Sunday 21st of July 2019

Hamish Alcorn's blog

Reserve Bank Reveals Howard was Lying

I don't understand why this article in the SMH was not on the front page.

We now have the highest institutional authority on interest rates - The Reserve Bank - revealing that Howard's central election campaign was a fabrication.

The only reason the Reserve Bank didn't speak up and say the Liberals were lying about interest rates, according to the article, is because they didn't want to become a highly politicised focus of the campaign themselves.

We can empathise with the Reserve's dilemna at the time.

Design upgrade

Regulars will have noticed small changes to the site over its opening weeks, all thanks to volunteers David and Nigel.

But David has just implemented a whole new look, still with cartoonist Gus Leonisky's banner design, but with some much slicker formatting.

Thanks heaps for your work David.

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This project is based on a faith that everyday citizens, when they are well informed, are capable of making rational decisions about how their society should be managed. In other words this project is about democracy.

This site was born from Margo Kingston's book, Not Happy John! Timely, accessible and distressing, it sold way beyond expectations, and rang a clear bell for thousands of people. It also had a blue sticker and a website.

It soon became obvious that Margo's book and www.nothappyjohn.com were a part of something much huger. Many thousands of people were Not Happy John in a great variety of ways. Although it's a little sad to think of it, it was really exciting and many of us desperately tried to hope that Howard's end had come. Sadly, we were very wrong.

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