Wyatt Roy is our local Federal Representative. I have met him a number of times, attended meetings with him, and photographed him as well.
Here is the email he sent recently with regard to Australia's National Debt. Sobering stuff.
Last night in Parliament I spoke about the simple differences between a Coalition economy and a Labor economy.
Here's a quick snapshot:
- Under the Coalition Government there was a 20% increase in real wages, a 100% increase in net wealth for each Australian and more than 2 million new jobs.
- Under this Labor government our net debt has increased to $145 billion, with an interest bill of $22 million a day.
- Under the Coalition government net debt as a percentage of GDP was 3.8% in the black, under this Labor government we are 9.6% in the red.
- Under the Coalition government net government interest on payments was a little over $1 billion in earnings. Today under Labor, it is $6 ½ billion in payments.
- Under the Coalition government our unemployment rate was 4.5%, today under this Labor government it is 5.1%.
The Coalition has a clear vision for Australia’s future – a way to get Australia back on track. Should the Coalition be re-elected we will once again see a government that will scrap unnecessary taxes, cut wasteful spending and reduce the tax burden on business. We will see higher productivity, job growth, sustainable development and a modern enterprise economy that eradicates barriers to opportunity and engagement.
We have done it before and we can, and must, do it again. Read more about the Coalition’s plan to get Australia get back on track here, or watch my speech below.
Here is a link to his speech on you tube.
Far Cry 3 preview – reviewed by Fidget from fragdolls – I loved Far Cry 1 and 2 – cant wait for 3.
Assassin’s Creed 3 preview – reviewed by Cryptik from fragdolls – I have played and loved every Assassins Creed game so far – cant wait for this one!
Windows 8 and Metro Development – great explanation of Metro for Windows 8 by Damana.
Skydrive has now launched apps for Windows and Mac. We have tested the Windows one extensively and are now implementing it as a cloud backup strategy for small home users.
Australia’s Labor government is about to start stealing money off us with a Carbon Tax – explained away by insisting that global warming is caused by human emitted CO2. The video here shows the fallacy of this “science”.
Social Media Links
Social Media use is on the rise on a massive way. Companies and businesses are still learning if and how to get involved. Here are a number of great articles.
Dion Hinchcliffe writes an excellent article titled Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?
I wish this social media course run by Laurel Papworth was coming to Brisbane. Sydney people go and learn!
26 Tips for Integrating Social Media Activities – lots of good info here. Worth a read.
5 Ways to tell if Pinterest is right for your business. We have started using Pinterest; watch for our boards to grow and expand as we learn more about this cool new tool.
Facebook Adds Admin Roles – a good explanation of the role settings and use.
I am finally going to weigh into this public debate that has turned into a farce.
Some of what I am going to say is factual and other is opinion - I will clearly define each. Comments will be moderated - if you shoot the messenger and not the message, if you cant elucidate your thought clearly without turning to vitriolic or childish abuse then i will moderate / delete your comments. However if you care to comment on either side of the debate clearly and succinctly then I will allow you comment with no editing.
First let me describe the situation for clarity.
A Rip and Roll advert appeared in bus shelters and billboards. It shows a man kissing another man on the neck while embracing him from behind while holding a condom.
The advert is clearly not G-rated, and contains messages that are clearly not suitable for children (regardless of your sexual persuasions).
There was an immediate request to the advertising company by Senate candidate Wendy Francis and this resulted in the ads being removed. A counter response by gay activist groups had them reinstated and a media storm resulted. Refer: The Drum
The following is the body of an email I received from Senator Barnaby Joyce.
You can also join the fight against the ETS tax.