BORROW OUR WAY OUT OF TROUBLE

MAYBE we heard it wrong……borrowing MORE money to get ourselves OUT of debt? That seems to be the message that senior Government figures….from the PM’s office down ….have been sending out to potential Aussie investors over the past week or so. A few even suggested the Government itself should go...

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SELLING OFF THE FARM ISN’T AN ANSWER

Proposals to lease 80 % control of our northern Port of Darwin for 99 years to Chinese investors, for $506 million, have unsettled many thinking Australians whose memories go beyond the last few decades or so. On the face of it, Australia in 2015 may not face major defence and...

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TAX MESSAGE STRUCK A CHORD

Retiring national Treasurer Joe Hockey’s valedictory address to the Federal Parliament struck a chord with many Australians when he talked of the need for accelerated reform of the Australian taxation system. He could have gone further. He could have described our tax system as a “camel”, for that’s what it...

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KEEP ALL THE CRIMINALS OUT

Our neighbours across “the ditch”, in New Zealand, are understandably miffed about the Aussie Government sending back home their countrymen, with criminal records, living in Australia. This is reportedly one of the “touchy” subjects to be discussed in current talks between the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers, in the...

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LEGITIMATE PROTEST & “NIMBYs”

IT’S time that the so-called “silent majority “– and that’s most of us, most times –let our governments and self-proclaimed community advocates know where we stand on development projects affecting our national economy and lifestyle.   There are two (or more) sides to most questions – and the right of...

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