With more than 30,000 children being abused or neglected every year in Australia, child protection is everyone's business, says Quentin Bryce.
IN RECENT weeks we have learnt that Julia Gillard has been the subject of ''vile and misogynist'' assaults on websites and Facebook. Even though she is a public figure, does she have any redress?
Parliament’s perennial conscience, Lib MP Mal Washer’s claim that politicians have blood on their hands is near the mark. The Taliban practice of beheading opponents and apostates of Islam is a Koran edict. These savages commit these acts whether we are there or not. They laugh at us. The might of the World’s armed forces has not swayed them from their despicable Sharia law! It never will. Our boys’ efforts are better served back here dismantling Afghani terrorist cells that arrived here in those boats at Gillard’s invitation and at our expense. Come home and protect Australians, not decadent Afghanis. But spray the poppies first.
Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying 62 asylum seekers and two crew northeast of Christmas Island.
Only a few months back, when it became obvious media were being gagged by Gillard, an enraged Pickering started blogging. He was computer-illiterate but somehow figured it out.
The three diggers gunned down earlier this week were all based at Brisbane's Gallipoli barracks and on their first deployment to Afghanistan.
Gillard’s media staff has been successful in having a copy of the fraudulent Association Incorporation Form, that displays her handwriting, taken down from Facebook.
Social media has come under attack because of a minority of idiots, known in social media terms as the ‘trolls’. We will always have idiots. Don’t blame social media because it‘s misused or abused. Should we ban kitchen knives because they may not be used for their intended purpose? Ropes? Cars? Planes? Tall buildings? Bridges?. If your feelings are hurt by what’s being said on social media sites, don’t feed it oxygen by responding. Ban, delete, report, or cancel your account. The regulators and the mainstream media are now using trolls as their next excuse to ban free speech. This is about personal responsibility, not regulation.
A man who created a fake Facebook page to lure a teen into bushland before killing her has been sentenced to 28 years for the "most heinous" crime.
What the hell are we doing in that backward, barbaric country anyway? It's worth noting that Australia, along with the US and 60 other countries, boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The reason? Russia had invaded Afghanistan. How times change. There remains only one constant: The death of one Aussie boy is not worth all the poppies in that cesspit of... a land. Spray every crop, leave them to their decadence and utilise drones to eradicate terrorist cells.
Lesson No. 1 for the ALP, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, you'll only f**k it. The "no advantage" concept is a farce. The 200,000 refugees locked in East Asia are treated like rabid dogs because they can't afford the boat trip. Will we treat them in the same inhumane way? Of course not! We are not Third World! Boat people aren't stupid and they will keep coming as long as there is a vast disparity in conditions and we allow them to communicate the disparity.
The rogue Afghan soldier who killed three Australians has been identified, as the search for him continues.
The Financial Review today reported an imminent $120 billion debt due to irresponsible Government spending. "This equates to almost $5,000 for every man woman and child." Current interest on debt already amounts to $100 million per day and is placing upward pressure on interest rates. A leading financial commentator said this morning, "This is madness of the first order. Common sense seems lost in a maniacal scramble for lost votes." "These Politicians just don't get it", claimed Deloitte Access Economics. It's a taxing problem.
A Melbourne lawyer and Federal Independent candidate, James Johnson, has filed a formal complaint with the Vic. Legal Services Commissioner. "I am greatly disturbed about the widespread media reports containing allegations of unprofessional conduct/professional misconduct by the current Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Eileen Gillard", he said. Don’t hold your breath James, the lady didn't allowed her Practising Certificate to lapse for no reason.
Goodbye surplus hello spin. This is yet another Gillard farce. It appears a desperate attempt at vote grabbing. The scheme won't come on line until 2014. Gillard won't be here then and funding will be Abbott's problem. The NDIS and Gonski are set for the same fate. Neither will happen in the next decade and not in the form Gillard proposes anyway. She seems good at announcing schemes for when the Coalition will be in government trying make cuts to pay down horrific debt.
This move is really about trying to make it impossible for Abbott to dump the tax. It is all about encouraging Companies to forward buy carbon credits in bundles. If Abbott needs to refund carbon credits it will become too expensive. That's why Abbott is so insistent that he will dump the scheme thereby encouraging Companies not to purchase these corruptible credits. This Gillard move partially negates Abbotts move. Smart.