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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 11 2023 In Game Angst Carlton vs Sydney
We’ve already lost Hewett for next week’s game against Melbourne given the HIA protocol. Now we have to wait to see if the MRO will suspend Cerra for his tackle on Hickey. At least Hickey got up and played on, so we might dodge a bullet there.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Change the funding system to reverse the flow of money into private schooling that the Liberals engineered and make sure the students returning to government schools bring the funding back with them and you’ll have a far better education system. Gonski recommended needs-based funding but the Liberals were happy to listen to lobbying from private schools of various religious affiliations. The end of the payroll tax exemption is finally a small but virtually insignificant step in the right direction.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
That’s tame from The Australian. Surely, Rupert could come up with a better scare campaign than that …

Funny how the Murdoch press argues that all of the Budget moves will be passed on 100% to the poor consumer but when they want to go for a 2nd bite of the cherry they focus on those impacts forming tax deductions coming out of the federal budget. Sure, it’s rank hypocrisy but would we expect information or disinformation from Rupert? He spins better than Warnie.

And how terrible that the changes may reverse the Liberals’ wet dream of stripping the government school system of students and resources. What a laugh that the Budget changes will hurt government schools by interfering with the private schools’ heroic and altruistic attempts to take the pressure off them  ^-^
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Or maybe the schools won’t build the 3rd Olympic size pool or that new radio-telescope and planetarium or won’t sign up Alistair Clarkson to coach the 1st XVIII.

But it seems the landlords have already factored in the new budget by imposing extortionate increases in rents. The thing that I don’t understand is why the landlords went big on rent rises in NSW when they weren’t even subject to the Victorian State Budget …

I guess the best remedy is to decrease taxes on landlords and give them more tax breaks like negative gearing. We know landlords are really hurting right now and it must break their hearts to Jack up rents as they’re doing now. Surely, reducing their expenses would see them fighting over who will decrease rents by the most. And it’s great to see that they’re already being given a chop out: Landlord tax breaks to exceed $100b, Australian Financial Review.
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Getting rid of the payroll tax exemption for private schools could have devastating consequences. Maybe plans to build that 3rd Olympic size pool will have to be deferred or maybe that new radio-telescope and planetarium won’t be built. Or perhaps Scotch College won’t be able to sign up Alistair Clarkson to coach the 1st XVIII. Quelle horreur !
Blah-Blah Bar / Re: State Elections
Don’t worry about debt - the Liberals will just sell everything that isn’t bolted down and even the things that are and they’ll have more than enough to splurge on their mates. Surely the transport system can be privatised and a few schools can be sold off again.
Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 11 2023 Pre Game Prognostications Carlton vs Sydney
Unless he can get the unforced errors out of his game, playing him as an intercept defender might not do wonders for his development. We have difficulty working the ball out of forward presses as it is. We don’t want to be handing the ball back or resorting to less challenging sideways or backward kicks. Once we’re out of finals contention, by all means play the kids.

If he plays and shows he can distribute well by foot after intercepting, then I’ll jump on the bandwagon quite happily.