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- adam on Should we ban local ISIS flag sales? Justin, the extract below is from Christian News Minute (CNM) I hope it gives you pause for thought.The ISIS flag consists ... more
- The Devils Advocate on Too apathetic to make a change? Neil really wants to say the number plate is an antiemetic racial slur. He is prevented from saying that because he has ... more
- RAKESH ADUK on Too apathetic to make a change? Garry Linnell talks a lot of sense! Whenever I go overseas and see the beautiful Aussie flag, it immediately takes me back ... more
- mike deegan on Pauline's advice to Jacqui Lambie if the press give Lambie a fair go she may one of the better senators in the 40 years more
- scott on Father's gift to save his son Thanks for these inspiring stories! Not everyone ends up being healthy enough or a good enough match to be able to be a ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque Try carrying a radar detector in NSW and see what happens, that lowers their revenue base but carrying a death flag doesn't, ... more
- Tejas on Ban Fred Nile's 'Burqa Ban' BS? Of course every sane person should oppose it. He tried in 2010 and failed, he will fail again. This is what has engulfed the ... more
- Nobody can help those who dont help themselves on Lifting the terror security risk Cook and Columbus gave beads and trinkets in exchange for land and control. But you are much smarter than the poor ... more
- Iman on 3D printing: the future unlimited? Interesting, to get more benefits from 3D printing. more
- Keith A Tudor on PM again overseas: trip #11 @Tejas posting here.Well boo, hoo,hoo to you. Our PM was elected as a leader to undertake high level executive leadership ... more
- Samuel J on ISIS is 'evil and must be destroyed' @Gretta Frankie - absolutely agree. It was utterly disgusting the videos of these barbaric ISIS MONGRELS slitting throats of ... more
- Barry G on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque They better not wave that flag in my town ,it wont be nice. more
- Angela Coombes on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque @Ross - great comment. And Madame Milne of the equally useless greens party thinks we can resolve all of this ISIS barbaric ... more
- Coasty on "Zero tolerance" on ISIS flag auction Can anyone please explain to me the reason why Islamic leaders are so silent, so apathetic, so unwilling to stand up in the ... more
- Ben on How to beat the Opal Card system I do not understand why you are trying to encourage even MORE people to use public transport. Trains and busses have been ... more
- The scourge of Terrorism on "Zero tolerance" on ISIS flag auction Terrorism is always terrorism. It is never acceptable to commit an act of terrorism. It is never acceptable for ANY party to ... more
- Jonathon L Benson LLB on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque I blame this wishy washy government of nsw. They have the power to outlaw this barbaric flag but are scared of their shadows. more
- Craig on US expanding role in Middle East To get to the crux of this matter, it was US support for the so called rebels in Syria that has led to the creation of this ... more
- Angela Coombes on ISIS flag auctioned at Sydney mosque @Ross - absolutely correct. Our out of touch governments should legislate to declare the ownership, carriage, sale, flying ... more
- Cleangirl on "Zero tolerance" on ISIS flag auction As welcome as a KKK flag. more
Time to abolish compulsory voting?
Should compulsory voting be scrapped? John Stanley discusses the pros and cons of abolishing compulsory voting. Would it cause confusion? Here's a few other ideas that we could use on the ballot paper.
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The latest political opinion poll for 2013 is released, the first of many in this federal election year. John Stanley reveals why it will be the western suburbs of Sydney where this election will be fought and won.
Should we increase the Newstart allowance? Tim Webster discusses further the issue raised this week on those struggling to survive on $35 a day, and our attention now drawn to those disadvantaged in our suburbs.
Just remember Politicians love to be first on the ballot paper because of the Donkey Vote.
People that couldn't care less or don't know about the candidates or parties and are intimidated by the fines and physical violence if they don't pay those fines and just mark the ballot paper from the top down starting at one (1).
Do you know me apart from what you see of my postings here?
Will you let me control every aspect of your life including locking you in Gaol for doing something that I don't like?
If you answered NO then why do you vote?Bikinis not burkas Sunday 6 January, 2013 - 9:05 PM
It must be a good move see how the socialists here are trying to put it down and come up with other ideas. One of the politcal nerds here is John Stanley fully rusted on.mick Sunday 6 January, 2013 - 11:36 AM
No it is not broken James W but it certainly abused and trashed by Gillard and Labor at the last federal and it the state elections. Look at what they are currently doing with the electrol office enrolments, inducing the electoral office by law changes to manipulate the elections yet again, that was certainly not broken James W.mick Sunday 6 January, 2013 - 11:11 AM
Lets see Bill, the last 5 years. Triple A rating from ALL 3 of the ratings agencies, first time ever. Dodged the worst effects of the GFC (Global Financial Crisis - that's 2 hemispheres Bill) thanks to affirmative action being taken to in still confidence in the early days of the GFC. Things are looking very TIDY now, under the circumstances.James W Sunday 6 January, 2013 - 7:57 AM
It might be best to leave it alone. Some research shows that abolishing compulsory voting (which is basically turning up at a Polling booth of have your name crossed off on the electoral roll) may result in more idiot greens party, independent and boofhead labor party votes. That is thus detrimental to good efficient, honest government - look at the Rudd/Gillard/slimegreens/turncoat disgraceful mess made of our country over the past 5 years and continuing.Bill T Abrahams B.Ec Saturday 5 January, 2013 - 2:41 PM
Actually Johannes, it'd be the opposite. The less interested 'left' side of Australia would be far less inclined to vote than the right. It's why the GOP are constantly introduced voter suppression tactics in the US, because it improves their chances of winning.bob Saturday 5 January, 2013 - 2:36 PM