<i>Slugcatcher</i> gives Tim Cutt a wake-up call

THE kindest thing that can be said about Tim Cutt's first foray into the world of media is that the boy is young and from Slugcatcher's slightly Biblical perspective doesn't know what he's saying, and should therefore be forgiven.

Whether Australian politicians, especially the recycled Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane, will be so generous with the new chief executive of BHP Billiton Petroleum is yet to be seen.