Ellen Fanning: “Isn’t it a bit silly that people in your position in political life are expected to tweet and blog on all this stuff, instead of just going out and talking to people?” Bob Carr: “I think it is silly. I think interest may have peaked. Look, all these blogs, I’m sure many of … Continue reading Is blogging really necessary?
I haven't posted for a while, as I've been busy with The Observer Effect, hosted by Ellen Fanning, broadcast on SBS1 on Sunday nights at 8.30. Last night's episode was very good, featuring Lt Gen David Morrison, Chief of Army (photo left), social commentator Jane Caro and freelance journalist Frank Thorne. If you haven't seen … Continue reading Lt-Gen David Morrison: I’m still angry about the sex scandals
Australia is a lucky country that has a lucky culture. And if you don’t believe that look at the photo to the left: (From left: former Prime Minister John Howard, author and chief opinion editor of The Australian, Nick Cater, Caitlin O’Sullivan, columnist Janet Albrechtsen, former Liberal Party powerbroker Michael Kroger, and 7.30 Presenter Leigh … Continue reading The Lucky Culture: Catering for the Australian Dream
It’s official: Halloween has been postponed in New Jersey. Although you’d think it was highly unlikely that trick-and-treaters dressed in ghost and goblin and skeletal costumes would be traipsing around in knee-deep flood waters, the Governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie, interrupted his conversations and walking tours with President Obama to declare in an … Continue reading Democrats hope Jersey bromance will push Obama over the line