So who is that Corangamite bloke who reckons ‘Tony is a tool’? @PrimMich investigates

By Michelle Primmer August 27, 2013 Last weekend I saw an online photograph of a man standing at the Belmont office of Corangamite Liberal Party candidate Sarah Henderson. He was holding a sign that said ‘Tony Abbott is a tool’. It gave me a laugh, as did seeing the image on Twitter, so when a friend posted the image on Facebook, I asked if the guy was at Henderson’s office right then. Sure enough, he was, so I headed down to have a chat. Here’s what I discovered about the man behind the sign. His name is Anthony, he commutes 3 days a week to Melbourne where he works as […]

Life after pokies: A grassroots fightback

By Tom Cummings (@cyenne40) February 25, 2013 There are an awful  lot of pubs and clubs in Australia. I should know; I’ve visited a lot of them. Country clubs, city pubs and everything in between; from Mooloolabah to Blacktown to Bright, and more besides. I’ve spent plenty of time in watering holes up and down the length of Australia’s east coast, and I’ve learned one fundamental truth. There are two types of pub in Australia, two types of club. Those with poker machines, and those without. No matter how you dress them up with fancy decor and boutique beers, or dress them down with fence-paling bars and chooks out the […]