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- Gloria on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... Can't believe the vitriol levelled at Andrew, he is telling the truth and if Essendon or some benefactor is paying Hird he ... more
- CHRIS WATTS on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... DOES THIS 2 MILLION DOLLAR A YEAR MAN REALLY KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS more
- mylene on Why demean Gallipoli? Keating did really well in the ratings and was never out of the top 10. Maybe they could follow it up with Andrew Bolt ... more
- JamesD on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... Herald continues with banner headlines on AFL & Demetriou - during the year Fairfax seemed to know lot more about issue. Is ... more
- Robert Rich on 'The AFL and Essendon drug scandal is ... I believe if James Hird took the AFL to court he would have won what a joke sack Andrew more
- Maureen on 'Geoff Shaw should quit parliament' He was found NOT guilty of anything and has left plenty of egg on the face of Mitchell, the Herald Sun and feral Labor ... more
- Matthew on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... I wonder how Demetriou will cope in jail? Because that's what this is all about, he is facing a jail sentence if found ... more
- Jake on Why demean Gallipoli? Would anyone expect different of bagman Keating? more
- Jake on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... This is not about integrity and doing teh right thing. Rather it is about protecting the AFL brand and for Andrew ... more
- Jake on 'Geoff Shaw should quit parliament' That Shaw is a disgrace is not in question But I disagree that he should resign. Let the ballot box decide at the next ... more
- mylene on Mandate for Abbott? "One blue"?? He's tried to start conflict with both Indonesia and China and sent ASIO after Aussie lawyers. If the rest of ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Why demean Gallipoli? @Milton posting - yes an excellent comment indeed. Maybe we right thinking voters should have a Hall of Shame in the ... more
- Tim on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... So what's the threat tape that's been rumoured??I doubt Demetrio will survive this and he should take Wilson with him. more
- Albert chapman on Why demean Gallipoli? Neil Gallipoli is important in our history but not the "Birth of the Nation". I believe the event of December 1854 at Eureka ... more
- nat carr on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... If no Essendon player is stood down for taking illegal drugs then Essendon and the AFL have done the deal . more
- Greg on 'Geoff Shaw should quit parliament' Australia is far too lenient when it comes to Politicians indiscretions.That's why they all rort the system.When it comes to ... more
- Willow on Why demean Gallipoli? I have always detested Keating and believe that he and Hawke were/are both evil men. more
- Aaron on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... Gloria, more fool you if you believe Andrew D. AD is a criminal himself. more
- Aaron on Andrew Demetriou denies secret deal ... Craig, this story has nothing to do with what Essendon may or may not have done. It has ALL to do with how dodgy the AFL ... more
- Samuel J on 'Geoff Shaw should quit parliament' This is but another glaring example of our foolhardy judicial system being off the rails and in urgent need of a complete ... more
No end in sight for smoke police
A large percentage of the people who listen to me could become criminals - Crooks, lawbreakers, and it was inevitable.
The health police have had a big win with plain packaging of cigarettes. And they are so brave now, they may not stop.
The next step as reported today - they want to ban cigarettes totally.
That is the suggestion in The Age.
Several health lobbyists want to ban cigarettes as a legal product. That's madness.
You can't allow people to become addicted legally then suddenly make it illegal.
Imagine it. We'll have flying squads of smoke police raiding garages in Glen Waverley, dragging away four pensioners caught smoking.
There will be paddy wagons patrolling the streets, looking for one cigarette butt, doing DNA tests to lock up Beryl from Broadmeadows.
Or, the next step will be to allow older people to smoke but make it illegal for younger people. Perhaps nobody under the age of twenty will be allowed to buy smokes. All of which will make it even more attractive.
That's the danger with something like this. Those who want to run our lives are encouraged and don't know when to stop. Perhaps plain packaging for alcohol? Who knows...
What would you do if smoking suddenly became illegal?
PLAIN PACKAGING: The High Court has ruled the Federal Government's world-first plain packaging cigerette laws are constitutionally valid. Today's decision clears the way for all cigarette and tobacco products to be sold in drab olive-brown packs from December.
Bring it on, I can't wait!
Al Capone set up his family for life (and for many generations after he died - after all, the American Mafia is still one of the richest and most powerful criminal syndicates in the world today). If/when this suggestion becomes law, I'm giving up my day job!David Williams Tuesday 21 August, 2012 - 5:34 PM
I have been trying to give up smoking for years, banning might actually help me, but there is a raft of illegal tabacco out there at a much lower price, and as far as the smoke police, what a joke, it's hard enough to get a policeman for real crime out here in the country.
The plain packaging or graphic pictures on them, that's not a turn off to anybody I know, including school kids that smoke, besides can the government afford to lose the tax, while still copping the health bill from illegal tabacco smoking.Then there is grass which is readily available as well.gez Friday 17 August, 2012 - 5:37 AM
The average 3AW listener would be on the phone 24/7 dobbing in smokers. They'd be no time for the funeral parlour, nursing home and denture commercials. :pmylene Thursday 16 August, 2012 - 10:32 AM