Articles from THE BLOT REPORT
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.
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.
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.
The man who brought a lump of lacquered coal into parliament in early 2017, to wave in the face of the Labor Opposition, was then treasurer, Scott Morrison. He shouted, as he often does: “This is coal. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be scared”.
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) is an industry association that comprises the chief executives of over a hundred of Australia’s biggest corporations. It was formed in 1983 by the merger of the Business Roundtable – a spin-off of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the Australian Industry Development Association. The organisation has its headquarters in Melbourne but has offices in Sydney and Canberra.
Portugal, a nation with a population of just over 10 million, like most countries in Europe, has suffered badly in the pandemic. One in ten of the population have been infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus, and over 18,000 have died. That is 1,773 deaths per million people.
While compilation of this tenth instalment of the listing of corruption by federal and state coalition governments has been a slower process than the previous efforts1-9, it is also a little shorter than usual.