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About John Christie

I read and write about (mostly Australian) business, politics, culture and the like. In other words, whatever happens to catch my fancy at a given moment. George Orwell wrote a column called "As I Please," in which he scribbled about whatever was on his mind. Think of me like that--only, you know, without the literary brilliance.

Novak Djokovic bashed after demanding ‘special treatment’ for quarantined tennis players

The world’s number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has found himself in a spot of bother again, after he reportedly presented Tennis Australia with a list of demands regarding the COVID-19 quarantine situation. Currently, more than 70 tennis players slated to play in the upcoming Australian Open—the first major tournament of the year—are not allowed […]

‘Don’t be afraid of Covid,’ Trump tells Americans as he prepares to leave hospital

US President Donald Trump stated that he will be leaving the hospital today at 6:30pm EST. Trump has been a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since Friday evening, less than 24 hours after announcing that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The news came via Trump’s Twitter account. In addition to providing an […]

Fine Food Australia canceled due to COVID uncertainty

The organisers of Fine Food Australia, the country’s largest trade event for the food and hospitality industries, have announced that this year’s event—originally scheduled to go down from 7 to 10 September—is canceled. In a statement on the Fine Food Australia website, the organisers cited the ongoing difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic as the […]

Monsanto sued by Australian farmer claiming the company’s Roundup product caused his cancer

Anti-social agrochemical corporation Monsanto—now owned by anti-social pharmaceutical corporation Bayer—is finally getting its comeuppance. High time. In May, a California court order the company to pay more than $2 billion USD to a couple who were diagnosed with cancer after using its carcinogenic weedkiller, Roundup. Alva and Alberta Pilliod both got non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup: […]

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