Those of us who have lived in the most remote city in the world have been well aware that news takes a little longer to travel across the Nullabor, let alone, the Indian or Pacific Oceans, but one would have thought that with a World Cup being hosted by our arch rivals New Zealand news may travel a little faster, especially in the electronic age.
It is remarkable to pick up the state’s leading newspaper on Monday , The West Australian, following a full weekend of World Cup rugby and only find two stories, both on the Wallabies victory over Italy, which should have been a given anyway.
With thousands of South Africans, New Zealanders, Scots, English, Welsh, Irish and Italians living amongst Australians one would have thought the paper would have catered for supporters of these countries. It is not as if you need a journalist there at the event, as most of the news is syndicated anyway.
Shame on you. This is a World Cup, it only happens every four years and after the Football World Cup and the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world