Anthony Element OAM
Novelist, musician, ex-corporate executive, ex-RAAF.
Ran businesses in Australia, China and Thailand.
Author of 'Absence of Doubt' and 'The Santiago Gospel', both published by DWPress and available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.
- Observation Point is archived in Pandora, Australia's Web Archive, set up by the National Library of Australia.
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Category Archives: Cultural~Societal
Following Ford’s announcement that it’s ending manufacturing in Australia, a spokesperson for a consortium of major multinational corporations today announced that it’s shutting down its Australian representatives, the Federal Coalition. “We understand that our team will soon be in power, … Continue reading
Occasionally, yes it’s true, ole Bill the Bard got it wrong. Take when he had Mark Antony, bemoaning Caesar’s passing, say, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” As we are seeing with … Continue reading
I sat with my friend Harvey – I’ve told you about him in other columns, Vietnam vet, thousand yard stare, graying ponytail, expanding er, middle section, fanatical Grateful Dead fan and DIY philosopher, you remember. He climbed to his feet, went to … Continue reading
Conservation groups across Australia are aroused at the news that the once considered endangered species, Queenslandicus Moronicus, has seen a sudden and entirely unexpected revival. With the death of Joe Bjelke Petersen and his sidekick Fat Albert, it was widely … Continue reading
Those of you who read Observation Point regularly will know that I have little regard for economists, and even less for the confidence trick called economics; an activity that has no hope of being an art and has failed … Continue reading
Well, I’m back, after a brief – if you can call a month or more ‘brief’ – distraction, (business… Blaagh, don’t ask). Now, where was I? Oh yes, I remember. I was savouring Fox News’s discomfort at Obama’s victory. … Continue reading
I don’t usually watch Fox News. It’s about what you’d expect to drop out the, er, bottom of any chain of command that has Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes in it. The venal preaching to the moronic. Anyway, while … Continue reading
I see the Murdoch rags are saying that the Macquarie Dictionary is changing the meaning of the word ‘Misogynist’ only as a result of Julia Gillard’s giving Tony Abbott one up to the third lace hole during Question Time. … Continue reading