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Archive for November, 2005

What has happened to the idea of a fair go?
November 10th, 2005

Australia is becoming an increasingly unpleasant country due to Howard’s authoritarian and callous leadership. The proposed anti-terror laws will bastardise our civil liberties. The IR reforms will enshrine the greed, individuality and selfishness that is fast becoming a hallmark of the Australian community under the auspices of the Howard government. Whatever happened to decency and the concept of fairness that used to characterise Australia and Australians? Is it lost forever?

Mr Howard at the airport
November 10th, 2005

When PM John Howard flies from one place to the next does he also have to empty his pockets, remove his shoes, take off his belt and parade like a criminal before entering the aircraft?

Thank you Mr Howard for helping to create the social and political environment that led to these appalling impositions upon all air travelers within Australia.

Howard is terrifying
November 10th, 2005

Terrorists do not terrify me. John Howard does. His policies breed terrorists.

The end of the week as we know it
November 10th, 2005

“The Prime Minister has urged Australians to recognise the demise of the five-day working week.” (SMH 10th Nov). Does that mean he is planning to introduce a working week of four days or less for all Australians? Ha!

He pontificates that “..the world has changed from the days when we were a five-day-a-week society…”. Many employers and business owners are happy to work seven days a week. That is their right. But why should we allow these people to inflict their lifestyle choices and work ethics upon the rest of society via Howard’s retrograde IR reforms?

Howard and political leaders all around the world should resolve to find ways to universally reduce the working hours of all people on the planet. Not increase the working week! What sort of an insane world is this?

Will the term ‘week’ cease to have any meaning in the future? Will the weekend evolve into the ‘monthend’ or ‘yearend’ in the brave new world that is Howard’s vision for Australia?