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Welfare, the deserving poor, and the fires

Russell Skelton has an extended look at the government welfare response to the Victorian bushfires, which has, in the main, been swift, generous, and effective, and reports musings about whether some of the same methods can be applied to those […]

Cyclone Hamish washup

An amazing thing happened last week. Swire Shipping the company responsible for the oil spill on the Queensland Sunshine Coast (earlier post here) has written to Premier Bligh apologising for the mess. Even more amazing was this bit: Swire also […]

Lazy Sunday!

Since we don’t live by politix alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!