The thoroughbred industry is in collision with the coal industry over land use, prompting the NSW government to legislate a long term strategy. The end result appears to be balanced but is actually a big win for the powerful mining companies.
The NSW government makes major cuts to TAFE art courses, effectively ending many art schools by making them unaffordable. Premier Barry O’Farrell justifies this by claiming artists have no prospects of finding work. I used myself as a case for the defence. Many people however don’t think I’ve got a real job.
Flawed legislation has encouraged power companies to build facilities that aren’t needed, resulting in infrastructure not even connected to the network. While the companies make handsome profits the ratepayers see their power bills doubled.
Ambulance officers complain bitterly about shortcomings in their service. Ironically I’ve been doing cartoons on the same issues for over 20 years and successive governments have failed to find a solution.
Trolls have graduated from children’s fairy stories to the internet, upsetting fellow bloggers with their persistent vitriol. Once perceived as unhappy middle-aged men with nothing better to do, it appears that trolls are in fact both male and female and can be any age or background.