Schapelle Corby (aged 30) is an Australian woman currently serving a 20 year prison sentence after being convicted for smuggling drugs into Bali. She has protested her innocence from day one and continues to do so despite the possibility that an admission of guilt coupled with an appeal for clemency to the President might result … More Schapelle Corby – not forgotten!
In 2003 Graeme Wylie was diagnosed Alzheimer’s’ disease and he finally died at his home in Cammeray in March 2006 aged 71 Shortly afterwards Shirley Justins (below right), his partner of 18 years was arrested and charged with manslaughter. His long time friend 75 year old Caren Jenning (below left) was arrested and charged with … More Faces of Australia: The quality of mercy.
Somehow over the past few months, two eighteen month old twins were allowed to starve to death by their parents in Sunnybank Hills, a Queensland suburb. Their bodies were discovered by an eleven year old sibling who went into their room to try to locate the source of a foul smell in the house and … More Suburban Starvation
Over the time we’ve been here we’ve got almost used to the incipient racism underlying a lot of Australian society. The one thing in it’s favour is that it isn’t hidden away and that people are quite open about it which at least means it is able to be discussed freely. However occasionally underlying racial … More Racist Australia?
An interesting slant on Australia’s favourite folk song, and ‘almost national anthem’ has emerged thanks to the work of Dennis O’Keefe who spent 15 years researching the story. The fundamentals seem to be that Banjo Patterson, who wrote the song, was ‘courting’ the daughter of the squatter who owned the land where the events took … More Waltzing Matilda – historical archive?
After several years no word has been heard about the fate of little Rahma el-Dennaoui missing now since November 2005 with no clue about her whereabouts. We ran a short story on her disappearance in 2007 (Spare a thought… ) but nothing has yet been heard. One of the problems hampering the police search was … More Remembering Rahma el-Dennaoui
Some of you may remember that this blog has always been a constant supporter of Schapelle Corby. However Jodie Powers (below right), a ‘friend’ of Schapelle’s sister Mercedes, went on air in a TV program (Today Tonight) run by the Seven Network and said some pretty nasty things about the entire family. Understandably, with her … More Victory!! One in the eye for Jodie Powers!!
Seven years after being impounded by police, the orange and white Volkswagen Kombi driven by Peter Falconio when he was killed and his girlfriend abducted has been ‘released’. As crucial evidence, it’s been kept under cover all this time but is now out on the compound with crashed and stolen vehicles waiting a decision by … More On the road again.
That ‘dripping’ is the sound of the steady erosion of privacy and individual freedom as the UK descends still further into the realms of Big Brother and the advent of the Police State. Bizarrely, to me at least, it’s a Labour government that is currently creating a Data Communications Bill to be presented as part … More Drip, drip, drip, drip…
Was talking to a guy on Friday who had been burgled recently. He was telling us how he, his wife and daughters had been in the house at the time and how the thievess s had bashed their dog to keep it quiet, taken the keys to his and his wife’s cars, loaded them with … More It's a bit alarming.