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My interview with author Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi: How two characters went in search of their author – and found him
Maggie Jankuloska

Writers can’t always predict the journeys their characters will take.   784 more words

There is a fix for house prices - but Victoria has missed its opportunity again

By Warwick Smith

This article was originally published at The Age on 2 May 2017.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas’ 2017/18 budget contains a handful of measures aimed at improving housing affordability, including exempting first home buyers from stamp duty for properties under $600,000 and doubling the first home buyer’s grant to $20,000 for purchases in rural and regional Victoria. 543 more words

Australian Politics

Traditional values at The Age protect feminist Clementine Ford from criticism.

So I recently had a comment rejected by the overseers of all things proper and decent at the online version of the Australian daily newspaper… 665 more words


Dear Greg,

Dear Greg,

Today Fairfax Australia proposed to cut 125 jobs, which is 1 in 4 current employees. You intend to save 3 billion dollars with these cuts. 203 more words


Never a crossword

A few years ago. back in the early to mid 60’s to be precise, quite by accident I got started on “Crossword Puzzles”.

For as long as I can remember I’d always had my head stuck in one broadsheet or another; and at that time, it was Melbournes “The Age”, that had my complete. 1,191 more words


Hundreds of spiders raised in letterbox

It’s the stuff of nightmares for most people.

You open your letterbox and a large spider rears aggressively on its hind legs as hundreds upon hundreds of its babies swarm in a seething mass of fangs, bulging black eyes and long, hairy limbs. 20 more words