Welcome to Ernest Bywater's Website

Ernest Bywater's Stories


The website of the stories I write, and ones I publish for friends, has moved to
www.ebywater.id.au so click the link below to enter my marvelously mystical web of words.

Beam me to the stories.

Note:The change in website address is due to the governing body of the Australian
Internet domain names erroneously thinking that you can't conduct any commercial
activities without having an active ABN (Australian Business Number) and the ATO
(Australian Tax Office) won't issue or reactivate an ABN unless your business has a
certain level of GST (Goods and Services Tax) activity. My commercial activities are
from commissions and royalties only and have no GST activity by me, thus I can not
reactivate my old ABN. It doesn't help that the income is below the minimum for me
to lodge a tax return. Without an active ABN they are shutting down this domain by
the end of September 2021, so I've had to obtain another domain and moved there.

Note: Due to changes in the New South Wales laws placing computer technicians at risk
of violating criminal laws without any intention of doing so I've stopped working on
computers for people because the conflicting laws do not make it clear who is legally
responsible for the data on the systems. It also makes keeping back-up copies of data
for clients unlawful, and this is something a techician needs to do while working on a
client's computer, unless they wish to just destroy all of the client's data. This conflict
in the laws comes about via who can access data and what is lawful data, a conflict that
only started with a change in the NSW laws in late 2010 and was not made known to the
public by the government at that time. Thus this website now only deals with the stories
I write and / or publish.