NOT FEELING FESTIVE
Good to see Scotty from marketing is going to spend Chistmas at The Lodge with his extended family.
In his words on tv this morning the kids can go up stairs and pick any room they want and the in-laws will be there too.
Makes one think or am i being cynical about who is going to pay for the Prime Minister's Christmas him or the taxpayers of Australia?
While us pensioners don't contribute as much tax as we used to we still pay our GST when we purchase items to live on.
The good old Government saw fit not to give us pensioners a wage rise in September because the country needs all the money to be paid into all the packages they have put out to get the country back on it's feet as they keep telling us what they have done in that respect.
What they don't tell the people that most of the people that they say have gone back to work only work a fraction of the time that they use to work but as far as the Government is concerned they have created all these jobs.
While some of Australia is doing hard yards like living in the poverty that does not get any better and the homeless of Australia.
I hope the PM and his family have a nice Christmas season.
Bob Newhill, Wombarra
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Black Lives Matter at Christmas, too. As most Australians look forward to a holiday season with family, we must not forget those who will be forced to spend Christmas Day separated from their loved ones.
Aboriginal people are more than 10 times as likely to be targeted by the so-called justice system and sent to prison compared to our non-Indigenous friends and neighbours.
Shockingly, this includes kids as young as 10.
More of our mob are behind bars today than during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Yet the recommendations from that inquiry - like so many others - continue to gather dust.
We continue to see tragic and senseless deaths in police watch-houses and prison cells; the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT is currently representing families in nine separate coronial inquiries.
It's not because we don't have the solutions.
It's because our governments don't have the political will to say loud and clear: #BlackLivesMatter here.
That's why we are asking you, the Australian community, to stand with us - through the festive season and beyond.
Black lives matter always, not only when we are in the headlines.
Karly Warner CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT
DUMPING THE DONALD
I know, yep, Sweden allowed people to do what they liked and now have a Covid disaster, similar to the USA.
Needles, mumps, smallpox, polio, TB, all eliminated thanks to vaccination.
Denying a vaccination against Covid means that any idiot who does this needs to be isolated from normal people.
I guess it was one reason "the Donald" was dumped.
Tom Wren, Mangerton