Queensland Polls Five months ago on Monday the first of May 2017 I broadcast an editorial on the subject of company tax, and the same editorial was rebroadcast over the whole of the Super Radio Network soon after 5am on Tuesday the second of May 2017 The subject of the editorial was the urgent need to slash company tax. I said we should forget all that rubbish about reductions in company tax helping the big end of town. Everyone who listened to the Budget Reply Speech by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten will have noticed that “the big
Regurgitated Singapore Sling! Here’s an issue which is really hotting up again as we speak; particularly in the federal electorates of Capricornia and Kennedy in Far North Queensland and follows the idiotic disposal of the Port of Darwin by the former Northern Territory Government to Chinese interests which notably wasn’t blocked by the Commonwealth despite greater sovereignty over Territories as opposed to states. How does the training of Indonesian and Singaporean armies serve Australia’s national security architecture? Do such deployments enjoy the imprimatur of Our Principal United States ally? Why wasn’t America consulted before the Darwin Port sale? As
Australian Bureau of Statistics website CRASHES What would one expect from incompetent fools that contract the company that was responsible for the Queensland Health Payroll debacle! It raises a number of questions one being why was IBM even considered after the company’s previous failing to deliver to the Queensland government (IBM was awarded a contract to replace Queensland Health’s ageing LATTICE payroll system in 2007, which was plagued with defects when it went live in 2010). One may also wonder how the tender process for the contract was conducted. Another more serious question comes to mind, that of our personal data
Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 7 July 2016 PAULINE HANSON Yesterday I stated that an important aspect of Saturday’s Federal Election has been the long overdue return to the Parliament of Pauline Hanson, as a Senator for Queensland. The response from my listeners was overwhelmingly positive, including from many callers whom time did not allow us to put to air, and from very many who have sent supportive emails. Some listeners made clear that they finally made up their minds to vote for Pauline Hanson because Malcolm Turnbull told them that the lady was unwelcome in the Parliament. As I
Grant Goldman Editorial for Radio 2SM and the Super Radio Network An important aspect of the recent Federal Election has been the long overdue return to the Parliament of Pauline Hanson, as a Senator for Queensland, where Pauline Hanson’s One Nation convincingly outpolled the Greens to be the third strongest party in terms of the Senate vote. Not only has Pauline Hanson won a Senate Seat for herself, she has a prospect of winning a second Senate Seat for her number two team member in Queensland, and is in the running to gain Senate spots in New South Wales
The Queensland Seat of Dickson For excitement & thrills for political junkies Dickson on Brisbane’s northside has a lot to offer. Death, Dummy-Spits, Nail biting cliff-hanger finishes, sex scandals, and spousal surprises. Nine News Political Editor Laurie Oakes has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, calling his post-election speech “pretty pathetic”. Oakes said Mr Turnbull delivered an “angry, bitter speech”. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a bloke who’s probably won the election say ‘we was robbed’. I thought that quite frankly was pretty pathetic,” Oakes said. This reminds us of the infamous Dickson dummy-spit by
Is the coal seam gas industry damaging Australia’s environment? Naturally the coal seam gas companies will refute any suggestions that their ‘precious’ industry is in any way causing land and water contamination placing landowners health at risk. It appears that no side of government is prepared to take the issue seriously. Let’s be honest, the government overrides the landowners wishes when granting mining leases approving coal seam gas extraction or any other mining activity. Money has to come first, yes? We are not saying ‘no’ to mining however the first considerations should be given to the landowners and the
Today we have some unusual news from Queensland.
Traditionally, Police Forces around Australia fly the Flag of their respective State or Territory. It seems that change is in the wind.
There is a rainbow coloured piece of cloth which is described as the LGBT Pride Flag.
The LGBT pride flag is set to be flown outside Brisbane’s police headquarters for the first time.
Transgender officer Constable Mairead Devlin will raise the rainbow-coloured flag today as part of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia celebrations. Those are a couple of words which were not part of the vocabulary when I was young.
‘I do feel privileged to be able to raise this Flag. It is certtainly a milestone for the service,’ Constable Devlin told AAP.
Constable Devlin, who is 22, joined the police force in 2013 and changed from female to male while employed in the force.
The Caboolture-based general duties officer said he had found Queensland Police to be very supportive.
‘I have found it to be a largely positive experience – any sort of roadblocks have come down to a lack of education.’
The LGBT pride flag raising ceremony comes three months after the introduction of the Queensland Police Service Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Support Network.
The QPSLGBTIS network provides guidance to officers and promotes the service as a workplace that embraces, encourages and supports the diversity of its officers. The first challenge is to remember the name and spell it correctly. QPSLGBTIS.
Last year Queensland Police members and supporters participated in the Brisbane Pride Festival march for the first time.
The Australian Christian Lobby has criticised Queensland Police for engaging in ‘rainbow politics’ ahead of a potential plebiscite which could redefine marriage.
I have serious doubts about this. I don’t feel comfortable about the Police Force being an instrument of Social Engineering. If you agree with me, back me up. If you disagree, prove me wrong.