Open Forum: June 30, 2018

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  1. Rae

    It is a good list, but leaving out Ingrid Bergman is criminal.

    The lovely Ingrid Bergman is there, from 1.30 to 1.45. You should take another look. She is worth it.

  2. .

    1. She might look a bit odd, but black sheep Tiff Trump is better looking than Mum, stepmum or sis. She’s a babe. The correct term is a “babe”, sir.
    2. Shooting a black giraffe? Dear white people…
    3. You can punch dead sheep, no? You know some animal rights activist out there would be offended by shearing dead sheep, they’re that anti-civilisational.
    4. Let’s not become cucks over free trade. Trump offered zero tariffs in the G7 like a champ. Soy is for fair traders and their green left loony “newspapers”.
    5. Our workforce is too skilled to make stuff that is made in China. China is becoming too skilled and is losing low skill assembly to Vietnam etc. (This has actually been happening for 20+ years).
    6. “If tobacco had been available 2000 years ago, would Jesus have been a smoker?” Absolutely. He would have turned the corn (wheat) that was harvested on the Sabbath into Romeo y Julietta Petit Turbo No 2’s. He would have had Mary J MAGAdalene and Johhny B produce his song, “SMOKE WHEAT EVERY DAY” (actually titled: The Next Gospel).

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just read that link to the PhD of the professor who died Glad-wrapped as a mummy for sexual kicks. He taught glbti alphabet rubbish at university hived off to a ‘special disciplinary area’, lol. The PhD was about the rise of a ‘somatic’ movement in modern dance, unconstrained by the form of traditional ballet and its Martha Graham type derivatives in jazz ballet. The ‘somatic’ movement is about how modern dancers theorise their movements as political activities, but even that is not going far enough ideologically for our tax-eating plastico, a failed modernist dancer himself I suspect. His knickers get thoroughly knotted trying to post-modernize it all and he ends up farting through his ronde de jambes, poor lad. RIP.

    Anyway, as a never-was-ballerina myself, still dancing for fun, I sympathise with him for that at least.
    And now I’m going to have a little skite about something that I can do: speed writing.
    Inspiration came Sat’dy arvo for a couple of hours, and here it is, up on Sunday on Quadrant.
    Like God, areff is very quick these days. Speed editing. 🙂

    I know I am double-dipping because I put this up last night late re the Celts, but who reads there?

  4. .

    The MSM never point out why DL said that to SHY.

    She was implying, in his mind, that all men were abusers of women.

    MT believes this nonsense wholeheartedly.

    Bettina Ardnt and Mark Latham discuss this (relating to DV), from an “Independent Man” video.

  5. stackja

    AMP facing class action over bad business practices. Now we have plastic bag ban.

  6. Dr Faustus

    The bridge was a truss design for box rigidity, supported by cables.

    This is a contradiction in terms. The two truss members give no significant torsional rigidity – without the cables in place, the structure acted as a simple beam with a structurally compromised web.

    It fell down because the contractor putting the span in place didn’t provide temporary support under it until the tower was erected and the cables attached and tensioned.

    This is true. Avoiding the use of temporary support during construction was one of the major design objectives.

  7. Rae

    Another reason why banning single use plastic bags is a good thing.

    There was a white one in the middle of the track during last nights MotoGP. With 6 laps to go when the riders were dicing for a place.

  8. struth

    The history of the USA shows us high wages are not the reason you can’t make stuff.
    It’s how they come about that is the question.
    Extorted, or deserved and affordable.

    The USA was (and really will be again it seems) the production powerhouse of the world who’s workers (actually working) with good infrastructure and minimal gov regs and cheap power, blew the countries who paid their millions of workers pittance, out of the water.
    Western culture is not in the calculations of those that just want to decry cheap overseas labor as the reason for our inability to compete.
    Which of course, as history shows, complete bullshit.

  9. struth

    Every day DL does not apologies will be votes in the bag.

  10. struth

    Another reason why banning single use plastic bags is a good thing.

    There was a white one in the middle of the track during last nights MotoGP. With 6 laps to go when the riders were dicing for a place.

    The level of trolling really is ………………………………………………humorous.
    Yes, I said it.
    Humorous.
    Aren’t they so incredibly thick?

  11. EvilElvis

    How come they can do it in Switzerland, a high wages country and we can’t?

    You’re only thinking of pure production costs, parts and labour. Factor in all the wyminses jobs that are indirect costs, insurance, safety, exhorbitant rent, oppressive taxation, increasing rates and a myriad of other bullshit administrative legislative costs, FMD electricity for Christ’s sake.

  12. .

    The history of the USA shows us high wages are not the reason you can’t make stuff.

    No, but you must consider total wage costs, the skill in assembly and how subsidising low skill manufacture in a high skill economy actually lowers real wages as it depresses productivity by definition.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dr. Faustus very amusing back thread before the page turn.
    A visit to the Cat can cheer Monday mornings in lotsa ways.

  14. EvilElvis

    Snap, struth, in a roundabout fashion.

  15. Roger

    Teachers can talk to schoolchildren about deviant sexuality in the frankest of terms yet people get upset when Bert Newton uses the word ‘poof’ on TV.

    What a strange, morally confused time we live in.

  16. struth

    No, but you must consider total wage costs, the skill in assembly and how subsidising low skill manufacture in a high skill economy actually lowers real wages as it depresses productivity by definition.

    As I said dot, It’s not the wages themselves but how they came to be high.
    Extortion beyond affordability (union etc) or higher due to successful businesses competing for workers.

  17. EvilElvis

    5. Our workforce is too skilled to make stuff that is made in China.

    That’s because we pay the same workers to sit on their arses.

  18. H B Bear

    What a strange, morally confused time we live in.

    That is what happens when the Gaystapo make and enforce the rules. Once you realise that it makes perfect sense.

  19. struth

    5. Our workforce is too skilled to make stuff that is made in China.

    Our workforce is skilled?

    Our workforce is on the dole, and unskilled to a very great degree.

    China only gets to make stuff through the corruption of the global market because the west has had it’s hands tied by the global socialist U.N.
    Now Trump has broken away.
    The Paris agreement lets China Pollute it’s way, and coal power it’s way to Communist world domination by chaining down the west through bullshit environmentalism.

    Trump knows an unshackled America can kick their but, while here people talk shit about pay rates and the inability to compete.
    Australia, already too defeated in it’s own mind to even enter the race.

    No Australia isn’t the land of the free and the home of the brave.
    It’s my country yet I am deeply, deeply ashamed of it.

  20. Rae

    This is a contradiction in terms. The two truss members give no significant torsional rigidity – without the cables in place, the structure acted as a simple beam with a structurally compromised web.

    No contradiction. The bolded bit is different wording but is tantamount to what I said about the need for temporary support until the tower was erected and the cables were fitted and tensioned.

    Avoiding the use of temporary support during construction was one of the major design objectives.

    That is incorrect. And it is not what your linked article says.

  21. Geriatric Mayfly

    The PhD was about the rise of a ‘somatic’ movement in modern dance, unconstrained by the form of traditional ballet. The ‘somatic’ movement …

    Spare me from these Philistines. Just watched Carlos Acosta with the Bolshoi at the Paris Opera. Spartacus on triple strength steroids. Long live the western cultural canon and ‘somatic’ ratbags have at their disposal a mountain of unused plastic right here for funereal shrouds if they so desire.

  22. areff

    The Logies must burn. As quoted by the ABC (of course) in reporting the “storm” of protest against Bert “Bash a Poofter” Newton:

    Film critic and entertainment journalist Giles Hardie said Newton’s comments “didn’t resonate well” in the era of the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse.

    “Ultimately, this is an 80-year-old variety performer who got up and gave exactly the sort of routine he does,” Hardie said.

    “You’ve got to look at … the producers where [the Logies] is a show that doesn’t have a Welcome to Country.

    Well, that’s it then. Off to the Rainbow Serpent re-education camp with the lot of them.

  23. Old School Conservative

    Does Parliament House have a creche?
    If so, the convicted Child [email protected]#n guy should be employed there. After all, AHRC president Rosa­lind Croucher’s ruling was based on her view that a criminal ­record on its own could not be a basis to impute bad character. (The Oz)
    She ruled that Suncorp must pay the guy $2500 for refusing to hire him.

    Politicians who support the AHRC should be exposed to the same situations they are putting Australians into.

    Good on Suncorp for refusing to pay.

  24. Can we compile a list of all the things banned by the Lib / Lab duopoly in the past 10 years? Can be State or Federal so we don’t miss out on the banning of fun by the Photios cronies. So far I have;

    1. Plastic bags
    2. Cigarette packs
    3. Lightbulbs
    4. Live exports of cattle
    5. BottleO’s opening after 10.30pm (NSW)

    Reckon we can get to 100 by the end of the day.

  25. John Constantine

    WTP watpac announces it will build high rise storage pods for Melbourne students today.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180702/pdf/43w6jyb1tysrk4.pdf

    “The Bouverie Street development – which will contain student bedrooms of just 8.9 square metres – is due to open in early 2020.”

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-university-throws-shade-on-its-own-childcare-centre-20171215-h054yk.html

  26. Mater

    Nope. You should ignore the unknowledgeable journalist and the speculation of competing engineers.

    …and listen to me!

  27. struth

    I’m going to look for ratings for the Logies.
    I reckon I’ll find it hard.
    Zero times zero is…………………………

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    Does Parliament House have a creche?

    The best in the land. Five stars.

  29. .

    Film critic and entertainment journalist Giles Hardie

    Who? You may as well get me on TV.

    doesn’t have a Welcome to Country.

    Great, they haven’t been scammed by a white Aborigine who doesn’t even speak his tribe’s language and was never initiated by the elders.

  30. min

    No need to drive around my burb to see where house was trashed ,100 metres awy

  31. Rae

    Teachers can talk to schoolchildren about deviant sexuality in the frankest of terms yet people get upset when Bert Newton uses the word ‘poof’ on TV.

    What a strange, morally confused time we live in.

    Yeah, no. Moonfaces naughtiness was trying make a joke about what Graham Kennedy was doing to nurture new talent behind a locked door.

  32. struth

    Sunday evening’s Logie awards may have been a night for celebration, as the ceremony celebrated its 60th year, but the show failed to top the night, falling behind Seven’s House Rules.

    The reality home renovation show continued its trend of strong Sunday performances, drawing in a five-city metro audience of 915,000.

    The Logies, which celebrates Australia’s top personalities and programming, drew an audience of 851,000 across the five city metro overnight.

    Ten’s Grant Denyer, took home the Gold Logie for ‘Most Popular Personality on Australian Television’.

    The ceremony’s ratings were its lowest to date, with the red carpet arrivals coverage drawing 11,000 fewer viewers than the main show.

    Hosted by Dave Hughes, the comedian and radio host kicked off the show acknowledging the lack of Seven’s presence at the event, claiming the entire entourage “showed up in a maxi taxi” and that they couldn’t afford more because they gave all the money to “Barnaby Joyce’s baby”.

    Australian streaming platform Stan nabbed a Silver Logie for its Stan Original series Romper Stomper.

    Denyer also took home Silver for Most Popular Presenter.

    Read more at http://www.adnews.com.au/news/logies-loses-out-to-seven-with-lowest-ratings-to-date#pq6A23mhQkgWS3X9.99

  33. .

    Rusty…vaping?

    Some young woke douches tried to tell me the other day that vaping wasn’t “banned”, just that I had to get my fix like a Mafia don importing MDMA.

  34. Old School Conservative

    list of all the things banned by the Lib / Lab duopoly

    Choice of work wear.
    Greyhound racing.
    Over the counter pain killers.
    Free speech.
    Self defence.
    e-cigarettes.
    Land clearing.

  35. H B Bear

    A Chinese-spec dog box will be luxury after three years in the Uni immigration Ponzi pod.

  36. JC

    They aren’t just running out of water. They’re literally running out of drinking water.

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunfire erupted as Iranian security forces confronted protesters early Sunday amid demonstrations over water scarcity in the country’s south, violence that authorities said wounded at least 11 people, mostly police.

    The protests around Khorramshahr, some 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Tehran, come as residents of the predominantly Arab city near the border with Iraq complain of salty, muddy water coming out of their taps amid a yearslong drought.

    The unrest there only compounds the wider unease felt across Iran as it faces an economic crisis sparked by President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

    Protests began in Khorramshahr, Abadan and other areas of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province on Friday. The demonstrations initially were peaceful, with protesters chanting in both Arabic and Farsi.

    But late Saturday and into early Sunday morning, protesters began throwing stones and confronting security forces in Khorramshahr, according to widely shared online videos. State television aired images of rocks and broken glass covering sidewalks, as well as smashed ATMs. Women and children fled as gunfire echoed.

    Heavy machine gun fire could be heard in one video showing demonstrators dragging away a man who couldn’t walk. Another video appeared to show a man carrying a Kalashnikov assault rifle on the back of a motorcycle near protesters.

    State TV reported Sunday afternoon that “peace had returned” to Khorramshahr and an unspecified number of protesters had been arrested. It said some demonstrators carried firearms during the unrest.

    https://www.apnews.com/2f10cce5ce95439ebceb0ce124d6d401/Gunfire,-clashes-amid-Iran-protests-over-water-scarcity

  37. struth

    list of all the things banned by the Lib / Lab duopoly

    Choice of work wear.
    Greyhound racing.
    Over the counter pain killers.
    Free speech.
    Self defence.
    e-cigarettes.
    Land clearing.

    2 stroke motors.
    Buying overseas on the internet (just about)
    exporting sheep
    Catholicism…………………………….
    Brown eyes……………..
    Pressed hams are still before the courts, (it’s a technicality thing)

  38. Is vaping really banned? Or is it technically nicotine liquid that hasn’t been legislated for yet? I see lots of vapers and non-nicotine liquid on sale.

  39. JC

    And along with that mindset, of banning pretty much anything that moves, combine with wage rates set by the politburo you want to stop importing goods from China (import substitution) and set up Australia as a manufacturing power house. Is that right, Struth?

    Add banning coal fired power stations to that list.

  40. C.L

    Every day DL does not apologies will be votes in the bag.

    And it’s re-usable.

  41. stackja

    Extraordinary images of mysterious Mongolian fire ritual
    Mongolian Shamans or Buu, take part in a fire ritual meant to summon spirits to mark the period of the Summer Solstice in the grasslands outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Banned for 70 years under Communist rule, shamanism has seen a resurgence in Mongolia since 1992, when the ancient practice became protected by the country’s Constitution. Known as Tengerism, in which shamans channel ancestral spirits, it is widely regarded as Mongolia’s national religion and part of its indigenous identity. Shamans, it is believed, are chosen by their ancestral spirits to serve as a bridge to the living world; a conduit to provide healing, knowledge, and advice. Mongolia shamanism emerged from the grasslands thousands of years before Chinggis Khan founded the Mongol empire, and has evolved with rituals in worship of nature and “the eternal blue sky.” Modern-day shamans are more typically consulted for advice in business deals, illness, or personal difficulties. Shamans employ tools, including headdresses and mouth harps, to induce trances for the spirits to “use” their bodies and voices. While there are no official numbers, it is believed there are over 10,000 shamans in Mongolia, and many have formed unions, organizations, and collectives. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    photo linky

  42. struth

    The logies couldn’t draw the attention of one in 24 Aussies.

    The most open example of an industry suicide, ignorantly celebrated and aired on TV for us all to squeamishly gawk at, and some old public servant flying to Europe too lazy to kill himself, out rates them with world wide attention.

  43. stackja

    Most Australian voters believe ALP/MSM on wages/taxes.

  44. stackja

    Labor leader Shorten’s $6 billion plan for projects already happening
    Kylar Loussikian, Clarissa Bye, The Daily Telegraph
    July 2, 2018 5:44am
    Subscriber only

    HERALDED to his true believers as the “next Labor prime minister”, Bill Shorten yesterday pinned his election hopes on a $6 billion cash splash for Sydney — for projects­ already on their way.

    Trying to set a troubled fortnight of tax tensions aside, Mr Shorten attended the weekend’s NSW Labor Conference amid rousing applause­, “victory” raised arms and even awkward cuddles­ for small children.

    But his big-spending announcement­ had federal Cities Minister Paul Fletcher accusing him of “playing catch-up” — and wondering where the rest of the money was coming from.

    In front of a crowd of Labor faithful, Mr Shorten seemed to brush aside the tax cuts controversy and his “captain’s call” backflip after just three days. Instead, Mr Shorten accused the Turnbull government of “mouthing off about class war” and denied Labor was “a party fixated on class” but one of “a fair go for all”.

    He said 99.8 per cent of businesses would be better off under a Labor government, just days after announcing even small companies would face higher taxes under his repeal of the government’s scheduled tax cuts.

    Earlier, Labor president Wayne Swan urged the party to rally around Mr Shorten after his “honest­ error” of prematurely announcing a position on business tax cuts.

    “(Mr Shorten) announced it before it went to the full cabinet — that was the only error,” Mr Swan said.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    exporting sheep

    Be prepared for the death of the live trade. Alannah MacTiernan has decided she’s off to the Middle East to investigate the possibilities of expanding the trade in chilled and boxed mutton. That should put the mockers on the whole trade, live or otherwise.

  46. struth

    And along with that mindset, of banning pretty much anything that moves, combine with wage rates set by the politburo you want to stop importing goods from China (import substitution) and set up Australia as a manufacturing power house. Is that right, Struth?

    Nope, I just want Australia de shackled and able to compete.
    By the way, that will never happen I realise.
    As stated above, this is not the USA.

  47. Tom

    Struth, last night’s Logies was the fourth-most-watched show in Straya with 851,000 sets of eyeballs nationally, behind Seven News (boosted by the GayFL lead-in) 1.199 million; Nein News 1.054 million; and Seven’s House Rules, 915,000.

  48. cohenite

    Not wishing to provoke the usual Cat response to this activity, I cannot for the life of me see how a giraffe is a trophy target. I have seen many in the wild, both on walking and vehicle safaris. They are not hard to find or track, they sort of stand out. And most I have seen just stand there and stare at you, much like kangaroos do, when at a respectable distance. I have also tracked lion, buffalo and rhino on foot(with a camera)and that is a different matter entirely.

    People who shoot animals for personal satisfaction are weird. But the big animals of Africa are mainly killed by locals who resent said big animals destroying their crops or eating their herds and poachers who are tolerated by the locals for previous said reasons. If the locals had a vested interest in some doofus coming in and blowing away the occasional big animal for a vast sum then said locals would protect their vested interest and take a dim view of said poachers. I explain this to lefties who listen for 5 seconds and then disintegrate into hysteria.

  49. johanna

    Grant Denyer? Gold Logie? He has as much talent as Graham Kennedy’s right big toe.

    Sad.

    And they wonder why they are losing viewers, and money.

    Australian TV networks have completely lost their way. Apart from not very good reality shows, they have nothing to offer. If someone walked into their office and offered them the (then unreleased) Sopranos, they would dismiss it as not appealing to the right demographic, i.e. hipster millenials. That’s all they care about.

    I hope that they all go broke, soon, and that their bandwidth is made available to more deserving players.

  50. stackja

    Logies 2018: Winners, results and highlights from the award ceremony
    Colin Vickery, Jonathon Moran, Holly Byrnes, Kristy Symonds and Amy Price, News Corp Australia Network
    an hour ago

    A CHANGE of state and date did little to halt the slide in the TV Week Logie Awards, which was sensationally beaten by Seven’s House Rules last night.

    Early figures have Aussie television’s night of nights, held at The Star Gold Coast, averaging

    851,000 viewers across the five capital cities. The arrivals averaged 840,000.

    The fact that such an expensive and high profile event couldn’t crack one million viewers should be a concern for Nine.

    That House Rules was the highest rating entertainment show of the night, with 915,000 viewers across the capitals, will rub salt into the wound.

    Last year’s Logies, hosted in Melbourne in April, averaged 972,000 viewers and the Logie Awards Arrivals averaged 864,000.

    In 2016, the Logies averaged 1.019 million and the Arrivals averaged 1.050 million so the downward trend is clear.

  51. Eddystone

    So far as I can see, the media are reporting Leyonjhelm’s comments but not SHY’s “all men are rapists” comment that kicked it off.

  52. stackja

    James Weir recaps the inexcusable mess of the Logies 2018
    James Weir, news.com.au
    July 2, 2018 8:31am

    REINFORCING long-held opinion the Logies is nothing but a joke, Grant Denyer has won because of a joke, with the former Family Feud host taking home gold and robbing industry legends Tracy Grimshaw and Amanda Keller in the process.

    As Australia wakes up to the news — because we usually fall asleep around the In Memoriam PowerPoint presentation — we’re shocked. Mildly. Mainly we’re shocked that we’re even giving the results a lick of thought. It’s very confronting.

    We’ve never once cared about the annual awards. We always roll our eyes and treat it with the same amount of seriousness we give to the relationship of Julian Assange and Pamela Anderson. After all, the ceremony’s a joke and the winners are decided by old ladies who read TV Week.

    Still, each year we go along for the ride and eat Pods and tweet about Richard Wilkins’ hair and then fall asleep on the couch with the lights on.

    But shock has come because none of us predicted a sarcastic online campaign would derail the already-questionable voting process and see Grant Denyer crowned Gold Logie winner even after his show was axed due to poor ratings.

  53. .

    851,000 sets of eyeballs

    …and each one of them has a craving for brains, but they can be put back in the grave by shotgun or reciting verata klaatu nektu.

  54. RobK

    list of all the things banned by the Lib / Lab duopoly

    …….includes less efficient leaf blowers and whipper -snippers.
    …… The worlds most safe & efficient refrigerant gases like freon.

  55. .

    After all, the ceremony’s a joke and the winners are decided by old ladies who read TV Week.

    LOL. Who on earth still reads TV Week?

    Still, each year we go along for the ride and eat Pods and tweet about Richard Wilkins’ hair and then fall asleep on the couch with the lights on.

    Hopefully, Tide Pods.

    But shock has come because none of us predicted a sarcastic online campaign would derail the already-questionable voting process and see Grant Denyer crowned Gold Logie winner even after his show was axed due to poor ratings.

    Potatoes voting for sweet corn.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    Be prepared for the death of the live trade. Alannah MacTiernan has decided she’s off to the Middle East to investigate the possibilities of expanding the trade in chilled and boxed mutton. 

    I would strongly advise Alannah against raising the issue of mutton.

  57. struth

    robbing industry legends Tracy Grimshaw and Amanda Keller in the process.

    I think the writer lost all credibility in the very first paragraph.

  58. .

    Malcolm Turnbull banned his frontbenchers from having sex unless they were married or something stupid?

  59. JC

    Mexico has been growing at 2.5% for ~20 years or so, principally because the economy is a shackled mess and anti-commerce. It’s half that of other developing countries. Today, they’re electing a leftist with large majority support, thereby ensuring an economy on the skids.

    Outstanding.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-01/mexico-heads-to-polls-with-leftist-on-brink-of-historic-victory

    That wall better go up quick smart.

  60. struth

    Electricity for the fluroturdball replacement globes.

  61. struth

    Rape…….
    They banned that too………………………

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would strongly advise Alannah against raising the issue of mutton.

    Harsh, but fair. I’m also assuming the liquor cabinet will be locked, on the trip over.

  63. Boambee John

    Zulu

    I’m still pushing for “hyena.”

    Feel free to use it, we need an extensive vocabulary to penetrate the rhinoceros like hides of the fascist left!

  64. .

    I have the suspicion that PEMEX and a lack of law and order are the main things holding Mexico back.

    On paper, they have a lot of opportunities.

  65. struth

    Although, banning rap ing that I don’t really mind.
    I was sick of the way white men were rap ing and pillaging everywhere.
    And let’s face it, I know all you white guys like me secretly admit it.
    All that ra ping gets dam tiring after a while.
    I was getting too tired, and I don’t mind admitting it.
    There are new groups enthusiastically taking over our cultural heritage encouraged responsibilities.

  66. Rae

    Is vaping really banned? Or is it technically nicotine liquid that hasn’t been legislated for yet? I see lots of vapers and non-nicotine liquid on sale.

    Not banned. Same restrictions on use as tobacco smoking.

  67. RobK

    Various insecticides, herbicides and nuclear power.

  68. struth

    Now they’ve banned ra ping and I’ve stopped, all I feel like doing is laying back and having a smoke……….

    But who can afford that sort of luxury.

    We used to be able to afford smokes when we were younger

    but you tell the young people today, and they just doooooon’t believe you.

  69. RobK

    Over -the-counter codiene medications.

  70. johanna

    Just watching a superb Rod Serling show from the 1950s It is easy to see how this became a blueprint for Mad Men.

  71. Bruce in WA

    verata klaatu nektu

    Please, for the sake of accuracy:

    “Klaatu barada nikto” is the correct phrase to stop Gort from destroying the Earth.

    😀

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Over -the-counter codiene medications.

    Nanny State at it’s finest.

  73. stackja

    Mexico has PRI to thank for all its various whatever.

  74. Boambee John

    OSC at 1059

    Suncorp, since Brandy’s case in the High Court, has no legal obligation to pay the HRC “penalty”.

    If the HRC wants Suncorp to pay, it has to take Suncorp to a real court, with rules of evidence, cross examination and other such niceties.

  75. Dr Faustus

    The bridge was a truss design for box rigidity…

    Whether supported by cables or not = contradiction in terms.

    That is incorrect. And it is not what your linked article says.

    The bridge deck was lifted in one piece to avoid the need to put working support across the highway.
    The linked article discusses this.

    Whatever it is you do, it’s a good job it’s not engineering.

  76. stackja

    Bruce in WA
    #2752163, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Pat Neal to the rescue.

  77. mizaris

    Mooning banned in Yarragrad

  78. Confused Old Misfit

    If the HRC wants Suncorp to pay, it has to take Suncorp to a real court, with rules of evidence, cross examination and other such niceties.

    A small mercy. Nevertheless, on for which we may be thankful.

  79. stackja

    mizaris
    #2752172, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Mooning banned in Yarragrad

    Black face allowed to run rampant.

  80. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mexico has been growing at 2.5% for ~20 years or so, principally because the economy is a shackled mess and anti-commerce. It’s half that of other developing countries. Today, they’re electing a leftist with large majority support, thereby ensuring an economy on the skids.

    Leftism breeds a bigger kick of leftism. It has to get really bad before there’s a reaction in the other direction, if you’re lucky. It’s why I don’t hope for a Shorten victory. It could just start a longer quicker decline. I think Malcolm will limp in anyway, I hope with a limping majority of only two or three (rather than the current crucial one that is called Malcolm) that allows him to be dumped on climatic grounds.

  81. johanna

    RobK
    #2752161, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Over -the-counter codiene medications.

    Don’t get me started on that. Now, taxpayers have to cough up so that I can get my anti-inflammatories with a judicious dose of painkiller. Works a treat.

    And, don’t get me started either on pharmacy staff who apparently now have degrees in medicine and see fit to interrogate customers, in public, about their prescriptions. Recently, I went to the chemist with a batch of 3 scripts, one of them being for blood pressure.

    I came back after doing my shopping to find that some numpty had halted dispensing, because I had filled a previous prescription nine days before.

    Either blood pressure drugs are saleable, or I am senile. Neither is true. Either way, what business is it of theirs?

    Pharmacists are fast muscling in to patrol our lives.

  82. stackja

    Lionel Murphy left quite a legacy.

  83. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not wishing to provoke the usual Cat response to this activity, I cannot for the life of me see how a giraffe is a trophy target.

    Talk to Arky for five minutes.
    Then try again.

  84. Boambee John

    mizaris
    #2752172, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Mooning banned in Yarragrad

    I think someone mentioned the ban on brown eyes up thread!

  85. Stimpson J. Cat

    They aren’t just running out of water. They’re literally running out of drinking water.

    This is exactly what happens when you let Women drive.
    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  86. Myrddin Seren

    ….none of us predicted a sarcastic online campaign would derail the already-questionable voting process and see Grant Denyer crowned Gold Logie winner even after his show was axed due to poor ratings.

    Could be shit-posters, but I prefer to blame the Wussians for this.

    We must immediately launch an inquiry into any and all interactions Grant Denyer has had with Wussians in the last 12 months. This is how Putin tears a society apart.

    Poor Tracey Grimshaw – nothing to console her but her bottle of tequila. Reminds me of another lady who missed out bigly on a crucial vote ? It’ll come to me. Skol !

  87. Atoms for Peace

    What did the QLD government pony up to host the Logies ? The Vics were forking out about a million a year I believe..

  88. JC

    I’ve softened a little on the female driving ban, Stimson.

    Married women (only) would be allowed to drive young kids to and from school. They would also be allowed to go food shopping. Roads would have to be designated.

    You don’t want to be a total saudi about it.

  89. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He said 99.8 per cent of businesses would be better off under a Labor government, just days after announcing even small companies would face higher taxes under his repeal of the government’s scheduled tax cuts.

    read my lips no new taxes

  90. JC

    Kevin Baker in Harpers thinks NYC is too boring now. Wants it to go back to the 70s high crime era when it was much more interesting.
    https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/
    Drudge

  91. John Constantine

    Banned parking at the MCG for the big events.

  92. Snoopy

    You don’t want to be a total saudi about it.

    Fine then. Limit their driving to acting as dedicated drivers to their men folk.

  93. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mexico has been growing at 2.5% for ~20 years or so, principally because the economy is a shackled mess and anti-commerce.

    They do have some innovative methods of reducing the numbers of politicians though JC.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    It pisses me off no end that we have legislation such as Australian Privacy Principles ( cost a pretty penny to pen no doubt ) that can be observed in the breach with a lot of health transactions

    Unless you put everyone in a cone of silence when discussing health matters in a waiting room etc, you’re probably breaking a law. Good ol’ Straya.

  95. Myrddin Seren

    Battle of the Singlet Bags.

    From Bruce over the page:

    Many shoppers told news.com.au via Twitter that they supported the ban, with one posting: “Reducing our carbon footprint is extremely important”

    Ordinary people are not using Twitter to signal consumer preferences. So these are activists seized upon by the degree-accredited journos at News, so they can keep banging away at their desks and not go out and interview actual Deplorables.

    From Fewfacts:

    A survey of 12,500 Woolies customers found 74.7 per cent in favour of removing the grey plastic bags from stores, and just 14.8 per cent against.

    Can we see this wondrous survey ?

    This is all I can find

    Woolworths Voice of Customer Program, May 2018, n=12,500, Question: Please indicate if you support Woolworths’ move to remove single-use plastic bags (grey bags) from their stores.

    The decision was announced last year. Woolies commissions a ‘survey’ to give them the answer they want in May this year to push the agenda. No idea on the methodology but one suspects a large component was from the email mailing list for Planet Ark – who featured prominently in recent Woolies PR.

    Key Finding: Ignore Deplorables at all costs.

    The bags were “just the start of the journey”, with the company looking at 80-odd initiatives to reduce plastic packaging, he said.

    The return of stoneware jars and tin food containers is not far off.

  96. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fine then. Limit their driving to acting as dedicated drivers to their men folk.

    The men don’t drink.
    They literally don’t need them to drive them anywhere, and they don’t need the girls to drive to the shops to buy more dresses that they don’t get to wear in public.

    It’s a mistake.

    I understand they want to emulate the West, but this kind of behaviour leads to rampant lesbianism and should not be encouraged.

  97. H B Bear

    Kevin Baker in Harpers thinks NYC is too boring now. Wants it to go back to the 70s high crime era when it was much more interesting.

    This sounds great until you get shot. If he wants excitement move to San Francisco and walk barefoot through the streets.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Be honest.
    Women driving is the slippery slope that ends in abortion.

  99. Myrddin Seren

    He said 99.8 per cent of businesses would be better off under a Labor government

    Here we go. The State will control the means of production and distribution. Veneztralia here we come.

  100. johanna

    OK, aplogies, my youtube was in and out last night, and I missed Ingrid Bergman.

    But, really, number 37? Over and above the homely Ginger Rogers? Sheesh!

  101. EvilElvis

    The fact that such an expensive and high profile event couldn’t crack one million viewers should be a concern for Nine.

    And that’s with mass cross channel appeal and continued propaganda, sorry, promotion from the Women’s Day and No Idea crowds. Sad.

  102. Myrddin Seren

    Socialist water distribution.

    It is not just the Mullahs and IRGC in Iran that have screwed the water pooch.

    The Chavistas in Venezuela have moved from starving the population in to submission to putting their jackboots on the dwindling water supply. That should limit future street protests to a few days before people give up for lack of water.

    Venezuela’s military has come to oversee the desperate and lucrative water trade as reservoirs empty, broken pipes flood neighborhoods and overwhelmed personnel walk out. Seven major access points in the capital of 5.5 million people are now run by soldiers or police, who also took total control of all public and private water trucks. Unofficially, soldiers direct where drivers deliver — and make them give away the goods at favored addresses.

  103. So far;

    1. Plastic bags
    2. Cigarette packaging
    3. Lightbulbs
    4. Live exports of cattle
    5. BottleO’s opening after 10.30pm (NSW)
    6. Greyhound Racing (NSW only?)
    7. Free Speech
    8. Tasers / Mace for self-defence
    9. Land clearing
    10. Two-stroke motors
    11. Coal fired power stations
    12. Freon in fridges
    13. Over -the-counter codeine medications
    14. Mooning (VIC)
    15. Shots, doubles or pre-mixed drinks after midnight (NSW)

    85 more to go. Serious one’s only please.

  104. H B Bear

    The Chavistas in Venezuela have moved from starving the population in to submission to putting their jackboots on the dwindling water supply.

    How are you supposed to boil your flamingo? This is really going to impact sales of my Cooking for Socialists cookbook.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    I came back after doing my shopping to find that some numpty had halted dispensing, because I had filled a previous prescription nine days before.

    Tell them you are travelling overseas for six weeks and need an advance prescription.

  106. Mitch M.

    Yeah, no. Moonfaces naughtiness was trying make a joke about what Graham Kennedy was doing to nurture new talent behind a locked door.

    It is across the board. Yesterday I watched a British program on race. The host makes many interesting comments how he once was a government representative for equality but came to appreciate that political correctness was preventing solutions and hiding plain facts with the result being that solutions were being denied to the very people so much in need of solutions for community violence, organized crime, drug addiction. It is now a huge mess and will take years if not decades to unravel..

    Things we wont say about race that are true

  107. johanna

    Leigh Lowe
    #2752202, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I came back after doing my shopping to find that some numpty had halted dispensing, because I had filled a previous prescription nine days before.

    Tell them you are travelling overseas for six weeks and need an advance prescription.

    You have missed the point.

    Why should I have to explain to a shop assistant, in public, to get a script filled?

  108. Baldrick

    85 more to go. Serious one’s only please.

    Vamping in public
    Cash payments over $10,000
    Plastic straws
    Party balloons

  109. C.L

    I think Trump must be financing the Mexican communist’s campaign.
    His victory will be gold for Trump.

  110. Chris

    New York is still pretty f$cking wild –
    Father Chops off Hands of Teen Who Raped His Baby After Judge Refuses to Convict

    Proof that decency is not dead

  111. Baldrick

    85 more to go. Serious one’s only please.

    Smoking in gaol.

  112. Fisky

    Mexico was always a communist country antagonistic to the US, even under the phony “conservative” Vicente Fox. Now all pretenses are done away with, and there can be no denying there is a hostile power on the southern border.

  113. littledozer

    Vamping in public
    Cash payments over $10,000
    Plastic straws
    Party balloons

    Online poker
    In-Play betting for all bookmakers online

  114. C.L

    Morals campaigner and “comedian” Ben Pobjie condemns Burt Newton:

    It’s possible Newton thought he was injecting a bit of topical satire into the night, skewering the shameful practices of the past. More likely, as he was speaking of his beloved old colleagues, he was oblivious to the current showbiz climate and blithely sailed through his material without a care for context.

    Either way, in 2018, the joke fell flat, as mentions of powerful male entertainers abusing their power for sexual favours cut a little too close to the bone to be met with matey chuckles.

    Newton also (understandably) raised a few hackles by describing himself as a “poof”, as if he got his script from a time capsule buried by the cast of Are You Being Served?

    He hit the trifecta of insults with a supremely dodgy reference to Waleed Aly’s wife Susan converting to Islam for him (she didn’t, for what it’s worth).

    ABC Online.

  115. Fisky

    Oh dear, another dishonest NeverTrumper is found out. Jennifer Rubin, who called for Roe v. Wade to be repealed, is now demanding that the Senate delay Trump’s SCOTUS pick…because it will lead to abortion being criminalised! These people are such liars, have they ever been sincere about anything???

    John McCormack

    @McCormackJohn
    Jun 29

    More
    John McCormack Retweeted Jennifer Rubin
    7 years ago: @JRubinBlogger “thinks Roe v. Wade should be ‘repealed’ as legal folly” https://www.politico.com/story/2011/10/perrys-nightmare-wapos-rubin-066854?o=1
    John McCormack added,

    Jennifer Rubin
    Verified account

    @JRubinBlogger
    Collins and Murkowski must understand that a vote to confirm Kennedy’s replacement is a vote to criminalize abortion, to be blunt https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2018/06/28/kennedys-replacement-what-options-do-democrats-have/

  116. Baldrick

    Sugary drinks in hospitals (NSW)
    Online lottery – Lottoland
    Hunting trophy imports

  117. JC

    Johanna
    Have you ever been diagnosed on the autism spectrum? You’ve been on this starlet pic thing for the past two days. It’s dead now.

    To use your argument rules … who the hell are you to be judging anyone’s looks, especially beautiful women. You wouldn’t be allowed to shine their shoes. STFU.

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    Halfway through the new Thomas Sowell !!!
    Genuine interest in Economics –
    Confirmed!!!

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Kevin Baker in Harpers thinks NYC is too boring now. Wants it to go back to the 70s high crime era when it was much more interesting.

    Not an uncommon sentiment from lefties who don’t actually get down and dirty in the first place.
    Reminds me of the “erudite sports journalists” from the Age and ABC who bemoan the “soulless corporatised stadiums with their fast food outlets and cavernous concrete walkways” and long for the “communidy atmosphere” of the old suburban VFL grounds in the 1970’s.
    They evoke images of working class men in gabardine overcoats drinking moderately from a single long-neck they brought into the ground in their Gladstone bag whilst trading witty repartee with opposition supporters.
    The truth – which these ‘journos’ never saw from their heated commentary boxes with the free catering – was intensely overcrowded standing room only terraces , with stinking and overflowing urinals (which a good proportion of patrons didn’t bother pissing into anyway) and the ability to draw a punch in the back of the head for not much more than a sideways glance.
    Try wearing anything but black and white to Victoria Park back then.
    Not shitloads of bonhomie and good humour from the Carringbush supporters, let me tell you.
    But, hey, the narrative …

  120. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Herr Merkel in deep trouble after the resignation of the Interior Minister over the immigration invasion.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh dear, another dishonest NeverTrumper is found out.

    Little Benny vs Bill “Black Chicks” Maher.

  122. C.L

    Welcome to Australia, Matt – it’s the new Iran:

    He is required to be fit as a fiddle for energetic roles in high-octane movies such as The Bourne Identity.

    But on Saturday, Matt Damon, 47, was seen puffing on a cigarette and chugging down a beer alongside radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli and friends, while spending time on the Gold Coast, Queensland.


    That’s a bit naughty! Matt Damon puffs away on a cigarette
    .

  123. Cactus

    Mr Rusty – for your list

    1) The ability to build a home without a water tank
    2) The ability to install a shower without water-limiting devices
    3) Driving within 2-3m (however many) of a bicycle in a bike lane
    4) collecting fallen firewood from the ground in forests

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    Burt Newton is the edgiest comedian in Australia.

    In 2018.

    What a f$cking world.

  125. Rae

    Whatever it is you do, it’s a good job it’s not engineering.

    ROFL

    The bridge was a truss design for box rigidity…

    Whether supported by cables or not = contradiction in terms.

    Your bolded comment makes no sense. I said it had to be supported by the tower and tensioned cables, and temporarily supported until then.

    That is incorrect. And it is not what your linked article says.

    The bridge deck was lifted in one piece to avoid the need to put working support across the highway.
    The linked article discusses this.

    No, it does not. The more you write, the more incorrect you become. What you originally said was:

    Avoiding the use of temporary support during construction was one of the major design objectives.

    Happy for you to show me where the linked article says so.

  126. Dr Faustus

    85 more to go. Serious one’s only please.

    Internet shopping

  127. Cactus

    Re: the Logies. Seriously 800-900 people watched it?
    I just cant think of any reason to watch that. And I sometime enjoy watching reality TV and other mindless things to unwind and stop thinking after a long day. I just don’t understand why anyone would sit down, settle in and watch the Logies. Ditto for all award shows. How can that many people (1 in 24 or so?) think it is a reasonable form of entertainment. I just don’t get it.

  128. littledozer

    The Australian Christian Lobby has called on Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones to clarify confusion caused by departmental bureaucrats banning children from talking about Jesus in the playground.

    Banned second hand imports of cars into Australia that was a good 1, idiots

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh God no.

    Grigs Bridge Battles again.

  130. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Just when you think all good has been extinguished from the world, you discover The Falkland Islands has a twitter account that posted this:

    Falkland Islands

    @falklands_utd
    Jun 30

    Don’t cry 4-3 Argentina

    https://twitter.com/falklands_utd/status/1013093659527565313

  131. johanna

    Yup, to-ing-and fro-ing about this weeks’s poll figures is much more meaningful than discussing culture.

    Reminds me of the old Griks and Eyeties spending their days arguing about politics and football, over coffee.

  132. Percy Popinjay

    Rusty – importing vintage and classic cars has also been banned. In addition, new emissions standards introduced by Dame Edna Turnbull effectively renders all current cars illegal (e.g. my current car could no longer be imported).

  133. Percy Popinjay

    collecting fallen firewood from the ground in forests

    Yes, really.

  134. v_maet

    QLD Labor and Federal Libs banned the placement of dredged material in the great barrier reef world heritage area.

    QLD Gov just banned plastic bags from the shops.

  135. littledozer

    Most states ban fracking and In Vic we have banned land extraction of natural gas

  136. Cactus

    The regulations in NSW have effectively banned standard Unleaded fuel from some Servo’s. I don’t know the details, but you need to have E10 available at all servo’s and a certain % of fuel sold needs to be E10.

  137. egg_

    Grant Denyer won a Gold Logie!

    Full size or Mini-me edition?

  138. Cactus

    Mr Rusty – you also need something for smoking. It is banned in all sorts of places and situations. Near food. At sporting grounds. I think I even saw a sign at a golf course where some holes are smoke free. That might be the idiots at the club tho.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Falkland Islands

    @falklands_utd
    Jun 30

    Don’t cry 4-3 Argentina

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    But if a comedy writer came up with that line it would be sunk faster than the General Belgrano because cultural sensitivity and don’t mention the war.

  140. v_maet

    Cactus:

    The ban on regular unleaded is due to the fact that you have to have E10 available and most fuel stations only have 5 storage tanks.

    So they can only hold LPG, Diesel, 98, 95 (or 91) because they are forced to sell E10.
    Luckily in QLD there were a few resourceful petrol stations that gave up 95 to sell 91.

  141. johanna

    JC
    #2752218, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Johanna
    Have you ever been diagnosed on the autism spectrum? You’ve been on this starlet pic thing for the past two days. It’s dead now.

    To use your argument rules … who the hell are you to be judging anyone’s looks, especially beautiful women. You wouldn’t be allowed to shine their shoes. STFU.

    Heh, I’ve got the earworm into your brain.

    Thing is, compared to the average contributor here, you are not that bright.

    So, piss off and persecute some Asian takeaway joint for a couple of bucks, as you have done previously.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Cactus

    #2752229, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Re: the Logies. Seriously 800-900 people watched it?

    Can’t figure it out.
    Most people do self harm and head to emergency rather than attend their own kids high school speech night.
    Fuck knows why you’d watch it voluntarily.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Australian Christian Lobby has called on Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones to clarify confusion caused by departmental bureaucrats banning children from talking about Jesus in the playground.

    Can I just say to all my fellow Catallaxy parents with Ethnic looking kids or White looking kids, make sure you teach them to yell “Allah Akbar!! ” as they are running around the schoolyard.

    Trust me on this.

  144. H B Bear

    One can understand the affinity the UK has for the Falklands. It must be reassuring to think that somewhere out there is an even smaller, wetter island than yours.

  145. Confused Old Misfit

    Banned:
    Using coal to generate electricity in South Australia.
    Using nuclear power to generate electricity in Australia.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    collecting fallen firewood from the ground in forests

    I think you are allowed to if you use an electric chainsaw.

  147. H B Bear

    Please, the preferred JC insult is to tell him to go iron his jeans. Or, more correctly, to take his jeans over to his mother’s house so she can do it.

  148. Exit Stage Right

    Mr Rusty,

    Tree removal on your own property as distinct from land clearing. Amazing number of regulations state by state, council by council. Registers, permits, tree significance, heritage, size, terms of registration of the remover etc, etc.

  149. Snoopy

    Rusty – importing vintage and classic cars has also been banned.

    Is that so? If so it’s a small mercy as the xunts were tearing them apart looking for the debil debil asbestos. To add insult to injury, the importer was bilked for this vandalism.

  150. Farmer Gez

    New York is still pretty f$cking wild –
    Father Chops off Hands of Teen Who Raped His Baby After Judge Refuses to Convict

    It may well be, but this happened in the Punjab.
    Speaking of f$cked, Leyonhjelm is well and truly after he hinted that SHY liked to put it out.
    Barry Hall is not the only member of the We’re on Air Stupid club.

  151. Mater

    Leigh Lowe
    #2752250, posted on July 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    collecting fallen firewood from the ground in forests

    I think you are allowed to if you use an electric chainsaw.

    Typical. They’re always pandering to the LGBT community!

  152. JC

    Stop it with the hurt lil’ woman, as no one buys it, you slob. Again, you ought to be the last person judging looks of gorgeous gals. You’re not in that category.
    As I said, I’m applying your argument rules , fatso.

    “Culture”?

    You’re as cultured as the next frightbat. stfu and stop annoying me.

  153. Mother Lode

    From the Oz. Hell hath no fury like a bloated Sea-Whale instructed to take her self-righteous outrage and shove it.

    She calls all men rapists and they are supposed to just suck it up.

    DL tells her to stop shagging rapists and she is all hurty-feely.

    He then modifies his remark to encourage her to shag rapists and her hurty-feels get hurty-feely.

    What a ludicrous self-absorbed wall of flesh.

  154. Percy Popinjay

    the debil debil asbestos

    oops – not banned but now almost impossible to import, thanks to monumental imbeciles.

  155. rickw

    Senator Hanson-Young also called for Senator Leyonhjelm to resign, as Tony Abbott joined calls for him to apologise for his remarks.

    Now we know that DL is absolutely over target.

  156. littledozer

    Ban on ivory
    Ban on codeine over the counter
    Trying to ban Kaspersky
    Ban on alcohol advertising on public transport
    Ban on nuclear
    Turnbull banned MP’s from rooting the help
    Ban on Ayres rock 2019
    Ban on smacking kids

  157. Confused Old Misfit

    We putting bets on whether he will apologize?

    I’d like to take Never but I’d better not.
    10days

  158. Percy Popinjay

    FFS – an excerpt from the link on the debil debil asbestos:

    An example of asbestos costing a collector dear is that of Terry Healy. Importing a Ford Mustang and Shelby GT 350 to Australia, he faced costs of $15,000 for extensive asbestos testing of both vehicles, and then faced a further bill of $12,00 to repair damage. Parts of the cars found to contain asbestos included brake pads, brake shoes, and gaskets, meaning they had to be replaced and the damage rectified. Other collectors have reported that asbestos tests have almost added up to the value of the car that they’ve imported, effectively wiping out any profit they might make.

  159. struth

    If we got serious about the Bans list, it would be goods to get out there on the internet.

    Banned smoking in outside areas (near bus stops etc)

    Banned purchasing alcohol without ID (NT)
    Banned purchasing different types of alcohol from sale during certain times of the day.(NT)
    Banned alcohol from being sold in shops like supermarkets and corner stores where it’s available everywhere else in the world alcohol is sold.
    Banned purchasing land and living on it how you wish (Such as in a mobile home or small cabin) and sometimes proof of building a home and plans submitted now makes no difference.
    Banning being able to walk from your back door into your backyard swimming pool in your childless home, for the sake of child safety who never go there.
    Banning choice of type of fence that must be built.
    Banning drone flying without accreditation.

  160. JC

    Heh, I’ve got the earworm into your brain.

    Thing is, compared to the average contributor here, you are not that bright.

    So, piss off and persecute some Asian takeaway joint for a couple of bucks, as you have done previously.

    Judging again? The taxeater is passing judgement again. White trash is too good a description for you . As David L said to that other frightbat
    Fuck off.

  161. egg_

    Avoiding the use of temporary support during construction was one of the major design objectives.

    +1

    “Instant bridge” was the product name and also a course at the FIU, to deny this is insane.
    The “stay cable” look is false also, they’re hollow tubes and not load bearing.
    A pretensioned rod in one of the truss elements blew out during post tensioning.
    Said rods in this area were close to their design limits.
    A temporary support of the bridge deck may have saved some lives, but maybe not all.

  162. rickw

    1. Plastic bags
    2. Cigarette packaging
    3. Lightbulbs
    4. Live exports of cattle
    5. BottleO’s opening after 10.30pm (NSW)
    6. Greyhound Racing (NSW only?)
    7. Free Speech
    8. Tasers / Mace for self-defence
    9. Land clearing
    10. Two-stroke motors
    11. Coal fired power stations
    12. Freon in fridges
    13. Over -the-counter codeine medications
    14. Mooning (VIC)
    15. Shots, doubles or pre-mixed drinks after midnight (NSW)
    16. Pistols with a barrel length of less than 100mm
    17. Semi-Automatic shotguns.
    18. Semi-Automatic rifles.

  163. Stimpson J. Cat

    Leyonhjelm could be doing serious politics like writing his new Parliament Christmas Song,
    but no, he’s insulting The Raven.

    Just Outrageous.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    After Big Bad Bustling Barry’s fauxpas at the faux-footy, what did Big Bad Bustling Bert say at the TV speech night?

  165. Percy Popinjay

    If Graegooglery offers to build or sell you a bridge, tell him you’re bridgeophobic and then head off immediately in the opposite direction.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    If Graegooglery offers to build or sell you a bridge, tell him you’re bridgeophobic and then head off immediately in the opposite direction.

    … walking around the bridge if it should be in your path.

  167. struth

    “Having made a tacky comment, the bloke should apologise,” Mr Abbott told Radio 2GB this morning.

    “All of us I suppose get carried away but when you make a mistake, fix it. Fix it as fast as you can.

    “Leyonhjelm goes on Sky on the weekend and in a very smug and self-righteous way repeats the damn thing.”

    If anyone ever states that Tony Abbort has learned his lesson, here you have the snivelling coward at his same old same old pitiful self.
    He has learned nothing.
    DL, this comment by this failure is proof that you should stand your ground.

    This is going to get worse.
    This has nothing to do with the comment and everything with the left needing to own you and the narrative.
    You’re about to get a free ride to Trump land.
    Now fix up your dangerously dopey immigration policies and ride this one home.
    You’ve been given a gift, or you’ve watched Trump.
    We know Bernardi was watching Trump, even wearing the hat, but like all Libs and ex Libs, couldn’t fight their way out of a wet single use shopping bag.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2752183, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve softened a little on the female driving ban, Stimson.

    Married women (only) would be allowed to drive young kids to and from school. They would also be allowed to go food shopping. Roads would have to be designated.

    Give yourself an uppercut, JC.
    Women driving is the thin end of the slippery slope.

  169. johanna

    Percy Popinjay
    #2752235, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    collecting fallen firewood from the ground in forests

    Yes, really.

    I will restate something from before.

    Friends had a 20 acre property just outside Canberra, maaybe more, they were not allowed to remove any trees

    Next up, huge bushfires,

  170. struth

    Banning being able to walk from your back door into your backyard swimming pool in your childless home, without going through an expansive pool fence for the sake of child safety who never go there.

  171. Some History

    Mr Rusty – you also need something for smoking.

    Smoking banned

    – indoors – hospitality venues

    – outdoors – hospitality venues

    – outdoors – parks

    – outdoors – beaches

    – outdoors – universities

    – apartment – balconies

    – apartments – all indoors

    – apartments – outdoors

    – prisons – indoors

    – prisons – outdoors

    – hospitals – indoors

    – hospitals – outdoors

    – mental health facilities – indoors

    – mental health facilities – outdoors

    – nursing home apartments – indoors

    – nursing home apartments – outdoors

    – outdoor – bus/tram stops

    – outdoor – train stations

    – outdoor – playgrounds

    – outdoor – school entrances

    – vehicles with The Children™ present

  172. Percy Popinjay

    BTW, the Oz piece on Sarah Sea-Whale’s never ending self righteous outrage doesn’t allow comments.

    Funny, that.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Leyenholm decided to be a burr under Abbott’s saddle as soon as he got elected and ended up being part of the unrepresentative swill that delivered Maocolm Trumble the Lodge.
    So Abbott is giving him a bit of good old fashioned pay-back.
    Not unexpected.

  174. struth

    I’ve banned everything, man.

    The politicians song.

    To the tune of I’ve been everywhere man.

  175. struth

    QLD bans unlocked cars.

  176. struth

    Ban on white people entering aboriginal land.

  177. struth

    If this as an Abbort payback, I rest my case.
    A fucking defeated wimp.

  178. Tel

    The “stay cable” look is false also, they’re hollow tubes and not load bearing.

    I have read the same on various reports, but just think about how deeply retarded that whole concept really is… you build a bridge to pretend to be some other type of bridge (badly) because you want it to look like the other type of bridge but you can’t be arsed building a proper cable stay bridge.

    It’s mind boggling stupidity. Kind of doing something dumb for the sake of proving you can get away with it… and then not getting away with it. It’s on a level with, “Hold my beer and watch this!” for bridge builders.

  179. Roger

    ABC RN frothing at the mouth over Senator Leyonhjelm.

    No mention of Hanson-Young’s offensive comment that drew forth his remark.

  180. Fat Tony

    85 more to go. Serious one’s only please.

    Under 18, carrying a can of spry paint in public (NSW – up to 6 months gaol)

  181. Fat Tony

    that would be spray paint….

  182. .

    Importing a Ford Mustang and Shelby GT 350 to Australia, he faced costs of $15,000 for extensive asbestos testing of both vehicles, and then faced a further bill of $12,00 to repair damage.

    This is beyond parody.

    rickw
    #2752262, posted on July 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    Senator Hanson-Young also called for Senator Leyonhjelm to resign, as Tony Abbott joined calls for him to apologise for his remarks.

    Now we know that DL is absolutely over target.

    Yeah right. He’s going to resign? Maybe she should resign for insinuating that “all men are rapists”.

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2752220, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Halfway through the new Thomas Sowell !!!
    Genuine interest in Economics –
    Confirmed!!!

    Great to see. If you ever have the time and want to punish yourself, read Mises’ Human Action.

    johanna
    #2752176, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:54 am
    RobK
    #2752161, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Over -the-counter codiene medications.

    Don’t get me started on that. Now, taxpayers have to cough up so that I can get my anti-inflammatories with a judicious dose of painkiller. Works a treat.

    That campaign was basically one loser being a serial pest on talkback.

    What a country!

    Tanning beds are another banned item in the last decade or thereabouts. Maybe back from 2007.

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hands Up who believes this Wamen?

    Susan Rice
    @AmbassadorRice
    Folks, this is huge, if true: NK has a secret, third nuclear facility. They have been hiding it. The US intell community knows about it. And Trump is saying the nuclear problem is solved.

    2.17AM July 1

  184. Chris

    1. Plastic bags
    2. Cigarette packaging
    3. Lightbulbs
    4. Live exports of cattle
    5. BottleO’s opening after 10.30pm (NSW)
    6. Greyhound Racing (NSW only?)
    7. Free Speech
    8. Tasers / Mace for self-defence
    9. Land clearing
    10. Two-stroke motors
    11. Coal fired power stations
    12. Freon in fridges
    13. Over -the-counter codeine medications
    14. Mooning (VIC)
    15. Shots, doubles or pre-mixed drinks after midnight (NSW)
    16. Pistols with a barrel length of less than 100mm
    17. Semi-Automatic shotguns.
    18. Semi-Automatic rifles.

    Free speech
    Using Australia Post to move guns between dealers (WA only)
    Riding on the back of a ute
    Guns that look ‘scary’ to journalists, for looks alone
    Multitools and retractable knives (whoops, thats worksites of mining companies)
    Possession of alcohol on worksites (whoops, thats worksites of mining companies)
    Campfires (whoops, thats worksites in exploration)

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Lleyeholm is a fucking idiot.
    He spent a good part of his first year in Canberra whispering in the ear of any journo who would listen any scuttlebutt he could about Abbott.
    He and the other 500 vote fuckwits in the Senate basically killed off the mildest chance of spending control, so if he cops a bit of heat now, stiff shit.

  186. Chris

    Selling anything like markers or spray paint to under18s even if they are art students.

  187. .

    Importing a Ford Mustang and Shelby GT 350 to Australia, he faced costs of $15,000 for extensive asbestos testing of both vehicles, and then faced a further bill of $12,00 to repair damage.

    This is beyond parody.

    rickw
    #2752262, posted on July 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    Senator Hanson-Young also called for Senator Leyonhjelm to resign, as Tony Abbott joined calls for him to apologise for his remarks.

    Now we know that DL is absolutely over target.

    Yeah right. He’s going to resign? Maybe she should resign for insinuating that “all men are sex pests”.

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2752220, posted on July 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Halfway through the new Thomas Sowell !!!
    Genuine interest in Economics –
    Confirmed!!!

    Great to see. If you ever have the time and want to punish yourself, read Mises’ Human Action.

    johanna
    #2752176, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:54 am
    RobK
    #2752161, posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Over -the-counter codiene medications.

    Don’t get me started on that. Now, taxpayers have to cough up so that I can get my anti-inflammatories with a judicious dose of painkiller. Works a treat.

    That campaign was basically one loser being a serial pest on talkback.

    What a country!

    Tanning beds are another banned item in the last decade or thereabouts. Maybe back from 2007.

  188. Chris

    Lleyeholm is a fucking idiot.
    He spent a good part of his first year in Canberra whispering in the ear of any journo who would listen any scuttlebutt he could about Abbott.
    He and the other 500 vote fuckwits in the Senate basically killed off the mildest chance of spending control, so if he cops a bit of heat now, stiff shit.

    Haven’t heard that about the gossip before. Source?

  189. JC

    Hands Up who believes this Wamen?

    Susan Rice
    @AmbassadorRice
    Folks, this is huge, if true: NK has a secret, third nuclear facility. They have been hiding it. The US intell community knows about it. And Trump is saying the nuclear problem is solved.

    2.17AM July 1

    The left would ham things up to provoke a nuclear war if they could . Just to get back at Trump.

    The Fisk Doctrine looks more and more attractive.

  190. struth

    Banned the Australian fishing industry from most coastal Australian waters

  191. Mother Lode

    So Abbott is giving him a bit of good old fashioned pay-back.

    Actually, my take is that being the mild mannered politician with a conscience is part of his shtick – probably more important as he was represented as being a borderline savage when he was PM.

    Sad thing is that dispatching one pompous oaf after another would have been a vote winner – as the Orange one has shown with such deliciously brutal aplomb.

  192. Geriatric Mayfly

    The JackRussell has been giving yesterday’s trophy the kiss of life this morning. To no avail. If only the rat would twitch or move a leg, she could shake the living shit out of it again.

  193. struth

    Lleyeholm is a fucking idiot.

    Yes, but a USEFUL idiot, as I stated earlier.
    Hanson is an idiot as well, but she had the Liberals scrambling, and the bloke that put her in jail, Abbort.

    Use the tools available.

  194. .

    He and the other 500 vote fuckwits in the Senate basically killed off the mildest chance of spending control, so if he cops a bit of heat now, stiff shit.

    How did David Leyonhjelm prevent Scott Morrison and Matthias Corman from cutting spending?

    Budget night 2018 pre-budget interview: first thing out of his mouth, “Reductions in spending…”.

  195. Roger

    Crackers, let’s not forget crackers (except NT).

    No Guy Fawkes Night for you!

  196. Chris

    Crackers, let’s not forget crackers (except NT).

    No Guy Fawkes Night for you!

    In 1968?

  197. struth

    Dot, were you brought up in a private enterprise right wing family, or did you need to discover it for yourself?

  198. Some History

    From linked article:

    That’s a bit naughty! Matt Damon puffs away on a cigarette as he enjoys some beers in Queensland with radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli

    At a time when all sorts of depravity, corruption, contortion and distortion have been “normalized”, smoking cigarettes has been conjured by the morally destitute into the “immorality” of the time. There are plenty of articles where the feature is that so-and-so was “caught smoking cigarettes”.

    What a mess! God help us… really.

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico. I look very much forward to working with him. There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!

  200. Cactus

    Ok so this was 2001 and doesn’t therefore count. But recreational fishing in NSW without a licence.

  201. struth

    DL is just (accidently in my view) remind the entire useless political class that you are supposed to represent those that voted for you.
    And just how to do it.
    Whether he is a dickhead or not, what he said was completely and utterly acceptable toward the mysandrist and left wing loonie Sarah see patrol after what she said,regarding men.
    She was being highly offensive toward half the population of Australia.
    Her remarks were seriously deluded hatred.
    Who else denounced her?

    Crickets……………………………………………………..

  202. Snoopy

    Mr Rusty, you can’t rent or sell a house which doesn’t have smoke alarms fitted even though they are the most unreliable and annoying pieces of crap ever invented.

  203. Cassie of Sydney

    “If anyone ever states that Tony Abbort has learned his lesson, here you have the snivelling coward at his same old same old pitiful self”

    Yep, absolutely pathetic. Cretinous. No wonder he was a disastrous wimp as PM….Prime Minister Tony Abbott who was no where to be seen because he spent his time always hiding in the corner away from those meany leftist beasts. No mention of Senator Whale Watcher’s insults over the years. No mention by wimpy Abbott about the fat whale watcher calling him a “creep”. What would Trump do? He would be laughing out loud at the fat, ugly, sanctimonious Senator and calling out her hypocrisy.

  204. Roger

    Last 10 years, roger.

    That’s a bit arbitrary.

    The modern politician’s penchant for banning things has roots older than that.

  205. Cactus

    I don’t know when NSW introduced the Pink Slip requiring annual inspections of the car. Presume longer than 10 years ago.

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    Great to see. If you ever have the time and want to punish yourself, read Mises’ Human Action.

    Is that the sequel to Mein Kampf?

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Haven’t heard that about the gossip before. Source?

    Go back to his interviews about 2014/15 budgets.
    The questions he got fed had been clearly leaked by someone in the room with Abbott, Hockey and the minority senators.
    And, suspiciously, most of them seemed to be questions in DL’s wheelhouse.
    Where he is a dumbarse is that, he floated issues which were his pet projects under the heading “Tony Abbott is considering x in exchange for y.”
    Truth was, DL’s pet looney projects were never going to fly anyway once the MSm got onto them.
    He thought he was giving the issues oxygen by implying they were on the table, when all he was doing was giving them a good serve of carbon monoxide.
    If he had negotiated with in good faith with Abbott in private he may have got a couple of “unpalatables” over the line without belling the MSM cat.

  208. struth

    Open speed limits in the NT.
    Banned.

  209. .

    stimpy

    Very naughty.

    struth, it is a long and boring story, but a little from column A and little from column B.

  210. struth

    Her remarks were seriously deluded hatred.
    Who else denounced her?

    Crickets……………………………………………………..

    And now T Abbort hops on the virtue signalling bus back to loserville.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    How did David Leyonhjelm prevent Scott Morrison and Matthias Corman from cutting spending?

    I see Captain Obtuse is back.
    Minority senators.
    Blocking for the sake of blocking.
    Building a solid following among their 2,000 first preference voters by getting a profile, anyway, anyhow.
    Senator Kardashian from NSW.

  212. Good to see Leyonhjelm upholding the one true value of libertarianism, which is to be as much of an arsehole as you can be at all times.

  213. egg_

    just think about how deeply retarded that whole concept really is…

    +1

    There was so much tension designed into the element in question that zero pretensioning of the tension rods was required – they were only tensioned for transporting into place – but then sat for over a week with the additional tension left in, after the transporters had been removed – likely the area of the concrete cracking, seen and heard. Doh!

  214. Ruthm

    my whippet would be envious GM. I had my place baited after an influx earlier in the year. The whippet kept finding the evicted targets in varous stages of animation. I always removed them in case the precious petal got some of the bait and he has had to settle for varous toys to shake to death. Seeing that, I keep a close eye on him in the dog park when those small, fluffy, possibly rabbit like dogs (to a whippet) are around.

  215. struth

    struth, it is a long and boring story, but a little from column A and little from column B.

    That’s all I needed to know as I’m developing a theory that Libertarians are generally new to right wing ideology and are so excited by it, they don’t know where to draw the line between sovereign nation democracy, and anarchy.
    It’s hard to draw a conclusion, because there are so few of you about.
    But DL seems to be a good example.

  216. Stimpson J. Cat

    Good to see Leyonhjelm upholding the one true value of libertarianism, which is to be as much of an arsehole as you can be at all times.

    Stop that Fisk…oh… er…um… Monty?

  217. struth

    Good to see Leyonhjelm upholding the one true value of libertarianism, which is to be as much of an arsehole as you can be at all times.

    Betas are always siding with the wimminses.
    No matter how deluded and evil they are.

  218. Chris

    Good to see Leyonhjelm upholding the one true value of libertarianism, which is to be as much of an arsehole as you can be at all times

    That’s why people vote for minority Senators.

  219. Cassie of Sydney

    Anyone remember fire cracker night?

  220. struth

    Ban right wing speakers from entering the country.

  221. struth

    Ban calling each other “guys” in the Australian military.

  222. LOL, I remember a time on the Cat when comparing Mises to Hitler would start a huge stink. Nowadays it passes without drama. The Boltrats have won.

  223. Pedro the Ignorant

    We are not allowed to have coal fired power stations anymore in Oz, because coal is evil and is destroying the planet etc. etc. but the poxy Uniparty doesn’t mind the rivers of royalty cash that flow from exporting our coal to furriners.

    Virtue signalling at its finest camouflaging venal hypocrisy.

    The Mineral Council of Australia has just projected that coal exports at $58.1 billion will outstrip iron ore exports at $57.7 billion in FY 2018/19.

    Coal to Beat Iron Ore Exports

  224. struth

    Ban altered and “hotted up cars”

  225. .

    Go back to his interviews about 2014/15 budgets.

    Okay.

    He did not sit in the Senate until July 2014.

    The budget was passed by both Houses on 25 June, 2014 and given royal assent on 30 June, 2014.

    So let’s look at the 2015/2016 budget:

    Minor party Senate panel on 2015 budget, ABC.

    The concern for spending and debt is apparent, the budget surplus forecasts were derided as “unbelievable and unachievable”.

  226. struth

    The Boltrats have won.

    Somebody had to.

  227. H B Bear

    “If anyone ever states that Tony Abbort has learned his lesson, here you have the snivelling coward at his same old same old pitiful self”

    Abbott has to fall in line. One of the greatest lies of all time told by the j’ismists while Abbott was leader of the Opposition was that he was a misogynist. Having boosted Gillard into the PM job only to have her fail spectacularly, the j’imist pack were content to peddle Gillard lies to cover her massive repeated failures.

    The media is basically why you will not see Abbott leading the Lieborals ever again. Unlike Trump he is not capable of bypassing them.

  228. JC

    If Abbott wanted to push for an apology he should have suggested the parliament deserves it, as it’s not the place for that sort of language. He should have directed this to both DL and the frightbat.

    This just makes him look like a ball-less weasel.

  229. Speaking of Mises, he would be turning in his grave over this:

    Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of fundamental World Trade Organization rules.

    Why it matters: The draft legislation is stunning. The bill essentially provides Trump a license to raise U.S. tariffs at will, without congressional consent and international rules be damned.

  230. .

    Building a solid following among their 2,000 first preference voters by getting a profile, anyway, anyhow.
    Senator Kardashian from NSW.

    How many votes did George Brandis personally get? He voted to repeal s18C, right!?

  231. .

    monty – triple fail:

    The WTO is not a centre of Misean catallactics.
    You tried to smear the blog by taking offence to a joke you probably have made before.
    You then called an ideology of live and let live, “being an arsehole”.

    You’re the Nadia Comaneci of concrete diving stunt horses.

  232. struth

    Abbott has to fall in line. One of the greatest lies of all time told by the j’ismists while Abbott was leader of the Opposition was that he was a misogynist.

    Yes and every right winger is a National socialist according to our media.
    Until you forget what the media says, grow some balls and stand by your principles, why are my taxes paying for you, MR Abbort.
    Useless prick.
    As is the rest of your party.
    Gutless bastards can all FOAD.
    Traitors the lot.

  233. C.L

    Hanson-Dugong proves yet again that leftist women politicians can’t hack it.
    Leave politics to men, darling.

    Senator Hanson-Young also called for Senator Leyonhjelm to resign, as Tony Abbott joined calls for him to apologise for his remarks.

    What a Newtonian poofter.

  234. struth

    Monty and dot both believe in one way Tariffs, for opposing reasons?

  235. Stimpson J. Cat

    LOL, I remember a time on the Cat when comparing Mises to Hitler would start a huge stink. Nowadays it passes without drama. The Boltrats have won.

    It can’t all be steak reviews Monty.
    Some of us are interested in economics you know.

    😁

  236. .

    struth
    #2752347, posted on July 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm
    Monty and dot both believe in one way Tariffs, for opposing reasons?

    Don’t be a dull boy, struth. Zero protectionism = optimal. Unilateral free trade = best available policy option which carries the most benefits.

  237. cohenite

    It’s a great campaign slogan:

    Vote for me, I told sarah shithead to fuck off.

  238. struth

    No Dot, you’re only sad when Trump threatens tariffs against those that already have them up against the states, which miraculously makes those countries want to drop theirs immediately, as soon as he threatens (Germany) which according to you (and me) is a win -win for everyone.
    That your theory book doesn’t quite explain the fact that to sell things you need buyers, is not my problem.
    You go on quoting theories relating to only half the picture.

    But more strangely, Monty seems to have become all dot like Tariff concerned now that and only because, the USA threaten them.
    What does that tell you dot?
    Can’t you put that together?

  239. .

    Most countries cannot pull a Donald. America’s trading partners also need the US more than the US needs them – look at the US domestic market. 350 million or so and in aggregate the wealthiest nation on earth with the highest level of technology.

  240. Fat Tony

    Smoking banned

    – in grandstands at drag racing venues (Willowbank…..)

    (For non-attendees, the tyre smoke sometimes makes it impossible to see the actual track)

  241. Boambee John

    Cactus
    #2752317, posted on July 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    I don’t know when NSW introduced the Pink Slip requiring annual inspections of the car. Presume longer than 10 years ago.

    ACT had annual inspections when I arrived there in 1969

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