We have finally made it to Queensland and the sun is melting my brain. (Our well-laid plan of spending the winter months in the land of the Maroons has not worked out very well … at this stage.)
Anyway, here for some random thoughts:
- Someone or some party is clearly targetting George Brandis and feeding the chooks, aka journalists, with material. I guess this is coming from Labor’s dirt unit but I wonder why George? I think this means we can expect great things from Brandis – he is one of the few in the government who really understands freedom of speech and the many barriers, direct and indirect, that exist.
- Yeh, Target reintroduces plastic bags. This is great news. It was very annoying to shop at Target and then be told that you had to pay 10 cents for some piece of crap, otherwise known as a biodegradable plastic bag. Evidently, there were 500 formal complaints to Target on this issue last year. Using the typical marketing ratio of 10:1, the real numbers really start to add it. And what’s more, Target has devised some means of getting around the ridiculous legislative ban on plastic bags in SA, the ACT and NT. It is a case of pointless environmental puffery meets the commercial imperative of making an adequate return on capital.
- The hopeless Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency scores another own goal by directing a chiropractor who broke a baby’s spine to undertake further education. Surely, deregistration was the only option. This agency also needs to take a strong stand on so-called paediatric chiropratic practice – it should be outlawed. And as for chiropractors sneaking into hospitals to administer spinal manipulation on new-borns, hunt them down and strike them off. (Macquarie University has got with the program and ceased to teach Chiropractics in order to defend its reputation for providing excellent health education. Three cheers.)
Oh, and, pleease, Jools, give me a break.
- I had to turn it off. Washing the dishes was more fun. But I did catch a bit at the end when all those wallies (why were those children not in bed? Obviously, those from Glebe and Newtown are very permissive parents) asked her for advice. Was this some kind of joke? She was booted out by her own party because she was so hopeless and Labor was about to suffer a catastrophic defeat. Apart from that annoying girly giggling, she demonstrated a complete lack of self-knowledge – a victim, come off it. Harden up, princess, you made it to the top and not everyone was every going to love you.