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Ex-students: Trevor Khan MLC

An old teacher always enjoys hearing of ex-students. A story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald has brought back a lot of memories. The story itself is hardly relevant, the only point being that it mentioned National Party NSW Legislative Council member Trevor Khan from Tamworth, a fact that will delight Jim Belshaw.

Trevor, along with my old friend Simon H, was in the class of 1975 at The Illawarra Grammar School in Wollongong. I taught him English, and I suspect Asian Studies, from 1971 to 1974. I was fascinated to read this in his maiden speech delivered in the NSW Parliament on 9 May 2007.

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Posted by on October 16, 2007 in ex-students and coachees, reminiscences, teaching

 

Oz election: Uncle Gnome and his fistful of dollars…

The Treasury is rolling in it…

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So out come The Gnome and The Other Costello showering coins on the peasantry… So cool!

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Me, I’m old-fashioned. I think I would rather have a Treasury not quite so flush with funds. Rather I would like adequate funding for hospitals, dentistry, childcare, public housing, and public education, just for starters…
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Posted by on October 16, 2007 in Australia and Australian, current affairs, John Howard, Political

 

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