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Crawford report a dull dud spiced by a big no to John Coates

Trevor CookNov 18, 20091 Comment

Today's media coverage is rightly hostile about the Crawford report, commissioned and welcomed by the Rudd Government, which recommends that Australia abandon its Olympic traditions and

Bonney Djuric, Parramatta Girls Home and the Forgotten Australians

Trevor CookNov 16, 2009

This is the text of a piece I wrote for ABC Unleashed last year: On Wednesday last week, during ceremonie

More, not less, equality needed for economic growth

Trevor CookNov 10, 20095 Comments

Now the attention of Australian policy-makers is turning to maximising prosperity, understood as GDP growth, over the next few years. The Australian's

Can Rudd save his ETS, or will it destroy him?

Trevor CookNov 9, 20094 Comments

Rudd is a control freak. His government is run along command and control lines (read Cameron Stewart's interesting piece in last Saturday's Australian magazine). His media strateg

Mark Scott's religious affiliation

Trevor CookNov 2, 20098 Comments

The November issue of the SMH's Sydney magazine features a profile of the ABC's managing director Mark Scott which contains this curious line on page 36: "Their scant private time is de

NEWSFLASH: Bernard Salt discovers new acronym

Trevor CookSep 9, 2009

Bernard Salt is no doubt a wonderful demographer, but he is also great at getting publicity. Salt knows the value of a bright new social trend, be it tree changing, sea changing or

NSW government tries to stay relevant in health system future

Trevor CookJun 3, 20091 Comment

In a well-executed media stunt (labelled an 'exclusive' by the Daily Telegraph, LOL) the NSW G

Simpsons and smoking; public health research sinks to a new low

Simpsons and smoking; public health research sinks to a new low

Trevor CookJun 1, 2009

From the 'who funds this nonsense' file comes this  ludicrous  quote:

You can't expect men to ...

Trevor CookMay 14, 2009

Here's a great take on the Matthew Johns saga: Men are capable of reasoning and judgement

Is group sex the same as sex with your mates?

Is group sex the same as sex with your mates?

Trevor CookMay 14, 2009