The Age’s popular Cheap Eats guide generates millions in sales for the struggling Fairfax company yet whistleblowers have revealed they only pay the reviewers an equivalent of a few dollars an hour. Industry observers say they are opening up the publication to being corrupted by finally famished foodies being bought off my restaurant owners who know the value of a favourable review.
While WA, Queensland and NSW are not giving Julia Gillard much joy, Nick Mack is struck with wonder by the love shown by South Australians for the Prime Minister they’re claiming as their own. Will it be enough to cost Christopher Pyne and even other prominent SA Liberals their possies in Parliament?
The Greens party leader Bob Brown on the weekend said he would support Julia Gillard’s offshore processing of asylum seekers. Then he said he wouldn’t. His policies are generally ill-considered and indulgent. We look at the extreme-left party’s commitment to abolish the World Bank, consider why they have such an extremist position and look at the consequences.