Months ago, Nick accidentally came into possession of rightist columnist
Paddy McGuinness's nomination for Officer of the Order of Australia. Now
he's free to divulge the contents.
The bush is burning and Nick gets hired by the Rural Fire Service to hunt
for the arsonists responsible for so many of this season's bushfires.
Bush and the lifestyle wars
In which Nick and Jo go on holidays and meet an American surfie who insists
we can learn a lot about the US elite's war drive from the fall of the
a difference a week makes
At the beginning the spindoctors told us it would be a quick war to "liberate"
Iraq. Soon it looked like a brutal war of conquest against people who
didn't want to be "liberated" by the Anglo-US invasion force.
windfall for the cultural looters
Nick investigates the American Council for Cultural Policy, a new lobby
group for the shady art dealers and their wealthy clients who are set
to benefit mightily from the looted Iraqi cultural treasures.
down in the Kitty Litter
Celebrity stockbroker Rene Rivkin is convicted for insider trading, details
of Saddam Hussein's narrow escape from US smart bombs emerge, and the
US occupation forces in Iraq get bogged down in a bottomless political
poppies of wrath
Nick is musing on the nutty reactionary ideas of Australia's Governor-General
designate when out of the blue the Taliban's files on his former business
partner, Bruce Possum, now an evil international heroin dealer, land on
The revelation that two of the September 11 hijackers boarded with an
FBI "asset" reminds Nick of the many mysteries surrounding Lee
Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
One by one John Howard's most trusted henchmen are falling ... and Nick
hears you should never mention Iraq to the PM, who lives in terror that
George Bush is going to ask him for more Australian troops for Iraq. The
Iraqis hate us because we've been bombing the shit out of them for 80
spin doctors' summit
Nick gets an audio tape from an anonymous source. It was apparently recorded
at a secret meeting of John Howard's media cheer squad. Paddy McGuinness,
Paul Sheehan, Miranda Devine and Gerard Henderson were in attendence.
On the agenda was the need to prepare the public for a decision to send
more Australian troops to Iraq.
outside the square
In which Nick, Joadja and Old Possum go walking in Royal National Park
and come up with the only rational, equitable solution to the Israeli/Palestinian
A likely story
1 December 2003
Was Willie Brigitte the al-Qaeda desperado the Australian media painted
him to be? Was Melanie Brown just an innocent Aussie gal seduced by the
dastardly terrorist? All might not be as it seems.