Keeping Australians safe: Word in the Streets

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) reviews decisions made by the Australian Government, it is not a court, nor part of the court hierarchy, but decisions made by this Tribunal can be reviewed by the Federal Court.

Does Australia want this? Counter-terrorism special forces assemble near the scene of the terrorist attack in London. Photo - Dan Kitwood.

Does Australia want this? Counter-terrorism special forces assemble near the scene of the terrorist attack in London. Photo - Dan Kitwood.

The Tribunal was established by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act of 1975, coming into operation in 1976.

Alarmingly, the Tribunal has taken actions of late reversing the Immigration Minister’s decisions to remove proven criminals from Australia and send them back to where they came from.

Watching a program last week, ten cases were brought to notice.

Ten cases the Tribunal reversed the Minister’s decision to send these crims packing. Ten cases in which the Tribunal deemed the offenders were unlikely to re-offend. Ten cases in which the offenders ended up back in jail. The segment ended with a gentleman saying, “We don’t want this low life here”.

We elect representatives to keep our homeland safe.

Who elects this Tribunal that takes away the powers of an elected Minister of the Crown?

Makes me think this Tribunal hasn’t moved on since 1976.

The world of today is vastly different.

Human rights are important, so too are the rights of peace loving Australian citizens. The gentleman’s right, let’s send these low life packing.


A wife asks her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me and buy a carton of milk, and, if they have got avocados, get six.”

A short time later the husband comes back with six cartons of milk. The wife asks him, “Why did you buy six cartons of milk?”

He replied, “They had avocados.”

If you’re a woman, I’m sure you’re going back to read it again. Men will get it first time.

I had to read it thrice. What does that make me?


June Long Weekend brings Gungewalla and Canemumbla Cup golf to Boorowa with Sunday June 11, seeing the men battle over 36 holes for the Gungewalla Cup and the ladies turning out on Monday, June 12 for the Canemumbla Cup.

A Calcutta is run on these events with tickets available from the Recreation Club. The Calcutta draw is Saturday night June 10. Tea is available from 6pm with the Calcutta draw to commence at about 7.30pm.


A golfing parson, badly beaten by an elderly parishioner, returned to the clubhouse depressed.

“Cheer up,” said his opponent, “remember, you’ll win eventually. You’ll be burying some day.”

“Yes,” said the parson, “but even then it’ll be your hole.”


Then there’s the one about Jack Nichlaus. He was playing a practice round with Tiger Woods (when he could play). On reaching a dogleg par 5, heavily timbered on both sided of the fairway, Tiger said to Jack, “I think I can carry the dogleg.”

Jack replied, “I used to do it easily.”

Anyway, Tiger let rip with his driver only to see his ball crash into the trees. Turning to Jack he said, “You must have been able to hit a long ball.”

“Yeah,” came Jack’s reply, “but the trees were only two feet high back then.”


Golfers, don’t, as Mark Twain said, let golf ruin a good walk. Tiger Woods doesn’t seem to have to walk on a golf course to ruin his golf, prophetically saying:

“I’m trying as hard as I can, and sometimes things don’t go my way, and that’s the way things go.”