Flops, fantasies and New South Wales Premiers

Many years ago, in response to questions about public money being used to finance Movies which did not fare well at the Box Office, then Premier Neville Wran said that in future government should only invest taxpayer money in films which were guaranteed to be financial successes. This provoked a good deal of eye rolling … Continue reading Flops, fantasies and New South Wales Premiers

Let’s have a referendum on whether we want any more referendums!

Anthony Albanese is at risk of losing his ‘man of the people’ persona. He wants two – count them, two – referendums on symbolic issues: the republic and indigenous constitutional recognition. His claim is this will create a national “platform of unity” and end divisions over the date of Australia Day. The real daily double … Continue reading Let’s have a referendum on whether we want any more referendums!