Month: February 2019

A farewell to the baby bonus

Treasurer Wayne Swan delivers his Budget address in the House of Representatives, at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Then treasurer Peter Costello visiting babies born after he introduced the baby bonus scheme. Photo: Sandy Scheltema
Nanjing Night Net

It's always creepy when Treasurers talk

Reef Doctors: Sun, sand and snakes galore

Jonathan M. Shiff is one of Australia's premier producers of children's and young adult television.
Nanjing Night Net

He's the guy who brought us (among many others) the multi-award-winning Ocean Girl series, the exceptional Pirate Islands dramas and the ground breaking mix of real life and fantasy that was The Elephant Princess.

Pure mastery of the Mike

One-on-one: Gary Ablett jnr discusses his football life with Mike Sheahan.As we have observed here previously, the means and, particularly, the volume of televisual football analysis grows by the season. We have panel shows that replicate, in style if not entertainment value, the old World of Sport. Lounge lizards picking apart the game

Look at moi, again

Kath and Kim are ready to Kountdown. Photo: Roger CumminsFountain Lakes' most famous residents are on the comeback trail. Channel Seven will start screening a series of Kath & Kim specials that, in the style of 20 to 1, will count down the foxy morons' greatest moments on the dance floor, at wedding

Injection of truth into debate

Pointed issue: Jabbed presents the science of child immunisation.At the beginning of Australian science filmmaker Sonya Pemberton's documentary, Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines, a newborn baby coughs relentlessly for what seems like forever, his little body racked with pain, his lungs barely able to draw air between each violent retch. It is a scene