Author Archives: Christopher Sheil

Blood of the land

Kens touching memorial to David Beeton made me think of the new Bob Dylan album, serendipitously titled, Together Through Life. Those who know the album well will also know that it makes its way to its climax with the great … Continue reading

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Max the Axe, the dénouement

Yep, it’s official. The man of steel has been flogged by a girl from the ABC. The ex-prime minister’s personal defeat so teems with symbolism that it belongs in a novel, or no doubt several instant history books, and one … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s shorter-Hendo today, really

Hard to choose, really. Perhaps: 1. Kevin Rudd, like John Howard, wears glasses and describes himself as a fiscal conservative, so this is really a victory for John Howard, and the luvvies have lost again, if only they’d realise that … Continue reading

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Go Tone

Three high-profile frontbenchers from NSW Mr Turnbull, Brendan Nelson and Tony Abbott are already set to fight for the poisoned chalice of leader of the Opposition. How good is this?

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The place called choice

‘No reason to get excited’, the thief, he kindly spoke, ‘There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate, So let’s … Continue reading

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Clash of symbols

Bob Ellis is one of Australia’s great writers. No, I don’t mean he always has his facts right. In fact, I wish he would get more of his facts right, just to annoy Tim Blair. Regardless, Bob Ellis can dig … Continue reading

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Getting with the program

Kevin Rudd has revealed his first five priorities as prime minister if Labor wins government at Saturday’s election. They are: Ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Negotiate with states to reform the hospital system. Begin roll-out of high-speed broadband network and connections … Continue reading

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