LISTENING to the ICAC hearings, the dominant motif last week was still brave Jodi McKay defending the government’s preferred Newcastle container terminal against the alleged ogre Nathan Tinkler’s plan for that evil of evils, a coal-loader.
THE following idea, prompted by last week’s news that the 80-year-old Adamstown RSL Club will shut, sharing the fate of several other suburban clubs, including the Hamilton Bowling Club, is from Facebook. Which doesn’t automatically make it bad.
WITH 11million workers in Australia and average weekly earnings of more than $1400 per week, and an increase in the Medicare levy from 1.5per cent to 2per cent from July 1, 2014, the average levy has gone from $1092 per year to $1456 per year.
THE age of entitlement is back. Having decreed the demise of that long, vaguely defined period during which people apparently took things they didn’t really deserve, the Prime Minister, some bloke called Tony, brought it back to life.