In memory of the political career of Tony Abbott 1994-2019 a fond tribute in three tweets:
The federal election on May 18 2019 will be the sixteenth in which I have taken part. I have seen nine elections in Shortland (1977, 80, 83, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96, 98), four in Grayndler (2001, 04, 07, 10), one in Watson (2013) and following a boundary change, one in Reid (2016) before this one.
Western Suburbs defeated Newtown 18-8 in front of around twenty thousand people at the SCG on Saturday 24 August 1918 to win the City Cup for the first time.
In the early game Eastern Suburbs defeated South Sydney 10-4 to win the reserve grade League Cup, while Harold Horder won the 100 yard sprint final.
Preview: The Arrow, 23/8/1918
Report: The Sun 25/8/1918
My personal reflections and observations and viewing practices of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games can be seen at Medium.
It has been coming for a while but Senator Brian Burston (PHON, NSW) has blocked me from commenting or reacting on his official Facebook page.
He has every right to do this, of course, but I think I have been removed posting too much dissenting opinion in the comments, too much literate reasoned dissent, too much polite dissent.
In short, I have polluted the wall-to-wall cheerleading of the devoted One Nation faithful.
My first regular-season NRL game since 2013. Canberra defeated South Sydney 32-18 at ANZ Stadium. A mostly one-sided game, a soul-less experience in front of barely nine thousand spectators. I was there gratis as part of my GWS Giants membership, and sadly it was worth every penny.
Eighth-placed Sydney Swans beat second-placed GWS Giants 14-12 (96) to 12-11 (83).
"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."
A double header of Bluebags at Henson Park on Saturday July 8 2017.
Sitting in the freezing cold all evening and nobody won. Yet another exhilirating thriller involving the GWS Giants.