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FIRST DRAFT: May 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN Even Kofi Annan’s got his own weblog now… MARCH 21 2005 Man, this investigation into Kojo and me is a real drag. It’s total pressure, 24-7! I thought having this position meant I […]

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LAURA’S WORLD: Mar 05

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LAURA WILSON Identifying and eradicating unwanted pests New Zealand Customs officers are among the world’s most rigorously protective. We love to keep things out of our remote little country. I quite frequently fly around the […]

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Simply Devine: Mar 05

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MIRANDA DEVINE Wolfe howls at loose moon units of the Left After thoroughly enjoying Tom Wolfe’s latest novel I Am Charlotte Simmons, it came as some surprise to read review after review that panned the […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : Nov 05, AU Edition

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FEMALE TROUBLE Women, alcohol, and friends who don’t look outfor each other are a potentially tragic mix The other night an all-too-rare thing happened in the cab: two young women separated from their group of […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : Dec 05, AU Edition

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NIC FIX One 21st birthday bash plus two divorced parents minus cigarettes equals a very tense ride Just after dark recently I was dropping off a passenger in an Eastern Suburbs Housing Commission neighbourhood. As […]

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Simply Devine: Mar 05, AU Edition

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SIMPLY DEVINE MIRANDA DEVINE Kids are alright,but are they a requirement for leading the ALP? In her brief flirtation with the top Labor job last month, the party’s most ambitious woman, Julia Gillard, discovered that […]

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FIRST DRAFT: July 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN We sneak a peek at the Senate’s new workplace agreements… Standard Contract (“Senator”) Terms and Conditions of Employment Howard Holdings Pty Ltd 1. POSITION: You are employed as a full-time Management-Staff Liaison Officer […]

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LEFT HOOK: July 05, AU Edition

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TIM DUNLOP Now’s your chance, Mr. Howard: Go, Johnny, go! Australian politics is entering unfamiliar territory in that, for the first time in a quarter of a century, the government of the day now controls […]

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RIGHT HOOK: July 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Gagging on ‘Deep Throat’ My only regret is that Mark Felt did not rat out Nixon because he was ticked off about rapprochement with China or détente with the Soviets. Rather, Felt leaked […]

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LAURA’S WORLD: July 05, AU Edition

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LAURA WILSON Big boys should stop crying Many of my male friends, colleagues and contemporaries are of the opinion that the women’s movement has gone too far. An opinion shared, it seems, by a majority […]

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THE WATCHER: July 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Media Watch pays homage to Phillip Adams Australian perceptions of the media are incredibly poor. According to a Roy Morgan poll conducted last September for The Reader, only 18 percent of Australians […]

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THE ARENA: July 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Sixty million Frenchmen – and even several Age readers – can’t be wrong A good friend of mine recently acquired an antique Atomic brand coffee maker. You know the ones I’m talking about: […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: Nov 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART We’re all fundamentalists now They’re just another raving bunch of fundamentalists! Now there’s a phrase you’ll hear on talk radio if you listen hard enough. Fundamentalist. The very word, in its modern context, […]

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RIGHT HOOK: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER George W. Bush’s court pick alienated even his friends Supreme Court nomination may not have been the ideal time for Laura Bush to start acting like ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ Hillary Clinton. […]

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April 05

DIARY OF A CABBIE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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WALKING WOUNDED Two different fares prove the point that Sydney’s streets can always be dangerous – especially at night Around 9pm two young blokes in shorts, singlets and barefeet flagged me down on a residential […]

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DIARY OF A CABBY: Mar 05, AU Edition

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COCAINE BLUES The truth may set you free, but when your passengers are on drugs, sob stories get the fare paid I was working a big hotel in the Eastern Suburbs a few Saturdays ago […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : June 05, AU Edition

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DRIVING AMBITION Lousy hours, bad tips, the threat of not making a penny – what is it that keeps a cabbie going? Cab driving is a funny game (to paraphrase a well-worn cliché). Regardless of […]

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LEFT HOOK: Nov 05, AU Edition

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NOEL HADJIMICHAEL Schools can play a bigger role promoting democratic values The last 30 days or so have seen Australians come to grips with a diverse range of challenging images. We have been traumatised by […]

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FIRST DRAFT: June 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN Our exclusive first look at the Mark Latham diaries… November 22, 1999: Bloody hacks. Just read another story about my ties with Gough and how I’m the ‘anointed one’. Bugger that. Sure, Dad […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: June 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Why God needs a rottweiler The newspaper front pages said it all when Pope Benedict XVI ascended the throne in the Vatican late last month: “God’s Rottweiler”, “Panzerkardinal”. Here in New Zealand, Newstalk […]

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LEFT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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DAN DONAHOO Australian energy policy is far too crude President George Bush has asked Saudi Arabia to increase oil production to reduce the pressure on oil prices. It is a short-term, politically expedient solution to […]

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RIGHT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Ever have one of those millennia? It’s always important to get liberals to stop complaining long enough to make a hard prediction. This month we will review liberal predictions on the Iraqi elections. […]

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SPIN CITY: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON The Liberals’ states (and territories) of confusion Swept up in the excitement of federal issues, one can be forgiven for stifling a yawn at the mention of state politics. Liberals, in particular, might […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : July 05, AU Edition

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THAT’S MY BOY When a night out goes horribly wrong, it can leave scars that might never heal On a recent Friday night I carried a fifty-something fella from the North Shore down to Sutherland. […]

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THE WATCHER: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES In paranormal news… On the north Welsh coast there is the little village of Abergele, where locals claim a ghost ship, the Gwennon Gorn, appears from time to time. According to legend, […]

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THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is Supernanny. While most ‘reality TV’ is […]

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April 05

FIRST DRAFT: Apr 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN One of our youngest insiders recorded the following exchange at Kirribilli Kindie… Master John (waving a jewel-encrusted rattle): I’m da king of da castle! You da dirty rascal! Master Peter: Not fair! I […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: May 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Debating the Resurrection – is it important? So that was Easter. You know, the time of year when we all jump in cars for a long weekend away, enjoying the rain and high […]

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LEFT HOOK: May 05, AU Edition

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JOHN QUIGGIN How does the right win? By aping the worst habits of the left One of the problems of war is that you inevitably come to resemble your enemy. Nowhere is this more true […]

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RIGHT HOOK: May 05

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ANN COULTER The purposeless-driven left It’s been a tough year for the secular crowd. There was Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the moral values election in the U.S., the Christian hostage subduing her […]

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SPIN CITY: May 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON Time for a re-think on Labor’s foreign policy Since Kim Beazley’s resurrection, Labor’s focus has been largely reactionary and confined to the domestic sphere. It complains about the marginal fluctuation of interest rates […]

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THE WATCHER: May 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Of screaming plastic turkeys and fish wrap Afew weeks back, it was reported that the BBC had tried to book an interview with Bob Marley. I don’t mean Robert Marley, Dean of […]

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SPIN CITY: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON The last thing we need is a politicized judiciary For politicians and rock stars, publicity is like oxygen. For members of some other professions – central bankers and public servants, for instance – […]

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THE WATCHER: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Rudd and the ALP may be having a meltdown – even if glaciers aren’t National security is too important to tolerate the fundamental misrepresentation of the truth’, shadow foreign affairs spokesman Kevin […]

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THE ARENA: Nov 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Iraqis have a sturdy constitution If it bleeds, it leads’ is the old cliché about how journalists, editors, and producers decide what leads the evening news and makes the front page of the […]

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Feb 05 issue

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Feb 05

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UWE SIEMON-NETTO An act of God? An answer to lightweight theorists In these first dramatic days of the New Year, theodicy seems to be the favorite topic in salons and around kitchen tables. Theodicy is […]

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Feb 05 issue

LINE ONE: Feb 05

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CHRIS CARTER Engineering road kill They reckon that the Aussies will gamble on two flies crawling up a wall, which may very well be true, but equally, when it comes to not only the extraordinary […]

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DOUBLE SPEAK: Feb 05

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IAN WISHART The love of the common people Like an old Paul Young tune, the National Party has finally twigged to a vital fact – it needs the love of the common people if it […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: Mar 05

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IAN WISHART A Viennese waltz on whether you can believe the Bible Hans (“Vox Populi”, p16) takes me to task over my suggestion that the Old Testament has not been found to contain any errors. […]