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Abbott’s promises

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Nobody trusts politicians. If they had at least some conscience, they would be selling used cars. In no other field of human endeavour one can get away with so blatant lies without … Continue reading

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may memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd May, 1914 : The federal Government is offering 233 square miles of pastoral land in the Northern Territory for lease over 42 years. The rent will be set at three shillings per square … Continue reading

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march memories / 05

5th March, 1946 : The Federal Government has seized control of meat supplies in Melbourne in an attempt to beat the black market. Graziers are urging the Newmarket Producers’ Association to press the Government to lift its ceiling price on … Continue reading

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january memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1982 : The decision by the Tasmanian Labor Government to dam the Franklin River, in the south-west of the State, looks likely to intensify what has already been a bitter struggle. Conservationists … Continue reading

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