The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit
Everything in life has a price connected to it.
There’s a price to pay if you make things better, a price to pay for leaving things as they are.
Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them
What can Australia do about the Live Export Trade? Ending it may not be as much of a clear cut case as you’d think.
Opportunities never come to those who wait, they are captured by hose who dare attack
With the ever increasing lists of projects being cancelled by the current LNP Government, any reasonable person would have thought that the Opposition would be scrutinising everything that tax payers money is spent on.
Except this hasn’t been the case.
As mentioned in the post Whats On The List Of Priorities For State Funding?, the LNP Government is committed to handing over $110 Million to “revitalise” racing in Queensland. This is despite the Queensland Premier saying that Queensland doesn’t have enough money to fund the Federally initiated NDIS, or a proposed $18 Million vet lab at James Cook University in Townsville. Even going as far as to say that unless government spending was reined in, Queensland would become the Spain of Australia.
And what has the opposition said about the proposed $25 Million Greyhound track at Cronulla Park?
Would you believe, absolutely nothing?!
Numerous attempts have been made to contact the Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk about this, with all of them going unanswered. I have even gone as far as to send a tweet to her twitter account, still with no response.
I don’t know about you, though I am starting to think that maybe all this talk about Queensland Labor getting out there and listening to people and holding the LNP Government accountable is just double speak for “We aren’t really that interested in what you have to say, we just want the media to say we are”.
Lately, it seems to be another day, another report/article comes out supporting the Gillard Government’s Carbon Tax.
According to this report, 28% of voters supported the Carbon Tax, with this figure jumping to 47% once it was explained to them that the tax revenue went to household assistance, business support and renewable energy.
Though I wonder what the figure would be if these people were also told the following:
* The Carbon Tax doesn’t target all industries, with the heaviest, agriculture being exempt
* The Carbon Tax doesn’t apply to imported goods, thereby making them cheaper when compared to a domestically produced item, putting pressure on our already struggling economy.
* That a majority of carbon credits that industry will have to buy will come from overseas, also putting a strain on our economy.
* The household assistance package is distributed unfairly. If the looking after the environment is everyone’s responsibility, why should some be rewarded for it, and others penalised?
* That the Carbon Tax may not really change anyone’s behaviour. After all, they have already been compensated for any cost of living increase, so why should they do anything different?
* Or that a slaughterhouse in Queensland can simply close it’s doors for two weeks, and avoid a multi-million dollar Carbon Tax bill, which it’s competitors won’t have.
Once people have been told that, I doubt that apart from the most one eyed Labor or Greens supporter would come to realise that maybe the Carbon Tax isn’t as good as it is made out to be.
What is to be said about the government’s priorities for State Funding when support for the gambling industry is given preference over the retention of jobs?
Everyone has a set of unwritten rules that they follow. Here are some of Cameron’s