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Get some pork on your fork in... Lindsay

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 20, 2007 - 6:57am

Lindsay, covering the Penrith-St Marys district of outer western Sydney, was one of the Liberals' most unexpected scalps in 1996 when Jackie Kelly toppled Ross Free. Kelly has said "enough" after eleven years and one of her staffers, Karen Chijoff, is aspiring to succeed her.

Get some pork on your fork in... Braddon

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 19, 2007 - 11:37am

North-western Tasmania, including Devonport, Burnie, Smithton and King Island. Home of the Mersey Hospital, that most blatant of pork barrels that JWH announced on the Intertubes before even discussing it with the state government, and condemned by many as bad, populist, policy. Here is one of Bud Abbott's defences of the takeover.

Get some pork on your fork in... Cowan

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 11, 2007 - 10:16am

From the Treasurer's office this morning:

"The Federal Government will provide a total of $10 million towards two key projects on Hepburn Avenue, Treasurer Peter Costello announced today.

The Federal funding of $10 million will be allocated as follows :

Eleven years of good government: Part I

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 2, 2007 - 10:40am

Australia criticised over Solomons role

Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare has criticised the Australian-led RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands), accusing the mission of representing too much of Canberra's interests and of failing to focus on its mandate to restore law and order in the South Pacific nation. More from Associated Press in Tuesday's Sydney Morning Herald.

On the lntertubes again

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 1, 2007 - 11:05pm

The prospect of a John Howard video turning up on Youtube at 5am is about as enticing as the news of a new Osama bin Laden video turning up on Al Jazeera's doorstep. Just as chilling a prospect and, for that matter, just as irrelevant in the final washup.

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