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The start of the new federal Labor age saw advances in one short week that the previous government had failed to achieve in nine years. 

The Labor federal parliament introduced an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, while workers were given ten days of domestic violence leave, including casuals. 

The minimum wage for lowest paid workers was also raised. Legislation was introduced to improve the uptake of electric vehicles. 

Yet foolishly and pragmatically, Labor continues with new coal and gas projects, despite all scientific warnings to the contrary. 

Meanwhile, at the state level, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (Liberal) was quick to sack Fair Trading Minister, Eleni Petinos, after she was alleged to have bullied staff, yet is standing by minister Stuart Ayres MP, who is alleged to have misled Parliament and the public over his role in the Barilaro scandal. 

Revelations continue around the unseemly appointment of the former NSW deputy premier to a taxpayer-funded $500,000 per year trade job in New York City. 

If only everyone could carry themselves with the confidence of John Barilaro applying for a job he’s not qualified for. 

Still, it’s all a great distraction from spiralling inflation and the rising cost of living, which is a result of policies from the likes of Barilaro and Perrottet. 

Overseas, the ‘Great Reset’ resistance is gaining momentum, with farmers in Northern Italy and Holland protesting over government plans to reduce nitrogen fertiliser use. 

The Canadian government is also following suit. 

Biodiversity is under threat in Europe, with native species disappearing more rapidly in Holland than elsewhere on the mainland, according to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. 

According to www.msn.com, ‘The fertiliser shortage is at the heart of various food crises emerging around the world. Global prices of fertiliser jumped by 80 per cent last year, and they’re forecast to be higher still by year’s end.’

So while it sounds bad, do we need to be sad? After all, Stan Grant will now be both host and interviewee on ABC TV’s Q&A.

It’s not like the natural eco-systems in Australia are unravelling, while politics and the media continues to ignore it all. 

As one of seven billion people, what can you do? Go on, here’s your chance to do something…

Hans Lovejoy, editor

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Your confusing token gestures, to make it look like ‘new people are in charge’, with the continuation of the main agenda by the real powers who command all parties.

  2. Wow Hans,
    I must wholeheartedly support your bewilderment at the current ‘State of Affairs’. although it must be said Labor has a lot to do to equal Gough’s first six weeks. As you point out, it seems Albo has no desire to actually remediate the disasterous legacy of the last decade of, policy, moral and scientific enlightenment total vacume, and is content to dither around the opinion polls simultainiously sucking up to the yanks and preparing us for WWIII
    Albo’s hatred and absolute opposition to anything that might be construed as Green is perplexing , especially since the electorate has clearly demonstrated their mandate for environmental action, while Labor and the minority coalition opposition have both lost support.
    THE elephant in the room and the root cause of all the Worlds woes is not lack of food , carbon pollution nor lack of housing or even realestate prices, it is quite simply overpopulation and immigration.
    Cheers, G”)

    • They are trying their best to reduce the population. We are the carbon they wish to reduce. They have AI and robots so they don’t need us anymore.

      • They are not trying hard enough,….. this planet can’t cope with even a billion of us parasites and we will go, but personally I would prefer “they “with or without robots or AI, went first .
        Remember the good ol’ days when AI meant ‘artificial insemination’? As hideous as that concept is , and straight out of the nazi experimental playbook but still preferable to the Daleks and self-replicating computers or limited liability multinational companies, with no compassion nor morality, like our politicians.
        But… Christian just remember conspiracies only work if the players are exceptionally skilled and organised, not like our politicians, heh ?
        Cheers, G”)

        • Not so. Religions have always worked on most of the people. That’s what the greenie leftist religion. The Neo-conservitive religion is suppose to suck the rest of us in. None of them can hear counter evidence, can’t use logic, nor debate. People’s personality becomes wrapped in the doctrines of the believe system.

          Elron Hubbard explained all of this, no one listened, so he created Scientology to prove his point. Any cult leader could tell you how easy it is once you get it rolling. The people at the top know it’s crap, but the very people who are enslaved will fight you tooth and nail when you try to free them.

          The Holy Roman Empire was a conspiracy that was used to politically control Europe for a thousand years. Only a small percentage of the population see what’s really going on and don’t get sucked in. They like to burn us at the stake as heretics, cause we just want the invisible thing to kill everybody when everyone stops doing what the priest are telling them too. Have you reduced your wealth and got your jabs? Works well doesn’t it.

  3. The ‘mouse’ in the room sees toil & trouble. Let’s
    step up & get started before we’ve a run of war
    missiles & such. Think Whitlam – then follow.

    • Whitlam was the one that started the ‘normalisation of diplomatic relationships’ with the west. Nixon followed. That started China’s rise. China needs Russia’s resources, and will protect Russia from the west, thus Russia can go into Ukraine knowing the rest of the world can do very little about it.

      If Comrade Whitlam (as he called himself) had never run Australia as a dictatorship, change the nature of our government, helped China, Signed us up for the Lima agreement, there would be no war in Ukraine, we would not be on the brink of WWIII. China would be more like another Brazil instead of an unstable superpower.

  4. Dear me, Christian … I reckon you’ve had too many rocky-roads for
    a late breakfast. This world will never ‘live as one’ & blaming Gough
    is the cop-out of pretend Later-Day Saints. Have a good day.

  5. Add on. Note – The Lima Agreement was signed by Don Willese Special
    Minister Of State & Foreign Affairs. There were deficiencies in Australian
    manufacturing industries.

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