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Read our views on a number of current affairs and news stories

CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

Peter Beattie Cannot Be Trusted

31 Aug 2013

It makes me sick to my stomach when I read the article Peter Beattie wrote in the Australian today. He said “beneath all the political hurly-burly and competition there was a sense of decency and fair play.”  Read More

One Nation Protest Over Halal Compensation to Murderer 31st Aug 2013

27 Aug 2013

Community outrage over the $3000 compensation paid to a Muslim child killer because he refused to eat non-halal (Christian) food in prison has spilled over into a community protest outside the QCAT offices in Brisbane next Saturday 31st August. The Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal notoriously awarded Raymond  Aktar Ali the money because he claimed his "religious rights" had been violated by the Queensland Government, and the QCAT actually agreed.  Read More

Australia's discriminatory citizenship laws against New Zealanders Must Change.

25 Aug 2013

One Nation believes that the current unreasonable and discriminatory permanent blanket bans on access to Australian citizenship and government services for many New Zealanders should be replaced with reasonable and proportionate restrictions, such as waiting periods. Read More

Home Ownership for Young Australians

14 Aug 2013

The great Australian dream is to own your own home, but with the ever increasing cost of living, this dream, is out of reach of many young Australians. Australia has a shortage of housing, due to increased immigration approx. 190,000 per year in 2013 and 457 Visa holders approx. 109,000, therefore housing in some parts of Australia is very much sort after. Hence, high rents are asked for and paid. Read More

Aged Pension Increase

09 Aug 2013

Our older Australians have done it tough over the past decades. Larger families compared to today’s numbers were the norm, men were the main bread winners and life was a struggle. Many of our parents and grandparents fought in wars, worked hard to provide for their families and paid their taxes. Those that had the opportunity saved what they could, went without, invested or ran successful businesses. Read More

Euthanasia

07 Aug 2013

Euthanasia, or voluntary assisted suicide, has been the subject of much moral, religious, philosophical, legal and human rights debate in Australia. Read More

De-Criminalising Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

06 Aug 2013

By Pauline Hanson.
On my facebook page I made the following comment;  “I have no problem with marijuana being used for medicinal purposes. Some of the drugs people are taking for pain relief would be doing more damage to their bodies than marijuana. It is not something I have researched fully, it is only what people have told me. I have an open mind and if elected I will follow up.” Read More

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