#AusPol ~ Q1 2020


We all know what happened in December. Bushfires and smoke. The PM, startled by the intrusion of Australia at his Hawaiian resort, stumbled ...Nothing found

SETI to Search for Intelligent Life on Earth


Fifty years of scant results steer researchers to greener pastures. Dr. Larc Nagas, Special Director of SETI’s Forward-planning Committee, today proposed a ...Nothing found

Unless I’m Dreaming Now


…all the lonely misguided people in this dark city ... experts at avoiding reality. And with good reason. I’m not ...Nothing found

The Thing After the Next Big Thing


Image by Michael Leunig . (The following is a letter to the editor of the Griffith Review from 6th September 2007 in ...Nothing found

Way Down Under


Ramming the Shears by Michael Leunig . Travel in Asia, Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, reveals an affectionate admiration for ...Nothing found

Voyage of the Forsaken


In the terror of this moment, as a rancorous ocean violently lashed our frail craft and vented torment upon us, it seemed an ...Nothing found

Haiku to You Too


Haiku in English is Rafferty’s Rules. Life pours as water coalescing out of drops – ...Nothing found

Ocean Baths out to Lease?


Redevelopment of Newcastle Ocean Baths pavilion and car park underway. The paint is peeling off the walls and door frames. The ...Nothing found

Newy Monopoly Delights Region’s Poor


While well-to-do queue for the latest iPhone or Tesla car, a localised board game gives hope to the region’s poor. Monopoly - ...Nothing found

Post-Truth Teapot


What’s this silliness of “memes” and “#hashtags” swirling through social media in ever decreasing circles? I’m older than most of you ...Nothing found

Skynet: Calling all Internet Lab Rats


New app tests how mood affects cognitive performance. How much do you think your mood affects your brain’s ability to perform under ...Nothing found

Bewildered by Australian’s Negativity Towards it’s Leadership?


This topic has so many levels of irony, Throsby’s not sure how rant on it. So he’ll just put it out there. ...Nothing found

Blackhawk Down? Worse. Twitter Down


Throsby told them not to do it. He begged them. But, nooo, they just had to try a “new Twitter.” There’s a saying ...Nothing found

Anything But a Curate’s Egg


Throsby likes nothing better than 1.) eggs Benedict for brekky, and 2.) good news from research funded by the partisans it favours. ...Nothing found

Breaking ~ City of Newcastle Vehicles to go Electric


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Hunter Region Place Names


On Saturday, 11 December, 1954, someone named “Boscobel” had the following article published in the Newcastle Morning Herald. Throsby simply cannot ...Nothing found

No Cruise Terminal for You, Newcastle.


Infrastructure NSW has withdrawn the $12.7 million funding for a cruise terminal project in Newcastle port. Port of Newcastle was working on ...Nothing found

Gladys, the Trams Were Lovely, But What If…?


Tram Trains What if light rail cars had used the existing but opened and beautified heavy rail to Newcastle Station ...Nothing found

Hunter Street History Update


Spero Davias has dropped another update on his labour of love, the History of Hunter Street, “a Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was ...Nothing found

Region Low on 2019 National Infrastructure List


Of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) 2019 Infrastructure Priority List – comprising 121 “nationally significant” infrastructure proposals and a $58 billion project pipeline – only ...Nothing found

Rocky Hill Coal ~ The Judge Who Stood Up


Climate took centre stage to oppose an open cut coal mine near Gloucester. Chief Justice Brian Preston of the NSW Land and ...Nothing found

Those Little Streets Around Hunter St Mall


One of those old-world districts that could have been so much more in another timeline, the tiny nooks and corners of inner-city Newcastle ...Nothing found

On the Other Hand, Throsby hopes…


Less than four months after identifying a monster magnetotelluric (MT) anomaly at Ausmex’ South Australian, Burra site, Professor Graham Heinson of the University of Adelaide ...Nothing found

RMIT Shits a Brick


(Dropped this on Throsby’s desk knowing exactly his headline of choice ~ Editor)  Throsby’s waited years for a chance at that ...Nothing found

Politically Incorrect New Book Pokes Fun at Self Worth and Anxiety


Who doesn’t long for the good old days when we could not only insult at will, but the recipients could take it in ...Nothing found

The Vole That Roared


En route from Navy Mess to Situation Room, Wilbur warned me to expect someone unusual among the gathered. Unusual how? A character ...Nothing found

OK to be White and #LNP


Age brings despair – with both politics and the greedy imbeciles running this stunted civilisation. Lately, though, a faint joy gladdens Throsby’s ...Nothing found

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb


Harper’s Magazine February 1947 In view of the exceptional public importance of this article, permission is given to any newspaper or ...Nothing found

Dear Smart People


This is a letter from one of your dull cousins. No, it’s not to complain or ask you to do my homework, ...Nothing found

On Swatting Magpies


Image by Michael Leunig During the past half century Australians have absorbed their legendry with the quaint fervour of tribal sports fans. ...Nothing found


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