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Vicki Campion’s judgement

May 30, 2018 - 10:03 -- Admin

If you are a politician who has, for your whole career, deliberately courted the cameras for your own purposes, you cannot expect them to just turn up when it’s convenient. Here’s a tip, Barnaby.  If you want privacy, stop giving interviews about your private life.  Stop with the fluff pieces in magazines with wife and…

Turnbull’s ‘Fake’ Jobs

May 29, 2018 - 16:53 -- Admin

By Michael Griffin © Despite the 403,000 ‘new jobs’ that Turnbull and his employment minister, Michaelia Cash, claim to have created over 2017, over that same period the unemployment rate fell by only 0.1% from 5.6% to 5.5%. On the face of it, that seems an odd phenomena. The 403,000 jobs Turnbull claims to have…

In Defence Of Barnaby Joyce!

May 29, 2018 - 08:17 -- Admin

Here I was all set to write about Donald Trump’s latest moments of brilliance.  You may notice that he talks about children and “there parents”. Ok, in the scheme of things, it’s not such a big deal. However, you would think that as President of the United States, he’d be able to get someone to…

Why do governments find it so hard to say we were wrrrr……….

May 27, 2018 - 14:49 -- Admin

Government is, in some ways, like running a business.  They must decide what they are trying to achieve, examine different approaches, choose which one to adopt, assess and evaluate progress, and, if you are not achieving the desired outcome, change the plan. It’s the last part that government seems to have trouble with.  No-one seems…

We’re not allowed to call Tony Abbott destructive

May 2, 2018 - 16:27 -- Admin

When Tony Abbott addressed the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London in October last year, he pontificated that climate change was doing “more good than harm”, and suggested policies to combat it were akin to “primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods”. Ever the victim, Abbott likened criticism of deniers to the…