Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial / Indigenous Australians

Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 31 May 2017

INCARCERATION OF YOUNG Indigenous AUSTRALIANS In August 2016 on this program in response to allegations of abuse in the Northern Territory correctional system I spoke about closing the gap. I stated that all Australians of goodwill are keen to find cost-effective ways of closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and the rest of us. I pointed out that one of the most glaring examples of the width of this divisive gap is the excessively large number of young indigenous Australians who are behind bars. The first questions we need to ask are about illiteracy.  How many of the youngsters,

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 30 May 2017

History Repeats Itself and since the dawn of time civilisations have risen and fallen, be it from wars, natural disasters, mismanagement, or just egotistical rulers too blind to admit to the obvious. It is increasingly likely we will experience the fall of western civilisation within the next few decades as radical Islamists improperly use the Koran as their legitimacy to commit repugnant atrocities on civilized populations of the world. There have been many outspoken critics of Australian government policy as being useless and hindering rather than useful and facilitating. Australians should take time and read or listen to Nonie

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Grant Goldman Morning Editorial Monday 29 May 2017

Manchester Mayhem – Killers among Us? Almost daily we hear about yet another murderous event, this time in Manchester, UK. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. These global events are carried out by deranged individuals who use the religious label to justify their callous actions. The reality is these individuals have no true allegiance to anyone; they congregate with like-minded disaffected people who are duped into believing, following and pandering to an infantile ideology. It’s not about religion; it’s about which team you are on. Unfortunately innocent people suffer. The perpetrators achieve

Australia

Politicisation of Lifestyle Choices

Human beings are forever making personal choices, choices about where they live, the car they drive, the food they eat, who to bank with, which horse to back and the list goes on. Just imagine if all these choices were subject to political discussion and our choices were made by a group of elected politicians, what a shemozzle that would create, parliament would grind to a halt, although it’s not far from that now with all the childish bickering and posturing carry on. Add to the list a subject that has been politicised by minority groups and kept in

Australia / International News

Manchester Mayhem – Killers among Us

Senseless Carnage Today we hear about yet another murderous event, this time in Manchester, UK. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. These global events are carried out by deranged individuals who use the religious label to justify their callous actions. The reality is these individuals have no true allegiance to anyone; they congregate with like-minded disaffected people who are duped into believing, following and pandering to an infantile ideology. It’s not about religion; it’s about which team you are on. Unfortunately innocent people suffer. The perpetrators achieve nothing, they are no more

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 23 May 2017

Government defence department Stuff-Ups? The Royal Australian Navy has conceded there might be design faults with its two largest ships which have been docked in Sydney since March undergoing urgent repair work. This is another incident in a litany of serious stuff ups by government procurements of vital defence equipment. Think back to the Collins submarines, the six Collins class submarines in Australia’s fleet have been plagued by maintenance problems since the first one was launched in 1996.  So the government is considering various options to replace the fleet, including off-the-shelf, foreign-made subs, custom-made foreign subs or a fleet designed

Adani / Australia / Mining

Adani Coal Mine in Queensland

Stop the Adani Coal Mine Let’s face the facts; the Queensland government is determined that the Adani mine deal go ahead no matter what and no matter at whose expense. Barnaby Joyce the deputy prime excuse for a politician is also in Adani’s corner spruiking the advantages of the project. The Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is kowtowing to the questionable Adani executives by giving the company a $320Million ‘Royalties Holiday’. Our question is WHY? What is it with Australian Pollys that they have to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, namely the environment? It should be mandatory

Australia / Chinese Takeover / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 19 May 2017

Communist Cash is King! Yes cash is king and China has more of it than most and in the year 2016 had spent $72Billion in the Australian property market and their spending is increasing. This has to STOP! It’s ridiculous that our government is allowing offshore speculators to push our domestic housing market to extreme heights. Housing ownership is already largely out of reach for new market entrants. However, little has been said recently about those seeking to merely rent to put a roof over their head. Costs for rental properties around the nation have risen sharply to meet

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 18 May 2017

Federal budget housing measures? Before 2009 Property developers could sell only 50% of new dwellings in any Australian residential development to foreign buyers as a way of ensuring housing stock was available for local buyers. However, what had followed occurred under the former federal Rudd Labor Government whose then assistant treasurer Chris Bowen initiated rule changes after being spooked by the GFC. He abolished the foreign limit for off the plan homes; and thereby allowing any overseas investors to buy entire housing developments; as long as the developers concerned were actively marketing locally as well as abroad. At the

Australia / Australian Politics / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 16 May 2017

Budget Bandit politicians are at it again via another slanging match and bickering session. Don’t these Polly’s understand that the public has had enough of this annual pantomime? One side of politics is not much better than the other; the rhetoric is the same each year, the political posturing is sickening to listen to, let alone watch. But to be fair, some Polly’s may have genuine bold ambitions to change Australia for the better but are restricted by the back room boys and big business and it seems to be ‘profit before people’. Australia needs to be given back

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 17 May 2017

Pie-Perp On Tuesday April 3, 2017. WA Today carried an article by Michael Kozoil with the headline:  ‘Fed up’: Eric Abetz slams big business over latest same-sex marriage push’ The article described how on Monday April the second, companies including Qantas, ANZ, Google and eBay had launched a new campaign for marriage equality, in defiance of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s earlier advice to “stick to their knitting”. The advertising campaign invited customers to order one of 250,000 specially-commissioned rings bearing the phrase “until we all belong” – a phrase which would also appear on Qantas boarding passes and other

Australia / Electricity Supply / Gas Supply / etc.

Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 12 May 2017

Australia’s Energy Crisis It’s almost unbelievable that Australia is facing an unprecedented energy crisis. You may well ask who is to blame for this disastrous situation. Governments need to be held accountable for their inaction, a total lack of commitment and their irresponsibility that has led to Australia, a major exporter of coal and gas, facing this disastrous dilemma. Retail Energy prices are set to soar again and maybe by as much as 30%.  Voters want all parties to consolidate, to agree on a sensible national energy policy and to fix the problem quickly. Australian household budgets and small

Governments / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 11 May 2017

Controlled Fragmented Nations Here’s a thought – Is it possible that ‘Big Brother’ will sooner than later be controlling most western nations through their computer screens? Far-fetched one may say, yet George Orwell depicted this scenario in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four and it’s a possibility the world is heading in that direction with everyone from young babies to senior citizens all plugged, with hypnotic zest, into ‘Social Media’ in one form or another. Digital money can facilitate silicon chipping of persons so that they don’t lose their credit cards. Ones’ every digital imprint and telephone conversations are already tracked

Grant Goldman Editorial / United Nations

Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 10 May 2017

UN-Women’s Rights Commission World events never cease to amaze me. Anything seems possible, even the improbable. Who would have thought that the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a hereditary dynasty which is therefore not unlike the much derided Kims’s of North Korea, would have been elected to the UN women’s rights commission? Unlike the DPRK that has been rightly demonised by the USA, the misogynistic Gender segregation in the Saudi kingdom between men and women who are not related is state policy. Nevertheless, we know that because of her vast crude oil reserves, again unlike the DPRK, the

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 9 May 2017

Is Australia becoming the Peoples’ Republic’s sanctuary? Here we go again, Australia kowtowing to a foreign power, in this case China. As posted online on May the 5th, 2017, is just another example of how vulnerable Australia has become to being manipulated by foreign governments, multinational corporations and in fact by anyone with access to serious money. In scenes described as “extraordinary” and “disgusting”, a Chinese delegation forced the Australian government to evict Taiwanese visitors from a key international summit held in Perth last week. It begs us to ask the question, who governs Australia and who controls who?

Australia / Australian Migration Policy / Culture Clash / etc.

Trump Trumpets Trump

The pictures say it all.  How embarrassing for our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be humiliated by an egotistical lump like Trump. All Trump cares about is Trump. It’s a worrying situation to have such a megalomaniac with his finger on the nuclear button. America and the world should be worried. Hopefully Turnbull will return home with a renewed stamina for nationalism and with his focus on Australia and Australia’s interests. Hopefully he will realise that the world is bleeding Australia of its assets and resources. Trump wants us for our strategic geographic position and our trading channels to Asia. Australia

Australia / Immigration / International News

Paris in Crisis – Is Australia Next?

Government Weak and Gutless Coming to a suburb near you – it’s not “fake news” this is happening right now. PARIS AT WAR WITH THEIR REFUGEES – YouTube Almost every day there are numerous articles written about radical Muslims being allowed into Australia to preach their hatred against Australians and all who do not agree with or follow their demented ideology. WHY? It’s about time Australia came to grips with these radical inciters of hatred and violence. The video clip shows Paris in crisis and there are many other cities in Europe suffering the same fate. Do you want

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 4 May 2017

The Good the Bad and the Gonski Good morning listeners. Today I want to ask you “What do you think are the ‘good’ the ‘bad’ and the ‘ugly’ aspects of Australia today? Let’s look at the positive qualities of living in Australia. We have beautiful beaches, amazing rainforests, a temperate climate, we are free to travel, and in fact we have freedoms that many other countries envy. We have affordable public health services, education, freedom of speech (18c notwithstanding) and freedom to demonstrate in favor or against causes of public concern. Some of the bad aspects of living in

About Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 3 May 2017

Public Funded ABC Well listeners since last week’s editorial about the Muslim activist and ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied making an inappropriate post on Facebook on Anzac Day the media is littered with responses and comments. Actually, it’s these radical Muslim activists who incite dislike and mainstream community distrust towards themselves by their speech and actions and their open intention to seek to change the Australian way of life. We don’t want our way of life changed any more, full stop. Australians are a welcoming, friendly, tolerant bunch who generally accepts peoples from all over the world but what we

Australia / Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial 2 May 2017

Some of the wealthiest, most profitable and most powerful institutions in the world are banks. In Australia as in other countries, the power of the banks is based upon profits received from funding mining, wool growing, cattle raising, and shipping.  There are now around the world a host of malign institutions which express hatred for mining, wool growing, cattle raising and shipping. The same cabal of malign institutions also hates the banks. One would expect that the banks would like to stick with the good guys, the people who built the wealth of the banks, namely the miners, the