Tony Abbott’s promised treat no red letter day

We the people are being promised a treat by Tony Abbott. He has informed us that during the March sitting of federal parliament he will “dedicate a day to repealing red tape”.

Federal departments and agencies, especially those with insufficient dollars to offer up on the sacrificial altar of the Commission of Audit, have been on [...]

Why only half of us can have it all

Once, if a newspaper or magazine wanted to sell extra copies, it would put a banner headline ”What Do Women Want?” on the front page.

These days, the attention-grabber is ”Can Women Have It All?”

We’ve come a long way, baby.

If once we were vapid creatures who, in the view of Sigmund Freud, could not [...]

My tribute to Helen Gurley Brown

Catch up with my article from 17 August in the Australian Financial Review on the legendary Helen Gurley Brown who died last month aged 90. Read article

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