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.
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?
“4 Corners” 25/7 showed us just is wrong with the Murray/Darling/Barwon River systems in the Far West but there is one question not tackled in this excellent programme: Will the pirates taking and using millions (? billions) of litres of river water illegally pay tax on their ill-gotten gains?
After all we are all behind the ATO in clawing back taxes from overseas companies for taking profits in this country and not paying appropriate tax, just don’t forget the illegal users of water in this country – what would the illegal “take” amount to in dollars?
Does anyone worry about, say, the people of Broken Hill left without water last year, and people and communities down river as far as Victoria and South Australia?
Now we will wait…wait… to see what our elected representatives do when the question is their top-end mates.
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?
I suggest readers get hold of the SMH 3 July advising that 35,000 new homes will be built along the Bankstown line i.e. passing through suburbs from Sydenham to Bankstown and on Canterbury/New Canterbury/Old Canterbury Rds and further but not a mention of new bus services to cope with the thousands of new residents who will need bus lines and the already over-taxed train lines.
Is this the result of the London Expert who suggested 20-tower blocks along all transport routes?
Has this government in its obsession with roads and developments forgotten that these 30,000 dwellings will bring up to 100,000 people to the area? Where are the shops, the bus services, the facilities that will be required by this influx of new people. ..and don’t forget the shambles that is New Canterbury and Canterbury Roads already.
Oh yes! – they DO tell us that the rail line will be closed for about a year early next decade but hopefully by that time this govt will be long a memory..
Over 700 breakdowns of buses according to Berejiklian and Constance – but my question is WHY/ Why are the faults in the buses not attended to? Is it because – as a bus driver said to me – that Gladys was getting ready to sell off the bus lines (note “lines” not just the current lines under discussion). Will private bus lines be better maintained and if not will those bus lines be subject to condemnation or even returned to the government? No way!!! Is it intended to privatise ALL buses? Will we be told – no!!!!