||Issue No. 216||16 April 2004|
Joining the Dots
Interview: Terror Australis
Unions: Graeme Beard's Second Dig
Industrial: The Hell of Troy
Organising: Miners Strike Gold
Economics: The Accepted Wisdom
History: Vicious Old Lady
International: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Review: War Unfogged
The Locker Room
Tom’s A Furphy
Rolling in Clover
More War And Peace
Letters to the Editor
Rolling in Clover
It has been said that people get the government they deserve and last weekends local government elections, appear to bear this homily as fact, rather that anecdote.
The almost complete annihilation of the ALP the instigators of the reconstituted and gerrymandered City of Sydney, gives , in my opinion complete credence to this reality , but, sadly there are some anomalies statewide , where some underperforming labor controlled councils were returned ,and some of this with an actual increase in votes, if not elected members , with the only explanation being the apparent popularity of Mark Latham in Western Sydney , this counteracting the underlying resentment against the State Government ,a resentment which was hopefully expected to flow on to local government and thus venting the anger of the people .
So, it would appear that this overall survival may, if classed as a victory, may be but a Pyrrhic one, with the eventual underlying anger being repressed until the up coming Federal Election, of which Industrial Relations will be a major component, encompassing a possible Patrick‚s Style confrontation with the AMWU being in the offing , thereby creating a favorable climate for the reelection of the Howard government.
No matter, while the hands of time like the ebbing tides can no more be returned from whence they came, the battlers at the City of Sydney whom have been under siege since Sartors ascendancy may receive some reprieve from the on going oppression they have had and continue to suffer for nigh on 10 years.
What can a poor downtrodden pissant say but „Well done Clover, and you can soon expect to receive my ongoing complaints of corrupt behaviors and environmental vandalism which have still not be addressed and are certainly not affected by any statute of limitations other that those of administrative of ministerial prerogative‰.
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