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Sunday morning miscellany.

November 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

For a change, this morning I’ll comment just in brief on four items from this morning’s media: 1. Labor first-home buyer tax breaks. In its version of the Government’s first-time home-buyer scheme, Labor also takes an unimaginative and not very effective path. Houses will not be made more affordable by policies that bid up house [...]

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Farewell, Peter Andren, Independent MP for Calare

November 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

I was very saddened by today’s news that Peter Andren died today after his struggle with pancreatic cancer. A man I never met, but one I feel I knew. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Regular readers will have realised from previous posts that I have deeply admired his service to his electorate [...]

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Who says Independents don’t make a difference?

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

It was a pleasure to catch up with several friends and acquaintances at yesterday’s Brookfield Uniting Church Country Market and Art Show.  Campaign tip: don’t forget your hat.  I then spent some time door-knocking in Bellbowrie, Pinjarra Hills, and later, Toowong.  While most people are quite surprised to see a live candidate on their doorstep [...]

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