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Worrals in the wilds 24th Mar 2012 02:28

Esk is lovely, and so are a lot of the towns nearby. If your rels are at Greenbank, the back of Beenleigh and Tamborine Village (not the mountain, that's exxy) areas are very affordable with some nice places. If you're outside 'commute from Brisbane' range (say an hour's drive) property is much cheaper. Beenleigh has a justifiably scary reputation, but that's mainly related to the centre of town, not the rural outskirts.


I'll be out there on Aug 2nd to see the new grandaughter, what's the score on renting an a/c? I've contacted Archerfield but have had no reply. I have a JAR PPL with IMC and night rating. Is it a quick flip around with an instructor or would I have to do an 'Oz' PPL conversion?
You may be better off reposting in the DGP GA forum, I'm not sure how foreign licenses work in Aus. I believe there are ways and means. As for hire, these guys have a good local reputation:
Redcliffe Aero Club - Flying Training & Aircraft Charter

The greens are uncompromising poison to all other parties, it just depends who runs out of milk first (usually the voters).
Exactly. TBQH, I don't think Katter's much better.

RJM 24th Mar 2012 02:29


And look where we are now.
..on the brink of Bligh getting a well-deserved and absolute hammering! :ok:

Zorro Polilla 24th Mar 2012 06:32


Quote:
nobody, but nobody was keener, more "silly and/or desperate" to jump in the sack with those reviled Greens to form government than than the much loved, pure as the driven snow Liberal Party.
From memory The Liberal/ Nats negotiated with the greens and Independants to form a government.

Labor did closed door secret deals to form a co-alition of turncoat Independants and watermelons.
Ahhhh, riiiight - thanks for explaining ever so clearly the differences between the forces of good and evil Frank.

sisemen 24th Mar 2012 07:38

It's a "Keep Kate" campaign in Ashgrove with no mention of the ALP and election colours are pink not red.

Either she should declare as an Independent or admit her dishonesty to the electorate.

One hour and twenty minutes more :E

Fliegenmong 24th Mar 2012 07:57

In the seat of Surfers Paradise we had.....

A candidate for the Liberal Newman Palmer Party

Some Labor goon who lives in Bris (I think)

Family First

Greens

I drew a little box wrote KAP next to it and ticked it................I have never never in my life done that......

But it's not like we're marginal is it?? John Paul Peter Mary Langbroek wins it everytime....doesn't do anything for us and doesn't have to

Our closest school hall, is a shared Surfers / Southport one, on our way out, one of the volunteers asks this guy, what electorate mate? His reply...Moncrief!

Good grief thinks I!! That's our Federal seat.....and these people vote!!

Lex Talionis 24th Mar 2012 08:09


From memory The Liberal/ Nats negotiated with the greens and Independants to form a government.

Labor did closed door secret deals to form a co-alition of turncoat Independants and watermelons.
Abbott was doing the exact same thing that Labor was doing Frank.He was offering sweetheart deals with the devil to try and get the numbers to win.

We would be in the same situation with a minority Liberal government forced to deals with the independents.

Meanwhile back with the election and the result looks like it will be a bloodbath and from everyone I have talked to it's about time.The only unknown is just how bad it will be for Labor.

Good luck to all in Queensland and hopefully you will have better representation than you have had in the past.

But it's not like we're marginal is it?? John Paul Peter Mary Langbroek wins it everytime....doesn't do anything for us and doesn't have to

Our closest school hall, is a shared Surfers / Southport one, on our way out, one of the volunteers asks this guy, what electorate mate? His reply...Moncrief!
Fliegs,I remember my Dad saying the same thing when I was young about the candidate in our area which was a blue ribbon Liberal seat.Dad who was a Liberal voter in any case said he should vote for the cardboard cutout of
the guy and it would have done a better job of representing us than the guy himself.

Politicians...can't live with them but unfortunately have to :ugh:

Fliegenmong 24th Mar 2012 08:35

Without doubt the old adage rings very true..."Oppositions don't win elections, Gummints lose them"

'Course the Eel (As Mrs Fliegs refers to him) will undoubtedly tell us all he has a mandate

did he ever explain how decrease the size of the public service (Increasing unemployment) whilst supposedly increasing employment?

Yuk Worrals!!, that's scary chemical crap out into the bay, and yes nothing from the greens

sisemen 24th Mar 2012 09:47

Early days but it seems that the Greens are making no headway at all (going backwards in fact). And that's something which would please most, if not all, contributors to this thread!

sisemen 24th Mar 2012 10:45



Jooliar next

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Frank Arouet 24th Mar 2012 10:55

Well the Queensland Labor Government were chucked out tonight. Last I looked they had only 5 seats. Bligh's seat looks seriously in doubt. Staunch Labor mining seats voted against Anna Bligh despite Mining tax and Carbon tax. Make of that as you wish.

Come in spinner! (doctors).

Worrals in the wilds 24th Mar 2012 11:20

Ding, dong
The witch is dead!
Which old witch?
The wicked witch!
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
:E
Bitchy? Sure. Everyone else is talking about how gracious the speech was. Goodo, whatever. See ya.

Will Anderson: what's the difference between Qld Labor and a Tarago? A Tarago's Still got eight seats...

Takan Inchovit 24th Mar 2012 11:34

Out goes another Guvmint which did not listen to the winds of change and so it goes. I guess when you have been in so long .....

The next 3 years will be telling, but with another Southeast run party in power I'm feeling more of the same, just different faces (hope I'm wrong).

sisemen 24th Mar 2012 11:37

Federal Labor must be sweating tonight.

However, perhaps too big a majority might be too good a thing. With the threat of the ALP not being able to be called a party just where the hell is the opposition going to come from?

Worrals in the wilds 24th Mar 2012 11:49

No matter which party has been in power, Queensland's never had an opposition.
Why start now? :E

bob johns 24th Mar 2012 11:49

bob johns
 
now god be thanked may , sanity prevail for the rest of us and get rid of these commie vermin !!

Flying Binghi 24th Mar 2012 11:50


...just where the hell is the opposition going to come from?
Look fer a big white hat..;)


(edit) ....or maybe not -


"Katter's Australian Party's Queensland leader Aidan McLindon has lost his seat of Beaudesert..." McLindon loses Beaudesert to LNP - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)



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Fliegenmong 24th Mar 2012 13:42

Bing..............I was hoping for a better showing from the hat really!!..

10 yrs ago I'd watch him on landline, and quietly think, what a nutter, and I cannot believe I support the guy now

I don't agree with everything about him.......but I disagree less with him than I disagree with Liberal Newman Palmer or Labor

I wonder how many in Beaudesert didn't realise they just voted for coal seam mining in heir backyard? Caveat Emptor (Buyer beware??) I'd have thought that McLindon would have nailed Beauy!

Anyway, it's all very well to say they have too big a majority, does it really matter in a state without an upper house?

I'm sure reports and the like will get chucked on the trolley, wheeled through Parliament, and be subject of privilege........just as anna did & beattie before her...

The floors yours Campbell........lets see if you and yours are as accountability averse as those you just replaced. I am so glad that creep andrew fraser was booted, what a right c&*t that bloke was!

You bare faced lied about, and then denied knowing of any prior plan / knowledge of the asset sales, that's right out of howards song book mate, and notice how I maintain a deliberate use of 'non capitals' for the worst of the worst of political figures in the country?

I'll be downloading 'Can Dos' 100 day plan, (I haven't read it yet BUT.....) you reckon there's a fair chance that what he doesn't accomplish will be the fault of the previous government? I would reckon so.....

Will be interesting also to see how Campbell will sell off his interests, as he said he would 2 weeks ago, even though he claimed there was no conflict of interest......."I'm not in the wrong, but if I do win, then I'll change my position on financial interests"....WHY Campbell? Why change if there is no requirement to?? No conflict of interest???

100 days Can do!.....any shortfall in performance should have been adequately forecast by your team.....really the 'Because of the previous government' argument really only reveals your lack of due diligence

Anna, a crying shame you were voted back in, an absolute travesty of Justice, you should be in the wilderness with that clown fraser.....you deserve
what howard got, a loss in your own seat

Zorro Polilla 24th Mar 2012 14:05


Good luck to all in Queensland and hopefully you will have better representation than you have had in the past.
Fantastic result Lex not only for Queensland but for all Australians!

A good lick more of the way these bumbling and dysfunctional Liberals do business in yet another eastern State may be exactly what is needed to shake Australia back to its senses.

Consider their abysmal track record in the VERY short period they have been trusted back at the wheel in Victoria and NSW -



Premier Ted Baillieu has put back his trade trip to China as Victoria looks like being the worst-performing of the state economies.

The Government, in its mid-year report, reveals a deficit of $341 million.

Victoria is in reverse as industry sheds jobs and unemployment rises, while the Government appears to dither.
Cookies must be enabled | Herald Sun



What's (not) doing in NSW

WITH Premier Barry O'Farrell's team of ministers in power for less than a year, voters would expect them to be champing at the bit to introduce bold new projects.

But a survey of the O'Farrell government's 22 ministers reveals some aren't pushing ahead with a series of bold reforms or enterprises, but launching more reviews, drawing up more plans and trumpeting projects that are already under way, some begun by the former Labor government.
What's (not) doing in NSW | thetelegraph.com.au


As a NSW observer posted in response to the article above


Disappointed of Sydney Posted at 2:14 PM February 05, 2012

Unbelievable, these clowns spent 16 years telling everyone what was wrong with NSW but now all of sudden they have no answers..................

Hmmm - why does that theme sound oh so familiar. :E

A year of watching Can Do & Co doing the same - and worse - in bed with the White Shoe Brigade will certainly not do any harm whatsoever to the re-election chances of Gillard Labor federally.

Lex Talionis 24th Mar 2012 15:12


Consider their abysmal track record in the VERY short period they have been trusted back at the wheel in Victoria and NSW -
Too right Zorro,
I was watching NSW Premiere Barry O'Farrell trying to explain his broken promise of stopping the toxic waste being dumped in Kemps Creek in western Sydney.He was shown TV footage of his promising to stop any dumping of waste into Kemps Creel during his election campaign.
In fact he said "

"To dump it in Western Sydney is stupid, it's a threat, and it's not the way any government would behave."
One of his Ministers had this to say

Finance Minister Greg Pearce said: "We are not going to permit a thimbleful of hazardous material to go to Kemps Creek."
Now apparently that they are in power it is OK to break their promise and dump it anyway.

I don't know what the answer is but I don't even know why anyone would listen to any politician and believe what they are saying.

Time will tell in Queensland and as I said good luck to them because Anna Bligh and her government deserved to go but will Newman be any better and not just the same with a different party?

Buster Hyman 24th Mar 2012 15:44


Consider their abysmal track record in the VERY short period they have been trusted back at the wheel in Victoria and NSW -
You'd be embarrassed by that if you had 'inside knowledge' of whats really going on...in Vic at least.


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