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$75 energy supplement

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 20th Jun 2019
  • 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
  • Created: 9th Apr 2019
  • 13 replies

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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Banking

  • By El Hefe
  • Created: 22nd Jun 2018
  • 2 replies

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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Dual citizenship in politics

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 16th Aug 2017
  • 9 replies

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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Superannuation

  • By Keerah1
  • Created: 11th Sep 2016
  • 6 replies

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
  • Created: 24th Mar 2016
  • 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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Reconciliation survey

  • By nej1941
  • Created: 15th Mar 2016
  • 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...

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Safe schools programe

  • By SYD
  • Created: 1st Mar 2016
  • 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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Prime ministers

  • By david
  • Created: 15th Sep 2015
  • 2 replies

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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Guideline abuse

  • By afn1960
  • Created: 12th Aug 2015
  • 3 replies

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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Greek economy

  • By david
  • Created: 1st Jul 2015
  • 11 replies

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
  • Created: 17th Jun 2015
  • 15 replies

sick of seeing an Americanized world :(

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Yes or no to gay marriage

  • By shazza96
  • Created: 16th Jun 2015
  • 39 replies

just looking for opinions

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Crime & punishment

  • By SYD
  • Created: 1st May 2015
  • 10 replies

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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Peace keeping troops

  • By david
  • Created: 2nd Apr 2015
  • 7 replies

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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Middle east

  • By Spag
  • Created: 19th Feb 2015
  • 3 replies

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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Terrorism

  • By Joh :)
  • Created: 12th Jan 2015
  • 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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A genuine and heartfelt posting about monday 15/12/14

  • By JesseKat
  • Created: 20th Dec 2014
  • 4 replies

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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Illegal refugees and immigrants - effects on public housing.

  • By DanishTina
  • Created: 10th Oct 2014
  • 4 replies

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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Carbon tax

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 17th Jul 2014
  • 4 replies

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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The budget 14/15

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 15th May 2014
  • 6 replies

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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The budget 2014

  • By Sweetness
  • Created: 14th May 2014
  • 6 replies

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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Pension age

  • By wchung2014
  • Created: 14th Apr 2014
  • 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
  • Created: 7th Apr 2014
  • 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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The obeid/macdonald enquiry

  • By Robie
  • Created: 28th Oct 2013
  • 2 replies

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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What's your view on cigarette plain packaging?

  • By looklively
  • Created: 3rd Oct 2013
  • 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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The place of religion in politics

  • By Tash001
  • Created: 28th Sep 2013
  • 10 replies

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

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Tiger dave

  • By Tiger Dave
  • Created: 23rd Sep 2013
  • 3 replies

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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Mental health no enough help

  • By true
  • Created: 29th Aug 2013
  • 3 replies

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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Lost sight

  • By gee w
  • Created: 6th Aug 2013
  • 7 replies

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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Liberal verses labour party why should they win the election

  • By Hawkey
  • Created: 5th Jul 2013
  • 2 replies

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
  • Created: 3rd Jul 2013
  • 7 replies

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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Politicians

  • By singham
  • Created: 30th May 2013
  • 1 replies

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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Election advertising

  • By looklively
  • Created: 20th May 2013
  • 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 Manager
  • Created: 22nd Mar 2013
  • 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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Public housing

  • By stretch
  • Created: 7th Mar 2013
  • 2 replies

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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Country tafe

  • By stretch
  • Created: 19th Feb 2013
  • 4 replies

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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What does 2013 hold for australia

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 28th Jan 2013
  • 6 replies

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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Solar power

  • By Hilary
  • Created: 8th Dec 2012
  • 4 replies

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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Baby bonus kafuffle

  • By SanyiZ
  • Created: 28th Oct 2012
  • 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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Obama or romney?

  • By looklively
  • Created: 25th Oct 2012
  • 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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What country has helped australia

  • By ozziedigger
  • Created: 6th Oct 2012
  • 4 replies

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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Scud

  • By Scud
  • Created: 2nd Oct 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Jones.......... contraversal

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 30th Sep 2012
  • 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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People & country

  • By singham
  • Created: 28th Sep 2012
  • 2 replies

There is no politics or government without people

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

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 9th Sep 2012
  • 9 replies

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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Syria-civil war

  • By david
  • Created: 28th Aug 2012
  • 19 replies

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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"backbone"

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 13th Aug 2012
  • 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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Governments ......children of vietnam vetrans study

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 13th Aug 2012
  • 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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Goverment

  • By matty
  • Created: 27th Jul 2012
  • 7 replies

Do u think politians are over paid and under worked

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One nation

  • By matty
  • Created: 27th Jul 2012
  • 7 replies

BRING BACK PAULINE HANSON AND VOTE 1 FOR ONE NATION

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People on newstart allowance

  • By matty
  • Created: 27th Jul 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Greens vs labor vs australia

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 9th Jul 2012
  • 4 replies

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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Why is our australian government giving indonesia so much??

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 5th Jul 2012
  • 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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Pensions

  • By flower
  • Created: 18th May 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Smoke prices raising will raise crime!

  • By diaooraa
  • Created: 5th May 2012
  • 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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Questions of members of parliament

  • By anna
  • Created: 20th Apr 2012
  • 8 replies

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

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Compulsory voting or not?

  • By Hilary
  • Created: 23rd Mar 2012
  • 26 replies

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

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Accounability

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 20th Mar 2012
  • 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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Judges and the legal system

  • By Son
  • Created: 19th Mar 2012
  • 5 replies

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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Campbell newman and the queensland elections

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 18th Mar 2012
  • 5 replies

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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Soldier kills 16 women and children war

  • By david
  • Created: 17th Mar 2012
  • 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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Public trustee

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 12th Mar 2012
  • 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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K rudd

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 29th Feb 2012
  • 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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What do you think of the leadership challenge

  • By paradox
  • Created: 27th Feb 2012
  • 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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Workcover - how the system works against you.

  • By Crazy_Horse666
  • Created: 25th Feb 2012
  • 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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Work for dole not qualified trainers

  • By stretch
  • Created: 23rd Feb 2012
  • 2 replies

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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What do think of anna bligh's outburst in parliament last week?

  • By paradox
  • Created: 20th Feb 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Only country with a first bloke

  • By Sri
  • Created: 18th Feb 2012
  • 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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Time for review of ex politicians entitlements

  • By Lynjoy
  • Created: 18th Feb 2012
  • 24 replies

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

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Julia gillard is our pm

  • By slapdash
  • Created: 15th Feb 2012
  • 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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Do you think julia gillard is telling the truth?

  • By Tricia
  • Created: 15th Feb 2012
  • 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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Passing time

  • By singham
  • Created: 14th Feb 2012
  • 6 replies

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

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When did leaders stop being someone you looked up to?

  • By Cake67
  • Created: 14th Feb 2012
  • 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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Do you want to vote for the labor in the coming elections.

  • By Sri
  • Created: 11th Feb 2012
  • 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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What do you think about shared parenting

  • By CHoare
  • Created: 31st Jan 2012
  • 24 replies

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

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Julie gillard

  • By stretch
  • Created: 31st Jan 2012
  • 11 replies

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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Another broken promise

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 24th Jan 2012
  • 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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Job agencies whya er there so many

  • By stretch
  • Created: 5th Jan 2012
  • 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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Cabinet shuffle!

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 11th Dec 2011
  • 4 replies

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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Could the recently announced pay rise for politicians be better spent

  • By paradox
  • Created: 1st Dec 2011
  • 13 replies

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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Homework

  • By sukhy
  • Created: 22nd Nov 2011
  • 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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Changes x 2

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 17th Nov 2011
  • 2 replies

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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Paying for parking at westfield shopping centres

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 6th Nov 2011
  • 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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The new national winz scheme- have your opinion here

  • By matariki
  • Created: 4th Nov 2011
  • 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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Foster parents

  • By stretch
  • Created: 4th Nov 2011
  • 3 replies

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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Our involvment in overseas conflicts.

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 1st Nov 2011
  • 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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New blood in gold coast council

  • By cool
  • Created: 28th Oct 2011
  • 3 replies

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

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Is protest a necessary evil?

  • By Ceci
  • Created: 23rd Oct 2011
  • 3 replies

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

  • By parradiddle
  • Created: 20th Oct 2011
  • 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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Bonus vouchers for pensioners & battlers

  • By anna
  • Created: 4th Oct 2011
  • 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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Daylight saving

  • By chookybo
  • Created: 30th Sep 2011
  • 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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Are our governments actions determined by a world government?

  • By Proteus
  • Created: 29th Sep 2011
  • 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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Food shortage

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 28th Sep 2011
  • 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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Protecting your home from burglars

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 23rd Sep 2011
  • 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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Should the punishment fit the crime?

  • By anna
  • Created: 28th Aug 2011
  • 33 replies

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

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Muslim halal symbol

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 24th Aug 2011
  • 32 replies

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Changes to adult education in south australia

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 24th Aug 2011
  • 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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Bad job agency

  • By stretch
  • Created: 22nd Aug 2011
  • 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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Malaysaian solution

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 19th Aug 2011
  • 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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Local government elections wollongong & shellharbour city nsw

  • By possum
  • Created: 17th Aug 2011
  • 2 replies

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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Malaysia and asslym seekers

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 7th Aug 2011
  • 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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Return to sender

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 1st Aug 2011
  • 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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National broadband network

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 1st Aug 2011
  • 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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Lost faith

  • By hellanol
  • Created: 21st Jul 2011
  • 22 replies

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

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Look deeply and widely into refugee issue to stop boat people

  • By freemon
  • Created: 21st Jul 2011
  • 9 replies

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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Live animal trade

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 15th Jul 2011
  • 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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Parradiddle

  • By parradiddle
  • Created: 13th Jul 2011
  • 5 replies

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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Carbon tax.....................climate change

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 11th Jul 2011
  • 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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Do you believe the australian government gives pensioners enough money to live on?

  • By chips48
  • Created: 17th Jun 2011
  • 115 replies

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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Pensioners

  • By pony
  • Created: 16th Jun 2011
  • 25 replies

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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Nsw government

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 16th Jun 2011
  • 11 replies

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 panels

  • By silvester
  • Created: 14th Jun 2011
  • 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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Government housing

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 13th Jun 2011
  • 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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Osama bin laden

  • By david
  • Created: 7th Jun 2011
  • 5 replies

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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Dictators/ communism

  • By mudge
  • Created: 3rd Jun 2011
  • 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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How can respect be shown to parliament and the office of mps, if elected mps are called goons.

  • By MTD
  • Created: 3rd Jun 2011
  • 9 replies

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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In your opinion are judges harsh enough?

  • By anna
  • Created: 1st Jun 2011
  • 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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Carbon pollution

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 30th May 2011
  • 15 replies

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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Scott rush no longer facing death penalty in indonesia

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 23rd May 2011
  • 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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Petrol pricing

  • By massmoney
  • Created: 22nd May 2011
  • 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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$150 000 - rich or not rich?

  • By devylkitten
  • Created: 17th May 2011
  • 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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Asylum seekers

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 16th May 2011
  • 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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Looking

  • By Jim
  • Created: 13th May 2011
  • 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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What is your opinion of julia gillard now?

  • By anna
  • Created: 7th May 2011
  • 44 replies

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

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Is the government reflecting the voter's choices?

  • By MandMm
  • Created: 19th Apr 2011
  • 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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Refugees

  • By veejay
  • Created: 19th Mar 2011
  • 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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Nsw state election

  • By peppi6
  • Created: 13th Mar 2011
  • 3 replies

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

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World in crisis

  • By possum
  • Created: 12th Mar 2011
  • 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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If you could ask a question.....

  • By woolysmissus
  • Created: 11th Mar 2011
  • 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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Carbon tax?

  • By Proteus
  • Created: 2nd Mar 2011
  • 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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Hotel safety in pokie venues

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 1st Mar 2011
  • 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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300 men in detension

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 22nd Feb 2011
  • 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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Errolsyd

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 20th Feb 2011
  • 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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Nsw government,it's time to go

  • By Opa
  • Created: 16th Feb 2011
  • 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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Hospitals aand money

  • By stretch
  • Created: 14th Feb 2011
  • 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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Firearms and the legal side of it all

  • By stretch
  • Created: 11th Feb 2011
  • 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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Workcover

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 6th Feb 2011
  • 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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What about our flood vic`s

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 28th Jan 2011
  • 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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Police mistakes

  • By stretch
  • Created: 17th Jan 2011
  • 12 replies

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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Gillard vs abott

  • By Chubbz170
  • Created: 13th Jan 2011
  • 124 replies

Who did you want to win???

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Working together

  • By caz
  • Created: 13th Jan 2011
  • 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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Media behaviour in a crisis

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 12th Jan 2011
  • 19 replies

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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Housing trust and the government

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 23rd Dec 2010
  • 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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Drug test our politicians

  • By stretch
  • Created: 21st Dec 2010
  • 17 replies

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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Lies lies

  • By debeli
  • Created: 19th Dec 2010
  • 33 replies

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

  • By passum
  • Created: 17th Dec 2010
  • 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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Pakistan

  • By 19chris51
  • Created: 1st Dec 2010
  • 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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Youth leader in politics

  • By Tika
  • Created: 30th Nov 2010
  • 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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Knockers,wingers and others who cannot say anything positive.

  • By passum
  • Created: 29th Nov 2010
  • 21 replies

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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Was the baby bonus a good or bad idea?

  • By blondie72
  • Created: 28th Nov 2010
  • 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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Globes, enviro, political or financial?

  • By Inez6306
  • Created: 17th Nov 2010
  • 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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Westfield retail offer

  • By peppi6
  • Created: 15th Nov 2010
  • 2 replies

what are your opinions re the westfield retail offer

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$500 mill to indonesians

  • By jatz50
  • Created: 4th Nov 2010
  • 45 replies

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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Obama

  • By debeli
  • Created: 26th Oct 2010
  • 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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Illegal immigrants - whats your vie

  • By peppi6
  • Created: 26th Oct 2010
  • 134 replies

--"", 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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Qr shares

  • By peppi6
  • Created: 26th Oct 2010
  • 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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Qld ctp insurance claims

  • By DEBOCO
  • Created: 10th Oct 2010
  • 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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Opposition or good government

  • By trisha
  • Created: 10th Sep 2010
  • 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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Will a minority government work for australia?

  • By spabath
  • Created: 9th Sep 2010
  • 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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Please make your vote count!

  • By scorpion007
  • Created: 16th Aug 2010
  • 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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Bikies

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 26th Jul 2010
  • 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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Can anyone tell me why people now hate kevin rudd?

  • By Smee
  • Created: 21st Jul 2010
  • 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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Julia gillard

  • By david
  • Created: 9th Jul 2010
  • 42 replies

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

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Prime mininster

  • By lakshmiprabha
  • Created: 24th Jun 2010
  • 29 replies

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

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Is kevin 07 on his last legs?

  • By spabath
  • Created: 20th Jun 2010
  • 14 replies

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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Compassionate treatment of refugees

  • By spabath
  • Created: 13th May 2010
  • 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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Indigenous funding

  • By mermaid
  • Created: 13th Apr 2010
  • 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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Corruption

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 18th Mar 2010
  • 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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Widow allowance

  • By toot
  • Created: 17th Mar 2010
  • 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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Australian pension system

  • By David
  • Created: 10th Mar 2010
  • 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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Department of community services

  • By brains
  • Created: 27th Oct 2009
  • 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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Stimulus package

  • By choppamick
  • Created: 23rd Apr 2009
  • 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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Where are all the optimists?

  • By Boots
  • Created: 10th Mar 2009
  • 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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Rudds insulation for 2,000,000 homes

  • By Al
  • Created: 27th Feb 2009
  • 59 replies

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

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Save our wonderful country

  • By marty
  • Created: 7th Feb 2009
  • 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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Payments

  • By kezza
  • Created: 2nd Dec 2008
  • 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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Taxation

  • By cabsy61
  • Created: 6th Nov 2008
  • 13 replies

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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Usa new president

  • By debeli
  • Created: 5th Nov 2008
  • 9 replies

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

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Northern territory politics

  • By dubbo
  • Created: 31st Oct 2008
  • 2 replies

Should Scrymgour stay or go?