FREO FIREWORKS FIZZER

Reliably sensible Warren Mundine, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, doesn’t support Fremantle council’s decision to cancel Australia Day fireworks because they’re “culturally insensitive” to indigenous Australians: “As people know, I’m on the public record as saying I’d like to see another day celebrated [for Australia Day] but as all Australians, we do need to […]

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ROBO-BABY FAIL

A long-running program in WA schools provides teenage girls with robotised dolls to care for, the aim being to show the girls the disruption a baby would cause in their lives thus discouraging early pregnancy.

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BAD BETTOR

More info on a Swedish pitch invader: A 17-year-old boy who stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper in Sweden’s top division earlier this month has claimed he had placed a large bet on the result. A teenager with thousands to spare for betting? The 17-year-old suspect has close family ties to the notorious Södertälje mafia, according to […]

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FREO FIREWORKS FORSWORN

Fireworks are deemed politically incorrect: City of Fremantle councillors have voted to scrap the port town’s popular Australia Day fireworks event from 2017 after deeming the celebration culturally insensitive. The replacement festivities: The revised celebrations will likely include a citizenship ceremony on Thursday, January 26, followed by a lunch and speech about multiculturalism in Australia.  Be […]

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WA LIBS IN TROUBLE, AND RIGHTLY SO

Liberal WA Premier Colin Barnett, years past his “best by” date, should take the hint: West Australian Premier Colin Barnett faces renewed speculation about the security of his leadership, with a privately-funded poll of voters showing his government is set to lose next year’s state election… It is not clear what questions were asked or […]

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CRIMINAL ARTS FUNDING

Reg Mombassa – Mambo –  supports those protesting changes to arts funding: “It’s not just sport and war … art is probably way more important than those things and to not support it is criminal, and the National Art School — it’s not just a Sydney-New South Wales thing, it really is a national treasure.” Sport […]

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