While we were in Sydney, in a silly election stunt New South Wales Premier Baird threatened to steal the Grand Prix motor race from Victoria. It is actually a co-incidence that for the third year in a row we have been away while the Grand Prix happens in Melbourne, I think.
We Victorians are lumbered with it until 2020. Lordy. I will be almost dead by then.
Have a look at this document Sydney people and tell me if you really want our GP. I meant to annotate the scan with AU$ equivalents, but I forgot. Just add 20% more.
So please Premier Baird, take it and we will throw in some infrastructure to set it up. May I suggest the Harbour Bridge along with the streets of Neutral Bay and Mosman as a route for the race. So scenic.
My local federal member Michael Danby is playing politics and doing it quite well. His point about the RAAF flyovers is very valid. We both had terrible frights this week when a huge dark grey air plane flew up along St Kilda Road and we thought straight towards us. Our 911 moment! It went on to do a fly past of the Shrine where there was some welcome home parade for Afghan war veterans. It was so close to our building and could have ended the life of someone with a bad heart. The RAFF should not be flying large bombing planes low over inner suburban housing.