Monthly Archives: April 2019

The pig headed bully boy

29.04.19

The pig headed bully boy arrogance of Prime Minister Morrison in tonight’s supposed debate was breathtaking. He could not enunciate any positive policy of his own, and preferred to talk over his opponent. Surely Australians do not want this ignorant, bereft policy free Prime Minister to remain in office.

We need a progressive government to finally institute policy to deal with the current dangerous Climate Change natural disasters we have seen recently in Australia. The extended drought, the recent flood catastrophe in Townsville, heatwaves the length and breadth of this wide brown land, increased severity and frequency of cyclones, the list goes on. It’s just not good enough to fiddle while Rome burns, and tell journalist that “there’s nothing to see here.”

This Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison scandal ridden government needs to go. The PM has not had a go at solving any of the many problems that face this great nation, so he “has to go.”

Regards,

Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court, Deeragun

Townsville, North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

Email – sne35565@westnet.com.au

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Almost unbelievable

28.04.19

Almost unbelievable, the L’NP tax cuts to some of the most privileged people in the Australian economy, middle income Australia, and indeed The Treasurer actually used as his preferred model a teacher whose hubby is a tradie with a combined income of up to $200,000 per annum, certainly a nice situation to be in and one that many Aussies wish they were in.

This takes no account of the reality that more than half of the Australian workforce is  not fulltime and a large percentage are ‘under-employed’ and thus not earning to their full potential. Nor does this budget do anything for those workers who are having to do two jobs to make a half decent amount of money due to the lowest wages growth in 60 years.

Like all Liberal/ LNP budgets it positively discriminates against the lowest income earners with a heart of stone toward those poor souls on Newstart, 60% of whom have been on this miserly benefit for more than 2 years,. Can anyone reading this letter really imagine surviving on $277 per week?

This budget is clearly built on the backs of NDIS and Newstart recipients, with the NDIS scheme being again short changed by yet another $3 Billion in the coming financial year while the happy elite use their tax cuts for an overseas holiday. The hollow extra money for the Australian Taxation Office to supposedly chase the Multinational corporations without any new legislation is meaningless and only provides a fig leaf for this L’NP chaotic government to hide behind.

Regards,

Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court, Deeragun

Townsville, North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

Email – sne35565@westnet.com.au

24.04.19

If recent polls are any indication close to 60% of all Australians are increasingly alarmed with the increasing occurrences of climate Change, as in heatwaves, bushfires, floods, extended droughts and increasing cyclonic activity. The people are not stupid they take note of what is happening around them.

Those surveyed were also dismayed with the political parties effort to announce effective policies to counter this warming planet. Two decades ago I was considered a lunatic by some for suggesting that as many people as possible install solar panels systems, the acceptance of in excess of 2 million Australian homes with solar panels in 2019 seems to suggest that my judgement was sound.

Much more still needs to be done, not the least of which is vehicle emissions and renewable energy generation in the form of solar farms and pumped hydroelectricity and wind to name a few. We are feeling the devastating effects now, not in the future, but in the present. Action has become urgent as we are not acting fast enough to address the situation. Governments Local, State and Federal need to act now because the situation has reached a crisis.

 

The scandal ridden Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison L’NP government

21.04.19

The scandal ridden Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison L’NP government cannot escape its chaotic brief history even in this election campaign, as serious questions are being asked with regard to $80 million water buy-backs on the Murray-Darling Rivers.

It seems that a record amount was paid to a company whom the Energy Minister Angus Taylor had previously worked for. Apparently the company is registered in the Cayman Islands, a known tax haven, and has boasted of making a $52 million profit on the deal.

The public really needs a Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling to clarify what has taken place with the management of this river system regarding possible corruption. Something has gone astray and needs to investigated and exposed as this river system is one of the most important in Australia to our economic success.

Regards,

Shaun Newman

I inteded writing a letter

20.04.19

I intended writing a letter concerning the laws of the Czech Republic on food, being far more health conscious and humanitarian than Australia’s in that all food that is nearing it’s use by date by law has to be passed on the their ‘food bank.’ However my attention has been taken by the worldwide protests of people wanting their governments to act on Climate Change.

We in Australia have seen protests from school children and others in recent times, but something Bill Shorten said the other day struck me as being quite true. He said no amount of evidence will convince a climate denier, which may be true. I saw the frightening power of Cyclone Althea in 1974 Cat 4, fast forward to the 21st century. Queensland has been affected by Cyclone’s Ingrid 2005 Cat5, Larry 2006 Cat4/5, Monica 2006 Cat 5, George 2007 Cat 5, Yasi 2011 Cat 5, Marcia 2015 Cat 5, and Debbie Cat 4, all in just 19 years.

Surely this is alone is all the evidence one would need who lives in North Queensland to be against mining and burning more coal? We have the technology to produce and store energy from the Sun, free of charge. We have Queensland’s largest dam to our west, the Burdekin Falls Dam, on which Mr Shorten and his Herbert representative want to build a Hydroelectricity power station to provide North Queensland at last with base load power, if only the climate deniers could see the merit in these projects.

Shaun Newman

 

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