WA Premier Colin Barnett stands tall for the citizens of WA against the destruction of his population by shark attack, with at least six of his citizens lost to sharks during his term in office. Given voting averages, about three people who voted for him. Hunt, kill and destroy sharks and he has set up a facility to do so. I think three sharks have been caught, and killed. Meanwhile thousands of sharks travel up and down Australian water coastlines. You go out into deep water, and you take your chances. There is little threat to people just paddling or swimming near the shore at beaches.
I suppose this is about the environment and apparently the Abbott government has applied to delist Tasmanian forests from World Heritage listing. What an extraordinary backward step.
I am not sure if our the correct title for him is Federal Minister for the Environment, but no matter. On the edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef a private mining company wants to dredge hundreds of thousands of square metres of sea bed and dump it on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. I was alert and alarmed when I heard about it. The Liberal (Tory) (Republican) party Environment Minister has approved the project. I became truly alarmed when he said it was just picking up sand from sand and dumping it on other sand. Be afraid, very afraid on that one.
Of course the Liberal Party is always ready to attack workers' rights. And so has PM Abbott. He attacked the workers' conditions at a fruit canning factory, and has already been proved entirely wrong. He is a very nasty man.
I can live with a Liberal Party Prime Minister, but not a nasty and coldly calculating one like Abbott.
I thought this was quite inappropriate at the gay Pride March this year, so inappropriate in public anywhere really. Such language. Our political leaders are there to make the Australia a better place and while we may not agree with them, there is no need for such vehemence. But yet......I secretly smiled. Good on you man.
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