Three New A[euro][approximately]tribes' Develop in Australia
A VAST amount of these law breaking problems have been created by the forward thinking of our academic political wizards who have taken away the rights of people to discipline their children.
Plus the justice system is not playing its part with the non existence of suitable punishment for offences committed.
Do these offenders think they have their head just to keep their ears apart?
There appears to be three new tribes developed in Australia in the last few years, they are the "Wanta-Wantaa; "Gimme-
Gimmea and the "Crack-A-Tinnya tribes.
There is no cost attached to bidding anyone the time of the day plus having respect for other human beings. A good name will take you a long way in a long time. But a bad name will take you a damn sight further, a damn sight faster and last a lot longer.
A big thanks to The Chronicle for showing their concern about this important issue.
Rudd deserves some credit
WHETHER or not you like Kevin Rudd (and I was no special fan) a[pounds sterling] and his dramatic fall from power a[pounds sterling] he conducted himself with great dignity and humble departure), he deserves credit for winning the last Federal election, and being a very popular Prime Minister, a welcome departure from that arrogant Hawkea Keating era.
Keating knifed Hawke in the back, took his job, then after taking power proceeded against then Liberal leader John Hewson over the GST which he used negatively to win the 1993 election, after Keating himself originally supported the same idea in 1986.
Kevin Rudd was at least a gentleman of politics who behaved with great conduct in Parliament, got himself elected in his own right only to be cast aside when the traitors in his camp decided he was a political liability from the scored polls in the upcoming federal election.
I have sincere empathy for how he was treated as a faithful member of his party despite the errors of judgement he may have made on home insulation schemes, the schools' educational program or his proposed mining tax, not protested once by any of his supposed loyalists at the time when he was riding high in popularity.
Mr Rudd, who was elected PM by the people, had the right to lead his party to the next poll a[pounds sterling] win it or not a[pounds sterling] whether he had failed on unpopular policies or otherwise. He stood his ground with a conviction in his beliefs and a passionate disposition.
None of us are perfect in this world and we all make mistakes.
It would have been up to the electors to decide anyway, but he was knifed beforehand a[pounds sterling] what disgraceful and disgusting behaviour from those shameful Judas colleagues of his party who professed support for him when he took them victorious to government in 2007.
Politics is a powerful profile of ruthlessness and how any pretentious leader or member can become, if at first by initial infatuation with such a position, followed by a perceived sense of immense popularity that often prevails for a honeymoon period, wanting to serve the people, but then often descends into complacency, and eventually a supposed right to substitute meaningless garbage in response to the genuine concerns of their constituents.
I do not attribute any of these comments in the case of Mr Rudd but rather to those who have in the past abused their positions of trust with self-indulgent interests, corrupt behaviour and monetary extravagance, to the detriment of the welfare of their electorates in general, with layback-leather chair repose as some consolation in winning office.
Confession shocked many people
ATHEIST PM! It came as a shock to many people when PM Gillard confessed on TV that she didn't believe in God. Her confession has led to comment in the media.
But should we be shocked in these times when it is fashionable to have such beliefs?
However, she is the first PM to actually say publicly she doesn't believe in a higher power.
There may be those who are concerned that her un-belief may affect the way she governs the country. This is understandable, as when one has no belief in a higher power then they don't have to answer to that power.
Therefore, they can do whatever they want to achieve their ends. We have seen where atheism led in the former Soviet Union under Stalin and in China under Mao, where tens of millions were slaughtered to achieve political goals.
One might have thought church leaders would have expressed outrage by the PM's statement but little has been heard from them. I guess they are, as usual, cowering in their church bunkers, singing mindless choruses and sipping from the communal communion cup. They have been tricked into believing they shouldn't comment on political matters. Perhaps they are fearful of losing tax exempt status and to comment could cost them money.
Will the PM's confession affect the voting trend at the next election? I will be surprised if it does.
State Government protects agriculture
I WRITE in response to TC June 29 article "Mayor defends council over mininga.
It was wrong to suggest the State Government has failed to act in this area. We are acting to ensure Queensland's best food production land is protected for future generations and communities.
This is why the government released the Strategic Cropping Land discussion paper in February for public consultation.
This set out a planning framework for the protection of important food growing land and attracted more than 380 feedback submissions from key stakeholders.
All submissions will be considered prior to any final decisions being made and implementation will be done in consultation with the community, local government and industry to provide a structured way forward for the growth we know is coming
Further, the government has also held community information sessions regarding the paper across Queensland, including at the Toowoomba City Hall, and in August last year I visited the Haystack Road area to meet with residents and Future Food Queensland to see and hear concerns first hand.
The State Government is committed to the viability of our agriculture industry, in the interests of Queensland's future.
Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
Comments wrongly interpreted
FOR reasons best known to correspondents including Mr Ellis (Letters, 30 June), I have been averballeda in relation to my comments about agricultural production in China and India made at the Surat Coal and Energy Conference on May 20.
For the record, my public comments on this issue were:
"In its various forms, the energy sourced from coal is playing a key role in the transition of countries such as China and India from agrarian to industrial economies.
"As history has shown throughout the developed world, such transitions have also delivered increased food production as techniques and practices improve in the hands of more highly skilled farmers working to economies of scale.
"This is one reason why I have difficulty accepting the lofty notion sometimes peddled in the debate about competing land uses that Queensland has a responsibility for feeding the world, when it is clear that:
Food quality and production in countries like China have improved dramatically over the past decade and
Australian farmers are successful exporters and their markets comprise customers able to pay market prices.
"It's no coincidence that Australia's leading rural export markets mirror those of our resource industries."
Contrary to mischievous interpretations, I was simply pointing out that countries like China and India are boosting their own food production to feed their own people. Nowhere in my speech did I assert that we could import food from China instead of growing it locally.
My full speech to that conference is available on the QRC website and has been since the day of delivery.
Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council
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