Category Archives: local

BDS is BS

I recently attended a meet the candidates event sponsored by the Inner West Courier at Marrickville Town Hall. The Liberal candidate, Rosana Tyler, was invited but declined to attend. That was probably wise – it was packed with Labor and … Continue reading

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Public loss, private gain – but not where you expected

At the moment, you can’t walk 10 paces down Marrickville Road without seeing one of these: They were paid for by the Marrickville Chamber of Commerce. I hope they didn’t pay too much, because they are just crudely stencilled signs … Continue reading

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You cannot be serious!*

Defying the laws of probability, the NSW Labor Cabinet has added to their list of incompetent decisions with their refusal to consider integrated ticketing for light rail. You’d think eventually they’d do something right. Thankfully, some politicians are still capable … Continue reading

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The importance of reading carefully

Today I was pleased to see someone responded to my response to a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, even though they disagreed. Unfortunately, Siobhan Brahe didn’t actually rebut my statements, due to the fact that she apparently didn’t read … Continue reading

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One’s sexuality is no-one else’s business

Ex-minister for Transport David Campbell was not my favourite person. How could he be, being partly responsible for NSW’s dismal record on public transport? If I had a vote in his electorate, I would try to get rid of him … Continue reading

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Progress at last

Verity Firth, Member for Balmain, kindly sent me a link to the recently completed feasibility study for the Inner West light rail extension from Lindfield to Dulwich Hill, prepared by GHD. Regular readers will know what a big deal this … Continue reading

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Trams, trains and automobiles

Contrary to my pessimistic prediction, it looks more and more likely that the NSW government will drop the CBD Metro, or at least change it for the better. First there were repeated confirmations that the project would proceed. Then Premier … Continue reading

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Catch-up

The by-elections are done, and in Bradfield, Lucy Gabb of the Liberal Democrats has so far received 516 votes, or 0.8% of the total. I think this is an excellent result for a campaign by an unknown party with no … Continue reading

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Fred Nile, his logical fallacies and blatant stupidities

While letterboxing for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the federal electorate of Bradfield that has a byelection on December 5th, I spied some opposition material in a discarded-junkmail box. Not the Opposition, but the LDP’s opposite, the Christian Democrats … Continue reading

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Planning positioning

The Property Council of Australia has published its plan for the future of Sydney’s urban planning, renewal and management. It tries hard to not simply be a developer’s wishlist, but there are (unsurprisingly) self-serving suggestions in there. The more egregious … Continue reading

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