Political Thugs and Bullies

Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society. – Robert Reich If ever a sitting member from one of the major political parties wants to find out who their real friends are, resigning from their party is a sure-fire way to get an answer. When I resigned from the ALP, while a … Continue reading Political Thugs and Bullies

Letter from City Hall

They say you can't beat City Hall but here someone who's really having a go. Jonathan Sri Councillor for the Gabba Ward 2/63 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba P: 07 3403 2165 • E: thegabba.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au http://www.jonathansri.com I hope everyone’s doing ok in this wild weather. Thankfully we’ve been spared the destruction that other parts of Queensland have … Continue reading Letter from City Hall

Minjeribah – a bill to stop sand mining on North Stradbroke Island

Publisher's Note: This chapter about Minjeribah (Stradbroke Island) from “Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life”  is well worth a read. It describes, in part, the politics behind the state government removal of mining leases on Minjeribah. There was a strange contradiction of park rangers and joint managing traditional owners not being able to access National … Continue reading Minjeribah – a bill to stop sand mining on North Stradbroke Island