Aging Gracefully, City_Planning, climate_change, Empethy, government, Refugees, Uncategorized, United Kingdom & Europe

Brits stay home look after your own

Plenty of recruiters selling Australians out for quick Euro/dollar

Why they are building the ‘building boom’ I have ment them staying in ‘back-packer lodging’ & working in between ..nights as female impersonaters

Qld Housing Commission Units go to such needy fellows with couple of offspring.

A major review was announced last night into the Liverpool Care Pathway, the controversial ‘end of life’ treatment regime.

The Association for Palliative Medicine, which represents 1,000 doctors who work in hospices and specialist hospital wards, will ‘identify and explore concerns’ over the system of caring for patients in their final days.

The Mail has highlighted the growing fears of patients’ relatives and many doctors that the care pathway is really a way of hastening the deaths of terminally ill patients.

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Reply to P.B. Dunn down under

I have included one video..

LEFT THE KEYS IN VEHICLE … so keen to join the birthday celebrations#

The police van crashed into the Botanical Gardens gates.The police van crashed into the Botanic Gardens gates. Photo: Supplied

A 19-year-old man will face Brisbane Magistrates Court after stealing and crashing a police vehicle.

The man allegedly stole the police van when it was unlocked and unattended as officers resolved a disturbance at a nightclub on the corner of Edward and Charlotte streets which involved security staff and several patrons at about 2am on Friday.

The man drove the van along Edward and Alice streets before crashing into one of the gates of the Botanical Gardens before fleeing the scene.

Police dogs found the man a short time later…

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We’ll be sacking Campbell Newman in three year

Protest from Unions       From:The Courier-Mail

  • Phillip Coorey

    Phillip Coorey

    Phillip Coorey joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 2005 and is the paper’s Chief Political Correspondent, based in Canberra. Previously he was the Political Editor for Adelaide’s The Advertiser. He has been in the Canberrra Press Gallery since 1998, except for 2003 and 2004 when he was the New York correspondent for News Ltd.

    Gillard, Swan told to slow down or risk key policies

    Gillard, SwanPhillip Coorey THE rural NSW independents have told Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan to stop rushing legislation and playing politics with key policies or risk having budget measures blocked and even the Murray-Darling…

    Surplus measure put on ice

    Phillip Coorey One of the government’s key budget savings measures has been sent to a Senate committee and will not be debated in Parliament until later this month.

    Thomson turns his back on Labor

    Craig Thomson. Police from Vic and NSW fraud squads raid Craig Thomson's house in Bateau Bay.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Pic Nick Moir 24 oct 2012Phillip Coorey THE former Labor MP, Craig Thomson, has labelled his old party hypocritical and will vote against its legislation to excise the Australian mainland from the nation’s migration zone.

    Forget surplus, business wants growth

    Treasurer Wayne SwanPhillip Coorey Peak business groups have stepped up their call for the government to abandon its surplus promise rather than damage the economy with more cuts.


THERE’S no doubt about it. Gina Rinehart has dipped her toes in the Fairbairn Dam.

The world’s richest woman has approached numerous irrigators in the Central Highlands with the aim of buying water allocations, and it has emerged several have entered into deals with the Hancock Coal owner.

Dave McCullagh, of Codenwarra West, near Emerald, just signed a three-year call-back deal to sell his water allocations to the mining billionaire for $11 million.”

Heard of Gina’s Half Sister?
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Numb Chuck Australia federal government contributed $12.8 million

If Julia Gillard could have found a handy time warp around Sydney’s Fox movie studios, she would have crawled into it.

There she was, surrounded – as she put it herself – with some ”incredibly groovy people”…and the grooviest of them all, Hugh Jackman, suddenly sprouted the political equivalent of deadly claws.

Hugh, chuckling that he and Julia had indulged in a little rehearsal for the new version of Wolverine, the movie that has made him world famous, declared that Ms Gillard was enormously talented at martial arts.

AFR photo TAMARA VONINSKI. Actor Hugh Jackman (left) on the sound set of The Wolverine shooting (starts next week) in Sydney at Fox Studios.  The Prime Minister Julia Gillard was on the movie set today (right). 24/07/12/

Actor Hugh Jackman (left) on the sound set of The Wolverine with Prime Minister Julia Gillard

As a slightly quizzical look crept across the prime minister’s happy face, Hugh blundered on that she was very good with ”the nunchakus” – weapons consisting of two solid pieces of wood joined by a chain that have the ability to do frightful damage to opponents.

”…And of, course,” he spouted, ”With the sword.”

What was supposed to be a morning of reflected glory suddenly turned to a scene from a disaster film for Ms Gillard. Kevin Rudd himself could hardly have uttered a deadlier line.

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Had to be dragged away from Australia Day’s  Drama Session                          where is her Logie for this..

bloody_minded, climate_change, Coal_seam_Gas, enviroment, water

Investigating Indian mining giant Adani

According to Mining Australia

Regulators are investigating Indian mining giant Adani over conflicting claims it’s cheating the migration system and seeking permanent residency for foreign workers.

Reports by The Australian claim an internal company review by Ernst & Young found none of Adani’s foreign workers were properly registered or accredited to work as engineers in Queensland.

It also claimed most foreign workers had been wrongly imported on short-stay 456 visas, which allow people to visit for meetings but ban most types of work  Adani Coal under Investigation 

I had done some investigation on Adani myself and found it was not so squeaky clean  in its operations back in India,  let alone here in Queensland..

budget, climate_change, enviroment, Export Energy, government

Foreign Countries can buy land in Australia and not pay tax on produce


Foreign land ownership raises tax questions

Updated June 07, 2012 00:57:03

Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan says he has concerns foreign countries can buy land in Australia and not pay tax on produce sent back to the home country.

Ticky Fullerton

Source: The Business | Duration: 6min 25sec

Topics: agribusinessliberalstaxaustralia



bloody_minded, City_Planning, climate_change, Empethy, enviroment, Uncategorized

Queensland Home Shortage Outrage

Do we camp in the car in a shed..Ok.. my digs have improved since picture  was taken

.  6 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands, Qld 4216Sovereign

FOR SALE: More than a quarter of the properties on the Gold Coast’s exclusive Sovereign Islands are in the market. Source:The Courier-Mail


An air conditioning unit at a remote Afghanistan outpost takes a gallon of fuel, which soon goes in the searing 125degree heat.

This has to be shipped into Karachi, then driven 800 miles over 18 days to the war-torn country on atrociously bad roads.

‘And you’ve got risks that are associated with moving the fuel almost every mile of the way,’ Steven Anderson, a retired brigadier general who served as General David Patreaus’ chief logistician in Iraq, told National Public Radio (NPR).

Fuel convoys remain key targets for attack, and according to Anderson, more than 1,000 troops have died while delivering vital supplies. Read more:

. While contrasts here just as outrageous.   Luxury homes half built.,+qld+4216/list-1

13 Oxley, Moranbah, Qld 4744  Three bedroom home for 31 Oxley Drive, Moranbah, Qld 4744850 to 1,500 per week.. and New Homes Rented at $2000 per week..  I did not purchase the article.. does not fit into my needs  of general broadcasting of information.

So if I hit the road,  follow the Grey Nomads How do I get the Luxury these Soldiers have … how do I??


Power-hungry microwave


Start by surveying your RV for appliances that run on 120 volts. The TV, microwave and other kitchen appliances generally require the most power but smaller appliances can add up. Most RV lights are 12 volt but some may be 120 volt. Your RV air conditioner is the biggest power user.

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City_Planning, climate_change, enviroment, Rivers, water

Why do the Feds Have Control of Water, free from Heavens Above

Updated April 20, 2012, 2:25 pm

A parliamentary inquiry has heard a $328 million federal grant for
Adelaide’s desalination plant will largely be clawed back by
reductions in South Australia’s GST payments.

Under-treasurer Brett Rowse has told the inquiry the method used to
calculate GST means the payment will have a net budget benefit of only
$26 million.

Opposition finance spokesman Rob Lucas says the payment was good
public relations for the Federal Government, but the actual benefit
for SA water users appears minimal.

“What’ve seen today is that water ratepayers in SA will be the ones
paying through a tripling of water prices [for] the total cost of the
desal plant,” he said.

“The Commonwealth grant is very, very small, or next to useless.”

SA Water has been in dispute with AdelaideAqua over penalties imposed
because of delays during construction of the desalination plant.

The SA Government has not revealed the sum proposed as penalties but
the Opposition says it could amount to $50 million.” end quote

=-LOOKING FURTHER Perhaps they should change their water use habits,
seeing the rainfall has not been as generous as here in the eastern &
northern states..

The report, by Dr Jennifer Marohasy, says the Lower Lakes are a
naturally estuarine environment and so do not need as much freshwater
to be maintained.…

Last I heard Ms Marohasy had married and was living at Yeppoon – part
of the Rockhampton Regional Shire, Queensland. Perhaps her report is
a few year old, or she works from home??
Or commutes up and down the Murray on a good Floater Fund..
Even MEDIA WATCH .. is asking
Her reply –
I had been a great follower & believer of Ms Marohasy’s written word,
and am quiet disappointed
in what is going down .. both sides & why she gets ‘her partner’
involved in her ‘Blue’ or Squabble with the Media??

An example of his work can be seen & downloaded at:
This web site is not only for Qld planning, covers many aspects
and all of Australia, just takes time to research the researcher
& planners of this country. No doubt they don’t have the
final say, but the do the planning.. the ground work.

I have provided many references, but have really not addressed my
title question.
Letting others do the searching..FARM ON LINE how-much-water-does-the-murray-actually-need

Further Reading:

The Australian research outlines the amazing twists and turns of the Met Office’s ‘concerted efforts’ to prevent disclosure of information relating to the workings of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).