1959-1975 — Sir Robert Askin, probably one of the most corrupt politicians ever produced south of the Tweed, was leader of the NSW Liberal Party. 1962-1964, John Winston Howard was President of the NSW Young Libs. Is it inconceivable they never met? In fact, did not Howard advise Askin on matters like State aid? Howard took Bennelong in 1974 — surely he would have needed Askin’s support to get a hold on such a blue ribbon Liberal seat?

Fairfax and its fiddling of Google results: go back and look at the newsagency blog that started it all and look at the comments on this post. What you’ll find is quite amazing. A poster calling himself “seopro” was posting defences of Fairfax’s chicanery, saying the company couldn’t be blamed because it was the work of rogue subcontractors etc. Well, the guy who started it all and runs the blog checked seopro’s IP address and, guess what?, he was posting from inside Fairfax! It’s bad enough defrauding advertisers and RSVP clients and competitors with a slick fraud. But Fairfax is now compounding it by perpetrating another fraud. Google should delist Fairfax.

Gambling takes many forms and trading options on the sharemarket is one of them. So, is it reasonable that the AFL would seek to investigate certain Adelaide players who regularly take positions via a leading Adelaide stockbroker? And perhaps reasonable to ask why funds need to be transferred regularly on a Monday morning to certain SA bookmakers on behalf of players…