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  • Sydney Olympic Park - 10 years after the circus moved on

    19 Sep 2010
    By Steve MeachamCathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, Susie O’Neill and Fatso the fat-arsed wombat are back in the news again. Can it really be ten years since the world came to party for...

  • Super Petrel - Amphibious Plane

    05 Sep 2010
    By Dr Clive FraserI’d always thought that super petrol was something that you put in your fuel tank. So when a colleague told me he was going to buy a “Super Petrel” I looked at...

  • A wine by any other name

    05 Sep 2010
    By Jeremy OliverReputations in wine are a funny thing. For a start, it’s very, very hard to get a good one. With such a competitive market, so many new wines entering it and so...

  • Bold Endeavour

    05 Sep 2010
    By Steve Meacham Captain Ross Mattson is a master mariner. In his case, it is not anachronistic title but an accurate description of what he does for a living. For Mattson is the...

  • Saint Catalina

    15 Aug 2010
    For a couple of days this month it seemed the British singer Robbie Williams was guilty of a charge he has rarely been accused of in a long career noted for its alcoholic excess,...

  • Computers in cars - ‘The blue screen of death’

    01 Aug 2010
    with Doctor Clive Fraser  In 1982 my life changed forever. It was twenty-eight years ago that I started my residency after six long years at medical school. But 1982 was also...

  • Prosecco

    01 Aug 2010
    By Jeremy OliverSo how is traditional Europe responding to the threat of continued loss of international market share? By cheating and changing the rules as it goes along. Don’t...

  • Prancing Horse Ferrari Drive

    01 Aug 2010
    By Steve Meacham “Am I a Ferrari fanatic?” repeats the elderly gentleman about to lower his portly frame down, down, deeper and down into the sleek fuselage of a F430 Spider. “...

  • HIV funding under threat

    18 Jul 2010
    The Global Fund, the largest funding institution in the fight against HIV/AIDS faces a major funding shortfall. The US, the Netherlands and Ireland have already announced that...

  • Grace Kelly exhibition in London

    18 Jul 2010
    By Steve Meacham Madonna, Marilyn, Beyonce, even Britney. One of the signs that a celebrity has truly become a star is when those of us who aren’t even remotely interested in fame...