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WEALTHY: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull might be rich, but it is how he handles taxpayers’ money that will define him, according to Ken Price.No religion should discriminate against womenIf I proposed to build a new place of worship for my religion and in my religion, I treated all black people differently and required them to wear special clothing and cover their heads and worship at a different time from everyone else, people would be horrified.
So why is it OK to treat women differently in a religion, when it isn’t OK in the general community?
Isn’t it time to take away the special discriminations that religions are allowed?I have no trouble with anyone building a place of worship, if they treat everyone the same within it.That’s the opposite of racism.
In trying to take the mosque debate beyond accusations of racism, I stumbled across a book called “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?” and found the following quote:“There are just claims of ethnocultural minorities to have a place of worship, but there are also just claims of women who want to see equality everywhere in our society including that place of worship.”
I think this says it well.
Joyce Sanders, CastlemaineLeisure centre demolition exposes council’sdouble standardsThe premature demolition of the Kangaroo Flat Community Leisure Centre raises a serious question.
If a good citizen starts a demolition without a permit, then all hell breaks loose.So, if the council officers do it, who is called to account?Who polices the policemen?
Lloyd Nuttall, BendigoTurnbull’s handling of taxpayers’ money is what countsSome things never change. Wreck the country when in charge, and wreck the furniture on the way out.
Cory Bernardi claimed the marble table in question suffered a malfunction resulting in half its top missing.Yep, some buffoon dancing on top of it.
He also failed the obvious test of “sometimes it is better to sit there and appear stupid, than open your mouth and confirm it”.
With comments like that, he and the rest of the Abbott backers may as well be swanning around the Cayman Islands, and I reckon if Turnbull had half a chance they would be on the first plane out of Canberra.
The Cayman Islands, now there is a place most of us would like to park ourselves and our money, with the other 56,800 other inhabitants of this idyllic paradise.
It is also the resting place of some very influential people’s fortunes, including our new Prime Minister, which was always going to come under scrutiny.
I think most people believe big Mal has more political foes in his own party than the Opposition –at the moment.
It also may help if others checked where their future nest eggs are parked before letting fly, becausethe Cayman Islands is the preferred resting place for a substantial number of other individual and company nest eggs.
Is it illegal? No. Is it ethical? Problematical in most people’s eyes.
In 2009 Barack Obama described the Cayman Islands as a tax shelter, but was reminded that was not such a good idea to make such comments, when it was pointed out the extent of its role in international finance and its value to the US financial system.
Turnbull is a self-made man and whether he withdraws his funds and decides to buy the Cayman Islands is of little interest to many.It is what he does with the taxpayers’ funds of all Australians that concerns most people.
His latest political decision to seize the top job, and his personal wealth, are testimony to his judgement.We can only go along for the ride and hope we will not be taken for one.
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