Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 9/02/2024

HOW DID THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BECOME SO WEAPONISED? Thirty years ago, I was watching the Final of the US Tennis Open. At the presentation, in the background, there were at…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 19/01/2024

SOMETIMES A BREAK CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE I am often amazed at how much of a reset the Christmas-New Year period can bring to our community. I certainly hope that…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 08/12/2023

LITTLE WONDER THAT THE POWERFUL WANT TO SILENCE PROTESTS There is no real mystery why the powerful would want to stop protests – its because the powerful became powerful under…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 03/11/2023

Young scammer australian cessnock council
PLEASE TAKE CARE – THE SCAMMERS ARE GETTING SNEAKIER There has been a real increase in the number of scams being rolled out and a massive advance in how sneaky…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 20/10/2023

radio presenter 2CHR LOCAL RADIO
GREAT NEWS FOR FANS OF 2CHR LOCAL RADIO Volunteer Community Radio 2CHR-Central Hunter Radio is now streaming their programs online, so you can listen on the computer, phone or smart…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 22/09/2023

NSW budget hastings point view
New South Wales Budget Last week the NSW Budget was handed down. It is the first Budget of the new Government. Of course, September seems late in the year to…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 01/09/2023

Anonymity of social media
Live and Let Live   Is it just me, or is there a broader trend out there for people to have less patience and tolerance for our fellow travellers?  Are…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 18/08/2023

The Quiet Work of Parliament   One of the rarely seen, but very productive parts of Parliament is the work of Committees.  At the core of the Committee work is…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 04/08/2023

Yes or not Aboriginal representative to parliment vote Indigenous art
Please, Let’s all Respect both the Yes and No Vote In the coming months we will all be asked to vote on the question of a Voice to Parliament.  Some…

Raising the BARR – Week ending 21/07/2023

brain boom in first 5 years
Our Brains Boom in the first 5 years   Investing in our young people, our really young people, is probably one of the most important things that we, as a…