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May Days in Britain

December 17, 2018 - 17:30 -- Admin

It is hard to envisage sympathy for a person who made a name as a home secretary (prisons, detentions, security and such) taking the mast and banner of her country before hopeless odds, but inadequate opponents will do that to you. Vicious, venal and underdone, the enemies from within Theresa May’s own Tory ranks resemble…

Don’t lose sight of the fair go, Bill.

December 16, 2018 - 21:44 -- Admin

Australians are spoilt for choice this week in politics. On the far right is Scott John Morrison who is determined to improve on his last week’s Slow-Mo filibuster fiasco by pretending that religious freedom is the biggest issue facing the nation along with encryption-busting and stopping kids needing medical treatment off Nauru. Not only that,…

Having it All Ways: Scott Morrison’s Jerusalem “Compromise”

December 16, 2018 - 15:00 -- Admin

The pieces were already put in place during the Wentworth federal by-election, a hopeless, needless gambit that reduced the Coalition government’s majority whilst giving the outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a crack at some vengeance. His successor, Scott Morrison, decided to make himself a prisoner of policy in advance. That prison cell, it transpired, was…

Creating conflict

December 15, 2018 - 15:24 -- Admin

By Stephen Fitzgerald What started out as a pathetic little grab for votes in the Wentworth by-election, by the LNP, has now been escalated to include threatening every Australian citizen and Australian trade. “Wentworth voters see embassy relocation as a targeted pitch to Jewish voters“: The response to the proposal relocation of the Australian Embassy…

Jesus Supports Discrimination!

December 15, 2018 - 12:43 -- Admin

Ok, there’s been one or two confusing messages coming from the Morrison government. And no, one of them isn’t “What would Jesus do?” Strangely, for a government that’s had two out of three PMs profess their strong Christian beliefs, this never seems to be a consideration. I’m more confused about things like their recent thought…

Oh what a difference a new job makes

December 15, 2018 - 11:57 -- Admin

On Thursday, the Government announced a review into the “integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants”. The Prime Minister said: “We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help people get jobs, and integrate into the community”. Oh what a difference a new job makes. After the 2010…

Christian Porter: “We Have Announced A Watchdog And We Won’t Have Anyone Say A Word Against Chihuahuas”!

December 13, 2018 - 20:16 -- Admin

Big News! The Morrison government has announced a policy on a federal corruption body. Apparently they’ve been working on it for a long time. In fact, they’ve been working on it even before we had our latest PM. They were even working on it at the time they told us that they we didn’t need…