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eveln

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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

Yesterday, 11:01 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...emonies/8828198

" "[The] Australian people need to come to terms with the truths of this country to understand."

 

"According the council, Darebin has the second-largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in metropolitan Melbourne."

 

Frankly I think the people living within the shire of this council and Yarra City need to come to terms with the fact they live in Australia. And the horrors that occurred

during the late 1700's are for better and worse a part of Australia's history. The people alive and kicking today in Australia should feel bloody proud to be able to live here in relative comfort and safety, unlike the aboriginals and the boat people ( predominantly convicts ) brought here against their will and the Chinese, and whoever else ...

 

What gives these people the right to proclaim a change of date ? It's like Anzac Day, a bitter reminder of another part of our history, I do not want that day changed because someone else thinks another day would work better. Aus Day is not just about a happy day, it's about understanding how we got to where we are today ... ffs.

Grow up people and start protesting about life threatening events, if you must protest about something. This is all just bullshit.


In Topic: Barcelona attacks

20 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

Dad's arrived, and mum in hospital is still critical but doing well. No word on the boy ...


In Topic: how crap is this government ?

19 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

 

http://www.abc.net.a...cheques/8821668

"The West Australian Government is in talks with the Commonwealth to take traffic fine payments out of welfare cheques in a bid to reduce the Indigenous incarceration rate.

 In some remote areas, almost half of Indigenous inmates are behind bars for unpaid traffic fines.

WA Attorney-General John Quigley said he had been discussing the idea with Federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter.

"[It would be] a modest amount, that wouldn't … deprive them of their sustenance to life and accommodation," Mr Quigley said.

"But it would mean that they wouldn't fall behind and be in arrears to the point where they've got to be imprisoned."

 

Oh my !

Not paying traffic fines puts them in jail. And now to keep the " Indigenous" out of jail the WA Gov think it might be good to dock their welfare cheques. :\

 

Why not instead of jailing or docking the money that feeds them and possible family, get them to do community services to work off the fine.

Hmm,

 

I seem to have lived in W.A. for a quarter of a century - something I never intended to do, I like S.A. but as I have remarked many times the driving here in Perth is appalling, and according to a particularly good cop mate most of the ones committing the offenses do not have licenses in the first place.

 

That's why I drive as little as possible here these days, a week ago I literally could not get to a medical appointment because of multiple traffic accidents on my two routes to the hospital. Not a well designed city, at all.

 

Cheers

 

One of the people referred to in the article drove without a license. Seems there might be a shortage of legal driving instructors and not only that if the fines eat up all their cash then even if there were plenty of instructors, those without a license could not afford to get one due to having not enough money ;) Also the article seems to be focusing on remote areas and the indigenous ... you (I think ) do not live that remotely do you ?

The community service needs to be closely monitored too. No point in having it if those charged to do it don't bother to show. But if the community service were actually related to traffic offenses ie: theory and practical and first-aid etc there might be a bit more interest, perhaps. Taking money out of their welfare is probably seen as the least expensive way of dealing with things, but it's not. Making people short of money ( more than they presently might be ) will only make way for more crime ...


In Topic: Barcelona attacks

19 August 2017 - 01:15 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...-attack/8821348

This little boy is still missing. Christ but his dad must be climbing the walls in scared frustrations.


In Topic: how crap is this government ?

19 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

http://www.abc.net.a...cheques/8821668

"The West Australian Government is in talks with the Commonwealth to take traffic fine payments out of welfare cheques in a bid to reduce the Indigenous incarceration rate.

 In some remote areas, almost half of Indigenous inmates are behind bars for unpaid traffic fines.

WA Attorney-General John Quigley said he had been discussing the idea with Federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter.

"[It would be] a modest amount, that wouldn't … deprive them of their sustenance to life and accommodation," Mr Quigley said.

"But it would mean that they wouldn't fall behind and be in arrears to the point where they've got to be imprisoned."

 

Oh my !

Not paying traffic fines puts them in jail. And now to keep the " Indigenous" out of jail the WA Gov think it might be good to dock their welfare cheques. :\

 

Why not instead of jailing or docking the money that feeds them and possible family, get them to do community services to work off the fine.