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Bully For You

| April 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Heard Julie Bishop on the TV this morning having a go at Kevin Rudd for “bullying” a defence forces air hostess for not providing him with a hot meal according to his diet.  The poor wee thing (the hostess, not Ms Bishop) was apparently reduced to tears. Can we get something straight?  Raising your voice […]

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Confessions of a Venice Virgin

Confessions of a Venice Virgin

| March 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Back in September 1999 (was it really that long ago?) Sue and I went to the Venice Film Festival. It was her second time and my first. As a Venice Virgin I found it exhausting and exhilarating in equal parts, as I hope this piece I wrote for the brilliant Urban Cinefile website conveys. It’s […]

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No Need for Heroes

No Need for Heroes

| March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

After the Koala Who Bounced was finished, my agent Selwa Anthony put me with a former Australian army major called Sandy MacGregor who won the Military Cross for his exploits in the Vietnam War. His men in 3 Field Troop were the first to go down the and explore the incredibly complex Viet Cong tunnel […]

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All about me

All about me

| March 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

As I write this, I am looking down the barrel of a birthday with a zero at the end of it.  I should be happy it has only one zero … I should consider myself lucky that I’m having another birthday at all. Anyway, I thought it was time to bring my website up to date. […]

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