There’s a reason migrants and people from multicultural backgrounds in the western suburbs are undecided about the corporate-government Yes campaign, (Yes campaign chasing ‘unsure’ voters in our west, 02/09).
They and their families are distrustful of governments because they’ve seen how deceitful they can be. That’s often why they’re here.
European migrants will be particularly suspicious of corporations marching in lockstep with governments because that’s what Mussolini described as fascism – and he was qualified to know.
They will perceive, rightly or wrongly (but probably rightly), that fascists are promoting the Voice.
I’d suggest that the third of western Sydney people who told the corporate doorknockers they were “unsure” were hard No voters who didn’t want to be placed on a list, as fascists have a history of doing.
That Queensland homebuyers are “better off compared to all the other states except Western Australia” isn’t to the credit of “our” governments, (Housing pain dire, 02/09).
It only says Queensland has long been seen as an undesirable backwater and is playing catch up.
It’s curious that the data analysed only extends back to the mid-1990s when it obviously goes back to Queensland’s settlement. Cherry-picking data always suggests an ulterior motive.
If the federal government wanted houses to be more affordable for Aussies it would slash immigration to net zero and stop subscribing to the globalists’ climate hoax, which is keeping energy prices artificially high.
High energy costs make every part of new houses more expensive.
If the state government wanted houses to be more affordable for Queenslanders it would slash the excessive building and development regulations and reset the Residential Tenancies Act to the early 1990s.
Excessive, onerous, and tenant-centric regulations increase new build costs and discourage rental home investors.
We won’t see governments, particularly Labor governments, do anything sensible that would benefit their constituents because they don’t represent us, they represent the globalists who own most of the world’s corporations and who get richer while we get poorer.
One of the many things the left believes that simply isn't true is that plastic is bad for the environment, (“Plastics ban extended”, 02/09). Plastics are made from hydrocarbons and are therefore energy-rich. The most effective way of disposing of them is to burn them in high-temperature incinerators with exhaust-scrubbing equipment fitted so the heat can be used for reliable electricity generation.
Plastics are easy to dispose of in landfill, and anyone who’s travelled this wide, brown land knows there’s no shortage of space for those. Plastic wrappers and bags carelessly dumped by the inconsiderate minority may be unsightly for a while but the ultraviolet in sunlight soon breaks them down into food for microbes. Almost none of the plastics dumped in the sea come from Australia, they come from eight Asian rivers and two more in Africa and are often composed of material we send there for recycling.
Without single use plastics life in cities will become a lot less hygienic and more disease outbreaks are to be expected. Some of the replacements for them, such as paper straws, contain dangerous toxic substances. Belgian researchers tested 39 brands of straws and found the group of synthetic chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the majority of them.
It seems everything the left does has dangerous unintended consequences, making me wonder if that’s deliberate.