Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 31/5/2024

WHO WANTS TO BE A PUBLIC SERVANT One of my roles as an MP is to participate in Committee work. I am on a number of Committees and I am…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 17/5/2024

THE ENERGY EVOLUTION IS NO EASY RIDE Many will be aware that across Australia we are moving our energy production away from fossil fuels like coal and gas, and toward…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 3/5/2024

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE SUPER CAREFUL ABOUT SCAMS As sure as night follows day, the scammers of this world are getting better and better at their ability to convince us…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 19/04/2024

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE BONDI JUNCTION COMMUNITY In a few weeks’ time we will mark 12 months since the tragic bus crash at Greta. We will reflect on…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 29/03/2024

TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE Everyday it seems that the media coverage focuses on a change that is being made somewhere and then goes on to voice the many…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 23/02/2024

THE ASBESTOS PROBLEM IS LOOKING LIKE A MORAL FAILURE I know that there are many out there quick to criticise regulations and rules – often known as “red tape”. And…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 03/11/2023

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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…
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