New Zealand was on the brink of recession prior to the Conservative government of John Key taking the reins in 2008. This small economy of 4.4 million people is now preparing for a series of record surpluses... and without the help of a mining industry.
The current appeal against Justice Rares' decision to dismiss James Ashby's claims in a pre-committal hearing should be upheld. Ashby's claims against Peter Slipper should be heard.
Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, wanted an unprecedented eight-month election campaign to give her the time necessary to cripple Tony Abbott in a barrage of blue-sky social legislation, according to an ALP Media staffer.
Abbott was right about one thing... this woman really is a piece of work and her desperate use of the disabled yesterday was a new benchmark in ALP filth.
Of all Gillard’s electioneering “initiatives”, the NDIS will be her most disastrous. The disabled and their carers will be devastated when they discover it’s just another Gillard fraud. It has little hope of implementation and no hope of working.
I was brought up in a Press whose motto was “publish and be damned”, but the legend of the intrepid reporter died with Alan Reid.
Government tax revenue has steadily risen over the past five years and is expected to reach $340 billion in the current financial year.
More Joyous could have had 100 vets look at her before and after the race, they may not have seen the problem... because the problem was with the trainer, Gai Waterhouse.
The Gai/Singo alliance was a marriage made in heaven until the grubby game of big-time bookmaking re-entered the Waterhouse family. It then became a dirty divorce waiting to happen.
Clive Palmer’s antics prove you don’t need to be smart to be rich. Australia’s mining boom fortuitously threw up some odd characters and Palmer is by far the oddest, so what’s behind his ill-fated new political party? Actually a severe case of frustration.
According to many posters on this site Abbott will be just as bad as Gillard. They may well be right, but who knows? Nobody knows.
There’s nothing more tragi-comical than 50 excited US cop cars, with sirens screaming, chasing one enterprising miscreant down an eight-lane highway.
A pitbull terrier recently wandered into a Melbourne home and attacked a four-year-old girl. The girl’s five-year-old cousin tried to help but was savagely mauled and had to watch while the dog tore her cousin to pieces and left.
PM Gillard was clearly chuffed that NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell had accepted her Gonski deal. Abbott was not as impressed.