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Transporting public.

Public transport. It used to mean transport systems and vehicles that were owned by the public, for use of the public. Then somebody had the billiant idea of trying to turn it into a money spinner. That has failed tragically, … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #3

Dear John, It’s the 21st century now and Big Coal is not our friend. We simply can’t afford the pollution. If you start doing something constructive about transitioning Victoria to clean, renewable energy instead of out-dated, filthy 19th century technologies, … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #2

Dear John, Taking a tough stand on law and order might look good for the headlines but it only makes things worse. We cannot incarcerate our way out of social problems. Early intervention and education are much more effective at … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #1

Dear John, Something like 60,000 people sleep homeless in Victoria every night. Sure the public housing system got Jeffed, but that was a decade ago. If you start doing something constructive about public housing I might reconsider voting for you … Continue reading

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Law reform

After writing about the problems caused by anti-drug laws and the policing thereof, I came across a similar observation on Crikey. Or Croakey, as they call their health blog. Dr Alex Wodak, President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation … Continue reading

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Here we go again.

After enduring a horribly boring election campaign and then the tantrum from the minions of the Evil Overlord because the Australia electorate disobeyed him, there’s now a State election due in Victoria, on November 27th. Aside from bets being taken … Continue reading

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Finally.

Well, as of this arvo it looks like Australia has retained her non-religious female Prime Minister in spite of News Ltd. The Greens apparently now hold the balance of power in Senate and three independents in the lower house. One … Continue reading

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