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17 June 2018 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

State of the Regions

Inequality between metropolitan areas and the regions is growing, according to the latest Australian Local Government Association "State of the Regions" report.

The Wide Bay-Burnett on the Central Queensland coast has again taken the unwelcome gong for having Australia's highest unemployment rate.

We've really screwed some things up in this country and regional equality is one of them (electricity being the notable other).

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26 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Fairfax Media dumbs down

It's hard to have confidence in the future of quality journalism when you visit The Age website and see mostly click bait.

I browsed there this morning to get a summary of the Queensland election. Possibly I should have gone to the Brisbane Times instead, but it seemed a reasonable assumption the Fairfax stable would give the inconclusive result prominent coverage Australia-wide given its national (...)

16 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Kingston Post Office

There are some government services that Australians have traditionally taken for granted such as education, water, electricity and post.

Unfortunately, all four have had their troubles.

With water, for example, Victoria and South Australia failed to drought proof themselves and invested heavily in desalination (...)

10 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Breaker Morant

The campaign seeking a posthumous pardon for Breaker Morant and Peter Handcock is misguided. Although the two men shouldn’t have been shot by firing squad, they clearly deserved punishment for their actions.

I'm an Australian partly of Dutch descent. My ex-wife is an Afrikaner. We believe that many people with South African connections, and others who value human life, share our objection to Morant being pardoned.

Breaker MorantThe fact is that he executed Boer (...)