Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 24 June 2022

electricity market
WHAT ELECTRICITY PROBLEM? IT’S THE FREE MARKET BABY! Recent weeks have shown an electricity market that is drowning in its own desire for profits. To make sure the profits soar,…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 10 June 2022

Public servant wages
PUBLIC SERVANT WAGES MATTER TO MOST WORKERS No doubt you will have seen various images and news stories about public servants going on strike and marching on Parliament House. In…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 20 May 2022

feral cats
THERE ARE NO ‘STRAY’ CATS – THEY EITHER OWNED OR THEY ARE FERAL By law, there is no way to identify a cat as being “stray”. By contrast, the law…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 13 May 2022

democracy
WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT DEMOCRACY? By the end of March 2023, we will all have been asked to vote 3 separate times, for our 3 levels of Government. We…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 29 April 2022

PRIVATISING THE GAP IN PUBLIC SERVICES There has been much written and said about the recent decision for the Solomon Islands to enter into an agreement with China for funding…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 15 April 2022

MY FEARS FOR HOW THE INTERNET MIGHT MAKE FUTURE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS UGLY Strap in folks!  This federal election campaign is going to be messy.  And I personally think a lot…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 1 April 2022

protest
  WHEN IS A PROTEST NOT A PROTEST A strange and possibly dangerous piece of Legislation was rushed through NSW Parliament last week – and it will have an impact…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 18 March 2022

The Advertiser Cessnock
  FLOOD AFFECTED LOCALS LET DOWN BY A SLEEPING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT I am extremely reluctant to weigh into Federal issues, but two weeks ago, Scott Morrison declared a National Emergency…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 4 March 2022

support local
  SMALL BUSINESSES ARE AS ESSENTIAL AS THE AIR WE BREATHE In our earliest civilisations, much of the work of the village would be based on community needs, the common…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 18 February 2022

housing
  WE REALLY MUST TALK ABOUT HOUSING It seems that barely a week goes by when myself, my staff and/or my office is approached by a family that is about…
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