Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ivor . . . Ransom . . . Bulls . . . Rip-off . . . Get over it

Published 23/08/2010 | 05:00

AUSTRALIA is currently choosing the next parliament -- lucky them. With 22.5 million inhabitants, it is five times more populated than Ireland. Yet they only have 150 elected politicians against our 166 (sorry, 163; forgot the three by-elections they refuse to hold). Geographically it is 100 times larger than Ireland. Can you just imagine Ivor's Callely's mileage claim if he lived Down Under?

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Andrew Lunn
Maynooth, co kildare



  • WITH the Greens holding the balance of power in the Australian senate, and also having crucial representation in the House of Representatives, be prepared for the Australian nation to be held to ransom by fringe dwellers' ideals and policies, damaging young Australians' futures.


Howard Hutchins
Wonga Pk, Victoria

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