Jump to content
scruffy1

how crap is this government ?

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, chrisg said:

I do wonder how long you experienced pre-privatisation Telstra for Leo.

 

Long enough to wish it wasn't that long.

 

2 hours ago, chrisg said:

but the Labs did great work and at least the network was properly maintained

 

The network was anything but properly maintained. Talk to any of the old techs.

 

But yes, TA did do great work - but guess what? Telstra still does do great work: 3GX, 4GX - they lead the world with the stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

🙂

 

Different world to mine, in S.A. the techs took pride in their work and kept the copper network well maintained, perhaps it was different in NSW.

 

The Labs dis great work here in S.A. one of their techs used to moonlight for me, did great work for relaxation  🙂 They pretty much pioneered SMT work for Telstra.

 

Sure, the Wireless networks are great, but in this big country of ours they simply cannot reach everywhere, in fact I can take you to a defined area not 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD where, if you are lucky, you'll get one bar and the copper is also crap.

 

It's called the Adelaide Hills, and it's an up-market demographic.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by chrisg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-31/adani-native-title-anger-prompts-police-inquiries-protest-clash/11466778

 

" It comes after the State Government quietly extinguished native title rights over 1,385 hectares of the mine site on Thursday. "

Sorry if the above hurts your eyes, but well really ... if you ever thought what you owned was truly yours, then the above might just put a wee bit of doubt there ...

 

The article is about Adani now being able to accuse trespassers of that ... and that the police are wondering how to deal with it sensitively

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How in the hell does a government extinguish the native title rights of an indigenous people?

 

Plus why do it in the first place? I was under the impression that Australia’s mining laws allow mining companies to use state lands (even those under native title) as long as they’re regenerated back to “normal” afterwards?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Leonid said:

How in the hell does a government extinguish the native title rights of an indigenous people?

 

ask captain cook

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, scruffy1 said:

 

ask captain cook

 

I was asking in the context of the 21st Century 🙂

 

But point well made.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mining companies do not have an exactly glowing record for restoring lands after mining.

 

In W.A. of a dozen mines that I could nominate perhaps two have done an ok job aka the minimum to pass, several of the others profess not to be abandoned but mothballed even though they are pretty much worked out and in one case the owner is currently facing bankruptcy.

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Leonid said:

How in the hell does a government extinguish the native title rights of an indigenous people?

 

Plus why do it in the first place? I was under the impression that Australia’s mining laws allow mining companies to use state lands (even those under native title) as long as they’re regenerated back to “normal” afterwards?

Could always just make big promises to the native title owners, not pay up any of it, hope everyone forgets about it, run for parliament and be happy to spend a bunch of money, not 'win' the race, and still be able to build even more mines.

Oh wait, that's already happened, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Land rehabilitation occurs over something like 20 years or other ridiculous timeframe - in plenty of cases companies involved could just liquidate and startup as something else, dissolving their responsibilities.

 

Supposedly there's mining tailings from land dredging near some place in Alaska (I think) that are actually heritage listed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...Well, if you are BHP or Rio you do have to honour your obligations - eventually, but there are a LOT of other small/medium sized mining companies that come and go - believe me, I  know a few who owe me money that I'll never see...

 

Such is W.A. cowboy country...

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like we have trade surplus, I mean nothing to do with a diving AUD at all because others are getting cheap coal and iron ore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not related to our government but once again, the rule is proven.

The only good socialist, is a dead socialist. May Robert Mugabe rot in hell for all eternity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

🙂

 

Oh, i dunno, if you believe in reincarnation bring him back as a cockroach, he was half way there already.

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, @~thehung said:

 

well, for all we know.... you're a CCP sypathiser! 😛

 

You want to buy a Mao suit? 19.99? I'll throw in a little red book for free.

Edited by Jeruselem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-20/newstart-pay-rise-day-24-cents-peanuts/11531734

 

Newstart got increases ... if you receive it, you get a whooping increase of ... $3.30 per fortnight. Yes that's like 23.57 cents per day

Other rates got increases but it's only a few dollars either way.

Edited by Jeruselem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ffs it's obscene . and truly fucking frightening that they can legitimise it in that way

other people that suffer stress or illness in their jobs do not have the power to give them selves pay rises 😕 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×