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Monday, November 08, 2010

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Letter to the Editor

Response to Liberal Party Mailout:

Dear Ms Ley

“Make no mistake, the decision we make at this Federal election “ will “change the future of our country.”
Your recent election mail out would have people believe that the economic conditions at present are solely attributed to the Howard-Costello team, how misleading.
In the 80’s Labor as you may remember took over from an economic disaster left by the previous government with John Howard as treasurer.
There are a number of reasons for our current state, particularly the resources boom. Many aspects of today’s economic buoyancy can also be attributed to previous Labor governments. Keating’s economic rationalism saw changes such as floating the Australian dollar and many others. What’s more this government has borrowed policies that were once Labor’s, a prime example being the GST .
The claims that Labor is made-up of ex - Union officials thus inferring bias is no different than me pointing out that the Liberal party is made up of ex-business people, and influenced by big business, who has gained considerably at the expense of the worker with the introduction of AWA’s.
The assumptions on what might be if Labor was to get into power appears to base itself on misleading information. Interest rate’s for starters are not directly controlled by the government. The Reserve Bank Board decides whether rates will go up or down largely independent of the government in relation to certain economic and other criteria.
Using fear which appears to be a Liberal party standard to get your message across in relation to change, only encourages me in knowing I will be making the right decision come November 24th.

Do not worry, I will NOT experiment with my vote as there is no way I would vote Liberal.

So the readers know, I am not a Union or Labor member, I am a Democrat member.

Monday, April 24, 2006


Important links to John Schumann all important song...when he was part of Redgum.

I was only nineteen mp3.
more lyrics

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Weve been sold!!!


We are now DSI.

Now there maybe some stability…

Monday, October 24, 2005

Redundancies update.

Looks like the redundancies are finished for now.

Will be interesting week to see if anything changes…which I am sure it will.

I wonder if we will hear anything about the sale.

Not sure on the numbers yet on how many actually went.

Hope to find out.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Letter to the editor - 'Disappointed.'

On 17th October I contacted my local member regarding concerns with some proposed laws.
On reading a response to my concerns regarding the proposed IR changes and Terror laws it appears that,
constituents concerns come second to party policy.

I implore our local representatives to actually educate themselves on the real life affects of any proposed laws,
rather than regurgitating party policies.

Remember, politicians come and go but laws are here to stay.

My Reply.

Dear Sussan,

Why does it not surprise me that you would reply with a Liberal Party prepared answer.

I know for a fact that the proposed IR changes will not work in the manor you and your party suggest. They WILL have a detrimental affect on many workers and small business. These changes go way beyond the overseas changes you mention.

There will be no choice as the name suggests. The worker will have to take the lower paid job or none, if they don't their dole will be docked. That is fact. The protection you talk about won't work. That has been proven by what's happened in other countries that went down this path.

As for the Terror laws it has already been pointed out by 'The Council for civil Liberties' that these proposed laws go against international law.

The laws we already have would be enough to prosecute these terrorists.

Again I ask how can you defend such draconian laws?

You can not.

Its seems your party will as I said before go down in history as the party which reduced wages, reduced living standards, abandoned families and removed our rights.

I am disappointed that you take such a stance.

Yours sincerely,

Local Members Response.

Dear Mr *********

Thank you for emailing me regarding your concerns with the proposed Industrial Relations and Anti-Terrorism legislation.

Australia prides itself on having a secure, strong economy and secure, safe people. Both pieces of legislation aim to strengthen these positions.

The WorkChoices reforms will be good for small businesses and their employees. Minimum wages will be legislated and cannot fall below current levels.

As the name suggests, there will be greater choice and flexibility for workers and employers to negotiate a contract which suits both parties.

Further, the impact of flexibility in the workplace overseas has resulted in lower unemployment, which means more families with jobs which in turn means more spending in small businesses.

For more information about the changes visit or call the hotline on 1800 025 239.

In light of the terrorist attacks in London, the Australian Government re-assessed the threat of an attack on our soil.

The draft counter-terrorism laws aim to stop an attack, giving law enforcement agencies extra powers to detain, question and track people who are reasonably suspected of engaging in terrorist activity.

These laws, due to be released at the end of the month, will not be arbitrarily used, they will be monitored by the judicial process and they have the backing of every State and Territory Leader in Australia.

I do not see them eroding the rights of ordinary, law abiding citizens.

Once again thank you for contacting me regarding these issues