ABC News, 9 February 2017As the effects of climate change begin to bite in Australia, the Australian Treasurer Scott Morris
Since 2013 the Abbott & Turnbull Federal Governments have announced up to $1b in savings measures that are cutting community services for the people in greatest need in Australia:*$500 million over five years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under The Hon Tony Abbott and Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion)*$270 million over four years from social services and a freeze on indexation of sector funding (Department of Social Services under The Hon Scott Morrison)*$15 million from the community legal sector, which remains in p
“Don’t be a Malcolm”, warned The Toronto Star, as it urged Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, not to ruffle Mr. Trump’s feathers as Malcolm Turnbull had done by trying to hold him to account over a refugee deal recently. The US President seemed ready to pull the pin on the US-Australia alliance when PM Turnbull foolishly expected him to commit…
Showbags are an Ozzer institution—I still remember my fucking awesome Batman(TM) showbag from the Royal Easter Show circa '80; and that's the Adam West version of BM and like Roger Moore as Bond the best actor to have done that gig.theboy wants to get an Assassins Creed(TM) showbag ... then use the weapons from that to assassinate characters from other showbags.I have to admit, that was pretty funny.
I am older than Homer and my son is younger than Bart. But I spent the day being portly and bald and he spent the day in a light red shirt and blue shorts.The similarities were freakish.
"Get your chew fish if you're going to masticate."
The story this week is climate change.
By Bob Rafto Imagine that you have consulted 100 doctors, 97 of them have diagnosed you with cancer and the other 3 said there’s nothing wrong with you. You decide to side with the 3 doctors who told you nothing is wrong and refuse treatment although 97 of the doctors diagnosed the cancer as malignant…
The spectre of trickle down economics continues to haunt the political landscape, emerging again and again like a ghostly zombie from a dark, damp cave where it quietly moulders, refusing to die, always ready to be summoned by a believer.
Slight movement back to the Coalition on the BludgerTrack poll aggregate this week after a soft result for Labor from Essential Research, which together with a Queensland-only result from Galaxy was the only new federal poll this week. This causes a 0.3% cut in the Labor primary vote and two losses on the seat projection – one in New South Wales and one in Queensland.
Sunday 19 February 2017 At the foot of this piece are some words I wrote on the corresponding day last year. It has now become a habit for me to include them if appropriate. So much so that It has become both a source of amusement and serious concern. I’m amused because invariably they indicate…
@JohnJohnsonson obviously had a lot of fun with his red pen on 4 February 2017 J