A confidential US cable, discloses a secret meeting Bill Shorten had with the US Consul General in Melbourne on the 11th June 2009. The meeting, solely to present his Prime Ministerial credentials, was within the time-frame of the unions' decision to replace Rudd with either him or Gillard.
The true believers are preparing to take their punishment on the chin. All are aware that Gillard is about to lead them into oblivion, and there’s not a damned thing they can do about it.
Esmail is a 22yo Iranian man. His family of four is considered middle class. His father, who works as an engineer for an Iranian oil company, decided to move his family to Australia but first Esmail had to get there using the services of an Indonesian people smuggler. This is how Esmail did it.
I often ask myself why I sit in front of a damned computer. Why have I started drawing again? Why aren’t I playing golf? Crumbs, I’m in my seventies and I don’t need this crap! I sacrificed a decent golf handicap for what? Then I pick up a Fairfax paper and suddenly realise for what... and why I’m no longer a single marker.
As illegal immigration becomes the major election issue, a culture of indifference by authorities as to who enters our borders has slowly emerged. Here’s just one reason why... explained by one of many exasperated AFP whistle-blowers.
The lack of respect shown for Australia's sovereignty by the Indonesians is nothing short of breathtaking. Tough talk by Islamic apes (yes, I meant to say that) in diplomatic circles may have Gillard bluffed but no decent Australian PM would ever allow a foreign country to dictate our immigration policy.
We’re witnessing a core reasons why we don’t get the best parliamentary representation available. Labor’s handbag hit squad is embroiled in an unedifying old fashioned street scrap over preselection for retiring MP Martin Ferguson’s Melbourne seat of Batman.
Julia Gillard’s tenure at the helm started with the knifing of a colleague, backed by union thugs, and will end with an NDIS hoax and a Gonski scheme that even Gonski says her implementation of is flawed... all in between is a thoroughly expensive mess.
A panel discussion on Sky this week concerned E bridging visas and unprocessed Islamists. I’m used to some pretty stupid comments coming from Sky panellists but this one was a doosie.
Apparently Gillard doesn’t have the sole franchise on stupidity because it took social media to convince Abbott to renege on a deal with Gillard to pass an ill-conceived $1 a vote Bill.