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The truth hurts

November 23, 2020 - 15:58 -- Admin

An investigation into the behaviour of members of the Australian Defence Forcehas recently been completed and the report stemming from it has been handed to the government. The investigation was undertaken by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force and was led by Major General Justice Paul Brereton1.

Corruption galore 6

November 18, 2020 - 17:20 -- Admin

I thought things would tail off almost completely after compiling first list of instances of governmental corruption from early March. However, after the initial rush1, rather than tailing off, they seem to have settled down to a consistent level of criminality2-5.

The snivelling apprentice

November 15, 2020 - 11:11 -- Admin

Everybody knows that Trump is a pathological liar1, a conman2,3, a sexual predator4, a racist5, a misogynist6,7, an inarticulate buffoon8, taking credit for the efforts of others9. He is also clearly a malignant narcissist10,11. The last of these has been clearly demonstrated by his toddler-like refusal to concede he lost the US presidential election.

Getting rid of Murdoch

November 12, 2020 - 08:34 -- Admin

The Murdoch media is, as former prime Minister Kevin Rudd has stated several times, a cancer on democracy, especially Australia’s1. He has called for a Royal Commission into the media via a petition to parliament, which when the petition closed at 11:59pm, November, 4, 2020, had over 501,000 signatories2.

More deflection

November 11, 2020 - 09:13 -- Admin

On Monday (9/11/2020) on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Four Corners program, the lid was blown off the code of silence operating within the Parliamentary press gallery over the ‘private lives’ of parliamentarians1. In this program, it was clear that Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Aland Tudge, and Attorney General, Christian Porter were having affairs with staffers from Parliament House.

No moral compass

November 9, 2020 - 16:12 -- Admin

There was an odd little occurrence at the end of October, 2020. The ANZ Bank came out and stated that it was supporting the transition to a net zero emission economy by 20501. Indeed, the ANZ’s exit from coal was inevitable as it was the last of Australia’s big four banks to do so. It announced it would cease lending to existing coal-fired power stations and coal mines by 2030 in order to reduce the carbon footprint of its loan book.