Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Gus Leonisky's blog

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the advert pages before dating agencies...

stones

From the Daily Mirror advert for TV Week, January 20, 1965...

our new GG entertains the young royals for a sum that could have saved holden...

colonoscopy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in Sydney with Prince George to begin their 10-day tour of Australia.

BUMMER...

bummer

a bunch of presidential candidates chosen by uncle rupe...

president 2016

In a lengthy interview with Fortune published Thursday, media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave his thoughts on the 2016 presidential field.

1959 — russia... 2014 — australia...

1959 russia

As Russian students were getting a wage for being studious back then in 1959, In Australia, the government wants to burden students with more fees on their already hefty loans, to study at university. 

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University students should pay an extra fee on top of government loans to fund more enrolments, a review has recommended.

playing with retirees' mind at a numbers guessing game...

heavy lifting

The MMMM is full of speculation about the age of pension which if I had it my way should be 60 or under (say 55) and give the young people a go at mucking things up.

 

unfurling the red carpet of "friendship" in a china shop, not to buy nor sell anything...

a red carpet roll up

The prime minister, Tony Abbott, says he wants to accelerate free trade talks with China, but he is in the country to “be a friend”, not to do a deal.

the aussie beef-cake and his travelling troupe...

aussie beef

 

Make no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers announced with so much fanfare from the Prime Minister's captive travelling trade troupe. And that's a perfectly good and very desirable thing.

There's also a strong chance that much of the immediate advantage Australia should enjoy won't last long.

Other beef exporters will be hot on the heels of our most favoured nation status – stand by for American trade negotiators to target the Australian beef tariff level as they seek their own deal. They've never stopped working on a better deal for themselves.

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