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mjte January 19, 2022

Unfortunately we are in a global pandemic.  Cancer detection surgery such as colonoscopies are “elective”.  People face losing their lives or those of family members if cancers are not detected.  It doesn’t seem “elective” either.  I am not sure that IVF is more important than cancer detection or relieving people from excruciating pain for such things as back , hip and knee pain surgery.  These are tough times and IVF is just one of the services effected, but it is no more important. 

mjte January 17, 2022

I doubt the requirement to show double vax status was  really that much of a deterrent.  It is after all only a minority of 10% of people who have chosen not to step up and help their community.  Stop giving this minority such a focus. 

mjte September 12, 2021

As if it isn’t about avoiding questions regarding ICAC! Love this line - “We have the most transparent information of any state," she said.  Why? Why does she insist of whacking other states when it is completely unnecessary.  And NSW have been the LEAST transparent with their data.  What a disgrace to walk away from transparency before the state has even reached its peak.  

mjte September 10, 2021

@anitalink73 words aren’t trademarked to particular conditions.  These words give a vivid description for other women reading so they can recognise the emotions and symptoms leading the author to diagnosis.  You don’t own words.  Pretty sure those particular words aren’t used by medical practitioners to describe mental illness.  Words are sometimes just words. 

mjte August 24, 2021

Well , when you vote next, let’s hope you remember it was the Federal Government that abandoned its citizens overseas by refusing to have a visionary plan for quarantine in the early days, and left us unvaccinated by ordering so few vax, with a narrow focus on Astra Zenecca.  It’s the Premiers who have had to keep locking down so our health systems could cope with these failures.  As someone with a chronic illness I am grateful my state government protected me before I had a chance to be vaccinated.  I think this article stems entirely from self interest of  someone wanting the freedom to come and go from Aust.  Fine, but recognise it comes from a place of privilege, and please have  a little empathy for those of us grateful we are still alive, unlike the 631,000 people in America.  

mjte August 5, 2021

All the copies of the books she had to buy herself for it to be an Amazon “best seller”! 

mjte August 5, 2021

I find it strange that anyone actually thought the LNP ever actually cared about them.  All evidence to the contrary.  We need to do better with who we vote for.  Melbourne has a huge multicultural population, and hard lessons were learnt.  NSW and the Feds didn’t care enough about their citizens to learn them.

mjte June 7, 2021

Hmm, think you are misdirecting your anger there.  If the Feds had have put conditions on the Jobkeeper payment for big business, like they do for the “little people”, then there would be a huge amount of money to go around for small business.  I hope you don’t shop at Harvey Norman! 

mjte May 31, 2021

Let’s hope people remember this debacle when the election comes around and aren’t distracted by the next shiny thing the Feds try to spin.  The most incompetent PM and government I have ever seen, and I am getting on abit, so I’ve seen a few.  

mjte May 19, 2021

He send mixed messages though.  He wants privacy, but can’t stop talking, he told Oprah he was too ashamed to get his wife help, yet now he is all across the issues , as he was in his previous work with the foundation he had with his brother, he told Dax he’s just  started therapy on Meghan’s recommendation, yet clearly said in his work with William and Catherine on mental health that  he had already  had therapy.  He said he didn’t want the job of being a royal in his 20’s yet  his long term girlfriend of 7 years (in his 20s)  left because she didn’t want the job when he obviously did at that time. Mental health is a serious subject that shouldn’t  be used and changed to suit your current narrative or circumstances . 

Anonymousqld123 March 25, 2020

What a smaltzy piece of drivel this is. The PM may be doing his best but his best just isn’t good enough as the PM of this country. He is clearly very ambitious but is not cut out for leadership at this level. He led Tourism NZ and was let go. He led Tourism Australia and was let go. He was controversially parachuted into the preselection for the Cook electorate. Ambition can help get you places but you need some self reflection to realise what skills you do and don’t have. His holiday to Hawaii , his dealing with the bushfires and the aftermath shows he is tone deaf to the mood of the population. We couldn’t trust him to do the right thing then, so we cannot trust him now. The unclear messages and slowness to act means we are in a worse situation than we could have been. As I said he is probably doing his best but is ill suited to the role of leader in a crisis.

Anonymousqld123 February 22, 2020

“Coercive control” needs to be legislated to be a criminal act. It would help victims like Hannah realise that the dictating of what she wore, the sexual abuse etc was not normal and is a form of DV. It would help build a history so that if violence occurred , its easier for the victim to be believed and supported. It would also make the perpetrator realise that behaviour is unacceptable.

Anonymousqld123 January 5, 2020

Hope this money will be shared wider than just NSW. It’s an amazing effort by everyone who donated, and of course Celeste.

Anonymousqld123 January 5, 2020

Fantastic effort! I do hope the money will be shared through all of the fire zones though, so Victorian CFA , as well as South Australia .

Anonymousqld123 November 14, 2019

Didn’t Australia used to have a Department of Climate Change back in 2007? Imagine how prepared we could have been for this type of disaster a decade on if the scientists and public servants had have been able to develop policy and strategy . Imagine being prepared using abit of foresight and vision rather than this reactive partisan political sh*t fight it’s turned into?

Anonymousqld123 November 6, 2019

I used to work for the old Department of SocialSecurity, before it became Centrelink. We had a level of pride in our work , and true commitment to customer service. Sure not everyone was happy but at least you could be sure that your work had been checked by a supervisor, so two sets of eyes of a claim or debt. I have watched while the permanent staff members have been pressured to do more and more complex work with little training, and now more workers are casuals called in at peak times with little training, experience or knowledge. Having been a customer now I am appalled at the lack of basic decency and common sense applied to any of the dealings I have had there. My tax was withheld and I was sent a debt notice with no dates of when the debt was incurred and very little explanation. I appealed the debt nearly a year ago, and have heard nothing. It is an appalling system, designed to demoralise and dishearten people to the point where they give up. An terrible way to treat the most vulnerable in our society. The government should be ashamed.

Anonymousqld123 October 25, 2019

The massively expensive weddings are surely abit passe these days. Our wedding was less than a thousand dollars, with four guests . We focused on the marriage, which is just as well, as in those ten years life has thrown us huge challenges we never expected. A marriage needs a solid foundation and true commitment , not one very expensive day which no one but the bride and groom really remember.

Anonymousqld123 August 22, 2019

My first thought was that the childcare arrangements must have fallen through and this was an absolute emergency to have to take a baby (that is not being breastfed) into the workplace. I am sure many other parents whose childcare falls through wish they had the luxury of taking their child into work and passing the baby to colleagues to help look after. Does seem unnecessary and a photo op/stunt.

Anonymousqld123 July 29, 2019

But the headline includes the word “murder”, unless the original has been changed. Is that not warning enough of the content?

Anonymousqld123 June 27, 2019

Gosh, hope Israel is not lying! That would mean he would end up in hell with the LGBTQI people he judges according to his religious beliefs. Lying is apparently a sin.