Queensland author Loani Prior has narrowly missed out on giving Australia its second successive victory in The Bookseller publishing trade journal's prestigious Diagram Prize. Ms Prior's How Tea Cosies Changed the World received 31% of the votes cast in the competition to choose the Oddest Book Title of the year just behind the winning Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop with 38%. Last year the Australian published Cooking with Poo was a clear-cut winner.
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For any Australian feeling leadership withdrawal symptoms, relief is at hand.
Now this is what I call an innovative way of using government funds to get a message across:Indian laptops that crash if users try to remove pictures of minister - Telegraph: "One and a half million laptops given to poor students by India's largest state government crash if their users try to remove pre-loaded screen savers featuring pictures of
You can take a silvertail out west from Manly but you can’t take the Manly out of a silvertail. Tony Abbott made perhaps the biggest mistake of his election campaigning so far when he preceded his foray into Sydney’s west this weekend with the promise of giving taxpayer’s money to the arch enemy of all rugby league westies - the dreaded Manly Sea Eagles.
From the SMH website:Greens call for more scrutiny of abattoirs to protect animals:"Abattoirs and knackeries in NSW would have to video the stunning and slaughtering of all animals, and keep the recordings for at least three months, under laws being proposed by the Greens.
They just keep coming and every failure to deliver reinforces Prime Minister Julia Gillard's biggest negzative - she doesn't keep her promises.From the SMH website:Pokies ACT precommitment trial sunk:"An ACT trial of precommitment technology for poker machines is dead and has been an expensive "thought bubble", the federal opposition says.
It was nigh on 50 years go that I ventured to India as a young Arts graduate and became acquainted with the worth of my hard earned degree. I had barely been in the country before I came across the reality of the BA bus driver. Having the tertiary qualification, I was told, was a pre-requisite for steering an omnibus through the streets of New Delhi.What strange people, I thought back then. All those years of eduction to get such a humble earn.In the years since I have become less superior.
So there are those in the Labor party who think it is good bye to bad rubbish now that the Greens have declared their agreement with the government is effectively over. Well those political Labor geniuses are in for a shock. For from now until the dissolution of parliament the Greens have every incentive to show just how necessary their support has been to good government.