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Byron Shire
August 3, 2021

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The Morrison government is busy overseeing secret trials and has Dutton pushing to enhance his already overloaded trove of repressive legislation.

With the connivance of the pathetic ALP they are moving to limit senate motions in order to avoid political embarrassment. Freedom of information is now virtually extinct at all levels of government and now Simon-says and the three-blind-mice are trying to kick Fast Buck$ out of Council meetings.

Oz is primed to become a police state anytime soon.

As if this is not enough GM Arnold, doubtless ‘encouraged’ by some councillors, has come up with the wizard wheeze of a ‘Management of Unreasonable Customer Conduct’ proposal, now out on a wall near you.

They obviously don’t realise it but this is an admission of abject failure on their behalf – they are admitting they cannot deal with ‘their customers’, without a gag option.

And who will get to decide what is ‘unreasonable’? The faux-Greens and staff of course.

Basking in the pale glow of a Trump-like survey they miss that a ‘fix’ cannot hide their hubris and incompetence.

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