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Has Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Posted: March 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Has Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?As polling booths prepare to open across Perth, one political party has ramped up its media presence with that standard Aussie manoeuvre, a pair of strategically place boobs.

In this latest round of political campaigning – Senate seats for Western Australia – The Australian Sports Party has posted a joke on it’s Facebook page that has many wondering what direction – if any – the party intends to canvas punters on.

Australia has a rich history of political cranks, our last election, 2013, witnessed a cacoffiny of crazy, odd-ball candidates.

From Clive Palmer’s paranoia – the billionaire turned politician still reckons lefty Greens are funded by the CIA – to the dope (hemp if you must) party, This latest election – a senate only re-run due to bungling by the Electoral Commission – will surely see politics over-run by mental micro opinion?

The big question has to be ‘has Australian politics become, well, too Aussie?’ As minor, micro parties busily stitch together preferences, swapping deals in the hope of riding an unpredictable wave into the Australian Federal Parliament, the marriages are likely to be idiosyncratic matches, The Hemp, Sports and Sustainable Pollution Parties have little in common but are likely to swap preference in order to gain seats.

The Australian Sports Party -ASP – should apologise for the above Facebook photo, a prominent women’s rights group says. The picture is accompanied by an anecdote about the woman, described as “voluptuous” and a “babe”, who is running with a sign around her neck saying, “If you catch me, you can have me” :: Read the full article »»»»


Aussie Dollar Hits 28 Year High Against Pound

Posted: March 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Aussie Dollar Hits 28 Year High Against Pound

Aussie Dollar Hits High Against UK PoundThe Australian dollar has reached a 28-year high against the British pound and is climbing further against the yen. The dollar touched 68.5 British pence overnight, its highest point since 1985.

The Aussie dollar is also fetching 97.7 Japanese yen, the highest level since mid-2008.

However, the Australian dollar is slipping against the greenback after the latest trade data showed China’s imports of iron ore fell by more than 15 per cent last month.

The latest figures out of the communist nation painted a mixed picture, China’s exports soared by more than 20 per cent in February, suggesting global demand is on the rise :: Read the full article »»»»


Fairfax Kills OFF Broadsheets and Lifts Profits

Posted: March 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Digital Media, Media, Online Media, Print Media | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fairfax Kills OFF Broadsheets and Lifts Profits

Fairfax Goes Tabloid, sorry COMPACT!Fairfax Media’s familiar broadsheets have been consigned to the history books, with the first tabloid editions of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age rolling off the printing presses this morning.

In what is more of a survival strategy than a cosmetic overhaul, the larger broadsheet layout has been dumped for the weekday editions as Fairfax Media fights to hold onto readers and advertisers in a digital media world that has forced the closure of papers around the globe.

Apart from just size – which Fairfax amusingly refers to as compact rather than tabloid –  one of the biggest changes puts sport on to the back pages, with the very back page taken up by an advertisement, nice work.

Fairfax’s head of advertising strategy, Sarah Keith, says the company put in some very serious research. Brain imaging was used to track what readers really wanted during the entire redesign process, with some resounding plus’ for the new tabloid sized compact papers :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Australia Faces Up To Drugs In SportBLOG! At the outset of this post, I must confess to being the LEAST interested in Australian Sport! The shinanigans ofthe preceeding week have been of amusement to me simply because of the irony, elite sports men and women taking performance enhancing drugs? your kidding right, not here, not in AUSTRALIA!

For those in a cave, this past week, the ACC – Australian Crime Commission – has released a landmark report that as the countries sporting fans and officials in a proper dither: Apparently, Australians are SHOCKED that it’s sporting elite uses drugs!?

Mainstream media in Australia is currently abuzz with chatter on the ramifications of the ACC report, organised crime, doping, betting are clearly the focus. The minister for sport – Kate Lundy – in a press release said: “The investigation identified widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs in professional sport. It also found that this use has been facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff. In some cases, players are being administered with substances that have not yet been approved for human use.”

Like other notable international incidence of drug abuse in sport – Lance Armstrong – the Australian case is more about policing powers, not drug testing. The coercive powers of the ACC are set to beef up ASADA – Australian Sport Anti Doping Authority –  in the wake of the recent review into Cycling Australian. One of the plus-points here is that ASADA should now be able to move now from simply being a testing and education body to an agency with proper teeth

So as we’ve sat at front of our teles snickering at oversized Chinese swimmers, or cyclists who strove for greatness at the end of a needle while we swallowed his cancer pitch, we clearly missed just HOW good our own guys were getting (except of course for the 2012 Olympic Swim Team, Doubtless there are any drugs there) :: Read the full article »»»»