Oh, it's all doom and gloom from the feds in power - silent hush hush meetings, decisions, groups slashed and burned, laws changed, super gone, minimum wage to possibly be cut....misery, misery and more misery.
From the top it dribbles downwards, ever downwards, to the piddly plebians (that would be us) waaay below those pissing on us and telling us it's raining.
You know, the Mildura train STILL isn't running.
Please sign the petition HERE.
And the damn Nylex Clock is still rooted.
Bureaucratic lobbing back and forth re development of apartments and restoration of the clock.
Last mention was a few months back...possibly the last time before the fed election that someone wrote something approaching merit.
Yes, I'm in a pithy mood.
1934 - Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda, a Yolngu elder from northeast Arnhem Land, was
found guilty of the murder of a white policeman, Albert McColl, and sentenced to death
in 1934. An appeal to the High Court made this the first case of an
Aboriginal Australian to be heard in that court.
On this day the High Court directed that Dhakiyarr be released and returned to his
Within 24 hours of his release from gaol Dhakiyarr vanished.
1858 - A Royal Commission was appointed by the Victorian Parliament
to inquire as to be the best method to remove the sludge from the
I shit you not.
1835 - Dr. Collie, a Scotsman who was a jack of all trades - GP, surgeon, botanist and explorer, expired on this day at King George Sound, Westralia.
On his request he was buried in the same grave with his good friend and exploring companion, Mokare, a Nyungar man of the Minang people; the grave is now under the Albany Town Hall.
1887 - The Maffra to Stratford railway line was opened with gay abandon.
1958 - A tsunami that kicked off in the South Kuril Islands was felt on the coastline of NSW.
1978 - The Tallarook to Mansfield and Alexandra railway lines were closed.
1934 - A grasshopper plague of biblical proportions had a gastronomic feast when it devoured 20 tons of grain stored at Mildura within a measly TWO hours.