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It was hardly earth shattering news, especially during a pandemic and with border closures right around the country. Nevertheless we learnt last week that the renegade Principality of Hutt River in WA was renouncing its independence and after 50 years of political isolation rejoining the Commonwealth.  Following a long time tussle with the ATO the […]


If you said to somebody a few months ago that they’d spot Britain’s worst serial killer Howard Shipman in the crowd at an NRL match they probably would have called for your psychiatric certification. For starters the notorious GP, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of some 250 people, died in 2004. […]

No footie for foreseeable future

by ALEC SMART On Tues 24 March, the A-League soccer followed the NRL, which followed the AFL, and suspended the 2020 football season in response to the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to curb its spread. Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss James Johnson said “This is a unanimous decision of the FFA board, but it is […]

Alan Jones promo canned

By VERONICA ANASSIS 2GB has cancelled the NRL competition with Alan Jones, after the pullout of its major sponsor over Jones’ remarks towards New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The sponsor, an automotive parts retailer, withdrew support for the “ultimate NRL experience with Alan Jones” promotion on Thursday 22 August, after Jones aired that Arden […]


With Coffin Ed. What is it about our constant desire to be loved and appreciated overseas, not so much with our military intrusions in countries like Iraq and Syria, but with our cultural and sporting exports? Only last weekend we saw yet another Australian intruder in the Eurovision Song Contest whilst footy players battled the […]

Rabbitohs’ Sam Burgess sparks NRL investigation

By Jessica Rapana Soon after emerging as grand final man of the match, Rabbitohs’ player Sam Burgess has found himself at the centre of an NRL inquiry. During an interview with radio 2KY after the grand final, Mr Burgess said he didn’t “remember too much of it”, suggesting possible concussion and forcing the NRL to […]

Scoring a try for South Marrickville

South Sydney Rabbitohs first-grader Tulsa Saumanao is a fitness trainer for the Marrickville Souths Breakfast Club, a program that is helping disadvantaged youth in South Marrickville. A joint venture by Marrickville Council, Rabbitohs NRL ‘South Cares’ program and other partners, the program consists of three under-20s Rabbitohs players training kids at the local PCYC. Mr […]