The devil in the detail of SA’s Abortion Bill
Thousands attended the Walk for Life rally in Adelaide this morning and I was one of them.
Feb 6, 2021
Bowen’s Climate Challenge
New ALP climate spokesman Chris Bowen has a tough job on his hands to articulate an alternate strategy on climate change, John McDonnell writes, with new US president Biden's plan similar to the Morrison government's - and predicated on reliance on nuclear energy.
Feb 3, 2021
Politicians posture on pickers as farmers' fruit rots
Fruit growers came up with a scheme to bring in workers to harvest their crops. The political posturing has been costly, John McDonnell writes, with fruit now rotting on the trees.
Feb 3, 2021
Going on Holidays can do your Head In
The 2020-21 holiday experience has been a rollercoaster for some, leaving some Australians tentative about packing up the family in the car and head off again. John McDonnell reflects on a holiday break unlike any other in living memory.
Feb 1, 2021
The Christmas Party
A satirical look at politics, news and current world events. Set in the fictional town of Brewersbrook.
Dec 18, 2020
Breakfasts and speeding fines: Liz Penfold, Peter Treloar and the seat of Flinders
Flow News 24 Journalist Jason Regan discusses his attachment personally and professionally to the seat of Flinders in South Australia and the looming retirement of its current MP Peter Treloar.
Dec 3, 2020
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup - Why I won't be cheering
Ellis Gelios from Flow News 24 is a huge fan of the World Game and the Socceroos but will not be cheering in 2022 when the FIFA World Cup is played in Doha.
Nov 29, 2020
Where has the BBL gone wrong?
Daniel Crouch looks at the sliding interest of Australia's hit and giggle competition the BBL.
Nov 29, 2020
The Christmas Video
We were all having our Thursday coffee at the Servo café a couple of weeks ago when Beryl mentioned she had been listening ABC classic FM (she’s he only one who does) and they had a zoom choir going. It apparently has 6,000 people rehearsing by video.
Nov 27, 2020
For the love of cricket: Best because of the Memories
The Flowman has a deep love of cricket and explains how that loved developed over many years watching the sport evolve.
Nov 20, 2020
The Fall of State of Origin Football
The Flowman laments the fall of Football's State of Origin series as the greatest rivalry in Australian Sport today took centre stage in footy's heartland.
Nov 6, 2020
Marshall goes loopy: Superloop 500 might not be the only thing axed
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has put the motorsport world in a spin over his decision to axe the Superloop 500 but is it a good decision?
Nov 2, 2020
Caravan and Camping popularity growing and rightly so
Caravan Parks across Australia reached average occupancy levels as high as 72% in cabins and 64% in powered sites during the school holidays.
Oct 22, 2020
The Tech Threat
Monday night’s Q and A was of more interest than usual. It represented a detailed analysis of the threat that the tech platforms represent to modern society.
Oct 21, 2020
Dazza the Dazzler Fronts ICAC
Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s former paramour, ex state MP Daryl Maguire appeared before ICAC (which Labor politicians have begun pronouncing as I-sack) and admitted to using his private office for personal gain.
Oct 15, 2020
Australia/China Relations: Some ideas for the future
Australia punches below its weight in China. The Chinese elite recognize Australia’s role as a supplier of key resources but ignore our strategic position as a continental Western nation on the periphery of Asia, our generally positive relations with the ASEAN nations, and our alliance relationship with the US, which provides the potential to convey objective assessments and recommendations to Washington.
Oct 15, 2020
A MATTER OF OPINION - Australia Must Normalise Relations With China
Recently the former Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Madame Fu Ying, made an important intervention in which she said that Australia and China must end “the confrontation and abusive language” included in the hostile exchanges between the two countries. She has called for better communications between the two Governments.
Oct 11, 2020
Budget has your back and your grandchildren’s inheritance
‘Jobs Jobs Jobs’ cried Treasurer Frydenberg as he handed down our 1.14 trillion dollar debt which for some reason was called the 2020/21 budget. Having frugal farming parents for an upbringing has given me a very different understanding of the word budget. My old dad once said that ‘it is easy to spend other people’s money’, so in reflection on last nights’ colossal spending announcements, the Member for Kooyong clearly understood the word spend or should it be said ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’.
Oct 7, 2020
A MATTER OF OPINION-The Economics of the Budget are Critical
In recent years, evaluation of the budget has been based on two premises: what’s in it for individual groups of citizens and is the budget ‘fair and equitable’.
Oct 5, 2020
Dan Andrews’ PR Stunt
There are grounds for believing that the enquiry into the Melbourne quarantine debacle is nothing more than a PR stunt designed to absolve the premier of any responsibility. However none of the other people involved in crucial decisions is prepared to put their hand up either: one by one ministers and officials have adopted the Sergeant Schulz defence – “I know nothing!”.
Sep 28, 2020