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Nov 12

Barangaroo - Please Proceed

Good luck to James Packer in his Barangaroo project and well done to Premier Barry O'Farrell for sharing the vision that is required in large projects.

   
Media

NSW gives green light to Packer casino at Barangaroo

Opinion Mike Squire

 

May 25

FAREWELL HAZEL - 20/07/1929 - 23/05/2013

It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Hazel Hawke who lost her life to complications of Alzheimer's.

We remember Hazel fondly, supporting the former Prime Minister Bob Hawke during his political endeavours and throughout her own community contributions.

   
Media

The transformation of Hazel Hawke

   

 

Mar 13

MEDIA REFORMS NOT NEGOTIABLE - CONROY

The federal government, Stephen Conroy, is giving Parliament two weeks to pass important media reform.

Malcolm Turnbull said the proposals were "bad law". Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie had not yet seen the legislation & NSW independent Rob Oakeshott is opposed unless changes are made.

Government  
Media

Conroy refuses to barter on new media reforms

Opinion Mike Squire
  Contacts Directory

 

Mar 6

NSW POLICE ALLEGED ASSAULT

An incident at Mardi Gras on Saturday 2nd March 2013 has resulted in public outrage over a You Tube video went to air allegedly showing a New South Wales Police officer stepping on a Defendant (subject to criminal proceedings for assault and resisting arrest).

06/03/2013 10:50 News24: New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch held a press conference saying that the relationship between the New South Wales police and the gay and lesbian community is first class and said that policing in New South Wales was conducted by consent and with the support of the community. He also said that the police are subject to a number of oversight bodies including the New South Wales Professional Standards Command, the Police Integrity Commission and the New South Wales Ombudsman.

Government  
Media

YouTube Mardi Gras reveller charged

Police accused of Mardi Gras brutality as cuffed man 'slammed on ground

No Mardi Gras investigation: minister

Opinion Mike Squire
  Contacts Directory

 

Mar 5

TIME TO STOP WHALING JAPAN

When Japan is in crisis through tsunami or earthquake Australia is the first to assist. Why do they then disrespect our wishes for them to stop killing defenceless whales in the name of science? It's time this stopped, not next week, next year but today.

Government  
Media

Sea Shepherd

Japanese whalers reportedly leave Southern Ocean

Opinion  

 

Feb 19

THE GREENS LEAVE LABOR

Ms. Christine Milne has spat the dummy and taken her toys home.

Government  
Media

National Press Club

National Press Club: Christine Milne

Opinion Mike Squire - Press Release

 

Feb 19

UNFAIR WORK AUSTRALIA

Last night's coverage of Fair Work Australia Deputy President, Anna Booth's decision over the dismissal of bus driver Abbas Nasrieh for using his mobile phone on a number of occasions illegally and contrary to company rules was highlighted on Seven's Tonight programme, presented by Derryn Hinch.

Ms Booth ruled: 'To put Mr Nasrieh's actions on 28 June 2012 into the category of conduct that causes serious and imminent risk to the health or safety of a person, on the available evidence, is going too far, in my opinion. On the evidence before me, I cannot conclude that the conduct meets the higher threshold of serious misconduct'.

Government  
Media You Be The Judge
Opinion You've got to be joking Ms Booth!

 

Feb 19

NORTHERN TERRITORY RECYCLING SCHEME

A legal challenge by Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), Schweppes Australia and Lion Pty Ltd to the Northern Territory's cash for containers recycling scheme is set to be determined in the Federal Court.

Government Chief Minister - Newsroom
Media news.com.au
Opinion NT Greens

 

Feb 14

VICTORIAN SCHOOL STRIKE

The Australian Education Union Victoria expects more than 30,000 teachers and support staff will walk off the job as part of its two-year dispute with the government.

Government  
Media  
Opinion  

 

Feb 13

RISE UP AUSTRALIA

A new political party called Rise Up Australia who is led by a new Australian is advocating that we close the doors on new Australians.

In their General Immediate Media Release 8th February 2013 and as published on their web site:

"Rise Up Australia Party National President Daniel Nalliah will call for the end of a ‘Multicultural Australia’ and for a cut on the intake of Muslims into Australia in his key note speech, to stand against ‘political correctness’ to ‘Keep Australia Australian’."

Government  
Media Crikey
Opinion  

 

Feb 12

MINERALS RESOURCE RENT TAX (MRRT)

The minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) applies to certain profits made from the extraction of iron ore and coal from Australian mines

Government  
Media  
Opinion  

 

Feb 12

OAKESHOTT SILENT ON RE-ELECTION BID

Rob Oakeshott won't commit to standing for seat on 14th September

Government  
Media news.com.au
Opinion  

 

Feb 12

STATIONERY BRIBE

MPs are being given $90,000 worth of stationery to give out to school children in their electorate.

The opposition says this is a waste of money.

Government www.families.gov.au
Media  
Opinion Mike Squire

 

Feb 7

DON'T GIVE AN INCREASE IN THE DOLE - MARK LATHAM

Mark Latham said on 2UE 954 at about 10.30 this morning that there should be no increase in the dole and that any surplus funds should be put into infrastructure and/or indigenous areas.

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Government  
Media 2UE 954
Opinion  

 

Feb 7

PROMINENT AUSTRALIANS CALL FOR ACTION ON GONSKI

A group of 36 prominent Australians have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister and State and Territory leaders calling for urgent action on the recommendations of the Gonski Review.

See the open letter to the Prime Minister, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers calling for urgent action on the recommendations of the Gonski Review here

Links

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Opinion  

 

Feb 6

I GIVE A GONSKI

What is the Gonski Report?

The Gonki Report is an official review of funding for schooling.

Expert panel: David Gonski AC, Chair, Ken Boston AO, Kathryn Greiner AO, Carmen Lawrence, Bill Scales AO & Peter Tannock AM

Government

Find your copy of Review of Funding for Schooling - Final Report here

The report can be accessed via the DEEWR website at:
www.schoolfunding.gov.au

Media

 

Opinion  

 

Nov 12

SENTENCING

The community is pretty outraged over light sentencing, particularly physical crimes where unprovoked assaults lead directly to death. It appears the judiciary and the New South Wales Attorney General Greg Smith has no idea of the impact such sentencing has on the loved ones left behind nor the message it conveys to the wider community. Enough is enough and we need action on this issue today, not next week, next month or next year.

 

Mar 6

NSW POLICE ALLEGED ASSAULT

06/03/2013 10:50 News24: Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch held a press conference saying that the relationship between the New South Wales police and the gay and lesbian community is first class.

I disagree and have personally been involved in a matter also in Chief Superintendent Donna Adney's command (Surry Hills) near the same location that as far as I am concerned still remains unresolved to my satisfaction (more to follow).

I am not happy with the leadership of the New South Wales police and am fearful there may be an underlying culture of undue force in the manner in which arrests are made and also the excessive use of tasers.

When I was in the Victoria police force we used our skills of persuasion to curtail situations and we were good at it.

Failing to be able to deal with these matters satisfactorily will result in undue force being used by the police who are there to assist the community.

Assistant Commissioner Murdoch's suggestion that The Greens (The Hon. Kate Faehrmann MP, member of the Legislative Council NSW) should leave policing to the police is unacceptable, Members of Parliament are elected to office by the people that the police are there to serve. The tail does not wag the dog and if that is what Mr Murdoch, an employee, paid by our government, is suggesting then that is clearly rude and I call for his immediate resignation.

Contrary to NSW Police Association's President Scott Webber's view, I believe we need an external organisation to investigate these matters for all government bodies, Australia-wide. There is a severe conflict of interest when it comes to police investigating themselves.

Both Mr Murdoch and Mr Webber are calling for retraint in commenting on the situation however to them I would say the Australian public are neither stupid or blind and some are far more qualified than those seeking to uphold the law.

What I saw is just not on and I go further and want an enquiry into the culture of New South Wales Police.

Mike Squire JP
President

 

Feb 19

Unfair Work Australia

Last night's coverage of Fair Work Australia Deputy President, Anna Booth's decision over the dismissal of Abbas Nasrieh for using his mobile phone on a number of occasions illegally and contrary to company rules has left me gobsmacked.

I believe Ms Booth is derelict in her duty to uphold what all Australian police are trying to encourage and in fact what is illegal under our laws. If you use a mobile phone whilst driving, and whilst driving a public bus where you are also responsible for other people's lives you should expect the full weight of the law to be applied.

What sort of message is this that Ms Booth is sending to the community and other workers? I would encourage Hillsbus to take this matter further so that we can get some sense into this ruling.

Mike Squire

Media You Be The Judge

 

Feb 14

Victorian School Strike

The Australian Education Union Victoria expects more than 30,000 teachers and support staff will walk off the job as part of its two-year dispute with the government.

Victorian teachers have resorted to striking today because they have been in negotiations with the Victorian Liberal government led by Ted Baillieu and have not succeeded in agreeing with them a way forward.

It would appear that the Victoria government is not listening. John Mangos said on Channel 7's The Morning Show today that he wished there was a better way to deal with this situation but as one of the others said the Australian Education Union Victoria has tried this to no avail.

Perhaps their Education Minister Martin Dixon should resign because he is unable to manage his portfolio. Don't we deserve better?

Media  
Opinion  

 

Feb 13

Rise Up Australia

Dear oh dear. Here we have a new political party called Rise Up Australia who is led by a new Australian and they are advocating that we close the doors on new Australians. How strange is that?

In their General Immediate Media Release 8th February 2013 and as published on their web site:

"Rise Up Australia Party National President Daniel Nalliah will call for the end of a ‘Multicultural Australia’ and for a cut on the intake of Muslims into Australia in his key note speech, to stand against ‘political correctness’ to ‘Keep Australia Australian’."

I find this rather dangerous and as Daniel Nalliah has only been in the country for five minutes his rather radical views are not valid.

Australia is a country of fostering multiracial groups. Get with the programme or get out!

Mike Squire - I was born here

Media Crikey
Opinion  

 

Feb 12

STATIONERY BRIBE

MPs are being given $90,000 worth of stationery to give out to school children in their electorate.

The opposition says this is a waste of money.

Mike Squire agrees. "Is this an early vote grab from Labor?" Any funding for our school children needs to be done in a proper way across the board and through the Education system, not through various politicians. Can we expect soup kitchens to be set up at our MP's offices next?

Government www.families.gov.au
Media  
Opinion  

 

Feb 7

Don't Give An Increase In The Dole - Mark Latham

Mark Latham said on 2UE 954 at about 10.30 this morning that there should be no increase in the dole and that any surplus funds should be put into infrastructure and/or indigenous areas.

Has Mark Latham ever tried living on the dole or assisted anyone who has?

Not everyone on the dole is able to work. There are categories including:

 
  • Those available for work
  • Those who are sick and have a covering medical certifical and not available for work
  • Those who have a permanent disability.

  • The paltry sum we give those Australians in need is subsistence at best. We seem to be giving far too much away to non-Australians such as boat people and all and sundry.

    It's time we looked after our own including:

     
  • Those on benefit
  • Senior Citizens
  • Children
  • Vulnerable people
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