Welcome to the Greypath National Seniors Website

This is the new Greypath which is much more amenable to later browser versions, tablets, many I phones and some android phones. [This is the third rebuild since 2000]. TO JOIN GREYPATH click on the Site Manager tab on this page. If you run in to trouble, mail ray.lewis@greypath.com.au

About We Greys and Voting

If we voted in concert, we 'Greys' could probably control the outcome at each and every political seat in Australia! Most of us seem to vote left, right or other, by habit.. The best people in parliaments are, in the longer term, far more valuable to us, than any party vote catching, election time policies. It would be interesting to see what would happen if we all decided  to vote on our local candidates qualities, and the range of real 'issues', rather than party lines! Other than knee jerk reactions to pension issues, which can arouse us to think about our vote, it seems that any survey would show that we mostly creatures of habit! What do you think? It's time we had another survey, always fun to read the results, and this seems like an interesting topic..Click here to record what you think

The Way Things Are Today

A mid winter grumble! I think I must have missed something along the way. You can now get a computer printer for $29, with half full ink cartridges, and then pay about $45 plus in due course for replacement cartridges. The plumber charges $2 for the tap washer and $100 for the call. You can get a cheap flight anywhere but beware the endless add ons. You can get a great cheap Hidef TV set, but the sound is so bad that they offer an external sound bar for $450 or more. The ugly face of capitalism is alive and well it seems. Have you had any similar experiences?

Voluntary Euthanasia

With a high profile recent case of a 100 yo Professor, choosing to end his life in an overseas clinic, the question arises: Is voluntary euthanasia an ethical or religious matter for you? It would be interesting to see how some of we Greypathers think Most of our editorials seem to be of little interest, if we go by the comments, so maybe this  time it might be different.

New Company to Make Electric Cars in Australia

Ace Electric Vehicles have announced that they are branching out from solar farm production into being probably the first electric car manufacturer in Australia. Their first vehicle, it seems, will be a YEWT as they call it!  It is planned to be available late this year, sell for under $40 000, and have a range of about 300k per charge. We wish them well, and hope that the Federal Government supports such job and technology creation efforts, against future perhaps 'dumped price' imports, until our home grown efforts are self sustaining.

Bank Australis

I am tired of the 'big end of town's' bad behavior and, at times, grossly inflated salaries and perks. Now it's the Banks turn to be exposed by Royal Commission. I have no doubt that a sorry story for the rest of us will unfold over the year ahead. The eventual punishments no doubt, will primarily be fines that simply come out of the Banks profits. Maybe it's time we had a true Federally owned 'Bank Australis' to keep them honest? They have had their chance. Please, no nonsense any more about their 'spin' in saying all of us sharing in bank profits via indirect super or personal shares or whatever. As was quoted in George Orwell's Animal Farm, "Everyone is equal, just some are more equal than others"! Perhaps too we should look at us having a genuine share of the pie, via a Federally owned 'watch keepers stake' in other major areas too, such as telecommunications, energy, and transport?

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