A NATIONAL ACCORD ON VIOLENCE

It’s time Australian community leaders, from all walks of life, joined a national accord against violence in our homes, our streets and other public places, and on our roads. And our religious leaders of all faiths, and our elected political leaders of all persuasions, should be the first to make...

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AN ALL AUSSIE BANNER!

AUSTRALIA is surely old enough now – and we should be mature enough, as a modern democracy – to have a rational debate on having our OWN ‘Aussie Only’ national flag. The Australia of today has evolved out of a British colony (declared in the name of King George the...

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ELECTIONS POLICY ENDORSED

The major parties are showing a rare – and welcome – touch of political bipartisanship in recognising the Mature Australia Party policy on four-year, fixed-term elections. Politics is rarely renowned for such bipartisanship, in the public interest – and especially in Queensland, perhaps – but this is where the unanimity...

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EDUCATION EMPHASIS MUST CHANGE!

IT’S “back to basics” time for our education systems; when it comes to literacy and numeracy, we’re flops….and failing badly! That’s the clear and obvious message coming out of figures just released on the impact of adult illiteracy and numeracy on Australian business and industry (big and small), retailing, and...

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COME DOWN FROM THE CLOUDS!

THE newspaper headlines said it all: ’Mal’s Space Oddity’. That was the media’s reaction to US President Obama’s invitation to PM Malcolm Turnbull for OZ to join in another exploration adventure on the moon. Politicians of all political persuasions are often targeted for having their heads in the clouds instead...

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LEGAL BOUQUET!

HALLELUJAH!   At last, the legal fraternity (in Queensland, anyway!) appears to be paying some heed to recurring public concerns about the quality of some judgements in our Courts. The Queensland Law Society has called for a judicial commission to investigate complaints against the judiciary, in a bid to bolster public...

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TIME FOR A BIT OF ‘TOUGH LOVE’

It’s time authorities at all levels stopped making excuses and allowances for the growing – and seemingly entrenched – levels of violence in Australian communities today, and cracked down on it, seriously. It’s time for a ‘gloves off’ attitude, officially, to the bashers, shooters, knifers, home invaders, rapists, drink-drivers and...

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OPEN LETTER TO QUEENSLAND CHIEF JUSTICE CATHERINE HOLMES

Dear Chief Justice Holmes, Your recent comments (Brisbane Courier Mail 9/01/2015) would suggest that the rights and views of the public may well be irrelevant, to some members of the judiciary, in respect of judgements (like the Baden-Clay sentence) which YOUR PUBLIC views with concern, and possibly even as a...

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DRACULA AND THE FOX IN CHARGE?

We’ve just about reached the stage (politically) in Australia that the Fox is in charge of our Chookhouse (our parliaments) – and Dracula is in charge of the Blood bank (our national economy). The polarisation of our political system, and the power-wielding authority that goes with it to a minority...

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