Downer’s dribble — “size — it DOES matter!” [by Andrew Phillips]

By Andrew Phillips, 5th October 2009 Despite having turned his back on politics and left local taxpayers with a ridiculous bill for a needless by-election, former Foreign Affairs Minister and MP for Mayo Alexander Downer just can’t seem to keep his nose out of local affairs. One is left wondering why, if he is so […]

Howard — happy to dump a Downer on primary producers [by Andrew Phillips]

By Andrew Phillips, 13th August 2007 It’s nice to see our Prime Minister is beginning to feel the heat and is now prepared to spread some of the blatant responsibility for our nation’s problems around to his colleagues. Alex “fishnet stocking” Downer, MP for the SA seat of Mayo and our nation’s Foreign Minister, has […]

Downer silent as constituents’ livelihoods at risk [by Andrew Phillips]

By Andrew Phillips, 6th December 2006 One need not be surprised as the track record of Australian media when it comes to raising the profile of threats to our nation is less than admirable, however, Adelaide Hills weekly “The Courier” should be commended for finally taking up the concerns of local fruit growers with their […]