Canberra bashing as tired as New Zealand sheep jokes

We are approaching the time for our national election and I thought it was a good time to revisit this post I wrote in 2012.I lived and worked in Canberra for about thirty five years.  I met my husband there, married there and raised a family there.  It is a beautiful city and one I…

Moscow 1980 not 2013 can you remember anything significant happening?

I have just finished a book by Lisa Forrest called Boycott which tells of Australia’s controversial road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Certainly it was worth the read. I had only a vague idea of the politics behind the boycott but this book gives the background and the political manoeuvring that went on behind the…