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More on privatisation

A couple of letters arrived in the post yesterday. It seems Origin have declined to address their errors and Lumo have caved rather than create any division in the monolith that is private utilities’ business model. Bend over further, pensioner, … Continue reading

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Origin Energy strikes again

We interrupt our normal programming to bring you an update. There are problems with the privatised utilities system in Australia. You may have noticed. I’ve been having trouble with mine forever. I thought that keeping my head down and paying … Continue reading

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Health funding crisis

The response to the health care funding crisis is pretty obvious, isn’t it? We’re so poor that the only possible way to fund our new submarines, not to mention Joe Hockey’s $50k steak dinners, is to cut health funding. Well … Continue reading

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Paramedic protest Stat!

All the ambulances around here are currently decorated with political graffiti. This one is about paramedics being taken to court by the State Government, (Yes we’re looking at you Denis Napthine) to keep them from talking to the media about … Continue reading

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Paying for SPC

The population of Colorado is about 5.2 million. They legalised cannabis and in a week turned over more than $5 million in sales. Victoria’s population is about 5.8 million. If we legalise cannabis and all the sellers donate their profit … Continue reading

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A few reasons why cannabis law reform makes sense.

Last week’s edition of The Shepparton Adviser included an article about a local group working for law reform. There are a number of reasons why cannabis should be legal. What it really boils down to is that we can’t afford … Continue reading

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Restoring fertility by restoring forested areas.

These lessons could be very well applied throughout the Murray-Darling region.

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Eastern States budgeting like its 1799.

This has been on my mind for a few days now. Over the last few weeks I’ve been viewing some research and lectures by prominent experts like James Gilligan, Alfie Kohn, Gabor Mate, Ben McLeish and Robert Sapolsky. What this … Continue reading

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shocked and appalled

Well, it’s been some time since I’ve posted anything. There’s a good reason for this and I’ll tell you the story. Some eight weeks ago I was asked to move out of the house where I’d been living for nearly … Continue reading

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Dear John, about that credibility…

Today in the mail a letter arrived from the Premier’s office, about fire safety. Next time, Premier Brumby, save your postage. You have absolutely no credibility whatsoever. Not only has the State Labor government failed to address many of the … Continue reading

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