The ABC’s Virginia Trioli writes a ‘weekend read’ which is emailed out most Saturday
mornings. A few weeks ago, there was the story about 'a bakery of the kind of layered,
puffed, frosted, creamy delights that you'd usually only see on the table of your just-baptised
cousin.' that has been trading for eleven years, earning a wonderful reputation for its
products. Nat, the owner, had even being invited to be a guest on Masterchef.
Some years ago, a plumber was telling me when they came back from the local
pie shop with lunch to that day’s worksite, they heard someone inside. The
plumber and his trades assistant were the only people scheduled to be on
site that day, so they split up, covered both entrances to the building and discovered
someone removing the copper pipe the plumber had spent the morning installing.
Just as the government is trying to find its feet at times, the opposition Coalition is also in
the same boat. The recent claims of ‘Airbus Albo’ made by the opposition along with their
friends on ‘Sky after dark’ really haven’t jelled as an attack line when the government’s response,
apparently backed up by the leaders of foreign nations, is they are attempting to undo the
decade of neglect to this country’s foreign relationships by the Coalition when they were in power.
The Australian political system is far from perfect. We have made an
art form out of humiliation and ill treatment of refugees that choose to
come to Australia. We have sat on our hands for over a decade and
chosen to have an argument about emissions reduction while observing
that we seem to be having more ‘one off’ climatic events than ever.
Despite concerns, there were no electricity shortages — load shedding — on
Australia’s east coast during May or June. The outcome was managed by Australia’s
Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO), the body responsible for maintaining
the apparent delicate balance between supply and demand in a network that doesn’t
have enough off-line storage to keep any surplus electricity produced until needed.
Are you are weary of contemporary politics as I am? Weary of the continual
‘left’ versus ‘right’ tussle? Weary of its sameness, day after boring day? Why
is there always such a stark difference of opinion between those who seek to
further enrich, to further advantage those who already have an abundance
of this world’s bounty, and those who desire a more even distribution?