I had the opportunity to share some time with my daughter’s class at school. Manu’s cartoon had tickled me previously because I hear so many teenagers speaking this way. What surprised me today was how many mothers have also ensconced ”like” so heavily into their vernacular.
My writing tends to polarise people; some love me, and others don’t just as much. If someone writes something you disagree with, don’t get upset. I sometimes receive comments on my blog or direct e-mails written as if the sender punched the keys in anger. Here’s a tip: respect that others can legitimately have a [...]
New Bureau of Statistics figures show only half the businesses which started in the first full financial year of the Rudd Government are still going today: – Of the 299,123 new business entries during 2008–09, 75.8% were still operating in June 2010, 60.5% were still operating in June 2011 and 51.0% were still operating in June [...]
The budget deficit for this financial year: $19.4 billion The budget deficit for the coming financial year: $18 billion Swan’s accumulated deficits to date: $191.7 billion Costello’s accumulated surpluses: $97.4 billion The dashed lines are the 1996 – 2017 averages for Receipts and Payments. Here is a comparison of the budget balance as reported in [...]
Hopefully, this will be a parting message to Wayne Swan and that he never has influence over Australia’s economy EVER again. Oliver Cromwell’s Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament Given to the House of Commons 20th April 1653 It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this [...]
Google closed its Motorola Mobility acquisition in May 2012 and the returns remain to be seen. One thing is clear: There’s no question that the Motorola Mobility purchase was all about the patents. In recent weeks it’s clear that Google has dismantled Motorola Mobility via assets sales and restructuring. The Motorola Mobility question for Google [...]
The hand-crafted Scottish leather, worth $42,000, will re-upholster sofas, dining chairs, tub chairs and large lounges in Ms Gillard's private office and dining room.BEN PACKHAM: The Australian
JULIA Gillard’s office furniture will be re-upholstered in plush Scottish leather. A West Melbourne company proudly announced the delivery of the custom hides yesterday as the Prime Minister pitched her new Australian jobs plan. The $1 billion jobs plan will require companies to ensure local manufacturers get a chance to tender for big mining and [...]
Rio Tinto and BHP have built up a $1.7 billion of tax credits - and do not have to pay any mining tax.The Age
Mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have built up a $1.7 billion arsenal of tax credits – and do not have to pay any mining tax until they are used up. And with Prime Minister Julia Gillard facing a perfect storm over the mining tax, crossbencher Andrew Wilkie heavily criticised her role in the [...]
On closer inspection they weren't real email addresses but they were all from the same IP address from Parliament House in Canberra.Colac Herald, David McKenzie
The editor of a country Victorian newspaper says political operatives in Canberra have tried to hijack community debate over the effect of funding cuts on the local hospital. The management of the Colac Hospital in south-western Victoria blamed Commonwealth funding cuts for a decision to close its overnight emergency care centre. The editor of the [...]
I have proposed that early next year we could sit and discuss within the framework of the Bali Process how to best and efficiently deal with the issue of people-smuggling and trafficking in persons.Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
JULIA Gillard has failed to win Jakarta’s clear support for her proposal to build a regional asylum-seeker processing centre in East Timor. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instead referred the Prime Minister’s plan for a regional framework on people-smuggling for consideration early next year at a meeting of the Bali Process, saying while he [...]
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