well ... in the meantime the court of appeal in VIC will review people smuggling laws. the argument being that if it is legal for asylum seekers to arrive to Australia and seek asylum then those helping/transporting them are legal too
it would seem to me that while politicians were never 100% "public servants", the current generation is anything but. the greed for power and their desperation to be or remain elected has infected them to a degree that they are now appear oblivious to the fact that the public interest should come first.
when PG left the Oils and went to politics I was
- like many here - sad but also hopeful. hopeful that he can bring his persona and convictions into the world of politics and effect some, if little, change. I am not naive enough to think that he could have done without some stiff compromises, but as long as he remained in a portfolio where his passion lay and about which he was outspoken and active for decades - i thought, "could be worse ". now he is just another run of the mill pollie. the world of music has lost an icon but frankly I am not seeing a gain anywhere else that compensates for it.
How could people get so unkind?
From: Tom <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:50 PM
Subject: [powderworks] NMOC (well, sort of)