“Samsung scion fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years” for wrong-doing. Perhaps we should take a leaf out of the Korean/Japanese books and really hit corporate wrong-doers with hefty time in gaol plus fines when they “wrong-do” instead a smack with a feather and “don’t do it again”. Maybe then our papers wouldn’t be full of cases of board members in both corporate/sporting areas rorting the system – AND getting away with it..
And don’t forget wrong-doing politicians.
How do we get rid of this Premier and this Party before they sell off all of Sydney to developers… Just a moment! I think this has already happened with everything that isn’t tied down, bolted down, knocked down going…going…gone. But I would still like to see this Premier also gone…gone…before she becomes a millionaire at our expense.
Fixing a rort – Labor’s family trust policy is innovative” SMH 2 Aug – How do we go about getting rid of Rorts or making them acceptable, Royce Millar? Perhaps if we loudly shouted “remember Eddie Obeid and his trust supporting several sons” – perhaps then someone would listen and remove this big end of town tax rort. But does anyone have the intestinal fortitude to tackle this problem? I doubt it.
For heavens sake – a state funeral for Les Murray!! I know he was a very good sports commentator (on Soccer) but that was what he was – a “sports commentator” of a sport that is far from being the Australian national game.
I am sure there would be someone who would qualify better to represent the real Australian game – started here in Australia and played and watched by many, many people every week….or in many other sports.
The “rot” started for the granting of state funerals with Kerry Packer, a businessman who worked for himself and when a state funeral was given to him, as far as I am concerned, it debased the value of a state funeral.
What next? The men who work on removing garbage in our streets, keep us healthy, do it cheerfully – they do it for us much more than most of others whose names come up in the papers.
Bill Shorten – I am surprised at you – and disappointed.
Definitely NO to fixed four year terms of Parliament in NSW.
I could go with three year terms but no fixed term. How could we get rid of them when they really let us down. For instance what to do about Gladys – we must wait for the election date to come around but in some eventualities Gladys and her Government could go but if we had a fixed 4-year term ….. NO ….., too hard to get rid of in fixed term. They can do enough damage in 3yr term without extending to fixed four year terms. After all – they are politicians – and who trusts politicians?
So El Supremo Dutton backs a call for a “postal vote” to decide the same sex marriage issue. Of course, with his understanding of the electorate he would know that many people would be unable to “postal vote”, like the elderly/sick (and they may make up a large percentage of “no” votes) and any who have to take the often long walk until they find a letter box or even in this day and age – no car.
And similarly he would know that so many who could not easily access the post would just give up….and so their votes would not count (what percentage ).
What price a plebiscite…and what value?
Poor WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning – released from gaol after seven years (SMH 18 May) for doing much the same thing – disclosure of intelligence matter – as the President of the USA. But Donald will tough it out and build up his ego without doing time in any form.