No Business of Mine!

No Business of Mine!

HOW TO PRESERVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH…AND THOUGHT? by Cheryl Lacey, ©2019 (Aug. 18, 2019) — It’s none of your business what other people think of you. What are your views on this statement? We can never be absolutely sure what anyone is really thinking at any given time, or know what is behind a thought […]

Another Chance to Apologise to Vietnam War Diggers and Their Families

Another Chance to Apologise to Vietnam War Diggers and Their Families

AUSTRALIAN CALLS OUT “VILE” COUNTRYMEN FOR SPURNING RETURNING VIETNAM WAR VETERANS August 17, 2019 Dear Editor, This Sunday, 18th August, marks the 53rd commemoration of the Vietnam War’s epic Battle of Long Tan, giving yet another chance for those so many “vile excuses for Australians” to apologise to every living Vietnam Veteran (and their families) […]

They’re After More and More Aussie Money?

They’re After More and More Aussie Money?

OR THE “RED CHINESE?” August 14, 2019 Dear Editor, Yes, Jacinda Ardern, as New Zealand’s prime minister, conducted herself in a commendable manner in the aftermath of the recent tragic mosque massacre carried out by a heinous Australian mass-murderer (taking advantage of New Zealand’s appalling U.S.-like lax gun laws that Arden had not done anything […]

Biofuels Baloney

Biofuels Baloney

“THE MINDLESS WAR ON COAL” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Aug. 14, 2019) — Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests, creates its own pollutants, is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle and burn and has a low heat value. If all […]

Wasting Australia’s Resources

Wasting Australia’s Resources

“AVARICIOUS GOVERNMENTS” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Aug. 5, 2019) — Foolish politicians driven by extreme green ideology are wasting Australia’s resources. Australia’s nuclear resources are largely wasted. We have abundant geological potential for uranium and other nuclear fuels, we know how to explore and extract them, but with bans and […]

Zero Emissions Australia?

Zero Emissions Australia?

“GREEN DESPOTS” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Jul. 31, 2019) — It may be possible for a perpetual committee of green bureaucrats to electrify Australia with a vast but flimsy spider-web of power lines connecting consumers to wind turbines, solar panels, lithium batteries and pumped-hydro batteries. In this wonder-world, electric scooters […]

Our Sacred Land?

Our Sacred Land?

WHOSE COUNTRY? by Viv Forbes, ©2019 (Jul. 16, 2019) — My wife and I were both born in Australia, as were two children and four grandchildren. Our parents were born in Australia as were all of their parents. And some ancestors go back much further in this land. I feel rage every time I have […]

The Dam Plan Failure

The Dam Plan Failure

“BUMBLING POLITICIANS” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Jul. 10, 2019) — “The Malcolm Turnbull Murray Darling Basin plan has failed and must be abolished. “We need to change the way we manage what is our most abundant renewable resource, and the only obstacle to this is politics. “The immediate action must […]

Australian Soccer Player Sets Up GoFundMe after Contract Terminated

Australian Soccer Player Sets Up GoFundMe after Contract Terminated

FOR EXPRESSING “ANTI-GAY” SENTIMENTS June 21, 2019 Dear Editor, Whilst in some ways Israel Folau’s actions have disappointed me, nonetheless, I am, as a Christian (others can judge how good or bad) imploring all tech-savvy young people agreeing with Folau’s right to express his religious beliefs (or – though they disagree with Folau – agree/respect […]

The De-energised State

The De-energised State

“A FAILURE” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (Jun. 6, 2019) — There was a Green State in Australia Whose energy plans were a failure When the wind did not blow And the sun did not glow Their big battery fell flat as a saviour. ——————- Viv Forbes Washpool   Qld  4306  Australia […]

Australia’s Growing Dam Crisis

Australia’s Growing Dam Crisis

“DELAYED FOR DECADES” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (Jun. 3, 2019) — “The food we eat, the water we drink and the power we use for most of our endeavours, are available only because previous generations invested their knowhow and money for the future.  It is time this generation did the […]

We Need a Power-Water Czar

We Need a Power-Water Czar

“REMOVING OBSTACLES” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (May 27, 2019) — The new Australian federal ministry resembles a giant bureaucracy with 52 ministerial positions selected mainly to look politically correct on sexual ratios, state representations and party factions but with no one charged with solving Eastern Australia’s critical water and electricity […]

Trump Calls Russia Investigation “Attempted Coup”

Trump Calls Russia Investigation “Attempted Coup”

“YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2019) — In remarks to the press on the White House lawn before leaving for Japan early Friday afternoon, President Trump recapped his authorization Thursday evening to the attorney general to begin the process of “declassification” of documents associated with the Russia “collusion” investigation. […]

The Great Election Failure

The Great Election Failure

MORE GREEN REGALIA by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (May 16, 2019) — It’s election time now in Australia, But the promises point to great failure. We need fair dinkum power and big whopping dams, But they offer us more green regalia. Viv Forbes Washpool Qld 4306 Australia forbes@saltbushclub.com ———————– Viv Forbes […]

The Mad Mad Maths of Australian Emissions Targets

The Mad Mad Maths of Australian Emissions Targets

“REMORSELESS” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (May 12, 2019) — Most politicians live in a green fantasy-land where facts and numbers don’t count. They dream up fanciful figures for proposed cuts to industrial and agricultural emissions without any understanding of the remorseless growth of population. The Australian government has set a […]

The Snowy 2 Fraud

The Snowy 2 Fraud

“GREEN PRESSURE” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (May 11, 2019) — Malcolm Turnbull’s “Snowy 2” debases a great name – “the Snowy Scheme”. The real Snowy Hydro-electric Scheme catches and stores water, uses it to generate reliable electricity, and then controls and releases that water for irrigation and other uses. It […]

Racing to the Power Point in Birdsville

Racing to the Power Point in Birdsville

“JOIN THE QUEUE” by Viv Forbes, ©2019, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club (Apr. 29, 2019) — When 2,000 electric cars towing caravans descend on the Birdsville races, where do they charge their batteries overnight? Take a ticket and join the queue? Viv Forbes vforbes@bigpond.com Sharon RondeauSharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April […]

How to Vote

How to Vote

“CHOOSE THE LEAST WORST” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Apr. 23, 2019) — A personal opinion from Viv Forbes who takes responsibility for any electoral comment. This is not meant to be a statement of Saltbush Club policy – our members have enough sense and experience to make up their own […]

Bill Shorten, is “Young Gough”?

Bill Shorten, is “Young Gough”?

“THE BEST CHANCE IN LIFE POSSIBLE” April 17, 2019 Dear Editor, All older Australians should relate to Australia’s younger generations; the damage, Australia has never recovered from done, by Gough Whitlam to so many jobs for lower middle, and working class Aussies; along with migrants get a start in Australia jobs! Bill “Young Gough” Shorten’s […]

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