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Thursday, 18th January 2018

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LABOR’S TREASURE ISLAND

Renny Carter

Renny Carter, 53, is an old journo and one of the Liberal Party's faceless men, who has opinions on anything and everything in contemporary life.

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Isn't it wonderful! Labor and their sleazy union mates  (the two being entirely synonymous) have delivered yet another tale of woe costing Victorians $1.8m per day. And to make matters worse, we have no use for it for the foreseeable future.

And to make matters even more 'worser' (which is CFMEU speak) we will be paying $1.8m a day for the next 40 years or more. I refer of course to a project that the CFMEU and its hangers on call 'Treasure Island'.

The Great Desalination Plant - a project so lucrative that the unions themselves could not believe their luck - has not fired a single shot. It has not produced one glass of water. It doesn't need to. The effing dams are close to full. Being a typically well thought out Labor initiative, they have lumbered Victorians with its cost. Our water bills have soared from $500 pa to $1500 plus.

My own quarterly bill suddenly went from $356 to $1700. Of course I asked them what the hell was going on. Only two people live in our house and we have tank water for the garden. So they sent out the man with the clipboard who said we must have a leak. So we checked. No leaks. Just a big fat bill. So they knocked a grand off it which meant I was still paying double for the same water I used last year.

I wonder how many people did not complain and simply paid what was asked.

Meanwhile, most of Victoria's snow water from the highlands goes straight into Bass Strait. They could have built another dam for a whisker of the cost and captured this wastage, but the Labor Greenie mob won't allow any dams. It might upset a bluetongue lizard for 5 minutes.

So trillions of gallons of lovely fresh water flow into the ocean and we pay for this crazy white elephant of a project.

Even more perplexing is the fact that soon, according to all available polls, these clowns are going to be re-elected in Victoria. I mean, they couldn't even get a smoothly operating ticketing system for public transport up and running.

Despite every other major metropolis in the world having one that works brilliantly, they decided, being Labor, to reinvent the wheel. So for a simple automated ticketing system we paid billions for something that does not work well at all. Typical Labor. Apparently we could have had one for a fraction of the cost.

But back to Treasure Island... that gift of a lifetime afforded tradesmen, labourers and bikies employed on the 'Desal' site. Want to know what the buggers earned while they stretched out their tenure? Well one major trades group was earning $4868 per week each which included $700 per week living-away-from-home allowance tax free, and just on $70 a day for a travel allowance. Add to that another $5.86 per hour redundancy payment and they got another $328 per week each. Don't work it out - let me do it for you:

 $253,136.00 per year! Who needs to be a doctor in this day and age. Pffft!

And just in case you thought they were doing it tough, the CFMEU bikies on site arranged regular project parties where ice and strippers were laid on.

One CFMEU bikie actually got the sack because he was caught sleeping in his car when he was supposed to be 'working', which is where the redundancy payment would have come in handy I expect.

Apparently drug testing, which is mandatory on most major construction sites, was not carried out. Probably at the request of the CFMEU bikies who were shelling out the booze and the drugs. If they did catch you out, and you did agree to counselling, they would pay you for the time it took to get sober enough to work again. What a job!

Of course Labor today won't hear a word against this major cock-up of a project. Well all I can say is, if this mob get in again, Gawd help every Victorian. We are practically rooted now, with most major industries closing down, but this of course does not affect the greedy dishonest grubs that vote for them.

One day somebody with balls in Canberra will say ENOUGH! We are not going to pay State Governments over the odds anymore for Labor incompetence.

We won't pay a former Prime Minister over $200 grand a year for the rest of his bloody life for what was an appalling performance while his wife has $200 million plus in the bank.

We are not going to reward people who were not elected for their five minutes of 'work' for the rest of their lives. Like Gillard. And that incompetent bastard Swan.

Meanwhile, as the Victorian Labor leader, the socialist leftie himself Dan the man Andrews says, "This $22.5 billion cost is absolutely a fair deal." 

Of course, we are also paying millions more as various Government agencies now rake over the paper trail of the union-led feeding frenzy to discover how drugs and other rorts were endemic, and how bikies were employed by the union to be there in the first place. 

Treasure Island. The gift of a life time! Thanks Labor. 



Comments

So we are all stupid and get what we deserve. What else is new.? Victorians are no stupider than the rest of Australia. Down here in Tasmania we are verging on the Neanderthal after 16 years of Labor Government. We are heavily in debt and when the Government asks for a pause they Public Service unions threaten to go on strike. I doubt if there would be a loss of productivity. Australia is very disappointing as a country and strives for mediocrity and are followers of Mafia like leaders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZwy1dR0oM4&list=PLB53BE5EF75A9B8B8 check out this young fellow's videos on the same subjects, very interesting viewing, enjoy.

Well I just watched an ad from Daniel Andrews in which he says he is a father. Wow! And a husband. And a worker! More Wow's! Kevin Krudd always liked to say he worked a lot too didn't he. Not doing anything constructive mind you.......but work nevertheless. It might be a Labor Party thing DJT. You realise that Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong are all Labor towns- and if Andrews and Shorten raped and pillaged them in their beds- they would still vote for them. It's called 'programmable boganing'.

Guys, I have to confess to you all. I am a gay Muslim man and I want to meet you with the intention of developing a relationship with one or more of you. My real name is Mustafa Islam. Allah Akbar, we can love each other man to man and I will be your toy.

I am glad I left Victoria years ago before the rot set in.

I read it and she wrote a brilliant article.

Your comment is completely wrong. Check the list of achievements the Govt and Liberal State Governments have done in regard to infrastructure that works. Not seeming, doing!

Interesting thing to note in my area as there are people holding placards out every Saturday morning to advertise to the masses who is in that area for the next state election.
The "interesting" part comes about with the LNP holding signs that say "We have done {this} and {this} and {this} for the community using taxpayers money."
ALP posters hold out signs saying, "The LNP are going to do {this} and {this} and {something else} with your money." if you vote for them.
Some things never change... The ALP cannot run a roadside fruit stand without corruption and constant fuck-ups - and want to slag off anyone else who *can* achieve something.

HSU Union bosses have voted 'unanimously' to refer Kathy Jackson suspected misappropriation of funds to Police. No honour among thieves then........

Rosa16, thanks for the link, maybe the arsehole Goodes shoud read it and then he would see he is a racist.

The union hierarchy love spending members' money!

The royal commission into trade unions will examine fresh evidence of corruption inside the Transport Workers Union following revelations that two West Australian officials inappropriately spent $300,000 of members’ money on matching top-of-the-range utes.

TWU branch secretary Tim Dawson revealed yesterday that his predecessor Rick Burton was one of the officials found to have used union funds for “inappropriate personal benefit”.

The Australian has been told Mr Burton and another former official, not named by the union, are accused of using the money to buy Ford F-350 utes at $150,000 each. Mr Dawson said that Mr Burton, who had been branch secretary for 15 months when the allegations were raised, had paid back some of the money.

Just for you G2

A new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today chillingly states that orders have been issued to the Naval Surface Forces (NSF) for an “accelerated deployment” of the Pacific Fleet vessels, guided missile cruiser Varyag and destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (along with their support ships), to international waters off the coast of Australia over fears an attempt to assassinate President Putin may be being planned by the Obama regime.

This report further notes that Australian Navy warships HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Stuart had been ordered to “crash sail” to the Coral Sea earlier this week in a bid to “greet” these Russian naval forces, but at this time no hostilities have ensued.

President Putin, this report continues, is scheduled to be in Brisbane, Australia this weekend to attend the November 15-16 G-20 Summit along with other top world leaders, but due to a Federal Security Services (FSB) reports detailing the “plot” by the Obama regime to attack the Russian leaders plane, he needs the protection of the Varyag’s S-300 missile system while traveling over what is in essence US controlled waters.

The S-300 is regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems currently fielded in the world. Its radars have the ability to simultaneously track up to 100 targets while engaging up to 12/24/36 targets. The S-300 deployment time is five minutes and its missiles are sealed rounds and require no maintenance over their lifetime.

Heightening the concerns of FSB intelligence analysts, this report says, is that President Putin’s plane will be transversing some of the same areas as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did this past March which resulted in that aircrafts “mysterious capture” and disappearance at the hands of the US Navy operating from their highly-secretive Indian Ocean base located on the Diego Garcia atoll.

Also to be noted, the FSB warns, is the still unexplained shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine this past July, which many intelligence experts note may have been an attempt to assassinate President Putin as his planes path intersected MH-17, and due to the outward appearance similarity of these two aircraft [photo 2nd left] was destroyed by the two Ukrainian Air Force fighter jets that shot MH-17 down.

As to the Obama regime motives in assassinating President Putin, the MoD in their report say, are the Russian leaders continued moves against the US petrodollar system designed to destroy the Western fiat currency (printing money for nothing) currency architecture that has seen the global currency markets roiled as trades have accelerated to over $5.3 trillion per day, thus endangering the entire world.

Further angering the Obama regime, this report continues, was President Putin ordering this week an end to the rubles peg against the US-backed petrodollar system and Russia further announcing this week its intention to have its own international inter-bank system up and running by May 2015.

As the “march of global de-dollarization” continues, the MoD notes in their report, a new chink in the petrodollar system was forged this past week as China signed an agreement with Qatar to begin direct currency swaps between the two nations using the Yuan, thus establishing the foundation for new direct trade with the OPEC nation in the very heart of the petrodollar system.

Equally to be noted, this MoD report warns, is the FSB detailing the Obama regimes “extreme hatred” for President Putin over the Ukrainian crisis wherein the Russian leader foiled the Americans attempt this past year to put this strategic European nation in their radical communistic political orbit.

As Ukraine has announced today that it is preparing for “all-out war”, this report says, their nation is now bankrupt and its economy is rapidly collapsing even though it has been promised billions in aid from the IMF and EU in return for the most vicious “austerity measures that will make Greece look like a picnic”.

But to if Ukraine can even survive the next few months, this MoD report states, is highly doubtful as just yesterday their Minister of Energy and Coalmining, Yuriy Prodan, warned that his nation will not be able to live through autumn and winter without more coal reserves and bluntly stated: “The Republic of South Africa already denied further coal supplies to us. No less than six weeks are needed to sign a new contract. We have no other solution, but to buy coal from Russian suppliers. The coal supply situation is alarming. Energy security of the country is under threat.”

In attempting to harm President Putin, and by extension all of Russia, this report says, the Obama regime has continued to embark upon a “path of confrontation” that even former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (who no one would ever accuse of being a friend to Russia) warned was a “fatal mistake”.

And so rabidly war mongering has the Obama regime become against President Putin and Russia, this MoD report concludes, it has failed to inform its people that over the past year-and-a-half, NATO has held five exercises with concentration of all-arms forces close to the Russian border, including NATO Response Forces. (How would the US respond if Russia did the same on the Canadian and Mexican borders?)

NATO's Trident Juncture exercise currently being held in Estonia in the period between November 9 and 17, Russian Defence Ministry Sergei Koshelev told reporters yesterday, is but the latest example of the Obama regimes war actions against Russia, and who further stated that: “Against this background, wails of some NATO representatives in connection with a flyover by a group of Russian aircraft in international airspace in the North Atlantic look rather strange.”

My God Renny you have done it again, brilliant piece. If Labor get in again the state will be, as my husband would say, completely rooted.

The Libs are no better Larry. Abbott wants to be recognized as an 'infrastructure PM', but cost-benefit analysis of many major projects they have in mind would likely reveal they will substantially benefit big business mates in the construction industry (check out cost of the offshore asylum seeker detention facilities. Additionally, the big sell-off of income producing assets advocated by Greiner, Keating, Costello will inevitably make COL in Australia horrendous. Federal revenue is shrinking and can only be offset by raising taxes. Things are going to get a lot worse.

If he had proof National Archives keep a copy on microfische.So they can check for him.

Gunther, you apparently are not of Australian descent otherwise you would know that the term shirt fronting is not a bold hollow threat. It simply means that he is going to front Putin about the shooting down of a plane in which many Australians lost their lives. Now if he had said he was going to do the rounds of the kitchen with him, one wonders what you would have made of that statement.

Gunther, you asked how the "mad Monk" went with his shirt fronting. I reckon it went as well as Gillard's pronunciation of the word HYPERBOLE. Didn't she who was a champion for education pronounce it HYPERBOWL. People who live in glass houses etc. comes to mind.

DJT - makes me sick. And the prick gets a parliamentary pension as well.

GeoffU, OT, Was BR really knocked off? I had several runs in with him, but apart from being a bore about One Nation and the old Kiwi chip on the shoulder. I found him and his posts informative and interesting. Shame really, but he should have seen it coming!

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story especially if it is a story created to further an Agenda which is to provoke Russia into starting WW3