Tips and rumours

Aug 24, 2009

No Bandidos clubhouse in Bligh’s backyard?

Anna Bligh worries about new Bandidos clubhouses and further Fairfax subscription woes. Plus, who is rumoured to play Steve Irwin in the new telemovie titled Crikey?

When Union Bosses start acting like bosses… because they are almost broke (really broke!) just like the other union bosses, the ACTU Bosses start playing dirty contract tricks with their own staff. Over 70% of ACTU staff have delivered a secret internal ultimatum for industrial action in current wage negotiations (most importantly, most come from the only two money making divisions). Even the currently pathetic Liberal leadership would have a field day! And they wonder why “their” Labor government at best ignores, at worst actively undermines them.

Another populist story in the Queensland media and another kneejerk reaction by Anna Bligh. This time we have had stories about the Bandido’s biker gang opening a new clubhouse in the middle of a retail street very close to the Gabba sportsground. And within two days of the story getting out Anna Bligh has announced a new crackdown on biker gangs in Queensland — supported by new laws! The Bandido’s have had a clubhouse in the general vicinity for over ten years!

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4 thoughts on “No Bandidos clubhouse in Bligh’s backyard?

  1. paddy

    Well let’s just hope they’re *not* kidding about Chris Lilley playing S.I.
    Hell, it might just actually make the film worth watching. 🙂

  2. Stevo the Working Twistie

    I’m with you Paddy. If it’s not true, let’s hope it becomes a self-fulfilling rumour. I’m thinking maybe Jane Turner with an American accent for Terri?

  3. Tom McLoughlin

    Regarding The Chosen so called there at the AJN, what I notice this last few days is

    1. mover and shaker Brian Sherman waxing lyrical on ABC conversation hour last Friday his cultural concern to support Israel;

    2. John Lyons heart breaking story about effective land use legal aparthied in Jerusalem cover story in The Australian

    3. a Holocaust survivor human interest feature in The Good Weekend rival to Oz.

    But my question for the loyal diaspora here including AJN is what do they really know about the Yigal Amir factor in their own beloved IDF. John Lyons has put a fairly compelling piece together about “the sickness” which is surely about sublimated rage and displacement.

    Meanwhile quite a few of us have a dose of ‘holocaust’ in the history there, mine being the 1 million deaths from political induced famine in Ireland. At some stage Israel is going to have to let go, not forget but move on. Or Yigal Amir will win.

  4. RaymondChurch

    It is not “unAustralian” to use an airline other than Qantas.

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