According to the ABS, Muslims make u a whopping 1.5% of the population. Not much of a problem really. - Riddley Walker
International Women's Day and in Australia we have a bloke, the Prime Minister for Women, representing us. What hope have we got. And, a drag queen who is The Minister Assisting The Prime Minister for Women. - SpareMe
As explained above, this post misrepresents skepticism. Actually, truth be told, it sounds like an excuse for intellectual apathy. So disappointing to see critical thought dismissed as negativity on a page that's supposedly for thinking women. - Shazza
It is not just shops, it is transport services, medical services, emergency servers etc etc. My father worked weekends, rotating shifts to cover 24 hours work each day, working public holidays for a newspaper, all sorts of jobs are needed to be done. Yes penalty rates should stay even if it only to compensate the ill health shift workers have.
Sunday roast? do people really still have a roast dinner each Sunday, I thought that went out in the 60s. Restaurants not opening on Mondays? Those that do make a tidy pile, restaurants open any hour of the day and night here and they always have customers. And Sundays are the day of the week when a lot more of us have time for a leisurely coffee and talk, an effective way to wind down before the week begins again. - sue bell
My point being, all patriarchal societies suck, some just suck worse than others. So the Iraqi government is filled with men who are paedophiles. Of course there is no good reason even in a world depleted of population where it would be logical to enact a law to marry off 9 year old girls. They can't propagate, so it's pure advocacy of child fucking and child slavery. There's not a lot sicker than that on this blue green earth.
No wonder uncle Geertie Bertie will be up in arms, but of course, Geertie Bertie couldn't really give a flying fig about the plight of prepubescent Iraqi girls, because Geertie has his own agenda. He hates all muslims, including 9 year old muslim girls.
Oh this party will fly well in Australia, so long as they aren't a threat to the LNP like Pauline Hanson was. They'll probably strike a good deal with voting preferences. Pauline taught them real good. President Rupert will laud their righteousness. Hadley, Jones, Bolt and Pickering will sing their praises. People will carry on as though all is well with the world, so long as 9 year old girls are not getting fucked in their own back yard, unless of course it's by a white dude, and women and girls will continue to live in this shit-stink patriarchal existence. Some better off than others. Most of us just saying, thank Maude almighty it's not me or my daughter.
On International Women's Day, thank you brave Iraqi women for protesting this heinous crime against humanity. And thank you to the brave Iraqi blokes standing behind them in support. - Sandy
Can you imagine the uproar if the essential services cut penalty rates? This is on the agenda. Staff won't work weekends- no Outpatients; police, ambulance etc! Sorry; come back on Monday when we open again? - Linda Robinson
I'm in the west as well. Like the push for daylight savings, the need for Sunday trading was pushed along using the argument that if we didn't have those things Perth could never be a grown up cosmopolitan city. It's crap. I think if you're business works on a weekend with penalty rates or if you can spread the extra cost over the week then open on a Sunday. If you can't then don't.
Suggesting that abolishing penalty rates will free up business is just crap. All business runs on numbers. What next? If restaurants want to open on Monday nights will they say we can only do it profitably if workers take a pay cut? - Alistair
I'm just wondering if we stopped shopping on Sundays would the shops stop opening? If so, there's the answer. Shops shut = no need for people to work on Sunday = no need to pay penalty rates. Plus, families get to enjoy their roast lunch and a bit of 'face time'. For real. Let's go back to the good old days! I'm in. - lisa
They should get Keating to take over Callan Park and he would get the place moving. Plenty of room for the Uni and a Nursing Home for Young people. Just plenty of development instead of wasted land by a bunch of loonies who do not own the park and want nothing done. A Bangaroo Tower should be named after him. - Sue
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