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Time for historian Keith Windshuttle to retire

http://www.smh.com.au/national/quadrant-editor-issues-unreserved-apology-to-the-abc-over-sick-and-unhinged-article-20170524-gwch1q.html KEITH WINDSHUTTLE has managed to turn the spot light on his own “sick and unhinged” behaviour, and destroyed any credibility he may have retained after his past deranged statements about Australian history. Time for Keith Windshuttle to quietly withdraw … Continue reading

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Do you believe in trickle down economics?

What do you think? “Trickle down economics” or “piss on me” policy making?         22-may-2017

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Is Simon Menzies a suitable candidate for Mayor of Mosman?

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/mosman-councillor-simon-menzies-escapes-punishment-after-breaching-code-of-conduct/news-story/c8d176c0f9ec6264593011e6532b6812 Street talk is that Councillor Simon Menzies is thinking of standing for Mayor of Mosman at the September 2017 elections. I find this surprising since he was very vocal in supporting the merger of Mosman Council with Willoughby and … Continue reading

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Bank tax sets ‘wonderful precedent’

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/bank-tax-sets-terrible-precedent-westpac-chairman-lindsay-maxsted-20170512-gw3jq1.html Contrary to Lindsay Maxsted, Chairman of Westpac, it is a wonderful precedent to make the big 5 banks pay extra taxes after ripping off the customers so throughly to achieve record profits! I have a solution to … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey’s role in the downfall of Tony Abbott

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/view-from-the-street/hows-tony-abbott-feeling-about-the-budgets-dismissal-of-his-legacy-20170509-gw14g7.html I enjoyed reading this commentary on the 2017 Budget, especially the reference to the disastrous 2017 Budget. It highlights the role of Joe Hockey in the failure of Tony Abbott as a Prime Minister, after his success as a … Continue reading

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Why do ambitious plans for public land always get developed in extreme secrecy?

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-vision-for-moore-park-revealed-in-planning-documents-20170502-gvx9gl.html It always amazes me when I see yet another major planning scheme, which involved Crown Land, being developed behind a curtain of total secrecy.   The mention of Carsingha Investments, a consortium of 10 business men and women including … Continue reading

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Just 2 more weeks before Scott Morrison makes a mess of 2017 Budget

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/morrisons-debt-hypocrisy-deepens-as-ominous-milestones-loom,10246   This article by Alan Austin in the Independent Australia web site totally demolishes the claims that the Liberals can claim that they are better manages of the economy. . If you don’t have time to read the whole … Continue reading

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The Female Larrikin

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/qa-recap-germaine-greer-takes-aim-at-the-odd-new-citizenship-test-20170424-gvrlcj.html I have to admit I never understood what Germaine was going on about when she was being interviewed regularly on This Day Tonight (TDT) on ABC TV in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But she was always thought … Continue reading

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Will the veil of secrecy around WestConneX really be penetrated?

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/westconnex-boss-to-be-forced-to-appear-before-inquiry-into-sydney-toll-roads-20170413-gvkef0.html Finally it looks like some of the veil of secrecy around the politics, influence peddling, cost blow-outs, project creep, governance and risk management design may get lifted.   The arrogance of Baird in structuring SMC as a private venture … Continue reading

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Why should businesses tenants along the light rail route have to suffer huge losses?

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/turnover-plunges-for-businesses-due-to-sydney-light-rail-construction-disruption-20170413-gvkh5x.html Where is the truth in the quality and quantity of support and compensation that the NSW Govt and the main contractor for Sydney Light Rail is offering small businesses along the route?   Bulldozer Baird was forced to apologise … Continue reading

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