Links 14 September 2017

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  1. Boo hoo – wage stealing restaurateurs complaining about a slight change to the 457 visa rort. Why can this muppet not import cooks from NZ? Oh yeah, Kiwis will not agree to work in AUS for $10/hour.

    Jamie Oliver saw talent in homeless Melburnians with his 15 restaurant! Jamie probably paid the correct wages too.

    This bastard pays $0/month: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3498169/Restaurateur-sits-lavish-throne-lives-penthouse-apartment-accused-refusing-pay-staff.html

  2. NEW ZEALAND: Political system needs to change to get more young people voting, says youth organisation … TVNZ

    … better still … how about young people grow up … and enrol … (the authorities could not make voting more accessible / easier if they tried … please don’t bore us with lame excuses) …

    Political system needs to change to get more young people voting, says youth organisation … TVNZ

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/political-system-needs-change-get-more-young-people-voting-says-youth-organisation

    A poll of 1200 people under 30 found the top issues young adults care about this election is housing, climate change and the mental health system. … VIEW & READ MORE via hyperlink above …

    Since initiating and co – founding the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey with Wendell Cox in late 2004 … well in excess of 30,000 hours of voluntary time …

    2017 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

    http://www.demographia.com/dhi.pdf

    Performance Urban Planning

    http://www.PerformanceUrbanPlanning.org

    … so that today’s young people have the same housing opportunities I had when I was young back in the late 1970’s … when we bought our first new home for $24,000 with a mortgage of $20,000 on my SINGLE EAERNER annual income of $8,000 a year.

    The new home was 3.0 times my SINGLE EARNER income with the mortgage 2.5 times.

    Housing through the decades, what is affordable? | Newshub

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2016/08/housing-through-the-decades-what-is-affordable.html

    … Can young people take AN HOUR out of their time to vote … to assist in restoring affordable housing … for themselves ? …

  3. The article about the Belgium second division is interesting but hardly conclusive. It is far from clear what brings all these respectable foreign gentleman into this famous league. I will file it away with other Belgium oddities such as supercryptic pedophile rings, world-beating mosques, and an extreme penchant for USTs.
    Can anyone explain Belgium to me?

  4. innocent bystanderMEMBER

    https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/cops-swoop-on-illegal-workers-in-bullsbrook-farm-raid-ng-b88597772z
    One of WA’s leading strawberry suppliers could face significant penalties after allegedly being caught with 36 illegal foreign workers at one of its Perth farms.

    https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/collies-muja-ab-power-station-to-close-in-multi-million-dollar-loss-ng-b88597943z
    The tortuous renewal of Collie’s Muja AB coal-fired power station, which has cost taxpayers more than $300 million, has ended after power provider Synergy revealed yesterday that it would close the plant early.

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