Jun 012014
 

”There is no right to demand from your fellow Australians that just because you don’t want to do a bread delivery or a taxi run or a stint as a farmhand that you should therefore be able to rely on your fellow Australian to subsidise you”. So says Eric Abetz as he attempts to defend the conservative axing of existing newstart arrangements. Thing is, this is oh-so very typical of the conservative mindset which is, as a matter of course, out of touch with reality at the coal-face for the unemployed. Newstart doesn’t simply exist as a salve to leftist consciences, […]

May 162014
 

I will rarely promote the works of another blogger, basically because there are very few pieces of writing in the ‘sphere I regard as worth promoting. This piece, however, runs counter to my usually jaundiced opinion of the amateur journalist cadre. Glenn Murray may consider his tome to be just his ramblings, but I find this particular ramble well worth supporting. Kudos, Mr Murray!

Feb 012014
 

For the longest time, from the day Campbell Newman made it known he intended to not just run for State Government, but assume the leadership of the Qld LNP, I have stated that Bjelke-Petersen would once more stalk this state. An online friend of mine, Peter Strempel – a man of far greater intellect than my own and an ability to exercise that intellect in literary form, has penned an essay which covers every thought & opinion I hold, but in a much more lucid manner. I commend to you, dear reader, that essay. CLICK HERE, and read through to the […]