Rudd is back!

So the man who said he didn’t want the job is back as Prime Minister. Australia is well known for mateship. Standing up for your fellow man, Standing true and being a loyal friend. Am I surprised at Kevin’s about turn? Not really…it’s what is expected from a politician. I did not agree with Julia Gillards … [Read the full story]

$12,600 for dinner with Gillard

An unknown punter has forked out $4050 to be able to wrap a scarf hand-knitted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard around their neck. But dinner with senior Liberals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull proved the top ticket in the annual federal press gallery Midwinter Ball charity auction. Someone paid $13,000 for the privilege, just pipping … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

A young child killed in her bed by a motorist crashing through the wall of her bedroom, children killed by rocket attacks in Syria and fire in a disco killed hundreds of youngsters in Brazil.  What terrible tragedies. France sending in troops to fight in Africa…are they mad? After a disaster in Vietnam, which drew … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How would Australian police have handled Lindsay Lohan this week? Maybe we are more used to using common sense and not jumping to conclusions. It reminds me of a story I was told many years ago. Rex Harrison was a very famous star and loved by his fans. However, unknown to them, he was a … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

A touch of Australian history

This is an Australian story, but it starts in Spain. Two young, well educated men lived in Spain six hundred years ago. Francis and Ignatius were very pious and holy men. Ignatius went on to be a saint and started the most famous order of Christians. But our story is about Francis. He always wanted … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Tommy is on holiday for a week and I am writing his column for him…I am his mum. I live in an apartment block on the top floor. I have two dogs, and as soon as the front door opens they race out and into the lift. I have to run down the stairs and … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week it’s been. Celtic robbed in Spain and a budget robs everyone else. How we still give millions of dollars to foreign countries and spend millions more on infrastructure and boat people. How much did we get from Carbon Tax? Still don’t know! Well, spend it anyway. Perhaps we should have a poll … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

Another week of spin and pollies ducking the issues they promised when elected. Both parties highlighted issues relating to education, policing and health. Crime is increasing…especially violent crime. The promise of more police officers recruited to the force has been a miserable failure. There’s going to be more doctors and nurses to boost our hospitals … [Read the full story]

Mundine attacks Australia on all fronts

Anthony Mundine has launched a stunning attack against “racist” Australia, calling for changes to be made to the Australian flag and national anthem. Mundine on Friday called a press conference to clarify his earlier comments towards Daniel Geale, questioning his heritage. But Mundine stopped short of apologising to Geale, saying his comments were purely directed … [Read the full story]

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