Football & Politics

Ball gets wish to join Pies
Michael Gleeson
The Age
November 27, 2009

AFTER an agonising two months, Luke Ball finally got his wish and Collingwood its when the former St Kilda captain survived through the draft and landed with the Magpies at what had seemed an optimistically late pick 30 last night…

Pick A Winner From This Lot
Ben Pobjie
November 26, 2009

Who knows when those crazy Liberals will call another spill? Ben Pobjie has prepared an Official Form Guide to the Liberal Leadership Race to help the punters.


No. 30 Luke Ball (St Kilda, 25, 183cm, 84kg)
Highly regarded midfielder who managed to get his wish and get to the Magpies.

No. 62 Ben Sinclair (Oakleigh Chargers, 18, 181cm, 69kg)
Quick and competitive midfielder.

No. 75 Josh Thomas (Broadbeach/Gold Coast U18, 18, 178cm, 70kg)
Quick inside midfielder who reads the ball well off hands. Bold and attacking, with sharp foot skills.

No. 85 Simon Buckley (Melbourne, 22, 190cm, 90kg)
Likes to run and carry the ball.

Town camp residents lose court challenge
Kate Hagan
The Age
November 27, 2009

THE Federal Government will proceed with its $100 million plan to improve conditions in Alice Springs’ decrepit town camps after a court yesterday rejected a legal challenge by indigenous residents.

Led by Barbara Shaw, the camp residents argued that housing associations that control the camps had signed new 40-year subleases with the Government illegally, by acting contrary to the interests of their members in ceding ”hard-won land rights”, and breaching contracts with tenants…

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3 Responses to Football & Politics

  1. THR says:

    I’ve mentioned it here before, but there’s been some good stuff at this website lately:

    Scroll down a bit and there’s an interview with Chomsky, and another with Critchley.

  2. Paul Justo says:

    Since when did an adulterated version of Gaelic Footbal simply become “football” in an Australian context?

    Just ‘cos the Paddies invented a game to be played on cricket pitches off season doesn’t mean it should be called ‘football’

    Bloody Victorians.

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