||[May. 12th, 2008|06:52 pm]
After taking delivery of an MYOB Student Edition package I decided to check out Blacktown and Main Street which have allegedly been subject to police raids.
There are two adult stores in Blacktown one immediately opposite and one next door to the local State MP Paul Gibson.
Neither stores stock "X" rated videos (which is fairly unusual given that most adult stores in New South Wales do, including those in St. Marys despite alleged police raids.)
Both stores had clean interiors and were probably more hygienic that most hospitals in New South Wales which are reputedly some of the foulest in Australia.
I note that Mr. Gibson has had differences of opinion with the Premier of New South Wales on a number of issues and was indeed removed from cabinet by the Premier.
ABC News on-line Tuesday June 12th 2007...(link)
Iemma vows to keep cleared MP from Cabinet
New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma says there is no place for MP Paul Gibson on the frontbench, despite police deciding not to charge him over domestic violence allegations.
I suspect that issues may have been raised with Mr. Gibson from the diverse range of cultures in the district - but I can only speculate. All I know is that there is a lack of uniformity with regards to the enforcement of New South Wales censorship laws. The stores in Blacktown are currently complying with the letter of the law as documented in legislation. Others (the majority) are not.
My speculation that alleged raids in St. Marys originated from the Blacktown local area command are on the face of it false.
The Blacktown Local Area command covers 9 suburbs while the St. Marys Local Area command covers 21 including Werrington. Neither are connected to other local area commands within which most adult stores stock and sell a variety of adult video material (classified / unclassified / X-rated / not quite X-Rated - and wouldn't be X-rated if submitted to the Classification Board of the Commonwealth of Australia even though they were probably eligible in the previous century)
Is it too much to ask for a uniform understandable censorship system - or are the Premier and the Attorney General of New South Wales so pre-occupied with more serious matters they can't assess the situation and deal with it ?
On the way home I noted with interest that Werrington Railway Station is nearing refurbishment and that artists are being asked to submit works of art for use at the station (guaranteed to be thoroughly free from graffiti and vandalism).
There is already graffiti free art in place. I guess Werrington needs sprucing up a bit.
Only "ethical" works of art will be considered. Perhaps I should take up painting.
TOMORROW EVENING WAYNE SWAN PRESENTS THE FIRST FEDERAL ALP BUDGET IN YEARS
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