Michael Gorey

Blog URL:http://gorey.com.au
Blog Tags:Australia, society, history, media, newspapers, politics, life, technology, genealogy
Country:Australia
State/Province:South Australia
Location:Adelaide

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michael Gorey from Adelaide on Australian life, society, media, sport, business and politics.



Latest Blog Posts



Today I rode the full 28km circuit of Lake Burley Griffin for the first time. There is a sealed path most of the way, with just a couple of small road sections and one brief stretch of gravel. I started at Kingston and rode through the Jerrabombe...

Old Parliament House

on Jan 21, 2017

Canberra's original Parliament House on King George V Terrace was built in the 1920s and served as Australia's legislature from 1927 to 1988. The building was designed by John Smith Murdoch, the first Commonwealth government architect. He was asked...

The controversy over Sussan Ley, Andrew Barr and other politicians taking taxpayer-funded trips underscores why it is so hard to attract high-quality people into politics. A senior manager or chief executive in the private sector has fewer restricti...

I had low expectations when I tried to cancel flights booked with Jetstar from Darwin to Adelaide on January 23. The tickets were for my 13-year-old children, who are now travelling with me on Monday to Canberra. They will fly home from there, not fr...

Moving to Canberra

on Dec 29, 2016

I finished up this week at my temporary job with Territory Generation. In a couple of weeks I'll be starting as Senior Journalist with the Canberra Times. Since I started working in media at the Bairnsdale Advertiser 30 years ago I've always enjoyed...

This painting by Sabina Gorey is simply titled "Ti Tree". Sabina is an Anmatyerre woman, born 1981. Unfortunately I haven't been able to learn any more about her. The Anmatyerr are an Indigenous language group from roughly 100km north of Alice Spr...

A drive to Cox Peninsula today, just across the harbour from Darwin but 100km by road, led to the wreckage of a WW2 American bomber. Known as "Milady", the B24J Liberator aircraft crashed on 17 January 1945 when returning from a training exercise,...