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True Colours…..

16th May 2019. On the eve of our federal election there is something good. Most of the newspapers have shown their true colours. The Murdoch Empire…

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Don’t have a Preference…

2nd May 2019. Our Senate Election system is so complex that even our Electoral Commission can’t explain it. For the locals here goes: You have to…

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More of the same……

25th April 2019. So far in our Federal Election Campaign I have seen lies, distortions, exaggerations, evasions, obfuscations, omissions, diversions, …. truth …..no. ‘If voting made…

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Give me the facts…..

16th April 2019. When finance and marketing people take over a company from engineers and scientists, bad things happen. In our case it also applies to…

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Contrary to all reports……

16th April 2019. I am not dead – I have just been sidetracked to twitter for awhile. With Federal Elections coming up it is full of…

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Down the mine….

13th March 2018. A learned economics professor has calculated that Australia is 90 billion dollars out of pocket by world standards of collection of resource taxes.…

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Get prepared……

6th August 2017. The Banks and Credit Card companies must be seeing their rivers of gold turn to mud. If I purchase something for Bitcoin, Ethereum…

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Call Direct…

17th July 2017. One thing I hate is a monopoly and here in Australia Expedia and Bookings.com are establishing monopoly situations for accommodation bookings, hitting accommodation…

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It’s Time…..

27th June 2017. With the current hijinks in some of our near north muslim neighbours isn’t it about time we thought about our totally defenceless and…

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Sea Change…..

11th April 2017. Have a friend who needed just a few custom containers made – couldn’t be done in Australia, so he had them made in…

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Airy Fairy……..

28th March 2017. I see a group of people are getting uptight because an airline refused passage to two women in Spandex. All passengers, male and…

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Get Real…..

2nd February 2017. Seems to be a lot of hoo ha and misreporting about the US – Russion Relationship under the new US administration. People have…

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Privacy…….

1st November 2016. How many times doing business do you come up with the logjam…’We cant tell you that because of privacy regulations’. This grit in…

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Between scylla and charybdis….

12th October 2016. You only have to look at current shenanigans in US, UK and Australian politics to know how broken are these so called democratic…

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Trashed……

18th February 2016. While governments around the world sit on their hands our oceans fill with plastic waste. The fish you eat probably contains more plastic…

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Rising Sun….

10th February 2016. Ever dream of a place where everything is on time, everything works, people are polite,courteous and honest. Such a society exists – Japan.…

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Hydra…….

5th August 2015. Free trade agreements should not be about corporate interests supplanting public ones but, with the secrecy surrounding the Trade in Services Agreement talks…

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The Limit….

9th November 2014. I can remember when there were only two speed limits in Australia 30 mph and derestricted. Now we have a whole army of…

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Knight time…

25th March 2014. In an effort to make us the laughing stock of the world our Prime Minister has resurrected ‘Knights and Dame’ titles. Is there…

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Lobby or…….

20th March 2014. Lobbying and corruption are so close together they are almost indistinguishable. Lobbying must be stopped if any semblance of our democracy is to…

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Flip-Flop….

16th March 2014. Getting tired of this two party duopoly flip-flop in politics. Paucity of choice between the incompetent and the incompetent. ‘A fool and his…

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Electrifying….

12th March 2014. Australian Governments are starting a trend to stop paying solar electricity owners for their excess power. I don’t think they realize the tsunami…

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Really….

5th March 2014. Yesterday.. large 4 metre illuminated sign over the expressway ‘——Distracted drivers cause accidents—–‘  

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I Spy Again…..

1st March 2014. I am reluctant to keep rabbiting on about this but…¬† We still get bombarded by stories of grubby little people playing their childish…

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Still here…

1st March 2014. Have been a bit of a lazy correspondent lately. Having finished two novels ‘Contrail’ and ‘The Fox Hunter’ , ( both Thriller/Romance if…

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Tread Water….

30th November 2013 One government comes in and undoes all the achievements of the previous government on ideological grounds and so we waste billions and the…

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Super Swindle….

29th November 2013. I have reported on this before but recent research has shown that in the last five years 45% of investment returns in super…

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From Stumble to Stumble….

28th November 2013. So our new Government has been in action a couple of month. To date they have managed to enrage our nearest large Neighbour,…

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Boring…

7th August 2013. One month to the Federal Election. Politicians lies are so boring ‘Politics is show business for ugly people’

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Out of Control…

13th July 2013. Every day a new revelation in the privacy debate. So it seems that for years Telstra, our major carrier, has been making available…

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Contrail

12th July 2013 Read my new novel now on Amazon Kindle Action and International intrigue with an aviation flavour     information

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Through a looking glass darkly…

12th June 2013. In view of the US government and a number of major corporations playing free and loose with everyone private information either for their…

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I Spy…

10th June 2013. Perhaps if people realized that there is no such thing as 100% security, they would not so readily give up 100% of their…

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Tender result…

12th May 2013. I see the other day the painting of a pedestrian crossing cost $100,000. Just another example of scandalous waste of public monies by…

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I spy….

4th May 2013. The internet, information super highway, I think not, more a conduit to spy on people. ‘A journey of a thousand sites begins with…

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Laughing matter…

2nd March 2013. Reports today indicate that the federal leaders of our two major political parties are more popular when they are either out of the…

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Badly trained….

27th February 2013. I suggest our NSW bureaucrats and politicians take a trip on the Japanese bullet train and a walk through Tokyo Shinjuku train station…

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Justice…

3rd February 2013. The corrupt: In China they shoot them, In the US they throw them in gaol for 25 years ( if they dont give…

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Legal weapon…

1st February 2013. This country¬† has become ridiculously dense with laws to the extent that legal self- consciousness is stiffling the exercise of judgement. Today rights…

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Time for perestroika..

28th January 2013. As our current Government tries to further restrict free speech ,an opportune time to reprint an article on how our freedoms are being…

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And on the affirmative….

5th January 2013.The power wielded by big oil, big pharma,big food, big finance etc in their rapacious search for profit and executive and owner remuneration is…

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One hand doesn’t …

2nd December 2012. On the same page of the paper I see the Attourney General has raised the fine for Privacy breaches to $1m.The other article…

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Till Death us do……

15th October 2012. Seems to have been a rash of insurance plans aimed at the over 60’s lately. As usual reports are surfacing that advertising for…

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Infertile Ground….

9th October 2012. If respective governments spent as much on getting knowledge workers out of their cars and into home offices, as they spend on highways…

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Rent it….

7th October 2012. Whilst our mediocre politicians dither and spend most of their time hurling insults at each other our Nett Foreign Debt rises to alarming…

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