Subtlety

If I stuck to my principles, I should hate Last Man Standing. (Is the title a reference to the George Chambers novel or the 1996 Bruce Willis gangster flick? Or both?) The knockabout adventures of three plucky inner-city single blokes around my age — deftly placed between product placements and saturated with pop culture references…

What to think

Some Coalition politicos have decided Big Bother is too immoral. Another party room critic, Paul Neville, said the [Ten] network had “tortured to its extreme limits” a code intended to allow for contextualised artistic expression. “It’s not like a daring segment in an otherwise reasonable show,” he said. “This is gratuitous virtually from start to…

Those crazy men . . . !

This week’s Four Corners discussed the various failings of the child support system from the perspective of mothers whose former husbands or boyfriends don’t pay their fair share of child support through to fathers who are financially crippled by the payments enforced by the Child Support Agency. Evidently the system is in serious trouble whichever…

Favourite rural pastimes

If you come from the country and are a member of the outdated semi-socialist squattocracy also known as the National Party, you could be mistaken for thinking people gave a crap what you said simply because your party is in a completely inappropriate and opportunitistic coalition with the Libs. The Nats will soon discover how…