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  • The week started with discussion about George Pell, the need for an Indigenous Round in the AFL and the Government's controversial plan to get more taxpayer dollars for voters. But by the end it was all about Eddie - as in Eddie McGuire and his comments at the expense of Adam Goodes.

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    • Dom

    • Worst pm in the history of the world created more red tape put the country in major debt
      And she's a liar a really big liar
      She is also the worst pm for what I call circle talk ask her a em question and she circles the issue avoiding answering the question
      Biggest snake in the history of the earth she should be in jail for treason
    • 03/06/2013 10:17 PM
    • Pete

    • Well l am a fraction to young to have proper understanding of some of the former Prime Ministers, but having said that....... I have seen enough of Juliar Gillard to confidently say that she would most certainly be the worst prime minister Australia has ever had.

      (1) Carbon Tax back flip
      (2) Andrew Wilke Broken signed agreement for pokie reforms
      (3) Offering Speakership to Peter Slipper
      (4) 42,000 odd illegal boat arrivals
      (5) ASIO funding issues
      (6) Convicted Terrorist held in low security (Adelaide Hills)
      (7) Comments stating Julian Assange had broken laws
      (8) Backing Craig Thomson for so long
      (9) Finding an imaginary line that Craig Thompson had crossed
      (10) Instigating Electoral Funding reforms to line ALP pockets
      (11) Attacking T. Abbott for listening to voters (re above No 10)
      (12) Giving billions to Ford.... yet still lose them
      (13) EVERYTHING ELSE THAT I CAN'T BE BOTHERED WRITING
    • 03/06/2013 04:00 PM
    • Craig

    • If Julia Gillard is the Worst PM.....Who was the Best PM...
    • 03/06/2013 09:50 AM
    • Donna Elliott

    • Front cover MX newspaper: Eddie "absolutely gutted, shattered and a shell of a man in some ways....". On 5/5 my nephew James Elliott aged 14, died tragically as the result of a motorbike accident on the family property. The accident was witnessed by his two younger brothers aged 8 & 10. My brother performed CPR and got a weak pulse. James was flown to RCH but his injuries were fatal. He was taken off life support in the presence of his parents, grandparents. aunts,uncles and cousin Chantelle (16). What bullshit over exaggeration. Eddie needs a REALITY check. Get "life into perspective"
    • 31/05/2013 09:33 AM
    • John Jacka

    • Agree with most of what you wrote as usual Derryn, however I disagree with your point about the validity of the Indigenous Round. It is merely a round to celebrate the achievements of those indigenous players from the past who managed to achieve a high level of success in the face of adversity in a sport where passion and emotions can run very high at times and up until recently, it was perfectly acceptable to name call with no holds barred. It is also, I believe, a celebration of a time when Nicky Winmar decided to stand up and say enough is enough. Attitudes are changing but we are of course still a long way off as you have succinctly pointed out.
    • 31/05/2013 09:32 AM
    • Jenn Allas

    • Sadly, it seems George Pell has taken the view that the Church had to be protected from all scandal ... sacrifice a few for the benefit of many ... greater good and all that. Bloody hell! A very sad day for his beloved Church and the many faithful Catholics (like me) who are appalled by the performance of the Catholic Church in general and now conflicted in their faith. My heart goes out to all the victims (alive and deceased) and their families, and I'm thankful every day that my family was spared.
    • 31/05/2013 09:32 AM
    • Rudi Krubel

    • I'm glad that you're doing well. We've come a long way since the days of Christiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant. We are now going one step further with stem cell therapy and growing new organs, thus circumventing the rejection problem entirely. There is a very bright future ahead for humanity. One day people will live to be over 150 years. Imagine that? Would we, do you think, be violating any moral values by artificially allowing people to live to that age? Aging and bodily degeneration are deliberately programmed into our makup so that Nature can clear the way for new generations. I could talk for pages on this fascinating subject, but I'll divert to save boring you.

      I'd just briefly like to touch on the child abuse and Catholic church issue. One thing that has been uneasily sitting in the back of my mind is the resignation of Pope Benedict. Was it really because he was getting old? All the other popes for the last few hundred years stayed on until "stumps." I get the feeling that he left office because he was sitting on a huge abuse powder keg, which is just waiting to blow up and destroy the church itself. The Catholic church, just like its former guise the Roman empire before it, refused to change its ways. The law of history is "adapt or perish." There is an unbroken line of emperors and popes right up to the present day. I don't think that there will be too many more popes to come.
    • 31/05/2013 09:31 AM
    • Connie Paglianiti

    • Why do we as Australians put up with this? I cannot give myself a pay raise - my employer has to approve it. Aren't we the public their employer? Shouldn't they take this to the polls and ask people for a pay rise and or any other changes to do with personal interests such as this?
    • 31/05/2013 09:30 AM
    • Nikki Markham Laski

    • I'm sure this whole debate will have a positive outcome. anything that gets issues on the table for discussion is a good thing. i feel for goodsey, but he would be hoping that out of his pain and suffering there will be a greater awareness and understanding in the community. just like once upon a time anyone non anglo was called a wog, one day people will see the hurt the indigenous communities have felt over the last century. it started with sorry, now we will need to take it that one step further!"
    • 31/05/2013 09:29 AM
    • Angelo Maricchiolo

    • What a load of croc...build a bridge people and get over it. This only happens in Australia because nothing juicier happens to get on the news, radio, TV, and papers. We are starved of real newsworthy material and so the media needs to justify it's existence. As you can see by my name I'm a wog, a dago, a spaghetti basher, whatever the hell you want to call me and believe me I've been called all of that and even worse all my life and surprise, surprise...I'm still here and not mortally wounded...STOP BEING SO BLOODY PRECIOUS...
    • 31/05/2013 09:29 AM