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!

Mar 162014
 
And The Winner Is?

March In March events were held this weekend, right across the country. Capital cities, regional centres like Katoomba, Townsville and Byron Bay. Based on photos and coverage being provided by those within my Google Plus stream, I’d have to estimate well over 100,000 people, probably closer to double that if all the events were taken into account. As I say, this event rallied people from right across the country. The main element to be taken note of is that these protests were peaceful protests conducted by rational but grossly dissatisfied voters. There was none of the Ditch-the-Witch idiocy, none of the rank […]