Carbon Tax


I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog about life in Australia for well over three years and I’ve (almost) never mentioned Centrelink. It’s a name anyone moving to Australia should know about and we had to talk to them ourselves within about one month of our arrival in Australia. Why? Mrs BobinOz took a [...]


Whilst campaigning for the 2010 Federal election, Julia Gillard said “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. She won the election. Yesterday, under the government led by Julia Gillard, carbon tax legislation was ratified. So today I want to talk about…….. Cockroaches. Of all the critters in all the world, there [...]


AKA: The great carbon tax swindle! Something very strange is happening on our streets here in Australia. But first, let’s go back in time, over 20 years back, to 1990. Maggie Thatcher was in charge of my old country, England. She introduced a ridiculous tax, called the Poll Tax. People took to the streets to [...]

book sale

I had a good idea of what I was going to do for today’s post when I was walking around the Harbour Town shopping complex over at the Gold Coast last weekend. You see, books here in Australia are quite expensive, but just as in the UK, we have cheap book shops too. Five dollars [...]

bob katter

In my original post Australian politics explained from the middle of last year, I tried to give an outline of how it all works out here. But as I wrote that article, I had no idea Australian politics could be so much fun. Let’s take a look at where we are today following last Saturday’s [...]