Articles from THE BLOT REPORT
Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor and like most experienced political journalists he constantly reports on the appalling shenanigans of the federal government; whether it be the lies, the corruption, the misogyny or just the plain stupidity1.
Everybody who pays the slightest attention to the news (or this blog) knows that News Corp has done a u-turn on climate change. I suggested at the time that it was solely a method to attempt to get the Morrison government re-elected. However, I did wonder if this was imposed on the Australian outlets by edict from Murdoch1.
Time and again, the Coalition parties have rejected to concept of gender quotas. In 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison didn’t believe gender quotas would remove the obstacles which prevent more women from advancing in the Liberal Party. This is despite the party’s Women’s Council chair saying it’s time for the Liberals to acknowledge what they’ve done so far to recruit more women hasn’t worked1.
Death of the Covid mullet
After last Friday’s failed attempt at getting my Covid mullet sorted out, I put the alarm on to wake me up at sparrow’s fart this morning to get to the barber as soon as they started shearing. I managed to get down there at about 5 minutes after they opened and there was still a queue. Two blokes were being shorn, one of whom had hair almost as long as mine, four were waiting inside the establishment and I formed an orderly queue behind the one bloke standing just outside the door.
Gina’s school for climate change deniers
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls is a private school in Perth1. For girls to attend, they charge $17,786 for Kindergarten and $27,120 for Year 12, with other years being in between2, so it is mostly for the upper crust of Western Australian society.
Another Covid mullet
Last year we had our first lockdown to help cut down the spread of Covid-19 and one of the enjoyable parts of the end of lockdown was getting rid of my Covid mullet, which had my hair longer than it had been since the 1980s1.