I felt very upset hearing the news about Hazel Hawke. She was a wonderful woman who I always admired, and I agree with Paul Keating's tribute to her.... "She was a person of her time, who conducted her life in a no-nonsense way, free of any airs and graces,"
When she learned she had Alzheimer's her immediate response was "bugger, bugger, bugger" - and I can imagine
how stoic she would have been. Despite that horrible news she still kept working to help others for as long as possible.
A family friend has suggested the best way for people to honour her memory would be to donate to the Alzheimer's research fund through Alzheimer's Australia.
I will certainly be doing that as my mother was also an Alzheimer sufferer. - JoanneH
Gotta love this site. Bloody good hard questions from many commenters. These are the questions going through our heads. Would love for Emma to provide a response. - Sandy
Isn't the issue also on how deep a good balanced journalist will go at questioning a political figure.
To give an example: Would Emma ask while interviewing Malcolm Turnbull on the NBN why he owes Shares in a similar NBN technology Company in Europe as Labor's is rolling out here which he is constantly condoning ,trying to destroying, and talking down? Or did I miss her asking him that ! - DP
Hi Patrice. Your post made me want to weep. Is it possible for you to take matters into your own hands as it were and start your own business? Or purchase an existing business? Get a new set of skills and set up something that you can sell? You're obviously motivated. I hope I'm not coming off as flippant. The very best of luck to you sister. - Sandy
Please bring back Foxy Ladies and Ivy (?) the slightly mad psychotropic gardener.
And after reading your list I feel slightly embarrassed:
"Living with Crazy Buttocks" does not quite prop open my bathroom door but it is an essential companion ...! - Jane
Love your work Emma
But like others, I do often wonder why the media have paid so little attention to the Ashby/Brough affair. Especially considering their attention and time given to the Gillard AWU (non) story. I won't bore you with my thoughts regarding the media's (non) treatment of Abbotts constant porky pies. - janet
my point re the above is that all the comments are by Left supporters..I think you should all truly listen and watch with an open mind to the ABC. If you were a right leaning journalist would you apply for a job with the ABC,, well you might, but you would be feeling pretty alone in the lunch room I'd think. Whilst I totally respect Emma and her interviewing technique as probably the most balanced, the same can't be said for other ABC commentators. Everybody has their subtle way of getting their particular political bent across without putting themselves into the position of being blatantly biased. - denise carrol
Kaz - my husband and I loved "Up the Duff". It was a highlight of every week during my first pregnancy 10 years ago to lie in bed together and laugh at where we were up to. Now it's time (like the correspondent above) to buy Girl Stuff for my daughter and Menopause for me. - Sally
Emma, add me to that enquiry, I'd also like to know who is paying Ashby's legal bills, and how come Senator Brandis has so much influence with the Federal Police. - JoanneH
I'm 52 and only just bought an apron a month ago. They're back in vogue. Very practical. However as an unemploymentista, I feel that at least the Liberals would offer me not "WorkChoices" but more choices to work. Which from perspective equals: inclusion, equality, respect. - Anna
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