POLICE EXPAND AREA OF ALCOHOL BANS TO COVER ALL OF KING’S CROSS. During this week, the Police Commander of the King’s Cross area, announced that responding to requests from residents and Police, the City of Sydney has established Alcohol Free … Continue reading
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EDITORIAL: STOP THE BOATS! These last weeks we have seen more refugee boats arriving on our shores, and several sinking. Over 1000 asylum seekers have drowned this half year. All public commentators have been calling upon our Federal politicians to … Continue reading
HOUSING THE HOMELESS. Australia’s population is over 22million, comprising more than 8.4 million households. Viewed as a basic human right housing is a dominant feature of the economic and social landscape in Australia. The majority (68%) of households either own … Continue reading
ETHICS CLASSES NOW SUPPORTED BY DENOMINATIONS. THE leading opponent to the introduction of ethics classes in NSW schools, the Anglican Church, has reversed its position and says they should be retained, while the Catholic Church now argues they should not … Continue reading
: GOVERNMENT UPHOLDS LIMITS IN UNETHICAL RESEATCH. This week the Federal Government upheld the existing restrictions on genetic research using stem cells from other people including embryos. But what if we didn’t need to harvest organs from the dead to … Continue reading
Last week I did a number of interviews with media members about my Press Release: The Slippery Slope: A distraction from the real issues.
In it I asked, “Are the Greens and the Government capable of dealing with ordinary issues that affect the majority of Australian Families?” I mentioned a dozen issues the Greens have insisted the Government debate if they are going to receive Green preferences in the next Election. While they may be important to some people they are not urgent. There are more important pieces of legislation before the NSW Parliament.
I said, “The Government is happy to see contentious issues turn away public attention from its ineffective and dysfunctional governance, and to hide the Government failures from the Media. The Government insisted such issues have precedence over 200 other important bills which have been waiting for months for debate and approval.”
“If we can concentrate on these pieces of Government legislation, we will have defeated the Greens and Labor Socialist Left agenda which they wanted to ram through Parliament before the election. We are dealing with slippery people so we have to remain vigilant.” (http://tinyurl.com/2c6up8a) Continue reading
Why has the Planning Department accepted Rocla’s new proposal to quarry an area approximately 4 times greater than their existing operations when they have failed to comply with the conditions of consent when approval was given in 2005?
Through documents obtained via Freedom of Information and tabled in Parliament it is clear that the NSW Office of Water (the regulatory authority) has been well aware that Rocla has been operating without the necessary water licences for the last 5 yrs.
In January 2010 Rocla finally purchased 2 licences, this combined total of 52 ML is well short of their current requirements;
Given that Zone 7 has been capped at existing entitlements there is just NO more to give them. And in the event that another licence holder is prepared to sell their entitlement it still does not work, as that will exceed the 200ML / sq km allowable under the Water Sharing Plan. Continue reading
The papers are full of the action of the President of the NSW Upper House, Amanda Fazio in crossing the floor and voting with the Greens this week. http://tinyurl.com/24r42oq She knows that will lead to her expulsion from the party. http://tinyurl.com/29n6ahm
A thirty year veteran of the ALP, her actions at first are inexplicable as the papers say, but I have learned in the last 8 years that I have been there every day that there are two surprises in store for anyone new.
The first is people lie. Barefaced full front lies. At the same time they may be pronouncing how moral and Christian they are, they still lie. So you don’t believe whatever they say to explain their actions. The response to anyone who asks about the lie, is to become indignant, deny the lie, blame a staffer, a researcher or a volunteer for the problem, then accuse you for lying about them! That has happened to me a dozen times when I have sought an explanation for the lies. People who hold to their own infallibility must lie to uphold their facade. They frequently follow it up with another explanation that blames the forces of evil for the battle they have which encourages the gullible followers.
The second thing I discovered is that those who have been in power a long time will do anything to hold onto their position. They may not be successful but they want the privileges of their position. This, I think explains Amanda Fazio’s actions. Continue reading
“THE South Australian government has crushed the first two cars under its tough hoon driving laws. The Toyota Cressida and a Nissan Pintara were flattened in a metal crusher on Friday to send a message to hoon drivers.
I congratulate the SA Government on this action because the alternative to these cars being crushed would be that they could be crushing other cars and lives due to their illegal street racing” said Dr Gordon Moyes, the NSW Family First leader. Continue reading
The easier the technological means and communication – social networks, Facebook, Twitter, emails – the more personal and irrational the responses of people.
Receiving several thousand emails a month and readings hundreds of tweets on serious issues facing the community from people who oppose every rational program to help citizens, I have observed tyranny of the stupid.
So many people respond to issues with abuse, personal attacks on the proposers and the acceptance of the most irrational and conspiratorial rubbish to come from other parts of the world. There seems to be an unwillingness the treat issues seriously. Continue reading