politics

Democracy Darling
If Tony Abbott’s going to have a real chance at being Prime Minister, he’s going to have to improve his image among women voters. But forget the expeditions to supermarkets, Abbott – here are our “sure-fire” suggestions for attracting the female vote. ...
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Dubious Adelaide | Whale of a Time
At the turn of the 19th Century, the fledgling colony of South Australia began to embrace a pastime that would soon become Australia’s first primary industry, and serve as the foundation of our State’s economy. That past time of course, was whaling. South Australia was blessed with a population of whales that were ostensibly design...
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Dubious Adelaide | Willie Failure
When considering the more dubious aspects of King William Street, one’s mind usually turns straight towards the traffic-congesting tram extension. However the street that runs through the heart of Adelaide should perhaps be more notoriously known for the shortcomings of the eponymous King William IV. Through his short reign, King William (Wil...
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Democracy Darling - Stimulus Package
With the first round of payments from the government's $42 billion stimulus package headed your way soon, we thought we'd help you with some ideas of how to best spend that cashola. 1. Create "Uncle Scrooge" style swimming pool in ...
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Dubious Adelaide | John Hindley, Swamp Thing
Located in the heart of Adelaide and founded on a putrid bog, Hindley Street was named for the inexplicably unremarkable John Hindley; a public servant whose only claim to fame is having drunk himself to death at the behest of his doctor, Robert ‘rum-legs’ Todd. The street honours its namesake every Friday and Saturday night, when A...
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Dubious Adelaide | Dunstan vs the morons
During the late 1970s, as Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan helped usher in a new period of enlightenment and tolerance, transforming Adelaide into the arts capital of Australia. He decriminalised homosexuality, introduced equal rights for women, built the festival centre, and created Rundle Mall. Despite all of these endeavours however, D...
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Dubious Adelaide | Who was Robert Gouger?
Born in 1802, Robert Gouger would one day grow to become the most overrated public servant in the history of governance. Following a brief stint in gaol, Gouger became colonial secretary of South Australia, where he brushed shoulders with a relative who’s who of South Australian folklore: Wakefield, Hindmarsh, Colonel Light; and they all hate...
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