About Australia / Polly's Policy

Governments Asleep at the Wheel

As reported by mainstream newspapers and television stations hundreds of workers will lose their jobs upon the closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Here is another example of reactive governments failing to prepare for the inevitable, failing to implement measures whereby communities are presented with viable alternative employment. The story is always the same, wait until the last minute before announcing the bad news, pay the workers out, offer a few token resources in an attempt to retrain them for alternative work, if there is any, and then forget about them. They are news for

Horse and Dog Racing / NSW / Polly's Policy / etc.

Greyhound Racing Ban

GRANT GOLDMAN EDITORIAL 6 September 2016 On Tuesday 16 August I drew to your attention the news that the popular New Zealand actor Sam Neill had ridiculed the Baird Government’s decision to close down the NSW Greyhound Racing industry. You will remember that this program was first to highlight the weakness of the Government’s case for relying on the McHugh report, and it was a pleasure to see that other broadcasters followed suit. From the beginning we raised the possibility that the Baird government’s declaration of war on the Greyhound Racing Industry might be motivated by some factor other

Australian Government / Concerned Australians / Polly's Policy

Kindergarten Pollys

A new parliament sitting – another term of bickering and bull sh–! So what’s different in this new term of parliament? Actually nothing when it comes to the childish behavior these clowns who call themselves politicians display. We can’t believe that they have the gall and audacity to draw a wage when all they do is bicker and jostle for political power and position at the expense of the Australian voters. Australia and its population suffer the consequences of these idiots who are supposed to be running the country. Frankly it’s disgusting and worrying that Australia cannot find one

Australian Government / Polly's Policy / Tax

Doubling the GST

GRANT GOLDMAN EDITORIAL 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 In his Maiden Speech to Parliament, the newly elected Liberal MP for Goldstein in Victoria, whose name is Tim Wilson, has called for the GST to be doubled to 20%, Here is a fellow who has been in the Parliament for five minutes and he already wants to attack the Australia people by doubling the GST.  Tim Wilson was appointed by Tony Abbott as Human Rights Commissioner, which means that he is accustomed to receiving a comfortable salary with lurks and perks like having his travel costs and accommodation costs paid by the

About Australia / Concerned Australians / Polly's Policy

Australian 2016 Census

Here is another example of governments abusing their power by imposing laws that place everyone’s privacy at risk. We understand that they need certain information but this census is going over the top and many people are wary of the government’s intention to request names and retain other associated information for long periods of time. Nothing digital today is 100% secure. We noticed Nick Xenophon on the news this evening refusing to put his name to the census form he completes. All Australians should do the same. Identity theft is growing at a fast pace with no means to

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Polly's Policy / etc.

Who gets the six-year terms? 2 August 2016

After a month of counting, there has been some progress with the Senate Count.  In Tasmania Labor still has five senators, the Liberals still have four senators, Senator Jacqui Lambie has been returned, and the second Greens candidate scraped in by 141 votes over the lead candidate of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. In Western Australia the Palmer United Party Senator faded away.  The eleventh seat was won by the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation candidate and the second Greens contender took the twelfth seat. The final composition of the Senate is presently very speculative.  What we do know is that

About Australia / Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / etc.

FOREIGN OWNERSHIP

Almost four weeks after the election, we are getting closer to the end of counting.  A new election is possible in Herbert, and a recount for the Senate is likely for the Senate in Tasmania, where the number two Greens candidate has just 144 more votes than the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Candidate. This is a good time to review policies which were advocated prior to the election. Opposition spokesperson on trade, Senator Penny Wong said a Labor government would make it easier for international investors to buy Australian farms. Senator Wong Labor would lift from $15 million to

Concerned Australians / Immigration / Our Thoughts! / etc.

Sonia Kruger and Free Speech!

Sonia Kruger Australia where is your voice? Stop for a moment and reflect upon your life, what you have, the environment you share and your freedoms. All the ignorant do-good and leftist political parties can do to gain points is to knock Australians who have genuine concerns about the state of affairs and direction Australia is headed. How come, respectable, peace loving Australians are criticized for their justifiable comments about the lawless, free loading immigrants our governments let into this country who aim to destroy our culture and way of life. To the news corporations and government of this

Horse and Dog Racing / NSW / Polly's Policy / etc.

Greyhound Racing NSW

Greyhound Racing My comments yesterday about Greyhound racing drew a big response from Super Radio Network listeners, on air and off air. Questions my listeners are asking include: If this ban goes ahead, how many dogs will lose their lives as a result? How can a report with profound influence on policy be generated with a significant and highly influential component having no relevance whatsoever to New South Wales? Did anyone in the Government bother to check the detail of the McHugh report before the Premier’s decision to ban greyhound racing? When the Premier announced the ban, did he

Polly's Policy / Sydney 2SM Transcripts

NSW Government Gone To The Dogs

Controversial State Government Decisions Again controversial State Government issues are making news.  The Baird Government decision to shut down the grey hound racing industry in NSW is causing alarm in the community especially in regional NSW that will be hard hit.    Mr Baird announced this move on face book without consulting the industry or putting the issue before parliament after handing down the report of special Commission of Inquiry by Justice Michael McHugh. The report made 80 recommendations. Since the original allegations of cruelty were exposed by the ABC`s Four Corners, the industry has been involved in a significant

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Globalisation / etc.

Today’s the day – be careful what you wish for …………!!!

Finally, the day has come when we wade through the throng of voters who each have their own agenda, needs, likes and dislikes and will undoubtedly vote for someone who hopefully will deliver on the promises they made to secure that vote. Good luck Australia – you’ll need it as the world around you becomes more socially chaotic and politically difficult to navigate. One comment we must make is that the voting system is a total mess and certainly not democratic. Take a look at the voting paper and the RULES one must follow to ensure your vote is valid. You

About Australia / Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / etc.

Democracy for sale down under!

Democracy for sale down under! As reported in the Australian “Kidman hires Libs` Kingpin” on June 21, by Damon Kitney, a Canberra based lobbying firm established by Factional Liberal Michael Photios has been appointed to advise the S. Kidman & Co cattle empire in  attempting to revive a controversial sale that has hit foreign investment hurdles. Capital Hill is run for Photios by former big-pharma lobbyist Nick Campbell who for years pretended to be a factional opponent of his now  business ally.   The move is a response to Treasury opposition to the proposed $370m sale of the cattle giant

Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / Polly's Policy / etc.

Grant Goldman Editorial

Grant Goldman Editorial My wonderful listeners have heard me make reference to the unpleasant system of public funding of political parties.  The taxpayer gets stung at each Federal Election and each State Election.  Under the Federal System, there is a threshold of 4% of the vote below which political parties get nothing.  That suits the major parties who want to give themselves every possible advantage over possible future threats to their power, their influence and their ability to get cosy deals from big-time lobbyists. In the Federal system, the amount of election funding payable is calculated by multiplying the

About Australia / Concerned Australians / Election 2016 / etc.

Yet Another Concerned Australian!

We received this by email today and thought it appropriate to Post it! Hi Everyone, PLEASE, PLEASE, TAKE 5 MINUTES AND READ THIS PLEASE, PLEASE, PASS IT ON to everyone you can, its time BOTH parties stood up and listened This is our country and its being destroyed. Subject:  The silent majority This seems to put into words what I – and I am sure many others of the silent majority – think! It was written by Mrs Jenny Bell of South Australia to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten:  To  Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten … You BOTH Worry

Election 2016 / Polly's Policy

Polly Perks – A serious Drain on Australian Financial Resources!

This came to us via email and we thought it appropriate to post their comments and frustrations. We must state that the information presented has not been substantiated but appears to be close to the mark. Posted by a University Lecturer. Enough is enough As a self-funded retiree, I’m frustrated with Canberra’s continuous fiddle with Superannuation contributions and rule changes. Plus the measure to re balance the Pension Assets Test to be implemented on 1st January 2017. So here’s fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact

Polly's Policy

Pollys Double Dipping

From Sunday Mail 22 May 2016 Nothing has changed according to reports in today’s Sunday Mail on page 10 with the headline “POLLIE PERKS RAISE ALARM”. Read the full story by Samantha Maiden Our comments follow: Once again our ‘ELECTED’ representatives continue to DOUBLE DIP into the public purse when it comes to helping pay the mortgage and the rent for Federal MPs who rake in $1000 a week to sleep in Canberra and then claiming a big tax deduction for their rent, rates, electricity and mortgage. Meanwhile our cost of living gets closer to warp speed and citizens