And these are the same people who are ironically demanding freedom of speech and the right to be skeptical about AGW... in the very same breath they demonise anyone who provides credible evidence for AGW. Hypocrites.
I've never understood the Republicans' fear of "frightening expansion of government" while in the same breath they're happy to have the government track and monitor their every move in the interests of national security and tell them what they can and can not watch or read in the interests of morality.
It doesn't make sense. How can you not trust them to give basic services and necessities to the poor, but you can seemingly trust them to listen in on your every move and tell you exactly what you can and can not do?
Isn't the whole point of government to provide services to the community, as opposed to being a nanny?
As stated on Q&A, the vast majority (at least 80%) of legislation is passed through the House of Reps unanimously. Only the contentious legislation is held up for debate.
The ignorant masses need to watch quality current affairs and quality interviews once in a while rather than Today Tonight "OMG the Murdoch media empire said something bad about Labor so it must be true we're all going to die thanks to Labor now lets see how Masterchef is doing".
My apologies, factors have changed overnight. He will indeed attempt to repeal the laws immediately.
I guess I was just having a hard time believing that common sense could prevail twice in one day....
Actually it has NOT been overturned yet. The South Australian Attorney-General declared that he would scrap the laws AFTER the upcoming election. Now this is assuming that he and his party will still be in power after the election (a big assumption indeed).
If he isn't then I'll bet my chops that the Conservatives who are then in power will do everything they can to retain the draconian law.
Subject line should read National Summit. I could swear I typed the full text into the original submission for subject line...
Your post brought up memories of this guy, I grew up in the next suburb to this place:
The guy who was running it at the time had been bitten and taken to hospital something like 6-7 times (as of that time - I'm sure the counter would have gone up by now) - Steve Irwin eat your heart out. That photo looks like it may still be the same bloke.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman