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Australia

Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

Dear Tony Abbott I read in the news yesterday, that you’ve made another language gaffe. While your social blunders and misuse of words are not a new thing, likening the word conservationist to yourself, has me more concerned than the language gaffes which have you compared to Sarah Palin. It is not the first time you have tried … Continue reading Abbott’s language gaffes likened to Sarah Palin

Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

I was driving to work on Friday morning and listening to the radio.   The news came on and announced that two laws had just passed.  The first increased the maximum campaign donation from $1000 to $12,000 and the second, and most insidious, was that ID would now be required to vote in Queensland, Australia. … Continue reading Voter ID Laws Passed in Queensland – A Benefit Or a Boon To Democracy?

Wage Earners on Low Income Get A Pay Rise but Gap Widens

Wage earners on the minimum award in Australia have been given a pay rise of an additional $15.58 for a 38 hour working week. Despite this increase of 2.6% which is due to start on the 1 July 2013, the gap between low income workers’ weekly pay cheques and the weekly average earnings of Australian’s … Continue reading Wage Earners on Low Income Get A Pay Rise but Gap Widens

Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.

Voting for Federal elections in Australia are tentatively to be held on Saturday, 14 September 2013. The election announcement made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, came at the end of January. Though not yet official, the election must occur before 30 November 2013. Every three years in Australia voters head to the polls to elect a new federal government. If … Continue reading Voting this Year in Australia? Make Your Vote Count.

ANZAC Day: “Lest We Forget”

“Lest We Forget.”  Those three words encompass the spirit of ANZAC day and conjure up pictures of heroism and valour in my mind.  Images of young Australian men, dressed in army issue fatigues with rifles raised and firing, on a beach on the other side of the world.  Away from family and the ones they … Continue reading ANZAC Day: “Lest We Forget”