On the rare occasions that I listen to the John …

Comment on What a week! by Robinoz.

On the rare occasions that I listen to the John Laws Show, there is always commentary about how “tough” everyone is doing it. But people still seem to have money to smoke, drink and gamble (all expensive activities) and now the ASP Show has had an increase in attendance of 30%.
Obviously there are people who are doing it tough, many as a direct result of their life choices, but it seems that we aren’t as badly off as we keep saying.
Few countries have a social welfare safety net like ours, although one day I expect the number of people working to supporting it will be fewer than those accessing it and something will have to give.

Recent Comments by Robinoz

Four more years of same-same
We needed a council that will focus on council issues and not the so-called progressive issues of gender confusion, revision of history including changing Australia Day, renaming Father’s Day, unbridled immigration, destruction of coal fired power stations and the associated “flattening” of industry as described in our inexplicable signing of the UN’s Lima Accord. It seems that’s what the people elected.


Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016
To Lyn Watson and family, our deepest sympathies. Michelle was a true example of our human spirit and will be missed, but remembered by all with whom she came in contact.


We have four times the nation’s rate of road deaths
It would be nice to see police enforcing stop signs, failing to keep right or left when turning right or left i.e., driving into the incorrect lane after the turn at intersections like the Stuart Highway and Larapinta Drive.
The idiots who signal to turn right on the approach of a roundabout and then drive straight ahead could also stand some attention.
All of these offences indicate that either drivers don’t care about road rules, don’t know them, or are just plain sloppy. Sloppiness in one part of their driving leads to other aspects of sloppiness and eventually traffic incidents.


The green, green grass of the Stuart Highway
Well done by the police. With only two major roads in and out of the Territory, hopefully they can knock off a few more drug peddlers.


Call to show respect for the flag
Flags must be maintained in good repair also. Flags that are falling apart at the seams should not be displayed.


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