Because 'Straya mate!

Remember late night shopping? When I first arrived in Oz back in the eighties, I think it was in Victoria that families would get dressed up to go out late night shopping. The pubs would be shut on Sundays and you had to be a member of a club to get a drink. NSW was much more relaxed!
Still happening in South Australia. The soppies union owns the labor party here & the libs gave an election promise to relax shopping hours restrictions, still waiting its been put in the too hard basket.
 
Still happening in South Australia. The soppies union owns the labor party here & the libs gave an election promise to relax shopping hours restrictions, still waiting its been put in the too hard basket.
They've been talking about that for ages. They complain about the shops losing money but still won't expand trading hours to something close to times that people can actually get to the shops.
 
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They've been talking about that for ages. They complain about the shops loosing money but still won't expand trading hours to something close to times that people can actually get to the shops.
The current Liberal government is a disaster elected on a reduce fees and save money campaign, freeing up shop trading hours and stopping council rate rises they have done none of that but brought on a new land valuation tax that is going to cripple small investors. Without doubt heading to being a one term administration
 
The current Liberal government is a disaster elected on a reduce fees and save money campaign, freeing up shop trading hours and stopping council rate rises they have done none of that but brought on a new land valuation tax that is going to cripple small investors. Without doubt heading to being a one term administration
They simply don't care about anyone not rich enough to get their attention.
 
Talking of restrictive trading practices, when we arrived in Perth AU 30 years ago there was a petrol roster system in place. That meant that on the weekends you'd rock up to a petrol station to find it closed, with a notice taped to the door advising the location of the nearest rostered outlet. This absurdity was dropped a few years later, to much acclaim. Which is around the same time the practice of switching off all the streetlights at 0130 was also curtailed.

We all felt so grownup.
 
And I thought S'Efrika in the old days was a backward, hillbilly infested loony bin.
 
When we had Joh Bjelke Petersen as Premier of Queensland (1968-1987) he refused to accept Daylight Saving Time. Those who didn't like him said it was because he thought the sun shone out of his arrse and he wasn't getting up an hour earlier for anyone.

When bus drivers would drive their coaches in across the border they would say, "Remember to wind your watches back one hour ladies and gents, and your minds back ten years!"
 
They've been talking about that for ages. They complain about the shops losing money but still won't expand trading hours to something close to times that people can actually get to the shops.
I hope at least the signs are not misleading. Having a giant red 24hrs sign on your store front, and you rocking up at 6 or 7pm on a Sunday evening to find it closed is a bit annoying. Thank hell they have all these metro and express stores everywhere these days which are open at till 11 or 12pm.
 

Brisman33

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When we had Joh Bjelke Petersen as Premier of Queensland (1968-1987) he refused to accept Daylight Saving Time.
Back in the 1970s, a journalist from New South Wales was walking in downtown Brisbane on a Saturday night at 8:30pm, a police car pulled up and asked him what he was doing. "Looking for the nightlife." was his reply, "There isn't any." was their response.

Thankfully those days are over and you can have a good time now.
 
The legal minefield of 'indigenous cultural rights'. I hope they throw the book, or preferably some rocks, at him.

Couldn't possibly comment on the suitability of surnames for those involved.:rolleyes:

'Confronting footage of an off-duty South Australian police officer stoning a wombat to death has sparked outrage, but there are claims he is within his rights to do it. Senior Community Constable, Waylon Johncock, was filmed laughing while pegging rocks at a wombat in the state’s Eyre Peninsula. Mr Johncock is indigenous and under the Native Title Act 1993, Aboriginal people are allowed to maintain ancient customs like hunting local wildlife.

'The video drew widespread outrage after being shared to the Wombat Awareness Organisation Facebook page, but an Aboriginal elder has hit back, saying Mr Johncock was within his rights to kill the animal in this way. Wirangu-Kokatha elder Jack Johncock,
(that's a convenient coincidence) told the ABC, that using rocks to kill a wombat is one of the traditional hunting methods used by local Aboriginal people. “For the people of the west coast of South Australia, the wombat is a big part of their diet and they’ll get wombat any way they can.” So, did he subsequently pick it up and take it home for some pre-tenderised bush tucker?

'The video shows Mr Johncock and another man following a wombat in a 4WD along a dirt road. The car stops and Mr Johncock, who was off-duty at the time, gets out and starts following the animal on foot with rocks in his hand. He gives the thumbs up before pelting the wombat with rocks. The driver starts laughing as the animal tries to run away, with the cop continuing to hurl large stones. Mr Johncock raises his arms in triumph and smiles at the camera as the animal struggles on the ground. “You killed him!” the driver says. “First bloke I’ve ever seen kill a wombat on foot, bro.” Because obviously the 'traditional way, unaltered for millennia since the Dreamtime' for indigenous Australians to kill wombats is by shooting them with a high powered rifle from the back of a ute?

 
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Well done that man! To misquote Lord Flashheart, there seems to be some shit under my (poorly maintained) boot.

Witnesses made a citizen’s arrest is made after a man stabbed two police officers with a knife. Picture: 9 News

Witnesses made a citizen’s arrest is made after a man stabbed two police officers with a knife. Picture: 9 NewsSource:Channel 9

'A man has been charged following a confrontation with police yesterday in the NSW Hunter region, leaving two officers hospitalised with stab wounds.

'Just before 1pm on Sunday, a man was involved in a road rage incident at the intersection of The Boulevarde and Carey Street, Toronto, and is alleged to have used a knife to slash a tyre of the vehicle. Witnesses attended nearby Toronto Police Station and notified police. Two officers confronted the man, armed with knives, at a nearby service station, before he immediately attacked them. Video taken by a witness at the scene appeared to show police running away as the alleged knifeman chased them down.

'The two senior constables used OC spray and a baton in an attempt to disarm the man, however, both suffered stab wounds – one to leg and the other to the hand. The 25-year-old man pursued the officers before a number of shots were discharged by police; however, the man was uninjured, and charged at police. He was detained by officers with the assistance of witnesses and arrested.'


 

Bad Smell

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Then there are the 66 Australian women and children in the refo camp in Syria after fleeing the final days of Daesh. Good old unbiased ABC Four Corners did a report on it recently. Lots of tears and heart felt moments as family members arrive with cameras rolling. Government reply was along the lines of "We are not going to place any Australians in danger to get them out". Fair call.

Now that Turkey has strolled across the border looking for trouble, they have been in the media again. Their family here are starting to get itchy sphincters and the government has trotted out the same reply as before.

Most Aussies couldn't give a flying f*ck. You made your bed, now lie in it.
 

udipur

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Then there are the 66 Australian women and children in the refo camp in Syria after fleeing the final days of Daesh. Good old unbiased ABC Four Corners did a report on it recently. Lots of tears and heart felt moments as family members arrive with cameras rolling. Government reply was along the lines of "We are not going to place any Australians in danger to get them out". Fair call.

Now that Turkey has strolled across the border looking for trouble, they have been in the media again. Their family here are starting to get itchy sphincters and the government has trotted out the same reply as before.

Most Aussies couldn't give a flying f*ck. You made your bed, now lie in it.
Just finished Operation Jihadi Bride.

Might want to read it.

Would you believe, it's not that simple?


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The legal minefield of 'indigenous cultural rights'. I hope they throw the book, or preferably some rocks, at him.

Couldn't possibly comment on the suitability of surnames for those involved.:rolleyes:

'Confronting footage of an off-duty South Australian police officer stoning a wombat to death has sparked outrage, but there are claims he is within his rights to do it. Senior Community Constable, Waylon Johncock, was filmed laughing while pegging rocks at a wombat in the state’s Eyre Peninsula. Mr Johncock is indigenous and under the Native Title Act 1993, Aboriginal people are allowed to maintain ancient customs like hunting local wildlife.

'The video drew widespread outrage after being shared to the Wombat Awareness Organisation Facebook page, but an Aboriginal elder has hit back, saying Mr Johncock was within his rights to kill the animal in this way. Wirangu-Kokatha elder Jack Johncock,
(that's a convenient coincidence) told the ABC, that using rocks to kill a wombat is one of the traditional hunting methods used by local Aboriginal people. “For the people of the west coast of South Australia, the wombat is a big part of their diet and they’ll get wombat any way they can.” So, did he subsequently pick it up and take it home for some pre-tenderised bush tucker?

'The video shows Mr Johncock and another man following a wombat in a 4WD along a dirt road. The car stops and Mr Johncock, who was off-duty at the time, gets out and starts following the animal on foot with rocks in his hand. He gives the thumbs up before pelting the wombat with rocks. The driver starts laughing as the animal tries to run away, with the cop continuing to hurl large stones. Mr Johncock raises his arms in triumph and smiles at the camera as the animal struggles on the ground. “You killed him!” the driver says. “First bloke I’ve ever seen kill a wombat on foot, bro.” Because obviously the 'traditional way, unaltered for millennia since the Dreamtime' for indigenous Australians to kill wombats is by shooting them with a high powered rifle from the back of a ute?

All gone strangely quiet on this issue in the local rag. When I first say the headline I thought you idiot you have just said goodbye to your career then I saw the surname and reassessed my thinking to this could be interesting. Commissioner of police has been strangely silent on this one. Traditional ways like giving 10 and 12 year old girls to elders for their enjoyment. Never mind we will have a nice warm and fuzzy welcome to country ceremony and everyone will go away happy
 

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