Rupert Murdoch knows the power of images and he's so determined that his mate Tony Abbott will be the next PM that his Shakespeare-quoting henchmen depicting present Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as a straight jacketed, serial killing cannibal is par for the course.
Illustration: Eric Lobbecke Source: TheAustralian "That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5"
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
[Adopted and proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948]
Hi! My name is Boy. I'm a male bi-coloured tabby cat. Ever since I discovered that Malcolm Turnbull's dogs were allowed to blog, I have been pestering Clarencegirlto allow me a small space on North Coast Voices.
A you heard what?musing:
It doesn't take a genius to guess which Northern Rivers council management is alleged to have forwarded sensitive correspondence, (between one local resident & council) on to numerous third parties within the local government area. Tsk, tsk, tsk.....
An 'eaven 'elp usmusing:
Word around the traps is that Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson will act as NSW Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis' campaign manager in the lead up to the 2015 state election.
9 Sept. 2014 council committee meeting revealed that by delegated authority from General Manager council staff decide where and when Clarence Valley Council invests its $70+ millions. These are the same people who can't even catch up on all the roads/other infrastructure work that is still outstanding.
A C for effortmusing:
Rumour round the catnip patch is that the Privacy Management PlanClarence Valley Council had on public exhibition until early July 2014 was not considered up to par by the NSW Privacy Commissioner.
A missing $$$smusing:
So which Northern Rivers council has been stripping its employeeleave entitlement reserve for years to prop up its annual budgets? Right now Clarence Valley Council's ELE reserve is $312k below the recommended minimum according to its 9 Sept. 2014 G & C Committee business paper. Hmmmm..........
A Table of Knowledgemusing:
Clarrie Rivers is so busy trotting up and down the coast that it has fallen on my furry shoulders to pass on snippets from the local watering hole’s infamous famous table. Did you know that the Human Resources Manager at APN Australian Regional Media, Mark Algie, is a Clarence Valley boy who went to Maclean High School? I’m told his old teachers remember him a decent young fella.
A life after politicsmusing:
I have long held the belief that it is a bad idea to let humans near strong coffee and any sort of cream cake. It makes them as hyper as a kitten after its first taste of catnip. Which explains why I found my owner giggling over the second career she gave Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at http://www.singitkitty.co.uk/play/kME96so that she could be gainfully employed in the pop world after the Abbott Government crashes and burns.
A Shout out to Mac the Scottiemusing:
A new Facebook page Maclean's Active Community has just started up and can be found here.
. Hearing Dates: 14 July 2014. Decision Date: 24/07/2014. Jurisdiction: Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division. Before: Professor G.D. Walker, Senior Member. Decision: The decision under review is affirmed.
A little less than Magnum musing:
So who was the person rumoured to have been lurking in the vicinity of Osprey Drive, Yamba, allegedly keeping tabs on Clarence Valley Council staffer/s?
An it's in the eyes musing:
The Australian media is trying to convince readers that how the Prime Minister looks indicates the degree to which the MH17 passenger plane downing in the Ukraine is affecting him. G'aaarn! This is a man who to win an election put bulking product in his hair and darkened it, used a skin tightening product on his face to get rid of many wrinkles, used enough makeup to make a thespian blush and, barefacedly lied at the drop of the hat. A meeting round the catnip patch has decided 4 to 1 that it would not be beyond the wiles of Tony Abbott to irritate his eyes to achieve a suitably "stressed" look for his many media appearances since the mid-air disaster.
after Clarence Valley Council sacked the operators of the public pool at Maclean – apparently leaving it to a local journalist to tell them they had lost their jobs.
A thought to ponder:
In case of bushfire or flood - do you have an emergency evacuation plan for the family pet?
An adoption musing: Every week on the NSW North Coast a number of cats and dogs find themselves without a home. If you want to do your bit and give one bundle of joy a new family, contact Happy Paws on 0419 404 766 or your local council pound.