Tones Review

Tonight I present 3 items that suggest Daniel Andrews is either a liar, or has lost control of the State of Victoria.

The changes to rubbish collection is the first of these, highlighting that just a year after saying it would not happen, it is. The others are more disappointing, especially the discovery at the site of the toxic fire 14 months ago...

Links to articles in this:
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/it-s-the-future-fortnightly-bin-collection-happening-for-years-20181024-p50bm1.html
https://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Services/Waste-Recycling/New-waste-and-recycling-services
https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/more-work-done-in-china-on-new-trains-for-melbourne-as-delays-mount-20191011-p52zxe.html
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fnational%2Fvictoria%2Ftoxic-waste-stockpile-found-in-rubble-of-burnt-down-warehouse-20191020-p532fy.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3H3t_PC6gPJlTiCO5KtLk0CZ58jIgzs9ZnGh-WUpxh0RV6L1W5rZrakR0&h=AT2R0PYzFkGCiam28xlRLbg1gbB_THFozcjQEgrjTWcLF2u-oqM9HNU6Alw6IvB6OMvjG-v3NcRHLBONH0BpfnlZQ-HaKExbsGCeKteLbs7SlZvZlZfwfePvfu_qIE5b8g0
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-26/red-dye-causes-water-pollution-of-stony-creek/11551818?fbclid=IwAR19vdZj_hK8x9xTcxmjX0rwoeiEgOD_n2InNnm2DgLgD5mvBTUNxavgdkM/

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

Activision Blizzard banned a esports pro player and stripped him of prize money, as he spoke out for a free Hong Kong.

From Vice, "Outrage at Activision Blizzard is mounting after the company suspended Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai for declaring his support of Hong Kong’s protest movement. Fans are mad, U.S. politicians are angry, and there’s evidence that even Blizzard’s employees are upset.

"United States Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) both tweeted their condemnation of Activision Blizzard’s actions on Tuesday. “Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party,” Senator Wyden tweeted. “No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck.”

Some articles on this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoeCRHP9AG0
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/blizzard-blitzchung-hong-kong-china-hearthstone-boycott-outrage-2019-10/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FuxsoqHaCs&t=196s

If you are interested in the petition - https://www.gamersforfreedom.com/

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

We need jobs. As the ABC said "Wyndham — located in Melbourne's sprawling south-west along the highway between Melbourne and Geelong — experienced one of Australia's largest population increases between 2011 and 2016, according to government statistics, adding 65,000 people in just five years."

By 2016, people working in the area grew to 61,909 but people in the area who work grew to 217,118, leaving a total jobs deficit of almost 155,000.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/jobs-boom-in-cbds-leaves-a-long-commute/11198142

And yet some changes to the Cherry Creek Youth Justice Facility currently under construction, were announced on the eve of the AFL grand final. A spot that is to provide some local job relief.

"The design of the Cherry Creek facility has been revised [scaled down from around 240 to 140 beds] to deliver a more specialised facility that focuses on staff safety and reducing re-offending among Victoria’s most complex and challenging young males aged 15-18 years." https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/building-a-safer-and-more-secure-youth-justice-system/

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

Australia certainly was involved in the Russian/Trump story, thus the calls for investigations. Actual Impeachment though is something new. I do not believe Nancy Pelosi is only going after Trump. The story around Joe Biden and his son Hunter is too controversial for the mud to simply slide off.

From the Guardian,

"Donald Trump called Scott Morrison to ask for help in an investigation aimed at discrediting the Mueller inquiry, and Morrison agreed to assist.

The call, first reported by the New York Times but confirmed by the Australian government, happened shortly before the Australian prime minister flew to the US to visit Trump last week. White House sources also confirmed the report, the Australian ABC reported.

According to two officials with knowledge of the call, Trump asked Morrison to help the US attorney general, William Barr, find evidence for a review into the Mueller inquiry."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/01/donald-trump-urged-scott-morrison-help-discredit-mueller-inquiry

But Why?

And who does the impeachment stuff benefit in reality?

As a bit of background - https://www.npr.org/2019/09/24/763502822/what-were-the-bidens-doing-in-ukraine-5-questions-answered

The Democrats want to know whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. But Trump claims the real issue is Biden and his son Hunter Biden and what they did in Ukraine a few years ago.

"The one who's got the problem is Biden," Trump told reporters on Monday at the United Nations.

"Biden did what they would like to have me do, except one problem: I didn't do it. What Biden did is a disgrace. What his son did is a disgrace."

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

The State Government has ripped the band aid off, saying no to the AEC plan for tens of thousands of jobs in an area that drastically need them.

Per the ABC "Wyndham — located in Melbourne's sprawling south-west along the highway between Melbourne and Geelong — experienced one of Australia's largest population increases between 2011 and 2016, according to government statistics, adding 65,000 people in just five years.

According to 2011 census figures, the area had 43,401 people working in the area, spread across most industry categories. Compare that to the 161,577 people who reported they lived in the area and worked.

This left Wyndham with a jobs-to-workers deficit of almost 118,000 in 2011, forcing many to commute and work elsewhere."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/jobs-boom-in-cbds-leaves-a-long-commute/11198142

Links to PSPs -
https://vpa.vic.gov.au/project/aviators-field/
https://vpa.vic.gov.au/project/east-werribee-employment-precinct/

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

Concerns have been raised about the number of volunteers the CFA has attracted, with the total number at the lowest it has been in a decade.

Nine News reported "The state's Country Fire Authority missed its target of 39,400 volunteer firefighters in the 2018/19 financial year, with 34,380 registered, according to a copy of its latest annual report leaked to the Herald Sun."

"The leaked report also showed the CFA wage bill ballooning by $100 million over three years. The force's annual salary costs grew to $319 million in 2018/19, up from $288 million on the previous year."

https://www.9news.com.au/national/vic-firefighter-wage-spend-on-the-rise/a96add6f-db9c-4f7b-9290-e286e2aec243

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

In this episode, government decision making and their "fixes", and another attack on free speech or wrong-speak. I pretty much rant about the need for East Werribee too. Especially with government planning, with affordable homes as far away from where they are needed.

As some background -

Dr Henry also noted poor-quality infrastructure that had led to congested major cities unable to deal with the fastest population growth in the developed world and wide-scale cases of environmental degradation, including the "unsustainable and environmentally damaging water usage in the Murray-Darling basin". He said governments over the past decade had claimed to have fixed many of these problems when the truth was the opposite.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-case-study-in-government-failure-ken-henry-excoriates-politicians-warns-future-jobs-at-risk-20190910-p52pri.html

A case for East West Link - "The Eastern Freeway is pumping enormous volumes of traffic into arterial roads and suburban streets. As traffic bursts at the other end of the pipeline into different channels, the results prove chaotic. Without a tunnel, Carlton’s streets act like a bottleneck on traffic moving from the eastern suburbs to critical destinations such as the airport, industrial zones and the port of Melbourne. Melbourne needs improvements to its public transport infrastructure. "

Against: East West Link - "Proponents of the road claim it will relieve congestion along Alexandra Parade and the Eastern Freeway. How can this be the case when the majority of the freeway’s traffic is headed for the CBD (not west) and its traffic volumes are, by the government’s own modelling, projected to significantly increase once the road is constructed? It is claimed that the road will take traffic off local, inner suburban roads. How could this possibly be true when the likely cost to use the road will simply encourage more of the same ‘rat-running’?"

https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/for-against-east-west-..

Solar Industry in crisis, due to state government police. And Naplan, the findings when it comes to Year 3 and Year 9 students.

Workers are being laid off and solar businesses are closing their doors in Victoria. The situation to date:

- The Vic solar rebate was paused in April. Sales dropped off as buyers waited for its return.
- The program re-opened on July 1 but paused two days later as the quota for the month (3,333 rebates) was met. Many missed out.
- Sales have plummeted again as Victorians wait for the next round.
- It may remain like this for months to come.
- The stop-start nature of the rebate could kill the Victorian residential solar industry; or a good part of it.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz58Z9zUXvs

In 2019, nearly 97% of Year 3 students across Australia met or exceeded the national minimum standard, whereas this figure drops to 82.9% for Year 9 students. The NAPLAN website explains that the national minimum standards are “a snapshot of typical achievement” and warns that students who do not achieve them “are at risk of being unable to progress satisfactorily at school”.
- https://theconversation.com/naplan-results-show-year-3-students-perform-better-than-year-9-in-writing-and-its-a-worrying-trend-122541

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

In this show, I chat about a school yard brawl and a need for the State Government to back our teachers, a report that came out from AEMO that outright says Victoria is looking at blackouts, and briefly chat on Star Wars episode 9.

Link to the AEMO report - https://aemo.com.au/-/media/Files/Electricity/NEM/Planning_and_Forecasting/NEM_ESOO/2019/2019-Electricity-Statement-of-Opportunities.pdf

The report states that - In Victoria, if extended into the peak summer period, the unplanned outages of two major power stations, Loy Yang A2 (500 megawatts [MW]) and Mortlake 2 (259 MW), pose a significant risk of insufficient supply that could lead to material involuntary load shedding. If both power station outages were extended over the summer, and if no additional supply was secured, involuntary load shedding [blackouts] may be experienced in Victoria during extreme weather events, potentially over multiple events, equivalent to between 260,000 and 1.3 million households being without power for four hours.

Link to the Mandalorian trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOC8E8z_ifw&t=19s

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

Apartment design laws in the works, Wicked Camper Slogans getting the chop, and Apple (as well as Google) are using their voice apps to spy on us (well sort of). Free speech in Australia???

All these feature in tonight's episode.

To contribute to the discussion paper proposing some potential changes to the Better Apartments Design Standards and the Apartment Design Guidelines for Victoria, visit - https://engage.vic.gov.au/building-better-apartments-in-neighbourhoods

How to stop Siri sharing your voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq3_zA90yzM&t=64s

To read more on the new legislation, where any Victorian registered vehicle that displays sexist, obscene or offensive slogans can be referred to the Ad Standards Community Panel, which will review it against the Australian Association of National Advertisers Code of Ethics,you can read more here - https://www.tonesreview.com/2019/08/victoria-takes-action-against-offensive-wicked-campers/

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

The State Government has announced the Combustible Cladding fix, taxpayers footing $300 million for the bill.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced a $600 million package to fix buildings with combustible cladding.

The grants will fund rectification works on hundreds of buildings, found to have high-risk cladding, to make sure they’re safe and compliant with all building regulations.

The program will be overseen by a new agency, Cladding Safety Victoria, which will manage funding and work with owners corporations from start to finish.

The Government (taxpayers) will directly fund half of the rectification works and will introduce changes to the building permit levy to raise the other $300 million over the next five years.

Rectification of buildings with high-risk cladding and the establishment of a dedicated cladding agency were key recommendations from the final report from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

Combustible Cladding and taxpayers footing the bill, Creative Victoria Consultation for 2020-2024, Warhammer 40k going to Live action TV, the State of Victoria expecting more Blackouts, all topics discussed in tonight's show.

T o contribute ideas, issues, challenges and opportunities ahead for Victoria’s creative industries and to find out more visit the Engage website https://engage.vic.gov.au/creative-st...

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

With Guests Bob Fairclough, Ron Fenton, and Yogi the assistance dog, in this massive episode of Tones Review, we discuss East Werribee, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Point Cook Rd and more, with Ted Cruz.

To find support if you or a loved one needs mental health, the International Bipolar Association has a list of phone numbers by country, found here - https://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

In this show Tony goes over some fine points of the Local Government Bill 2019, some awesome news about the level crossing removal at Hoppers Crossing, and with guests Heather Marcus and Dr Joe Garra they chat about the Avalon Dance Stars on the Floor Gala. The Gala is raising funds for Mental Health and Suicide prevention. Suicide is the leading cause of death among Victorians between 15 and 24 years of age.

To discover more and provide feedback on the Local Government Bill go to - https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/council-governance/local-government-act-review

For more info on the level crossing removals at Hoppers Crossing, Werribee and Cherry St, visit- https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/three-more-level-crossings-to-go-in-melbournes-west

If you wish to donate or buy tickets to the Avalon Dance Stars on the Floor Gala click on - https://www.dancestars.org/

To find support if you or a loved one needs mental health, the International Bipolar Association has a list of phone numbers by country, found here - https://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

In this episode, Tony discusses the Local Government Bill 2019 coming to the state of Victoria - and with it the ability to sack councillors. He also chats about the world of 1984 now in force in Australian Rules Football, and then he finishes off with the worlds worst review of Good Omens. So much cram packed into one episode.

The latest episode, creatively called Episode 2, is out now, where Tony discusses #auspol, #gameofthrones, and #schools, or specifically the insanity of Australian politics, the Game of Thrones leaks of the final episode, and ignored needs with a petition calling for stage 2 funding of a school.

Free speech is under attack. In this one issue episode, Tony Hooper discusses a worker sacked for daring ask a question, the raids on the ABC, the VoxAdpocalypse now engulfing social media, and raises some very real concerns.

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

The first full episode of Tones Review. In the show Tony talks about Australian politics, Imputation Credits, Trolling, as well as season 8 of Game of Thrones, and more.

We are Independent, Tough, Fair. Tones Review, where we will unravel the spin, and openly discuss the issues of the day.

Free speech is under attack. In this one issue episode, Tony Hooper discusses a worker sacked for daring ask a question, the raids on the ABC, the VoxAdpocalypse now engulfing social media, and raises some very real concerns.

This episode contains material used for fair use commentary, criticism, and educational purposes. See Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017); Equals Three, LLC v. Jukin Media, Inc., 139 F. Supp. 3d 1094 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

To watch the full video's, these can be found at:

‘Incredible’ intolerance of debate in Australia
Sky News Australia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa68zQ9FN20

CNN's Stelter rips police raid on Australian TV journalists
CNN Business - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cehh70jAl_8

Police launch second raid on the media in 24 hours | Nine News Australia
Nine News Australia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m72JjHmdXQY

AFP chief insists raids on media were not initiated by Federal Government
ABC News (Australia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaSnGj0VA-4&t=349s

RE Carlos Maza
OgichiGame - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLukCBvFFOs

My Message to Carlos Maza of Vox
YoungRippa59 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLoL8B-O3SE

Vox's Carlos Maza v Steven Crowder | Adpocalypse 3.0 & YouTube's New Crackdown
Secular Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v1t62htoBY

In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech
Defend Free Speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiqDZlAZygU

Carlos Maza rips YouTube over homophobic videos targeting him
CNN Business - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TE9e1o0Pc4&t=3s

EXPOSED: Vox's Dark Bully Tactics | Louder with Crowder
StevenCrowder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUwl_KXGPFs

Bill Shorten's dig at big business and his appointment to Shadow Minister of NDIS, the lack of investment in our region from the state budget, the surprising story of California and the Rats there, and Game of Thrones Season 9 (if he was doing it). All these Tony goes over in this exciting episode of the Tones Review.

In this episode, Tony Hooper and Guests Lisa Heinrichs and Andrew Elsbury discuss the East West LInk argument, the State Budget and its inadequate investment into Wyndham, a proposed Lego Expo that will see funds go to a Kids Ward at Werribee Mercy, and we finish the discussion touching on the Urban Framework of our city.

Yes the Werribee Mercy Hospital is bringing together a kids ward. #auspol

The Open Letter to the Australian Parliament - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-RXlEux1Q

If you are in need of help - https://www.lifeline.org.au/

To find out more on the Lego festival - https://www.facebook.com/wyndhambrickfest/

And to contribute to the future vision of our city - https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au/urbanplan

Tony Hooper and Guests Lisa Heinrichs and Andrew Elsbury talk about the Urban Framework of our city. (From Episode 4 of Tones Review).

Wyndham should be a place where people can live with ease and enjoyment. Everyone has the same 24 hours in their day. But the way we spend that time impacts upon how much we get out of life. Time spent travelling to work, the shops, study, appointments, and so forth reduces the amount of time which could be better spent enjoying life.

Through the Wyndham Urban Framework Plan, Council is reviewing the connections between the urban areas of Wyndham to create better traffic flow and access to jobs, shopping areas, community services, open space, transport and your community - boosting the quality of life for people of all ages.

To find out more - https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au/urbanplan

Wyndham is interested in hearing from you on how we can build a better city which will thrive over the next 50 years. How would you create ‘more time for life’ in Wyndham? Does the proposed plan better connect our urban areas? Your feedback will contribute to improving the draft of the Wyndham Urban Framework Plan.

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