interweb

An almost accurate prediction made in 1964 about the internet and home computers.

I can imagine how we will laugh at the naive predictions we make today about the future.

Australian Political Polling Sites

This is a collection of websites that analyse and disect the political opinion polls in Australia. I find I'm checking these sites every few days to see how the mood of the public swings in the lead-up to the federal election.

Monday, 3 September 2007


Upon seeing an elderly lady for the drafting of her will, the attorney charged her $100.

She gave him a $100 bill, not noticing that it was stuck to another $100 bill.

On seeing the two bills stuck together, the ethical question came to the attorney's mind: "Do I tell my partner?"

Kath and Kim's take on WorkChoices

The Howard Government must really be on the nose when Australia's archetypical Howard Battlers are turning against him.

I do note though that Kath herself probably never voted Liberal in her life (just like Brendan Nelson). I base this assumption on a comment she made in an early episode when Kel was doing his BAS for GST and exclaimed "Bloody Howard!". Kath's response to him at the time was "Well you voted for him...".