Category: COMMUNITY

JUST AN AUSSIE BLOKE – JAAB

Abalinx 31 July 2017 Finally after many years I have come to the conclusion that if I apply Maslow’s theory of hierarchy needs, man must live according to his environment once those basic needs have been satisfied. However to progress even further and to develop himself man must review or to societal needs if he…

A boy named Sue – Duty of Care or Elder abuse

Peter Adamis Abalinx 8 March 2017 How often do we hear of people taking advantage of those close to them for financial reasons?  How often do we hear of emotional abuse and neglect of elders because of past ill feelings being held against those who were once responsible for their upbringing? I am sure that…

The old the bold and those still serving

Peter Adamis Abalinx 23 February 2017 The old, the bold and the grey are merely words to describe the plight of many veterans who are suffering silently at home, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation, streets, old age facilities and some in mental complexes designed to support those who have suffered as a result of their service.…

A Pyramid of beer glasses

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 February 2017 Everybody likes a beer and I am no different. Mind you although I would drink when I was younger, life somehow was able to demonstrate to me that too much cannot always be a good thing no matter how seductive it may have been. Some years ago when I…

What happened to the New Australians

 Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 January 2017 As we approach 2017 Australia Day I wonder what ever happened to the New Australians of the Fifties and Sixties.   Why did we lose that tag, when did it happen and why was it necessary to change the label as such? If the Kangaroo and the Emu can be…

IS CITIZENSHIP THE THREAD THAT BINDS AUSTRALIANS

Peter Adamis Abalinx 21 January 2017 As I write this, I am somewhat perturbed by the villainy of hysterical outbursts of key board warriors who peddle hate by demonizing something or someone alien to their environment. Great Britain in the Seventieth and Eighteenth Century were sending their recalcitrant members of society to the far flung…

Cobber Digger Mates and Mentors

Peter Adamis 18 January 2017 Those who have served the nation, worn its many uniforms and contributed to the security and longevity of this country we call home – Australians will not need to be told what the words “Cobber Digger Mate” mean. Better qualified, experienced and far more knowledgeable people than I can provide…

The Watsonia Victorian Garden Jungle

Peter Adamis 15 January 2017 As a young man, patrolling the jungles of the Atherton Tablelands, the High Plains, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Malaya, Townsville, Tully, Rainbow Beach, Mareeba and Shoal Water Bay in Far North Queensland, one could not but fall in love with the jungle. I for one became infatuated with the…

The 1970 Westgate Bridge Disaster

Westgate Bridge – The author serviced lift on the right during 1970. Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 January 2017  I was a young 20 year apprentice electrician for a firm called J PARK Electrics, operating out of Brighton. I remember well the days when John Baker (Foreman) and I would visit the bridge to undertake maintenance…

A Second Chance

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 12 January 2017 Today of all days is an anniversary that will forever remain embed in my psyche and for me I will celebrating it a day of renewal. This day some twelve months ago, I was given the last of the deadly chemical cocktails followed immediately by my own stems cells…