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



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,...

Wagait Beach

on Nov 12, 2016

We drove more than 110km today to see a beach that's only about 7km from our Darwin home. Wagait Beach is on the western side of Darwin Harbour on Cox Peninsula. Much of the hinterland in that area forms part of the recent Kenbi land claim settleme...

It's not new to wrap a web service such as Gmail in a standalone browser window to create a desktop app. I don't really see the point in this however, because tabbed browsing makes it easy to switch between sites and services, even if more than one...