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It was billed as a “piece of Australian television history” – a 1970 Silver Logie which recently sold at auction for around $5700. Talk about ye olde cultural cringe - it wasn’t even awarded to a homegrown show. Instead the very plain looking silver plated gong was given to the American TV show The Mod […]

Oscar’s shaggy tale lives on

OPINION This week Lord Mayor Clover Moore voted to put down my dead dog Oscar. An item listed for the December 2 council meeting was a year old request that a dubious "dangerous dog" declaration against my family pet be revoked. Last week I attended a City committee meeting, where I informed councillors that Oscar […]

Oscar’s shaggy story comes to a sad end

Last month I lost my best friend. For the last nine years Oscar and I lived in a back lane in Darlinghurst together with his brother Felix, another rescue pup. When Oscar was just eight weeks old I brought him home from the pound. Felix followed a few months later. Six years ago the Odd […]