Australian Legal System, Empethy, government, health, Highways, Local government

Outrage as school kids made to stand on 100kmh bus trip | CQ News

PARENTS of Crows Nest school children are concerned for the safety of their children on their daily bus trip to Toowoomba.

Tania Stanley wants Bus Queensland to provide a second service dedicated to the school bus run her son 14-year-old son Boydy and 15-year-old niece Pamela catch from Crows Nest to Toowoomba State High School.

She and fellow concerned parent Rebecca Goddard have written to the company to outline concerns about children standing for the duration of the New England Hwy trip.

“At the start of 2014, the school bus (service 302) was extremely overloaded with a huge amount of children forced to stand,” the letter read.

Outrage as school kids made to stand on 100kmh bus trip | CQ News.

bloody_minded, Empethy, enviroment, government, Local government

Need for cheaper housing | Institute of Public Affairs Australia

Strong political will needed for cheaper housing | Institute of Public Affairs Australia.

In my Mail Box:

From James Paterson | Thursday, 24 October 2013

Last week we told you about how free markets make everything better. So it’s only fair and balanced that we tell you the other side of the story too. Government regulation makes everything worse:

For a great explanation of why governments have made housing expensive, read this from our very own Dr Alan Moran.

Our very own Sinclair Davidson, also a professor at RMIT, was recognised on Monday for hismammoth contribution to public debate. Here are three of Sinclair’s best hits:

  • The time he exposed Treasury for using misleading graphs and data to justify stimulus spending during the global financial crisis
  • The time he exposed the Rudd and Gillard governments’ failed mining tax
  • And his demolition of the Rudd government’s mad FuelWatch scheme

What happens to Nobel prize winners in economics after they win? This fascinating study suggests they learn to love freedom more. (Maybe it’s the tax bill on their prize money that does it?)

And who knew tennis star Andre Agassi was a closet fan of the free market?

This excellent Spectator cover article by Matt Ridley on climate change demonstrates exactly why you should purchase your ticket to see him live at the IPA in Melbourne on Thursday, 14 November.

Meanwhile, this is a great article…in The Age…by an art critic and academic…on how terrible Canberra is and the folly of government planning. I wouldn’t believe me either.

Hate the Nanny State? Then you’ll love this completely free online 1 hour 45 minute documentaryfrom 2009, Fat Head, which exposes the flawed arguments of paternalists.

If you’re in Melbourne next Thursday don’t miss this important discussion of a new book from Connor Court, co-edited by the IPA’s Tim Wilson, Turning left or right.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

Australian Legal System, City_Planning, climate_change, enviroment, Local government

Illegally built units in Emerald | CQ News & Some

Council seeks advice over illegally built units in Emerald | CQ News.

2013-04-04 13.23.42Not here, this is a 100+ home in Rockhampton from my files



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is not Emerald either, I had only read of the condemned new homes. People use this as a home, in Buff,  where you can see it on your right as you drive west through the town..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABurning rubbish in my neighbourhood.  . regular occurence.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaravans are still the norm around our town.

Photo0010 B.DumpOur local tip.. Usually worse than this 2008 photo.

Had some new homes around Blackwater, which are on my Phone Camera n it is not hooked up to internet at present.

Australian Legal System, bloody_minded, budget, Empethy, government, Local government, Sham, Work Australia

The Sham of Hiring Contract Workers Australia Wide


This time a lot of the problems stem
from shonky employers using
AustralianBusiness Numbers (ABNs)
in an illegal manner. Workers who are
genuine employees are being forced
to become Sham Contractors by
using an ABN, alleviating the Boss
from paying their entitlements such
as Superannuation, Long Service
Leave, Holiday Pay, Sick Leave,
Redundancy and so on.
To make
matters worse, many employers are
being found paying these ‘sham’
workers as little as $8 an hour. In
turn, this is being used as a weapon
to drive down labour costs which
affects us all – not the least our
children and grandchildren in the
future. Also caught up in this is the
use of Visa workers, many of whom
are being exploited in the same
manner. In the North West of WA,
one group of visa workers were
being paid as little as $3 an hour.
These employer ‘cheats’ are also
tendering using ridiculously low rates”
[extract from
letter from Kevin Reynolds State Secretary CFMEU C&G WA]
Times like these I think maybe rule 303 applies
While the union is fined .. THE SHAM CONTINUES:
I could not find the details in any Queensland Publication .. this is dated 2011 {UNIONS have been stung with a $65,000 fine by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for their role in strike action against construction giant Brookfield Multiplex at two Queensland sites including the Gold Coast Hilton project.

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) director Val Gostencnik said the case related to unlawful industrial action taken by the CFMEU and the Communications Electrical and Plumbers Union (CEPU) in February 2011 over alleged sham contracting.

The court was told 37 workers stopped work for a day and a half at the Gold Coast Hilton site after CFMEU representatives told them Brookfield Multiplex was engaged in sham contracting, which involved wrongly treating employees as sub-contractors.

As a result, the worker might miss out on entitlements such as paid leave and superannuation. } recent @

1Brookfield Multiplex
Brookfield Multiplex is a global contracting and development company that designs, builds and maintains property and infrastructure assets.~ Wikipedia
Founded: 1962
Will conditions improve under the Kid’s rule eh

more reading can be found:

Aging Gracefully, bloody_minded, budget, City_Planning, Empethy, Local government

Homeless by Choice & Design

bus shelter squatters One of three Shelters outside the Bolsolver Street Covered Car Park.  Upgraded in recent years it only services the inner city ‘Blue Buses’  On Tuesday last I caught a bus telling driver my destination was ‘Stocklands Shopping Complex’   Not a comment re my boarding the bus at that pickup/drop off spot.

Thursday I also required a bus as almost 70 years of age & some osteo & arthritic pain walking that distance in the heat is beyond me.  ” You do not get the bus for Stocklands Here, you need to go to the -Leichhardt_Hotel_Rockhampton-Rockhampton_Queensland

Cnr Denham and Bolsover St., Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia.   Denham Street  Bus Stop..  with No bus Shelter from wind, sun & rain.   A friend & I had visited the Gracemere Shopping center the day before & found Young’s Bus service left much in wanting as they did not supply the advertised service in the timetable provided n not offered an update to passengers.  Left us waiting for over 2 hours, getting baked by the sun with just clear perspests on the sunnyside of the shelter provided.   As it is all Rockhampton Council now, thumbs down to them (N)  or Rasberry  if you prefer..

gracemere built

More Pictures can be viewed at :- https://gracemere+shopping+world

Returning to the City Car Park where Thursdays Congregation of Music Lovers Assembled     -Tuesdays Beggar, asking me for Money..


enviroment, government, Local government, Uncategorized, water

Growing older & left in your Urine & Poo

Common Practice In Age Care homes when you have incontinence & you will have incontinence with Staph infection.

‘’One of Australia’s highest profile hospitals has launched an investigation into claims an elderly woman was left in a corridor for six hours and told to urinate in her bed.

The New South Wales Health Minister has labelled the allegations “shocking” after revealed the case of the 89-year-old woman who was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital’s emergency department last week with a serious staph infection.’’

read more: hospital-probes-claims-elderly-woman-neglected

Baby Baby . .. Just what you have to look forward too.. >> Boat rocking baby

Wanted Bob Marley but here is a medley from the man..