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#Auspol: Meet Our President, Tony Abbott

This is too good not to share. It’s our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, as profiled by John Oliver’s team at Last Week Tonight (HBO). It’s part of their ongoing “Other Presidents of the United States” series. — The Prime Ministership of Tony Abbott is kind...

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Poll: Saab vs Spyker

Time for a little light-hearted amusement…… One of my favourite sports shows has a question every week – Who would you rather be? There are two possible answers and they usually pose an upside and a downside. e.g Who would you rather be? Prince Charles,...

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Bleeding Heart Lefty – Smokin Joe Hockey’s Fight For Free Education

I missed commenting on The Budget ™ because my computer had crapped its pants but I couldn’t resist this. The background….. Last week our nation’s Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered his government’s first budget. Like most first-term government inaugural budgets, it blows a whole bunch of...

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Videos: New Volvo XC90

I was born in Melbourne, so I’m genetically programmed to hate everything about Sydney*. I live in Hobart, so I think Launceston’s a hole**. Geographic rivalry is about as old as mankind itself. It started when the first cavemen argued over who had the best...

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Saab Hits A Financial Wall, Stops Production

For those who are wondering, it’s been quiet here because I was away for work, and bracketing that trip is the demise of my computer (which will hopefully be fixed soon). I’m actually enjoying the hiatus. I had to get back online for this, however....

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Targa Tasmania Tourers

Targa Tasmania finishes tomorrow but while the hard-nut competitors trade times between the West Coast and the finish line in Hobart, entrants in the kinder, gentler Targa Tour are relaxing near the finish line after a pleasant amble around the state. The Targa Tour –...