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Let’s get serious about saving water: shower every second day

Let’s get serious about saving water: shower every second day

Cataract Dam is currently at 28.6 percent capacity. It is disappointing and even sad to hear that people in the country are getting gouged when buying water. The effects of the drought are bad enough without having to pay through the nose for such a basic commodity as water. By comparison, the level one water restrictions in the Sydney metropolitan area are a kick up the backside with a feather. Sure, soon we will all pay a little more when the desalination plant kicks into operation, but that’s nothing compared to what our brothers and sisters and their families in… Read more »

Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

The last three days all the spotlight has been on the potential new leadership of the Australian Labor Party. I say “all’’ because in the three days after Saturday’s debacle all the chatter was about why the ALP lost the unlosable election. So three cheers for Anthony Albanese, Chris Bowen and someone called Jim Chalmers for relieving the pressure on Bill Shorten and the party. Indeed poor old Chris went to a lot of trouble to announce his candidacy, in front of the old family fibro house in Smithfield. But just 24 hours later, give or take, he fronts the… Read more »

More election lowlights than you can poke a stick with

More election lowlights than you can poke a stick with

It was originally going to be Top 5 highlights of the 2019 federal election campaign. But the more you think about it the more it becomes obvious there haven’t been any highlights – quite the opposite, there have been lowlights galore. And if the first casualty of war is truth the first casualties of an increasingly presidential election campaign are local candidates. Which is a shame because there’s bound to be many cases where voters aren’t keen on the national leader but quite like their local candidate and are happy to vote for him or her. But it is a… Read more »

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Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

The last three days all the spotlight has been on the potential new leadership of the Australian Labor Party. I say “all’’ because in the three days after Saturday’s debacle all the chatter was about why the ALP lost the unlosable election. So three cheers for Anthony Albanese, Chris BowenRead more »

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What gets your goat when you go shopping

Ordinarily, going shopping can be a pleasant experience. If you regularly go to the same local shopping centre, as I do, you get to know some of the staff, who greet you with a friendly smile when you arrive. Then there’s the mingling in close proximity and interaction with yourRead more »

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