Monthly Archives: April 2014

Australia’s war on science. SYDNEY — Scientists here in Australia say they’ve discovered their foe: Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Since he came to power in September, some of Australia’s finest researchers point out that their budgets have been slashed. They say their expertise is being ignored in favour of the views of sceptics with a dubious commitment to the facts. Now the science community […]

Neville Wran to get state funeral: Baird

By Mehroz Siraj Incoming NSW Premier, Mike Baird has announced that former Premier Neville Wran would get an official state funeral because of his lifetime worth of public service to the people of that state and the country. “It is an entirely appropriate tribute for a man who left his mark on this state,” the […]

Barry O’ Farrell resigns after caught lying to the ICAC

  By Mehroz Siraj New South Wales Premier, Barry O’Farrell has sensationally resigned from the state’s highest office as a result of the ongoing inquiries of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) into the abuse of money and power within the state’s political hierarchy. O’ Farrell had been regularly called in by the ICAC’s investigating […]

Why Sydney is on course to lose its status as Australia’s biggest city

By Matt Wade Sydney Morning Herald So Sydney, how do you feel about relinquishing your status as Australia’s biggest city? Last week the Bureau of Statistics predicted population will overtake Sydney’s by 2053. Other forecasters reckon the Victorian capital’s numerical ascendancy could arrive by the late 2030s or even earlier. Prophecies like those, of course, rely […]

Filling the void in life after footy.

      By Wayne Carey When I read that Nick Riewoldt had recently made a presentation to the AFL Commission about how the league needed to better support its retired players I must say it struck a chord with me. Because the fact is so many former players struggle when they give the game away […]