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We have endured the first year of the Coalition Government’s 3 year term.  I use the term ‘endured’ because so many have suffered.  Upon reflection of the past 365 days in Federal politics, there is one pressing question which remains unanswered, ‘where are the bright ideas?’

Where are the proposals of nation building significance from our PM who wishes to be known as the “infrastructure PM?”  Water would be a great place to start.  Universally we must put a higher value on water.  We won’t need to worry about the economy if we fail to act and secure future potable supplies and supplies for industry. 

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Nature is a splendid thing. The regeneration and rejuvenation of the Port Germein Gorge and the Southern Flinders, following the devastating January fires, is remarkable.  

Just yesterday, as I drove north towards the Southern Flinders Ranges and as the Bluff came into view, the scars of the January fires were more apparent.  The starkness of the Range took on the appearance of leather in need of nourishment.  The type of leather of old boots, old boots which had walked too many miles and endured too much sun. 

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I stretched as I reached for my walking shoes and exhaled as I leaned over to tie the laces.  This evening was no different to most evenings when I take time-out and go for a walk to ‘wash’ the day away.  It is time for me.  It is time to think; or not. 

But tonight was different.  I deliberately timed my walk so I wouldn’t be drawn into the nightly news bulletin.  I wanted to ‘switch-off’, literally.  I wanted to escape the horror and awfulness of what is occurring around the globe.  Selfish really, considering that I am not directly affected and that my life is neither in danger; nor my safety even remotely compromised.  I just wanted to withdraw.  

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If at the end of reading these words you are motivated to contact your local South Australian MP (indeed any MP) and share your views and opinions about this important issue the SA contact details can be found at these links. 

http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Members/HouseofAssembly/Pages/ContactDetails.aspx

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Now, I am pretty certain that heading grabbed your attention, so before I go on, allow me to put on the record that I have never smoked a joint or taken any form cannabis, except to say that I use soothing Hemp hand protector produced by The Body Shop™ to repair dry skin.  Hemp, in this context, is the cousin to marijuana, both of the cannabis family.

About my preferences

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