The government and the corporate media have pulled out all the stops to try to convince many people that the rich need taxpayers to keep writing cheques for them. This is done by way of excess franking credit refunds. I have explained how this is done before, but just in case you have forgotten, I’ll explain it again.
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Murdoch hack, Greg Brown, who has been the subject of one of these diatribes before1,2, has acted as stenographer for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a repetitive dog-whistle piece for Murdoch’s The Australian3. I suppose such repetition is what you do when you don’t have much content and you need to pad out the column inches.
Numerous times, I have demonstrated the dishonesty of Murdoch ‘ruperters’ in their rabid support of the Coalition government despite it being the most incompetent, corrupt government I have ever seen in Australia. However, I rarely comment on some of their ‘columnists’ because those like Miranda Devine, Chris Kenny, Greg Sheridan are so bizarre in their outlook, and so divorced from reality, that I wouldn’t know where to start.
In the popular imagination, the ‘age of mammals’ began after the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period, about 66 million years ago. That was the dawning of the Palaeogene Period (66.0-23.03 million years ago [mya]), which was followed by the Neogene Period (23.03-2.58 mya) then the Quaternary Period (2.58 mya to present day).
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged people to vote Labor rather than for independent candidates in the upcoming federal election1. This is something clearly playing on his mind, such as it is, because a seemingly popular independent candidate has surfaced to contest his seat of Warringah.
This effort takes the cake for invention. The headline on Sky News reads ‘People smugglers monitor upcoming Australian federal election”. The first paragraph then states that “Indonesian people smugglers say they’re watching the outcome of the upcoming Australian federal election, in hopes a change in government could lead to an ease in border protection laws”. The story maintains that a number of fishermen who have previously smuggled asylum seekers spoke to the Australian newspaper1.