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Chasing the ambulance that’s carrying the nanny…. Let me start this particular bog by declaring my political leanings … well some anyway. I’m not a neo-right ‘small state at all costs’ sort of guy. I know Hayek, I don’t happen to worship him. But just lately I have been finding myself using the phrase ‘Nanny…Read More

The Market in 2014 – Will we see bears or bulls?

The year just gone was very kind to investors with analysts signing off on 2013 as a pretty good year for the market. So we all should feel happier because anyone with superannuation is an investor of sorts. We sometimes need to console ourselves of that when we are being slugged at the petrol station…Read More

The Story Bridge is closed this weekend

The Story Bridge is closed this weekend for resurfacing work. Did you know the Story Bridge was fabricated by engineering company Evans Deakin at the CTC site in Salisbury? Work commenced in May 1935 and the bridge was officially opened in July 1940, watched by a crowd of 37,000 people. During the height of bridge…Read More

Beat the heat

With record high temperatures hitting Queensland it is timely to reflect on ways to ‘beat the heat’ and stay safe. At such times there should be no guilt in using air conditioning to create a more habitable environment in the house particularly for the young, elderly and pets. Better still though may be combining an…Read More