Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Thursday, March 29, 2007

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Pauline Hanson, a Queensland  far-right political figure - of vast popularity 10 years ago - released her autobiography, Untamed & Unashamed, in Sydney today. Panorama.  Her long time supporter, Australia's most popular talkback radio host, the controversial Alan Jones (best known perhaps for his weeks of anti-Lebanese broadcasting before the Cronulla riots) did the actual launch -- he is the figure in the light blue suit, yawning, to the left of her. Proceedings were enlivened somewhat when a Chaser reporter was evicted after attempting to return what he said was her dress -- a Ku-Klux-Klan style outfit with a stain --  (a reference in part to tabloid preoccupations with her affair with her ex-political advisor). Jones praising Hanson ... audio

8:08:00 PM    

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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"A mock prison cell resembling David Hicks' living conditions at Guantanamo Bay began its Australia-wide public tour today in Sydney." SMH ... panorama.

12:43:20 AM    

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

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Yesterday the Harbour Bridge was closed to  traffic for the day  - and given over to pedestrian masses -- to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its opening. The crowds streamed over, and through the city, until quite late in the night. Here is the scene from the arch just before it got dark -- panorama.

12:39:17 AM    

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