Villagers Outraged

The Daily Mail reports that residents of villages in Surrey and Kent have been told to remove wire mesh from their windows, because the mesh could pose a risk to burglars, and the burglars could claim compensation if they were injured. This is one of the comments at the end of the Daily Mail article: Don’t leave bottles …

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Better Border Security Means Fairer Treatment For Refugees

Some interesting facts in an article by Paul Sheehan in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald. The Department of Immigration …  is busy spending an unprecedented amount delivering an ineffective program on the scale of waste comparable to Labor’s national roof insulation scheme or school building program. This time the failure is destroying lives and inviting more …

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This Is A Bit Rude

Antipodean Greens have established themselves as the rudest on the planet, with the New Zealanders easily winning the local derby. Tomorrow Prime Minister Julia Gillard will address the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington in what her Kiwi counterpart, conservative John Key, had hoped would be a first. The Greens vetoed a plan to invite Julia …

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White Lie Cake

Over twenty years ago I wrote a short story for a church magazine. I called it ‘Just Desserts.’  It was the story of a forty year old woman, Clara, moving into a small Australia town and trying to make a home there. A small part of the story was about a failed cake which had to be repaired in …

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