Modern music is a fickle business, especially when your most popular songs have names like Mr Clicketty Cane and Spaghetti Bolognaise. Children's entertainer Peter Combe enjoyed rock star status among ankle biters in the 1980s and 90s, but times change, kids grow up, and along come The Wiggles to steal the next generation of little audiences. Read more...
Maggie Beer & Simon Bryant
So much furious activity is happening on the set of The Cook and The Chef, yet Maggie Beer always keeps one eye on the pot. Series director Colin Haynes is listing instructions for the next sequence of filming, a sound technician is adjusting microphone wires attached to Maggie's apron, a make up artist is dusting Maggie's face, and Maggie is leaning towards the cooktop, stirring. Read more...
Australia's wine industry stands at a crossroads, and revered winemaker Brian Croser believes severe pruning will precede any new levels of success attained on the world stage. Read more...
This weekend, consider Bruce McAvaney's Saturdays when you're watching the kids play sport, shopping at the market, having lunch with friends, playing country footy or looking forward to a good night out. Read more...
In Canberra's deep corridors of power, Nick Xenophon is running at maximum intensity. Since the Independent Senator from South Australia took the bold step of voting against the Federal Government in February and threatened to block passage of its $42 billion economic recovery package, he has emerged as a political force to be reckoned with. Read more...