Melbourne’ big issue of the moment

This was the front-page story in the Herald-Sun this morning, as you can see from the above: Gap grows between haves, have nots. And who are these have nots. The have-nots are the families in Melbourne’s newer suburbs where there are fewer swimming pools per head of population than in some other suburbs. 

Of course, there is always this they could discuss on their front page: Labor minsters quizzed by corruption watchdog amid calls for Daniel Andrews to stand down. Well, maybe tomorrow.

5 thoughts on “Melbourne’ big issue of the moment”

  1. I’ve got to say that the irony of the “nut aware” reversal- going from an elimination approach to a reasonable management of a narrow hazard, top left- is fascinating. Am I the only one who is not surprised that this reversal was dropped in a bit of a big news week?


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  2. Actually, quoting from the online edition of the Herald Sun alone is quite deceptive: as the paper often does, Thursday’s print edition has a wraparound outside of the front page splash (about cancer kids) on the stories inside: DAN’S TOXIC TURMOIL key ministers, staff quizzed by corruption watchdog probing the misuse of campaign funds; Premier refuses calls to stand down over separate anti-fraud investigation, pointing to the page 6-7 spread: Dan in deep as heat rising; SCANDALS RAGING ON TWIN FRONTS Corrruption probes expanded.

    I almost always buy the print edition, even though I don’t subscribe to the Herald Sun, because it’s the only major media outlet consistently holding Andrews’ feet to the fire about his scandalous world-record imprisonment of the Victorian population.


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  3. Government policies at all three levels that mean families wanting to get into the housing market have to buy on sub-400sqm blocks without nearby sporting and recreational facilities is not an inconsequential issue, Steve.

    We can think about more than one government inflicted insult to the population at a time, yes?


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  4. On swimming pools: In NSW today anybody can go and swim in their local pool. From Monday only vaccinated people. Compare the pair: Same pool. Same chlorine. Same Capacity Limit.


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