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Media laws and independents

My prediction is that those independents who work with the government on a deal to support the proposed media laws will be re-elected and those that don’t will face defeat.   So on my call Wilkie and Oakeshott are gone, and … Continue reading

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Julia 457’s and media reform

I am not convinced that Julia Gillard’s leadership is under imminent threat, despite the media frenzy.  It would seem to me that she has been going hard on things like 457 visas and media control, because she knows that if … Continue reading

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Briliant!

Well, well, well.  Rarely have I had such a laugh, Adam Giles Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the first person of Indigenous descent to lead a government in Australia, and a conservative at that. This is the ultimate double … Continue reading

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The Ox and the Fury

I caught a great band at Cool Summer Fest which I reviewed.  You can check them out on youtube – The Ox and the Fury.  How I like it, full on and melodic with an in your face message.  Funny cause, … Continue reading

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Real Estate

This morning I read the real estate section of the Sunday Age.  It made me feel so detached from the everyday concerns of the modern Australian and all they aspire too. The collective knowledge and wisdom of the human race … Continue reading

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Abbott’s threat to repeal the carbon tax

Yeah well Abbott can rave on all he likes, and it is sort of good he does so, cause the more he does the bigger the hole he digs himself.  If he wins the next election, unless he does so … Continue reading

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Commercial uses of national parks

Surely our national parks services could use their expertise in land management to make money selling carbon and re vegetation credits, instead of  encouraging tourism and other ‘commercial’ style ventures.

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Carbon tax

It is so imaginative reporting that energy intensive industries will face reduced profitability, as if that is a flaw in the carbon tax.  That of course is the whole point, if such industries wish to remain profitable they will need … Continue reading

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Firewood

Went outside and spent the first half hour sawing fire wood.  I think I have a slight fire wood obsession.  It’s like a constant through my life from boy scouts onwards.  It gives me some perverse pleasure as fire wood … Continue reading

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‘The First Born’ by A.D. Hope

There is something different about them. Almost all voices of eldest children give them away. I know for I am one myself of that secret clan. They have listening faces, their stance. Their steps recall a guarded alertness from an … Continue reading

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