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Busy days.

Making the most of the winter sunny days. Another ute load of bamboo stakes left to construct a screen fence.  Clearing and stacking dry branches for another bon fire before the restrictions apply.

 

 

Lilly pilly in full new leaf.

And what can anyone say about the government’s cowardice in front of the rabid right wing in its party.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2017/aug/09/penny-wongs-emotional-speech-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-exposing-our-children-to-hatred-video

I think a boycott of the postal vote will give the no vote a plus. Like many of the LGBTQI community it feels like disrespect and anger that we are once again being used so cynically.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-10/politics-live-blog-august-10/8792072

Marriage equality can and should be a unifying moment for our country. But rather than doing their jobs and voting in Parliament, this Government has decided to delay, distract and divide Australia. They have decided to waste $122 million of taxpayers’ money on an unnecessary and unacceptable postal opinion poll.

We have to do everything we can to stop them: Chip in to fund our legal challenge and tell your friends to join the fight.

A vote in Parliament is easy. All we need is for our politicians to do their jobs, for which they are paid handsomely. Instead, this Government has decided to waste an obscene amount of money on a farcical ‘postal plebiscite’, all to avoid dealing with some internal party conflict.

They are behaving as if they are a law unto themselves — hijacking our proud, strong system of representative democracy all because a few of their elected members don’t like LGBTI people.

https://theconversation.com/using-the-abs-to-conduct-a-same-sex-marriage-poll-is-legally-shaky-and-lacks-legitimacy-82245

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