Advance Australia, or are we going backwards

About thirty years ago I enjoyed the free spirit of Australia. People spoke up and had their say. They did the right thing, they all pulled together and were not lazy. How far have we advanced today? A beautiful, pre-school, primary school close to where I live has lovely grounds and a sports field. Unfortunately … [Read the full story]

History is in the eye of the ignorant

I am getting older and spend my time looking backwards at history. That is true history, not the history proposed by twenty somethings just out of university. As a lad I was able to talk to my Grandad, he told me about the First World War. Not from history books, but from the sights and … [Read the full story]

Do you talk to your kids?

I think the thing I miss most is being able to talk to my grandad. My grandchildren don’t listen to me they play on their X-boxes. Are there too many electrical gadgets around today to influence our children with ipods, Wii, play stations, dvd players and television. When I was young I used to sit … [Read the full story]

How can Harry influence the South Coast Mariners?

Today in the A-League we have the Central Coast Mariner v Wellington Pheonix, and I ask ‘what influence will Harry Redknapp have on the game?’ Harry Redknapp Joined the Central Coast Mariners in May this year as a Football Consultant. But he is also an advisor for English Championship team Derby County. I ask the … [Read the full story]

Mental illness in women

Regardless of age, gender or race, mental disorders can affect anyone. There are millions who suffer from mental illness, but women are more likely to suffer from some particular mental illnesses. And figures in Australia show that women suffered double the amount of men from menatl illness last year. Biological factors do play a part … [Read the full story]

President Trump could make the US great again

Donald Trump has won the race for the White House and become the 45th President of the United Sates of America. President Trump spoke the words: “It is time for us to come together as one people” “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no more” “We will finally take care … [Read the full story]

Will the election affect Australia financially?

It is now time to think in depth about the US presidential election and the long time effects. Firstly to us in Australia the initial impact is nominal. Change always sees a rise or a slump in shares and currencies. The market hates uncertainty. This does not mean we are in for a recession, it … [Read the full story]

So bored with Australian coverage of US election

Am I the only one in Australia to be overwhelmingly bored stiff with the television coverage of the US election? Do I care who is competing for the presidential race? Bad manners, diatribe, accusations, rigging,  criminal threats…these are only a few of the  digs at the opponents. The whole affair is a nightmare, a soap opera, … [Read the full story]

Williams wins Melbourne Cup again with Almandin

Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams is now the most successful owner to win the greatest horse race in the world. Lloyd Willaims has now been involved in five Melbourne Cup Winners – jockey Kerrin McEvoy has now won the race twice, What a great day to be an Australian, and to just be in Australia. … [Read the full story]

Jesus had 2 dads, and he turned out okay

Is Australia a Christian country? Why do I ask this question, well yesterday a knock at the door, and there stood a young man who asked me if I was a Christian. Normally I would expect to respond with get off my doorstep, but it was not a Jehovah Witness. He was erstwhile, young, and … [Read the full story]

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