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feast October 14, 2023

If you believe in it Albo, legislate it otherwise you prove it was just lip service all along.

feast October 14, 2023

Here's hoping there is some genuine reflection on why it failed so we can get it right next time.

A large portion who voted no would be happy with a Voice, but not that Voice as it was put forward.

feast October 14, 2023

@areader and there in lays the problem and why the referendum didn't pass.

feast September 27, 2023

@laura__palmer I agree, there is enough merit to both sides of the conversation without the need to bring that rubbish into it.  I might not trust the government on a lot of issues but I trust the AEC to run a fair vote.

feast September 27, 2023

The Yes camp misunderstands the No camp and their opposition to the referendum and in doing so fail to understand how to engage with it.  The issues surrounding the referendum are not black and white, there are multiple reasons people oppose it.  

Consistently using the term racist to describe the No camp will make those whose opposition, or even just uncertainty, is not based in racism feel attacked.  How many times have you put your support towards someone you feel is attacking you?

feast February 9, 2022

I'm sorry, I struggle to believe that phone call was from an a actual government funded entity, the risk vs reward just doesn't add up.

Mostly likely the conversation happened as Grace relates it but that does not mean she was told the truth.

feast January 25, 2022

Love it

feast January 24, 2022

@cat That is exactly my case in point.  Changing the date will not change your lack of desire to celebrate Australia Day not will it change the minds of the majority of those that already choose not to celebrate it.

Don't get me wrong, we are far from a perfect country but I see a lot more reasons to  celebrate the country we are than not to .

feast January 23, 2022

@mamamia-user-739637812 I'm (mostly) against changing the date but also agree what has happened in the past to Indigenous people is horrible and should be taught better at schools and also to older Australians.  

I honestly believe anyone who thinks changing the date will do much to quell the anti Australia Day sentiment are dreaming.  People who will always refuse to celebrate the  Australia we are due to the Australia we were.

Change it to the last Friday in January and sell it to the masses as a way of ensuring a long weekend rather than a move away from Jan 26th.

feast December 5, 2021

@rush I read over the weekend that more people in the US have died from school shootings in 2021 than in military activities.

I'm with you, very glad I live in Australia.

feast October 17, 2021

That poor family, I hope they get a good resolution although it's looking doubtful

feast September 27, 2021

Some people forfeit their right to live in society.

feast September 21, 2021

@lisadavis003 because people don't know what they don't know.  Without articles like this highlighting the disparity people would have no idea the disparity exists and sadly more than a few of the media entities that could publish articles like this are the same the push the disparity.

feast September 21, 2021

Is there anything else that can happen to you poor bastards in Melbourne?

feast September 16, 2021

I'm really struggling to understand why you wouldn't talk to the police in his situation.

feast September 12, 2021

Gladys has given up and/or been burnt out.  She won't contest the next election

feast September 6, 2021

This is the other side of cancel culture and the "good" guys also need to be aware of the consequences of their actions and opinions.

Now it is up to them to decide whether they follow their own moral compass, do what is better for the greater community or just follow the money and work out which opinion will keep them the most music buyers.

feast September 2, 2021

Thankfully I live in a state that has avoided all but localised Covid lock downs and has no outbreaks in over a year.   While I understand the financial toll that lack of tourism has done to the state along with the mental toll of not being able to see loved ones I would much prefer that to the overall damage to both that lockdowns and Covid cases  would bring if we open our borders too soon. 

My Premier has my full support in keeping our borders closed until vaccination rates up and think he has read the room of Tasmanian's extremely well.

I am looking forward to when the main reporting shifts from new cases to  new hositalisations as this will be the real indicator that vaccination rates have picked up enough to open borders.  Once enough people are vaccinated cases become irrelevant compared to the severity of those cases.

feast September 2, 2021

@rush I saw something similar.  Most of them are all pro-life until they need to wear a small piece of fabric over their face.

feast August 10, 2021

Put him in a tent outside the hospital to be treated by people who's only medical training is Facebook & Google.