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Independence: it’s all ours

August 23, 2015 - 19:34 -- Admin

Judging by regular and somewhat repetitive comments that have been sent to our site’s Facebook page it appears (still) that many people have absolutely no idea what the word ‘independent’ means. Otherwise we wouldn’t receive comments that dispute our claim to be independent. For those that cannot grasp the meaning of the word . . . this is what independent means:

Appointment on Pier Street…Newstarred Fur Needo

August 23, 2015 - 11:55 -- Admin

Friday morning, 9.00am. The Pier Street branch of the Jobactive provider.

The last time I was here, the place was still putting the finishing touches on the decor in the manner of pop-ups in shopping malls.

The cables that dangled from the ceiling have been covered by gleaming white plastic blocks, giving them the appearance of the spinal models that you see in a chiropractors office.

The war at home

August 23, 2015 - 11:25 -- Admin

TONY ABBOTT: If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband. Not withstanding all his or her faults, you find that he tends to do more good than harm.

While Tony Abbott spends billions on his war on terror, he has slashed funding to the real terror that so many Australian households face on a daily basis.

The war at home

August 23, 2015 - 11:25 -- Admin

TONY ABBOTT: If we’re honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband. Not withstanding all his or her faults, you find that he tends to do more good than harm.

While Tony Abbott spends billions on his war on terror, he has slashed funding to the real terror that so many Australian households face on a daily basis.

KISS or Keep It Simple, Stupid So That Even Abbott may understand!

August 23, 2015 - 09:08 -- Admin

When I read this quote from a very rich man the other day, it got me thinking.

“It’s fantastic! The one percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The one percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the one percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead. Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.”

The Snouties: Awarding the most ‘on the snout’ pollies

August 22, 2015 - 20:08 -- Admin

As we all know, good government started six months ago – following Abbott’s near demise as our Prime Minister. And this last parliamentary sitting fortnight in Canberra has been another stellar example of this. There’s been press conferences galore, leaky cabinets and question-time performances worthy of entry into the Tonies (pun intended).

“Jobs and Growth” … But what is it?

August 22, 2015 - 12:00 -- Admin

With so much negative feedback on Tony Abbott’s predilection for three word slogans, one would think the brains trust within the Coalition would have learned something by now and tried a new tack.

But, as predictable as a Carlton loss, we now have the latest gem to come off the assembly line, i.e. ‘Jobs and Growth’ only this time Abbott says it twice. So perhaps that’s the new tack, a three word slogan repeated.

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