Monthly Archives: June 2005

William Donaldson

William Donaldson, who died on June 22 aged 70, was described by Kenneth Tynan as “an old Wykehamist who ended up as a moderately successful Chelsea pimp“, which was true, though he was also a failed theatrical impresario, a crack-smoking serial adulterer and a writer of autobiographical novels; but it was under the nom de plume Henry Root that he became best known. Photo: GUARDIAN Willie Donaldson’s alter ego was a Right-wing nutcase and wet fish merchant from Elm Park ... Read More »

The Kooyong Break-out

abandoned backbenchers and ‘small-l liberals’ revolt How Petro Georgiou, federal member for Kooyong, leads the quiet pack on a new trail of independence “The new political situation means that it is Coalition backbenchers who will receive the overtures from interest groups which up to now have been directed at Democrats, Greens and independents holding the balance of power in the Senate. One Coalition senator crossing the floor after July 1 will be enough to defeat a Government Read More »

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. Video of the Commencement address Jeff Chiu / AP Photo I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to ... Read More »

Labor works with Liberal MP on detention bills

It has been revealed that the federal Labor Party is working with Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou in relation to his private member’s bills on immigration detention. Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou will meet with the Prime Minister again today (file photo). (ABC) Mr Georgiou and some of his closest Liberal backbench supporters, Jodi Moylan, Bruce Baird and Russell Broadbent, will meet with Prime Minister John Howard again today. Read More »