LISTENING to the ICAC hearings, the dominant motif last week was still brave Jodi McKay defending the government’s preferred Newcastle container terminal against the alleged ogre Nathan Tinkler’s plan for that evil of evils, a coal-loader.
THE following idea, prompted by last week’s news that the 80-year-old Adamstown RSL Club will shut, sharing the fate of several other suburban clubs, including the Hamilton Bowling Club, is from Facebook. Which doesn’t automatically make it bad.
THE age of entitlement is back. Having decreed the demise of that long, vaguely defined period during which people apparently took things they didn’t really deserve, the Prime Minister, some bloke called Tony, brought it back to life.
IT was a cracking week for Australian stories starting on Monday night with the truly inspirational tale of Gold Walkley-winning Herald reporter Joanne McCarthy and her fearless investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church which led to a Royal Commission.