||Issue No. 174||11 April 2003|
Might Does Not Mean Right
Interview: Picking Up The Peaces
Unions: The Royal Con
National Focus: Around the Grounds
Economics: The Secret War on Trade
International: United Front
History: Confessions of a Badge Collector
Politics: Stalin’s Legacy
Review: Such Was Not Ned’s Life
Poetry: Osama's Top Recruiter
Satire: Woolworths CEO Denied Bonus After Company Posts Profit
The Locker Room
More Angry Trots
Letters to the Editor
With the recent allegations of a cover up in relation to the exposure of City Rail users, and to possible fatalities caused by the continued use of the condemned bridge over the Nepean River at Menagle , should we the citizens of New South Wales resign ourselves to another 4 years of Ministerial musical chairs while singing "Nearer My God To Thee".
Only days into the Historical Third term and chaos reigns supreme in our Capital City, we have a collapsing infrastructure, a police force unable to provide basic safety for the population as seditious Australians run amok, attacking our Navy, vandalizing our Opera House and disrupting our lives, and all the while we are being treated by state politicians with contemptuous ignorance.
This continual use of "musical chairs" as a tactic in avoidance of responsibility, is not only immoral, it is illegal , and these Ministers must be made aware that they are subject to and responsible through continuing succession, and are therefore still retrospectively accountable and without statute of limitations. They should also, like company directors,be held accountable for any losses accumulated through their incompetence, negligence, ignorance and or lack of due diligence during their tenure with no statutory time limit for the prosecution of offences. For too long, these voracious consumers of the public purse posing as altruistic servants, have dined extravagantly without commensurate accountability covering up mistakes with taxpayer funded spin doctoring. Then when one gets too close to the truth that hoary old chestnut, Ministerial Prerogative, this is like the proverbial rabbit pulled out of the Hat with a poof of smoke, to cover up any incompetence and or in!
The leader of the opposition, John Brogden , should give no quarter when pursuing any that refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.
If nothing is done to curb this arrogance then this so called historical third term, will gain its fame from ignominy rather than length of tenure?
I like many others look forward in 2003-7, to seeing those familiar signs displaying the numerous allegations of corruption, and the accommodation of corrupt behaviors by political parties, and so prominently displayed out side the New South Wales Parliament, by the Gosford Foghorn Mr. Edward James , from Umina , and it is our hope that we and a proliferation of other determined individuals will without harrassment through a misuse of the guardians of law and order , join with him by promulgating our own visions for transparent public accountability from those who should not be permitted to within a coo'ee of the parliamentary piss boys' bucket , never mind be provided with a safe a seat.
As is our Democratic Right!
On the Federal political scene, and in response to the call by Simon Creans' only potential replacement, I support the member for Werriwa Mark Lathams' call to get behind Simon Crean, conditional on the use of his whetstone.
I will also as an open and public supporter of Simon Crean ,his leadership and the Australian Labor Party , in an attempt to assist the current free fall of public support , will make to Mr. John Howard , the Prime Minister of Australia , representations for Refugee status visas for Saddam Hussein and the remnants of his Ba'ath Party, this just might give Simon and Federal ALP some credibility , in that they will , we hope , come in below the ALP in the in opinion polls .
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