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Big booster in Omicron fight

The worrying surge in the COVID-19 Omicron variant has forced a number of states to once again alter the interval required before people can get their booster shots. Residents in South Australia, NSW, Victoria and Queensland who are not yet fully vaccinated can now have their booster shot

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Nominees shift award odds

The head of the judging panel picking The Bug’s Australian of the Year admits recent manoeuvres by two of the nation’s most controversial political figures may see one of them – or both – take out the award to be announced on Australia Day. Chief judge, The Bug’s

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Is Dutton set to challenge?

FEDERAL POLITICS: A major rift at the highest levels of the Morrison Government has renewed speculation that Defence Minister Peter Dutton is set to move against Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s leadership. The Bug understands both men clashed heatedly in a telephone hookup on Sunday afternoon over how the world

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Big response to mascot contest

MARKETING: Australia Post says it has been deluged with responses to its latest promotional campaign to name a shortlist of animal characters as its new corporate mascot. The taxpayer-owned mail and parcel distribution service has been running a national advertising campaign to encourage Australians to choose and name a

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Punter’s career in grave doubt

Former Test cricket great Ricky Ponting is slowly recovering in Royal Hobart Hospital from one of the worst cases of MMB doctors there have ever encountered. “Mr Ponting should be extremely grateful that the fifth Test at Bellerieve Oval finished two days early or MMB could easily have

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Or put another way….Labor extends lead

The big bold brickbat from today’s issue of the Media Glass House goes to the Nine Entertainment Co. Herald mastheads and their political pollster. After the last federal election, the Herald mastheads’ new political pollster thought it was being clever or cute or coy or all three by

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