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  • King of the Mountain - 2015 Bathurst 1000

    21 Sep 2015
    October is the time of year for some great sporting events.There are grand finals in the NRL and the AFL, but for those who prefer motorised competition there is also the...

  • Emergency: real stories from Australia’s emergency department doctors

    17 Aug 2015
    Edited by Dr Simon Judkins, 2015, Penguin Random House, RRP $32.99, 260 pagesReview by Adrian Rollins, editor, Australian MedicineIt’s not surprising so many television dramas are...

  • O’Leary Walker – the future is Clare

    17 Aug 2015
    You just know that the wine made by two passionate good mates with a pedigree and longevity in the wine game is going to be good.David O’Leary and Nick Walker had both worked in...

  • Built like a tank!

    06 Jul 2015
    By Clive FraserAs a child growing up in Brisbane, I have wonderful memories of visits to the Queensland Museum at Bowen Hills.They had butterflies, shrunken heads and a real live...

  • Gentlemen, draw your Muscats

    06 Jul 2015
    It’s a fickle world sometimes in the wine business.What was once great and esteemed can quickly come to be considered so second-rate that only alcoholics or the old would enjoy it...

  • Premium case of diminishing returns

    25 May 2015
    It’s almost five years since it became mandatory for all doctors in Australia to have medical indemnity insurance.I come from the low tax state, Queensland, where it was never...

  • Wicked virgins in Rutherglen

    25 May 2015
    Never let a wine tasting opportunity go by. While watching my daughter play water polo in Albury, the wife and I had a window to sneak off to the historic town of Rutherglen. Gold...

  • The much-maligned Merlot

    20 Apr 2015
    It’s hard not to discuss the red grape Merlot without touching on the recent Hollywood movie Sideways.The film’s main character, Miles, has several tantrums in which he declares...

  • Mini Cooper S Restoration Part 3

    20 Apr 2015
    After spending so much time, energy and money on the restoration of the Mini Cooper S, it’s great to see that it’s finally on the home stretch.With the re-built engine installed...

  • Queen of the vines

    16 Mar 2015
    It is with great admiration that I call one of the most respected and revered wine writers the Queen of the Vines.Jancis Robinson is one of the most influential wine writers of...