All I can say is good on you Prince Harry and I hope you get to serve your full tour.
Archive for February, 2008
David Jones’s top clothes horse , Megan Gale, has decided to quite modeling to seek an acting career.
The 32-year-old model opened the David Jones winter launch to a standing ovation, in a Sass & Bide sequinned robe and star-spangled shift.
The label’s designers Heidi Middelton and Sarah-Jane Clarke watched admiringly from the front row.
Embodying the collection’s Japanese Story theme, Gale closed the show in a finale fit for an emperor: a one-off Akira Isogawa cream creation hand-crafted from antique Kimono fabric…..
I look forward to seeing her as Wonder Woman.
A Sikh family is fighting a landmark case after Ormiston College in Brisbane told them their 12-year-old son could only be enrolled if he complied with its uniform rules by cutting his hair and not wearing a turban.
The family, who cannot be named, has lodged a claim with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland…..
HERE’S a hot tip. There is not the slightest chance Australia will buy any F-22 Raptor aircraft, and there is almost no chance that we will ditch the F/A-18 Super Hornets that the previous government was going to buy. US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates was yesterday polite but dismissive of the possibility of the US selling us the Raptors. We won’t buy the Raptors because the Americans don’t sell them to foreign countries, we haven’t asked them to sell us Raptors and nor are we likely to, they’re too expensive, they don’t do the jobs we need them to do and we are committed to an alternative path of phasing out the F1-11s, using F/A-18 Super Hornets as an interim measure and ultimately moving to a fleet made up predominantly, if not entirely, of F-35 joint strike fighters….
I’ll bet Defence Minister Fitzgibbon will be trying to get the SM 3 for our destroyers:
Mr Fitzgibbon confirmed missile defence was discussed but declined to reveal details. The former coalition government expressed an interest in acquiring a missile defence capability through fitting advanced Standard SM-3 missiles to new air warfare destroyers.
But Mr Fitzgibbon said the government had observed this week’s US shootdown of a rogue satellite with a SM-3 with great interest.
“Can I say Bob, nice shot,” he said.