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Investment of $150 million dollars at the Port is going begging because The Rann Government does not want to allocate the land to the
Adelaide Motorplex Consortium, which would bring back drag racing in Adelaide and generate many jobs and associated tourism for our State.
I am calling for a complete overhaul of the current Land Tax burden which is outrageous. I am constantly reminded how the excessive taxes in
SA are such a huge disincentive for future investment in this State.
This issue is one that is continually swept under the carpet and it astounds me that the Rann Government, who stands for Social Justice would
even consider using that slogan in the way they are treating people with Mental Health Issues and to even think of selling off the Glenside facility,
instead it must be kept and expanded for the benefit of the people with mental health problems.
Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
I have been in favour of an Independent Commission against Corruption for many years and it amazes me that both the Attorney General and
the Rann Government are so opposed in having an independent umpire investigate matters of State.
Vote 1 Independent Joe Ienco above the line in the
Upper House Ballot Paper.
Authorised by Joe Ienco Westcorp Real Estate, 176 Grange Road Flinders Park.
Independent Joe Ienco Motorsports, Land Tax.
The Independent Weekly
March 12 - 18, 2010 hear'say
Lensink has gently taken
Hear say to task for suggesting the
Liberals have not been as good as
Labor in achieving gender balance
on the floor of Parliament.
"South Australian Liberal women
have achieved many political firsts
and accolades," chides Lensink.
"In 1924 Agnes Goode was the
first woman endorsed by a political
party; in 1959 the first woman was
elected to SA Parliament; the first
woman opposition whip was Joyce
Steele in 1966, the same year as
Kay Brownbill became the first
woman elected to the House of
"The first woman to become
a cabinet minister was Joyce
Steele in 1968; in 2001 the first
female agricultural minister
in Australia was Caroline
Schaefer; in 2006 Amanda
Vanstone became Australia s
longest-serving female cabinet
minister, and in 2009 Isobel
Redmond was elected leader --
a first for a major political
party in SA. All of these were
So we ll shut up. We know better
than to argue with ... a politician.
For Botters and Lachy (who flatly
deny they have any association with
the Premier s media minders, Jill
Bottrall and Lachlan Parker).*
B: Trust. Who can we?
L: Not Jezebel.
B: Isobel? No way.
L: Not Chantelois.
B: Don t!
L: Most lawyers.
B: Lining their pockets.
L: Lots of doctors.
B: Rich Liberals.
L: Not business.
B: Mostly rich Liberals.
L: Country electorates?
B: Not a priority.
L: So not Maywald?
B: Not any more.
L: Mining companies?
B: They ll dig for whoever.
L: Not Coopers.
B: Rich brewers.
L: Not Bill Sanders.
B: Old Crow. Out of touch.
L: Not the SACA or the SANFL?
B: Stadium deal s only in principle.
L: Not bikies.
B: Scum of the earth.
L: Not teachers.
B: Won t be happy for long.
L: Not the media.
B: Ignorant and unreliable.
L: Anyone left?
B: Not Xenophon.
B: Not the AG.
L: Only if he keeps his mouth shut.
B: Not the Hilllster or the
L: Leadership contenders.
B: So we can t trust Jezebel,
Chantelois, doctors, lawyers,
business, mining companies,
Bill Sanders, the SACA, the
SANFL, bikies, teachers,
Xenophon, Maywald, the AG,
the Weatherman, the Hillster
and the media.
L: That s a lot. Anyone left?
B: Half the voters. That s a lot
L: At least we can trust Sasha.
B: Hardly surprising.
L: Whose idea was this trust thing
B: Not mine. Trust me.
*(Not based on a true story. Previous
columns can be found at www.
Prisons are expensive, which is why
Treasurer Kevin Foley prefers the
sardine approach. His ministerial
limousine has more personal space
than he allocates each prisoner in a
South Australian jail cell, and Foley
gets a boot as well.
Now comes news from the
NSW Department of Justice and
Attorney-General, whose research
shows Treasuries can make great
savings -- and reduce human misery
and crime -- through the simple
expedient of stopping prisoners
It turns out that 58 per cent of all
those given a prison sentence are
re-imprisoned at some later point.
Meanwhile, activist lawyer Greg
Barnes, writing in the national
email newsletter Crikey, says
Labor s plan to tell juries about
an accused s prior record is an
appalling travesty. He cites research
that says juries are more likely to
convict a person if they know the
accused has been in court before
-- even if they were found not to be
That means the wrong
person gets a trip to jail, even
though there s no vacancies
under the over-crowded state
"How can it benefit a victim
and their family if the person
who committed the crime is still
running free in the community
while an innocent person has been
convicted?" Barnes asks.
There s a very famous street sign on
Victor Harbor Road which the local
council has had to replace more
often because of its absence than
because of its age. In fact, it s been
battling for decades just to keep the
sign in the ground.
An old surfie recalls it was a
popular target for theft during
the 70s and 80s, with the council
sometimes just giving up and
sign-writing the nearby Stobie
Photo: Kate Elmes.
Liberal lasses Crime and
Renowned Adelaide Hills craftsman
John Pfitzner, founder of Pfitzner
Furniture, has been named the
inaugural Adelaide Hills Regional
The heroes program was
established to recognise local
identities and their contribution to
the community and economy.
Lameroo-born John stood out
from his eight brothers and sisters
at an early age. As a child he won
a singing scholarship to attend
Pulteney Grammar School, where
he was introduced to woodworking.
He became the head chorister in the
St Peter s Cathedral Choir and left
school at 14 to take up a cabinetmak-
John had his own workshop by the
age of 18, and he now has a factory
and showroom at Littlehampton and
a showroom in Norwood.
"After 53 years I love what I do
and I ve been more than happy to
share that with the industry and
the many apprentices we ve had,"
A humble carpenter
Wattle'll it be? John Pfitzner uses Australian timber such as red gum and jarrah.
A question of trust
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