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.

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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:

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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.

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