The AFL is out-muscling Cricket Australia in attracting our multitalented young sportsmen.
[GVK is] a company with ridiculously grand plans … I just can’t see how they’re going to pay Gina Rinehart, let alone build the mine.”
It was set to be Australia’s biggest mine, but the simple rules of supply and demand mean the coalfields of Queensland’s Galilee Basin may never be excavated.
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The Southern Stars. (Bonus points: England; Sri Lanka.)
Japan’s (Tokyo; Kyoto).
“Dementia is a cruel fate and I have been grieving the loss that comes with it for some years.”
Neville Wran’s wife mourns his death, aged 87. The former NSW premier is survived by national parks, random breath testing, the Land and Environment Court, legalised gay sex and the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
“Coal is not like the sunroof on a car, something we can choose not to have if we don’t want it. Coal is necessary for modern society.”
The NSW Mineral Council CEO, confusingly named for Queensland’s coal-rich basin, in defence of standard car roofs.
‘‘Together with the Super Hornet and Growler electronic warfare aircraft, the F-35 aircraft will ensure Australia maintains a regional air combat edge.”
The prime minister announces he will spend more than $12 billion on 58 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.
“It’s a dud decision. No one has had the balls to call a halt to it.”
The Liberal MP criticises Abbott’s purchase of more fighter jets. Jensen spent years as a defence analyst, studying the Joint Strike Fighter. This week, Abbott sat in the cockpit of one.
“Nothing is free – someone always pays.”
The treasurer lays the ground for a harsh May budget, expected to be tough on pensioners and the causes of pensioners.
“Kerry once asked me to slander Nifty in my Bulletin column so he could sue ACP. Kerry’d settle out of court. The perfect payoff. I declined.”
The broadcaster recalls his former boss Kerry Packer organising to bribe Neville Wran. He later recalled walking in on Packer and Wran doing a dodgy deal on Lotto, calling the former premier “Australian politic’s greatest fixer, in a world before ICAC”.