Perspective

“[My last visit to a strip club] was probably in Sydney, three decades ago with a group of mates, male and female. That’s the main reason people go to Sydney, isn’t it?” – Victorian Premier John Brumby “Four years ago Kevin Rudd got drunk and took himself into a strip club. Four years ago John…

Knacker’s yard for our Nic?

Nicole Kidman’s latest flick The Invasion, a reportedly piss-poor remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, got a bucketing from the critics and plain old indifference from the public. It earned just US$6 million in its opening weekend, barely a third of Kidman’s obscene US$17 million fee for making the atrocious thing. With her star…

Dour outlook for Dow editorial independence

So Rupert Murdoch has got his hands on Dow Jones after a few months of negotiations. However, not everyone is convinced Big Rupe will be able to resist using his considerable influence on the editors and journalists of the Wall Street Journal, which he will soon own, to advance his other commercial interests. Some Bancroft…