Tag: Australia

Let’s get the flock out of here

Or, if we’re talking about pigs, the herd. And obviously that’s a lot easier if the herd has its own fully signed, designated escape route which it knows because there have been escape drills. Yes, we’re still talking about pigs, and…

A perfect storm of stupid

So we’ve just had the Greens’ carbon tax rammed through with the support of the minority Labor government, and now it’s the plain tobacco packaging, which I read… …will pass the Senate with the support of the Greens. Is it…

The Law of Unforeseen Consequences

It’s a funny one, the Law of Unintended Consequences. It’s one of those laws that is beyond any possibility of repeal, but it’s one that most governments, if they ever stop their furious production of arse gravy for long enough…

Police, Camera, Industrial Action

A few months ago I had a short comment conversation with Lex Feranda, The Thinking Policeman, about the British police and industrial action. Angry Exile said… How far are you barred from taking industrial action? I mean we all know…

Orwell Down Under

I don’t normally comment on Aussie affairs, as our esteemed colleague Down Under usually handles that so well, but another blogger’s Tweet about this case caught my eye yesterday. Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been sentenced to five months’ home detention…

Aha Shake Nowt Break

Oh noes, we have teh erfquakes. Click for linky We’re all going to di… oh, wait. MORE aftershocks are expected after Victoria’s south was rocked by two earthquakes, including a magnitude 4.4 tremor felt in Melbourne, more than 100km from…

Fighting back

It’s looking increasingly likely that the ridiculous plain tobacco packaging plan is going to happen in Australia – coming to a country near YOU soon – but it’s also having a positive effect in that people and businesses are at…

Dying for the toilet

Or almost dying, anyway. Meet Michelle Egglestone of Ballarat, a town in regional Victoria an hour or so west of Melbourne. Going for a quick number one could have killed her and in fact did inflict some pretty horrific injuries.…

Playing games

ZOMBIES!! Over there! Quick, kill ’em, kill ’em. We’re allowed now, or at least we will be soon. I wasn’t planning to blog much over the next day or two but I’m going to make the time because of a…

A penny saved is a penny earned

You could be forgiven for thinking that the federal government here in Australia have taken that old maxim to heart for our latest budget. Purse strings are to be tightened, cuts are to be made, benefits frozen all in order…