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Public Trustee

  • By mistymae53
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  • 107 replies

I wondered if any-one on here has had dealings with the Public Trustee in relation to Wills, and management of people's income. Would you recommend the Public Trustee, what do you think!

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$75 Energy Supplement

  • By 3lions
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  • 8 replies

If you're entitled, have you received your $75 for singles, $123 for couples, energy supplement payment from the government? My June electricity bill was $392. I'm single & I have rheumatoid...

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Compulsory Voting

  • By 3lions
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Hi, Just wondering how many people would vote is it wasn't compulsory? I go to a booth do my vote, then go to another booth & do my mum's vote. In a democracy, I think it should be voluntary. Would...

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Should the punishment fit the crime?

  • By anna
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  • 33 replies

With callous, spineless murdering, maiming of adults & children what would your punishment be to the perpetrator?

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Banking

  • By Anonymous
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Hi All, Given the Royal Commission into banking, I’m interested to hear opinions around what the media coverage has done to affect the public’s perception of the Big 4 and if we are looking at...

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Lost Faith

  • By hellanol
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  • 22 replies

I have lost faith with politics, politicians are a joke, I can no longer take them seriously.

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Superannuation

  • By Keerah1
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Just wondering what readers think. If you had the choice of withdrawing PART of YOUR Superannuation NOW. If needed. Would you?

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Vote in pencil

  • By elljay
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  • 6 replies

If choosing a new Prime Minister, Mayor or local government rep is so important then why do we vote in pencil?

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Yes or no to gay marriage

  • By shazza96
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  • 39 replies

just looking for opinions

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Dual citizenship in politics

  • By Nefertari
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Why is dual citiizenship such a big 'crime' in politics?? I refer to the recent controversy surrounding a member of parliament. He has dual citizenship because his father (not him) was born in...

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The place of Religion in Politics

  • By Tash001
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Do you believe that in today's western and supposed secular society religion has a place in politics?

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Pension Age

  • By wchung2014
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  • 18 replies

Recently, the Treasurer Hockey suggest to rise up yhe pension age to 70, what's your opinion wjth that

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How do you cut the cost of living?

  • By looklively
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  • 182 replies

With the budget looming and the high chance that we will have less money than before, how will you cut your everyday spending? Give me your top tips. What luxuries will go?

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What's your view on cigarette plain packaging?

  • By looklively
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  • 315 replies

It's been nearly a year now since plain packaging for cigarettes was introduced. What's your view? Is it working? Is it stopping young people from taking up smoking? Are people giving up the habit...

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Election advertising

  • By looklively
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  • 214 replies

In the run up to the election you will be seeing lots of advertising from the political parties. Do you think this helps to educate you on things like policies or would even change the way you vote?

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Forced Adoption Apology

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 35 replies

I was adopted as a baby and although I am now happily reunited with my birth mother I still struggle with the sadness I feel over what I missed. When I was born in the 1970s my birth mother wasn't...

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Taxation

  • By cabsy61
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It came to my attention some years ago through reading an article on taxation about the merit of lowering taxes to a flat 10%. Consider this: If our Federal Government had the courage to...

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Malaysia and Asslym Seekers

  • By 19chris51
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  • 14 replies

I heard (or rather Read ) yesterday that the Asslym seekers who arrived on Christmas Island were now going on a hunger strike because they don`t want to go to Malaysia, what do you all think,

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Safe Schools Programe

  • By SYD
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  • 29 replies

Do you think that our children need to exposed to some of the ideas of the gay lobby at school ? Is this about bulling or has it another agenda!!!

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TERRORISM

  • By Joh :)
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  • 20 replies

What do you think about terrorism and is the government doing enough about it. Considering they were aware of the Sydney Cafe Terrorist and his wife both admitting they are/were terrorists on...

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Indigenous funding

  • By mermaid
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  • 4 replies

There are many Indigenous and non indigenous Australians contributing to the betterment of Aboriginal communities Australia wide. Government funding is the primary support progressing new...

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Time for review of Ex Politicians Entitlements

  • By Lynjoy
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  • 24 replies

I think it is time for a Independent review of expolititians entitlements.

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looking

  • By Jim
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  • 7 replies

as much as these so called employment agents have released a lot of work off the centerlink office which is good I dont think they really care about there clients.

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Obama or Romney?

  • By looklively
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  • 41 replies

It's only 11 days to the US presedential election. How much do you know about Obama and Romney? Do you care who wins? Do you think the outcome will affect us?

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Guideline abuse

  • By afn1960
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How Many politicians are going to be caught out Abusing the guidelines on using Taxpayers money and Abusing the Privileges of using Taxpayers money. They are Public Servants, We vote them in, We...

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prime ministers

  • By david
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1day a prime minister,the next day out of a job.i have heard this story before.mr turnbull stated he was not interested in taking leadership of the liberal party,i think that statement was last...

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Crime & Punishment

  • By SYD
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Looking at the real punishment given out by our judges, magistrates. The death penalty .Other countries penalties . Do the crime do the time!

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Middle East

  • By Spag
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Australia should either vote for a Palestine state or stay out of the vote, Julie Bishop and T Abbott think that voting NO means they will get voted in next time

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peace keeping troops

  • By david
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do you think it is right for the fedeal govern to send military troops back to iraq.we have lost many good men from the previous.as trainers for iraqi troops this is done in the battle field.not in...

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Tiger Dave

  • By Tiger Dave
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I would like to know if I am the only person in Australian who is concerned that with all the issues facing Australia,ie Crime,drugs,alcohol and the problems that it creates, unemployment, The cost...

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greek economy

  • By david
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now that greace has run out of money with no other lenders available,what does the country do to buy supples peoples jobs are on the line unemployment will increase dramaticly.the question is...

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americanisation of other countries

  • By leloo
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  • 15 replies

sick of seeing an Americanized world :(

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A Genuine and Heartfelt Posting about Monday 15/12/14

  • By JesseKat
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To start I would like to say I didn't know what area or category to use. I read a posting online that was with others #i'llridewithyou that was different . It moved me so much I would like to...

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The Budget 14/15

  • By CAT17
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After watching Question time in Parliament today I could not help but despair at the way each of the Labor MPs quoted the say line (obviously given them by Bill) harping on and on about Tony Abbott...

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS - WHATS YOUR VIE

  • By peppi6
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--"", WELCOME TO THE HOTEL AUSTRALASIA"-- WHERE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE AND ANYONE---"""" LETS PARTY -- ITS ON US AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!!! WDUT???? NO WORRIES W'RE AUSSIE AND WERE COOL AS WE...

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Illegal Refugees and Immigrants - effects on public housing.

  • By DanishTina
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I agree with supporting and accepting a certain number of refugees and immigrants into Australia every year but not at the expense of scarce public housing being prioritised for new comers ahead of...

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$150 000 - rich or not rich?

  • By devylkitten
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  • 22 replies

I would like to know how people feel about the governments budget plan to reduce family payments/benefits to households whose annual income is $150 000? I personally feel that this is an adequate...

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Carbon Tax

  • By 19chris51
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Your opinion on the carbon tax.........Do you honestly believe the prices will go down?..................Do you think Clive Palmer is just doing business for his own benefit?

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Do you believe the Australian Government gives pensioners enough money to live on?

  • By chips48
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I'd like to know if people believe that pensioners who rely on Government pensions receive a fair income or not. Today's aged pensioners are the people who have made the country what it is today,...

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syria-civil war

  • By david
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now the war in syria is full on.civilians being buried in mass in long trenches,narrow graves.do you think some other country should interfere with this war to save thousands of people.or let them...

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pensioners

  • By pony
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I dont think us pensioners should have to pay more for water and electricity. The government should also think before they make us go back to work, why do they think we went on a pension. My...

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The Budget 2014

  • By Sweetness
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Well the Labor Government will have to get going on this one . Its Dreadful us age pensioner need help i am 72 and we need to get going on this i need help Judith .

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lies lies

  • By debeli
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can anybody trust our politcians, promisses before elction, and then after all sorts of excuses and lies to blind they voters

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drug test our politicians

  • By stretch
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would you people like to hear the politicians be asked to do a drug test prior to commencement of employment and respond with a big yes or get of the drug theory that all are bad for you

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Mental Health no enough help

  • By true
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Why is the doctors always so quick to give us pill's instead of finding out what is at the bottom, The government supports this as there is just not enough funding for mental health people

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Gillard vs Abott

  • By Chubbz170
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  • 124 replies

Who did you want to win???

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the obeid/macdonald enquiry

  • By Robie
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I have been following the obeid/mcdonald enquiry into their dealings in regards to mining lease. This enquiry must have cost us the taxpayers of NSW millions of dollars. I hope it is not money...

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Questions of Members of Parliament

  • By anna
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Hyperthetically - if you were to have a cuppa with an MP what questions would you ask?

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lost sight

  • By gee w
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It appears that, all goverment bodies this inclueds local councils, of what people really want. All that appears to behappening now is to bleed the people of thier money. Federal goverments have...

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Greens vs Labor vs Australia

  • By errolsyd
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Greens vs Labor vs Australia What are your thoughts on the latest spat between the Greens and Labor? Will this bring about a early election? This is a good thing for Australia! Greens: Carbon...

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should the state treasure be aloud to sell of assets to overseas companys at a loss

  • By passum
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  • 36 replies

Do you agree if you live in Energy Australia supply area your power supplier will be from China. Yes No

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Look deeply and widely into Refugee issue to stop boat people

  • By freemon
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The government is facing a big challenge with boat people issue. There are more and more boat people arriving to our shore. The Australia signed the UN refugee convention but cannot fulfill it by...

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What does 2013 hold for Australia

  • By errolsyd
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2013 new election . Illegal boat people, gay marriage, anti-discrimination law What are we in for in 2013? Will we lose our right to disagree with the government , church, each other , call a mate...

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police mistakes

  • By stretch
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in nsw the police can pick some one up and with no medical training drop you of at the local hospital and they place the person in a locked room and the patient then weights for a dr they need to...

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julie gillard

  • By stretch
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with julie gillard being alegely attacked by protestors maybe she and her big eared friend need to look at former politicians promises and statements imade by political spokes persons in regards...

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Liberal Verses Labour Party Why should they win the Election

  • By Hawkey
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When it comes to running a country the best party for the job are those who get the country out of debt and on a good standing. If you look at the country as if it were a business then if you run...

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Malcom Frazer

  • By 19chris51
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Malcom Frazer IS supporting the Greens, in the next election, I have read that he thinks Tony Abbot is dangerous, I was unsure if I was reading right, now I believe I was, Personally I always...

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Media behaviour in a crisis

  • By CAT17
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Are you finding that the media are treating disasters like a reality show. The journalists seem to be in a frenzee and some of the questions they ask are no less than outrages. The more sad or...

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Judges and the Legal System

  • By Son
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I would like to discuss what people think about the News and what has happened about this last serial knife rapist who has assaulted 7 women with a knife and was on home detention. He has escaped...

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$500 mill to Indonesians

  • By jatz50
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Julia Gillard has announced the other day that the Government will give Indonesia $500million for building and upgrading Indonesian schools. What are your thoughts on this subject?

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Which group do you think should the government give more money to, the aged or newstart recipients!

  • By mistymae53
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Lately there has been a lot of talk on who needs a rise in centrelink allowances more, the aged or newstart recipients! What do you think?

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Politicians

  • By singham
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Politicians are like Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones gather no moss. We are tired of their Promises and Assistance. It does not carry any weight

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Is Kevin 07 on his last legs?

  • By spabath
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According to all the political commentators and the polls, Labor will be wiped out at the next Federal election. The reasons for this are numerous and this government has made a lot of mistakes...

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Live animal trade

  • By CAT17
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  • 26 replies

I have been following the live animal trade and after the images on the 4Corners program I have joined Animals Australia and RSPCA. These societies have done an incredible job brining the country's...

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pensions

  • By flower
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what do you think about people not being paid there pensions from abroad when they have paid for it and worked for it for 25 years the only thing they can get is the nz pension and we have been...

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public housing

  • By stretch
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i have had my name down with public housing for over 7 years and never been placed near a house / flat a place to be home what is the government doing for the homeless with so many people living...

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Carbon pollution

  • By CAT17
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Now we have a new catch phrase "carbon pollution" This government has dropped the "carbon tax" slogan for this new one. They want you to think that carbon is the dirty black stuff - whereas in fact...

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country tafe

  • By stretch
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with all the government finances that are given to secondary education whya are there no security cameras where they are needed with some of the country people that have no regards for others and...

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Campbell Newman and the Queensland elections

  • By Nefertari
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Queenslanders will soon have to go to the polls again and what promised to be a change of state government in Queensland with Campbell Newman as premier is rapidly turning into a fiasco. Campbell...

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new blood in gold coast council

  • By cool
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  • 3 replies

dean vegas for mayor give him a chance we need new faces and honesty

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Could the recently announced Pay rise for Politicians be better spent

  • By paradox
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The 30% percent increase to politicians pay packet could in my opinion be better spent on many badly needed things. By my estimate we will be paying at least $10.5 million per annum plus the extra...

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Parradiddle

  • By parradiddle
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After reading a topic on the web i wanted to share what i found. Our government of the day sends overseas 3 billion dollars per year for support of 3rd world countries, why can't the Gov, stop...

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What Country has helped Australia

  • By ozziedigger
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Australia seems to be helping other countries,in need or not,why does it seem to be ignoring desperate needy Australians?

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NSW GOVERNMENT

  • By 19chris51
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I think Barry O' Farrel is not a good person, rushing through Parliament to-day (16th June 2011) a bill to take away from Arbitration, the right to give our Nurses, Ambulance Men and Woman,...

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Solar Power

  • By Hilary
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I can't quite get my head around this. If anyone can explain it better I'd appreciate it and any thoughts and opinions. From what I've read people who have solar power sell back power into the grid...

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What do think of Anna Bligh's outburst in Parliament last week?

  • By paradox
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I think it was a disgusting display conducted under parliamentary privilege. One would expect that sort of gutter sniping from deputy Andrew Fraser and I think she has done herself a lot of harm.

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knockers,wingers and others who cannot say anything positive.

  • By passum
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In all forums you will always see the majority of responces are negitive thinkers to any policy no mater what government are in people only get what they vote for I wonder who the negetive ones...

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julia gillard

  • By david
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  • 42 replies

our new prime minister being female,do you think female voters could change their vote because of this

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Is protest a necessary evil?

  • By Ceci
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I would like to know what others think about having to ask for permision to protest or risk being arrested. The biggest changes in History where achieved through protest from oppressed people. I...

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Local Government Elections Wollongong & Shellharbour City NSW

  • By possum
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Wollongong & Shellharbour residents will elect a new council September 3rd. Wollongong was dismissed due to Labor corruption scandal Shellharbour council dismissed after a Public Inquiry due to...

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How can respect be shown to Parliament and the OFFICE of MPs, If elected MPs are called GOONS.

  • By MTD
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Recently the Opposition leader was referred to as "Tony Abbot and his goons". Why is it that the leader of this country accepts, and how can we be expected to show respect to our elected...

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GOVERMENT

  • By matty
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  • 7 replies

Do u think politians are over paid and under worked

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People & Country

  • By singham
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  • 2 replies

There is no politics or government without people

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Baby Bonus Kafuffle

  • By SanyiZ
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  • 10 replies

We didn't always have a baby bonus in Australia, but since we have had it, there seem to be more single motheres with 2 or more kids. I think the bonus should only be paid to people who work and...

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Do you want to vote for the labor in the coming elections.

  • By Sri
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  • 54 replies

Australia is said to because the lucky country.the reason we call Australia a lucky country is because of the wealth we have and the care we get from the government.according to the figures when...

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ONE NATION

  • By matty
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  • 7 replies

BRING BACK PAULINE HANSON AND VOTE 1 FOR ONE NATION

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Refugees

  • By veejay
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  • 52 replies

I am in disbelief at the damage the refugees on Christmas Island have been involved in. I have no problem with refugees coming to live here provided that they go through the proper channels, but...

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Do you think Julia Gillard is telling the truth?

  • By Tricia
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  • 16 replies

Yet again yesterdsy the labor party and PM were made to look foolish and liars. How can a PM office do a statement 2 weeks before she toppled Rudd and yet we are to take her word she had no...

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GOVERNMENTS ......CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETRANS STUDY

  • By 19chris51
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  • 11 replies

The Government..............after much Dilly dalling finally started a study on Vietnam Vetrans familys, and most importantly the children of Vetrans, last year (2011) after nearly a year the...

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Housing Trust and the Government

  • By 3lions
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  • 19 replies

What do you think of the fact that the increase the pensioners received last year, each state government said that they would not take it off the pensioners by incresing their housing trust...

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bonus vouchers for pensioners & battlers

  • By anna
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  • 21 replies

With the rise in water, power, groceries, incidentals I would like the Government to give a $100 voucher monthly to help pensioners & battlers to be able to live comfortably! If they can have this...

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Julia Gillard is our PM

  • By slapdash
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  • 9 replies

First of all this so called leader of the peolpe is not. Initally this lady was given the leadership by her own party and in my eyes she does not belong. Any Polictical leader that bans the press...

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bad job agency

  • By stretch
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  • 7 replies

have any of you out there ever listened to a job agency manager as they yell not only at the co workers but also the unemployed well i have finally found one that needs to be removed from her...

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JONES.......... CONTRAVERSAL

  • By 19chris51
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  • 10 replies

who believes the controversal statement made by Alan Jones, to be in bad taste, and do you blame her for not answering his call to make an apoligy

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Save our wonderful country

  • By marty
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  • 14 replies

At this time of uncertainty & economic problems around the world & here in Australia, we look to the government of the day to lead us out of the doom & gloom. We have problems with the drought,...

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scud

  • By Scud
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Why are we complain about government.Sadly we put them in power,with hope they will get it right.But they all are tared with the same brush,how about getting really people to run for...

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QLD CTP INSURANCE CLAIMS

  • By DEBOCO
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  • 2 replies

Hi, I'd like to know if anyone out there has ever lodged a CTP claim in Queensland, and if so, did you have any problems with your claim. Were you successful and what improvements would you like...

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Hotel Safety In Pokie Venues

  • By mistymae53
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  • 6 replies

Like many other people, I enjoy having a flutter at times at the local hotels. On one occasion I was in a hotel when there was an attempted robbery. Many people find a visit to the hotel helps with...

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WHY IS OUR AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GIVING INDONESIA SO MUCH??

  • By errolsyd
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  • 16 replies

Gillard has given Indonesia of late $300 million + 4 C130s planes, 3 ships worth over $2 million, money to build 20 police stations, $600,000 to Bali Sanglah hospital plus more. When a boat sank...

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soldier kills 16 women and children WAR

  • By david
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  • 4 replies

an american soldierhas gone on a rampage in afghganastan,killing 16 civillians,he had only been there a few days and was a senior ranking soldier.what if any punishment should be handed out.should...

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Pakistan

  • By 19chris51
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  • 5 replies

in Pakistan, Pakistan Muslims are putting PRESSURE on Government not to pardon mother who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy,and threaten the government of Pakistan they will commit suiscide...

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Paying for parking at Westfield Shopping Centres

  • By mistymae53
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  • 5 replies

I live in S.A. Westfield Marion intends to start charging people for shopping in their car parks. Money is tight everywhere, S.A. included. It seems unfair to me that a shopping centre that has so...

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Return to sender

  • By CAT17
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  • 22 replies

I believe the brochures explaining the carbon tax to us will soon be in the mail. I got an email today from a like minded friend suggesting what I should do with the brochure and I agree whole...

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Scott Rush no longer facing death penalty in Indonesia

  • By mistymae53
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  • 5 replies

I was relieved to hear that Scott Rush of the Bali Nine is no longer facing the death penalty in Indonesia. Regardless of the crime that he committed, I don't believe the death penalty should ever...

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Australian Pension System

  • By David
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  • 32 replies

Should the Pension system be under Centerlink or a separate dept dealing with Pensions only The current system of Pension payment should be abolished Superannuation and Pensions should be under a...

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Daylight Saving

  • By chookybo
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  • 14 replies

What do people think about the Government making Daylight Saving a month earlier? I don't mind daylight saving - or Summer Time as it should be called - but I do object to it commencing on the...

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In your opinion are Judges harsh enough?

  • By anna
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  • 33 replies

With the latest robbery gone wrong AND a Policeman shot will there be a smack on the wrist? My opinion is bring back hanging, we need to make evil behaviour non-acceptable, cat o' nine tails is...

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What is your opinion of Julia Gillard now?

  • By anna
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  • 44 replies

Change of life affects some women do you think that her decisions are mid life crisis ones?

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MUSLIM HALAL SYMBOL

  • By errolsyd
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  • 32 replies

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What do you think about shared parenting

  • By CHoare
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  • 24 replies

do you think that Family Court should make shared care compulsary when a parent has been violent?

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Only country with a first bloke

  • By Sri
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  • 2 replies

How does the kids with multiple parents gets affected?i believe children would because raised better with same father and mother instead of step father and step mothers(it's just my...

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Compulsory voting or not?

  • By Hilary
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  • 26 replies

Do you agree with compulsory voting or do you think it should be voluntary? What are your reasons?

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solar panels

  • By silvester
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  • 5 replies

Here we go again,They tried to break a 7 year contracts with people who got solar panels ,The government didn't win against the people,So the government takes the next step ,Lets put the cost of...

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Can anyone tell me why people now hate Kevin Rudd?

  • By Smee
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  • 30 replies

Yes, he reminds me of Tim Brooke-Taylor (google if you don't know who I'm talking about). Yes the "fair shake of the sauce bottle" thing was incredibly try-hard. But, wasn't he the head of a whole...

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"BACKBONE"

  • By 19chris51
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  • 9 replies

I say we need a Government with "BACKBONE" and I will also say that the Oppositon has not got any BACKBONE either, not tony abbot, not any of them ( no respect for any of them) gillard either...

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Asylum Seekers

  • By CAT17
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  • 23 replies

Where is this problem going to leave us with so many arriving and virtually overtaking our country. Now I have learned that 100's are now being moved out of Christmas Island to our shores to make...

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CARBON TAX.....................CLIMATE CHANGE

  • By 19chris51
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  • 25 replies

Carbon Tax..........Climate Change.......I`m not real sure about the Carbon Tax Solution (bought down by the Government ) what does everyone think??? Climate Change,.. well I think we have Climate...

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Payments

  • By kezza
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  • 66 replies

What do you think of the Government giving these lump sum payments of $1,400 to all of the Disabled,Carer's and Aged pensioners? What about all the unemployed????

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Protecting your home from burglars

  • By Nefertari
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  • 9 replies

I heard on the news the other day that a man who wounded a burglar (who eventually died from his wounds) could be facing charges for his act of trying to protect himself from burglary!! Did the...

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Another broken promise

  • By CAT17
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  • 18 replies

Well she has done it again! The PM I mean. Not honouring her deal with Wilkie has proven once again that Julia is all about keeping herself and henchmen in government at any cost. Mind you Wilkie...

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PEOPLE ON NEWSTART ALLOWANCE

  • By matty
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HAVENT HAD A PAYMENT RISE IN YEARS BUT WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING WORK EVERY DAY FOR NO REWARD SEEMS TO ME TO BE A BIT UNFAIR ONLY PEOPLE GETTING RICH IS THOSE BACKBENCHES IN PARLIMENT VERY UN...

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food shortage

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 3 replies

Australian farmers are trying to increase their tonage on food production to help the needy. This is well and good but if they supply it to african nations who pays fot it. Unfortunately these...

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firearms and the legal side of it all

  • By stretch
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  • 8 replies

here in the bush we are disadvantaged from quite a lot of things services and providers so we learn to use the internet we know do not have a gun field that is legal there is not one of them that...

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K RUDD

  • By CAT17
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  • 13 replies

Can you see K RUDD sitting quietly on the back bench for long?? I wonder if he is not sitting there thinking what more he can do to destabalise Julia and her wobbly government! Whoever she puts...

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Smoke prices raising will raise crime!

  • By diaooraa
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  • 25 replies

If the government raises the price of smoke suffnificately in the sort period of time it will put smokers that dont want to quit into shock and will not push them into quitting, it will just cause...

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hospitals aand money

  • By stretch
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  • 22 replies

we all have a responsability to make sure all towns have a hospital so before you all denote our money to foreign countries consider the econonical value of what we have and what we need for...

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job agencies whya er there so many

  • By stretch
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  • 6 replies

why is that in a small town with less than 40,000 people that we have so many job agencies with the same investors as well employees in more than one company we have joblink plus , jobs australia...

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Bikies

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 14 replies

May not be true but heard that the premier's daughter had a falling out with a bikie. supposed be engaged or something. Because of this Daddy got upset and drafted the anti bikie laws

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work for dole not qualified trainers

  • By stretch
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we have been checking out who has been in charge of the work for the dole that was shut down in nsw and here is the worst t rue story we have uncovered so far it has been started up again and it...

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Accounability

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 2 replies

I would love to see a reputable auditor go through ALL the State government departments financial records. At the end of 1 year they have to diclose to the general public one of three options. 1...

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GLOBES, enviro, political or financial?

  • By Inez6306
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  • 16 replies

Light globes were flouro or incandescent. I could get 2 incandescents for a dollar. Most of them lasted for months, in either normal or dimmable light fixtures.Then came the enviro calls for only...

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Government Housing

  • By 19chris51
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  • 17 replies

The standard of Government Housing is quite appalling, they don`t do the repairs (or not properly). We live in Dept Housing House on the Central Coast of NSW, they don`t look after the properties...

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Our involvment in overseas conflicts.

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 3 replies

One of the main reasons why Australia is invilved in these conflicts is because of our insecurity. As we are have but a small defence force we have to rely on other countries to protect us. Before...

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dictators/ communism

  • By mudge
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  • 11 replies

our governments use to be against dictators/communist countrys and protect our rights to make our own decisions.now they are starting to turn our counrty into a dictatorship/communist run country...

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Passing time

  • By singham
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  • 6 replies

Politician is a opportunist and a Time Server and that is the end of his political carrier

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Rudds Insulation for 2,000,000 Homes

  • By Al
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  • 59 replies

Do you think the money could have been better spent? Perhaps on Pre-schools, Hospitals etc....

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Errolsyd

  • By errolsyd
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  • 34 replies

Are we showing the respect to our Diggers, past and present that they deserve? Do we have the understanding of what our Diggers have done for us.

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WORKCOVER - How the system works against you.

  • By Crazy_Horse666
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  • 6 replies

The fundamental problem with the Workcover paradigm is that it is open to coercion, manipulation and corruption by the very authorities that are assigned to manage it. In order to practice Law or...

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What do you think of the leadership challenge

  • By paradox
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  • 4 replies

I have only one comment to make; how can they live with each other? Friday,Saturday,Sunday and even Monday Labor viciously attacked each other. Suddenly at 11:30 am after the vote was taken they...

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When did leaders stop being someone you looked up to?

  • By Cake67
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  • 7 replies

Am I old fashioned or should the leaders of our Country regardless of which political group you support be of a character that we can look up to and respect and admire their social behaviours or...

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Is The Government Reflecting The Voter's Choices?

  • By MandMm
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  • 40 replies

Just wanted to start a discussion about the current government, and if voters feel that they are reflecting the views of the voters who elected them. For example, I don't feel that they are...

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workcover

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 6 replies

If you get in the unfortunate position of being in an accident be very careful. You may get compenstated $750,000 and being low income happy days are here for you. from this money lawyers get a...

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osama bin laden

  • By david
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is this terrorist really dead or is this a political issue for another win for obama.i want to see the photo,s.we only have the word of politicians who learn once in politics how to lie to...

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NSW STATE ELECTION

  • By peppi6
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  • 3 replies

Who would you like to see leading NSW for the next 4 years and why?

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Stimulus package

  • By choppamick
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  • 13 replies

Do you think the package is helping,Yes i say it may not work but it mean a great deal to a lot of people who can use this to pay bills and buy things they need and it's about time the Government...

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COMPASSIONATE TREATMENT OF REFUGEES

  • By spabath
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  • 49 replies

I am happy that the Rudd Government is showing compassion to those people who are in danger of being tortured or killed in places like Afghanistan. We should open our arms to help them. Many...

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Opposition or good government

  • By trisha
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  • 31 replies

What a pity the Opposition has decided to act like spoiled children. Julia Gillard offered to work together with the Opposition but instead of taking up the offer like reasonable adults they plan...

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National Broadband Network

  • By CAT17
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  • 10 replies

The NBN is not as popular as the PM and the communications Minister are trying to convince us. I read in the Australian that out of the 6000 connections, so far only 41 "customers" have signed on....

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Where are all the optimists?

  • By Boots
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  • 8 replies

The media are treating the current financial shambles like "the end of the world is coming". If you think that you are fooling yourself. People will still need houses to live in, clothes to wear...

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Cabinet shuffle!

  • By CAT17
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Do you think Julia shuffling her cabinet about is going to improve the way this government performs?? Her choice of ministers and portfolios the first time around wasn't much chop and I don't...

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Changes x 2

  • By CAT17
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Oh dear what is it with the GG, is she going for some kind of record to see how many outfits she can be seen in! Today she really did make a fool of herself changing from the yellow outfit she...

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THE NEW NATIONAL WINZ SCHEME- HAVE YOUR OPINION HERE

  • By matariki
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  • 1 replies

what are your thoughts on the new work and income scheme? I personally agree with John Key and the national party and i will be supporting them in the election. But however there are a few key...

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World in Crisis

  • By possum
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  • 9 replies

The world is in crisis. Many countries are still being ruled by tyrants thugs & bullies. If the Gov of the day continues arresting & killing innocent ppl & forcing their will onto citiizens then...

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • By brains
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  • 14 replies

Do the staff in their offices really care about the people they deal with or is it just job.

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Homework

  • By sukhy
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  • 3 replies

Are children in primary school given enough home learning..Is spelling enough? I just want to know what other schools do as I am disappointed that I have to generate a lot of the home learning with...

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Carbon tax?

  • By Proteus
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  • 31 replies

Can anyone please enlighten me as to the proposed new tax on carbon emissions? I for one am very confused by it - how can there be a tax on something on cannot see? What is this new tax all about...

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Changes to Adult Education in South Australia

  • By mistymae53
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  • 1 replies

Next year there will be a stricter criteria for Adult Education in South Australia. I wonder if there are people out there who believe, like I do, that this is unfair. As a mature age student I...

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Was the Baby Bonus a good or bad idea?

  • By blondie72
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  • 26 replies

Was the Baby Bonus a good or bad idea? Personally I think it was a terrible idea! Paying people to procreate and encouraging teenage pregnancies has to be one of the stupidest ideas any government...

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PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!

  • By scorpion007
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  • 11 replies

I was always a labour supporter and I am in the union at work, but I am really hating Ms Julia Gillard, for over spending and continue too! I suppose everyone has there own reason's on whom to...

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usa new president

  • By debeli
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  • 9 replies

Haw long Obama is going to enjoy presidenci,before there is attempt on his life

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Are our Governments actions determined by a World Government?

  • By Proteus
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  • 6 replies

I can't help but wonder lately about many decisions being made by our government, for example, boat people ( the involvement of the UN ) monetary policies and the economy etc., It would seem to me...

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foster parents

  • By stretch
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i believe that the police and police invetigators need to have an iternet page for all the kids they have adopted this should include details like real name of child location of birth current...

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What about our flood vic`s

  • By 19chris51
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  • 7 replies

while I totally agree it is very good thing that we all help out the flood devestated communities, and I am totally proud of the way us, as Australians pitch in and help our friends in crisis, why...

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If you could ask a question.....

  • By woolysmissus
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  • 7 replies

If you could ask Kristina Keneally and Barry O'Farrell a question in an open forum, what would you ask to get the information you needed to vote in the NSW election?

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Queensland--- wet one day --- wetter next day

  • By parradiddle
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  • 8 replies

Just when they thought Queensland may get some help from the Government along comes another flood. Is it possible Queensland will have to beg for help. Again may i suggest we stop helping those...

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widow allowance

  • By toot
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  • 20 replies

I am in receipt of the widow allowance, still have a mortgage and am tired of politicians saying it is an adequate income to live on while looking for work. You see what I get (and thousands of...

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Malaysaian Solution

  • By errolsyd
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  • 1 replies

The Malaysaian solution is not working!!! 26/07/2011 The agreement signed. The government says all will be sent to Malaysia. Today 19/08/2011 less than 1 month since signing 5 boat arrivals total...

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PETROL PRICING

  • By massmoney
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  • 4 replies

What do you think on this one , if you like the idea then maybe we can shut down the pricing of the PETROL COMPANIES .... IF an email was sent to ALL your contacts that had a SPECIFIC DAY to...

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300 men in detension

  • By CAT17
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  • 19 replies

I received some very disturbing information today about the RAAF base at Weipa being used as housing for 300 men. These men are paid double the pension (because of hardship) and also $50 a day...

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NSW Government,it's time to go

  • By Opa
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  • 9 replies

A few months ago,I sat in the foyer of the NSW Parliament,waiting to attend question time,as I had never been there before.I saw some familiar faces come & go.I recognised one in particular,a...

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Youth leader in Politics

  • By Tika
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  • 3 replies

I am putting this title because in this days people are really avoided the party potical system. but most of them are not aware about the relation of politics with us. I have heard many words from...

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Working together

  • By caz
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  • 4 replies

All parties say they can work together with Qld floods time will tell if they do why not on other issues

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obama

  • By debeli
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  • 8 replies

president Obama lost all respect in australia, after declaining to visit australia, i believe he is scared, or maybe just ignorant

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Prime Mininster

  • By lakshmiprabha
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  • 29 replies

do you think Julia Gillard will be a better prime minister than Kevin Rudd

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westfield retail offer

  • By peppi6
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  • 2 replies

what are your opinions re the westfield retail offer

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Will a minority government work for Australia?

  • By spabath
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  • 5 replies

I believe the 2010 Federal Election results show that Australians were extremely unhappy with the last Labor government and wanted a change. The way the Independents have allocated their support...

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QR Shares

  • By peppi6
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  • 1 replies

What do u think? As advertised it sounds pretty good and solid.However as anything one would buy into there are many ifs and butts...........?What do u think? Should we go for it ??????????????? ...

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Corruption

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 4 replies

With regards to a call to establish an anti corruption agency in South Australia. The questions to be answered are; Who is going to select this group? Are they going to be from the same "old boys...

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Northern Territory Politics

  • By dubbo
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  • 2 replies

Should Scrymgour stay or go?

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RECONCILIATION SURVEY

  • By nej1941
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  • 0 replies

Having just completed (for the third time) your survey on the recognition of indigenous peoples in the Australian Constitution, I must point out that the survey fails to truly take my views into...