To see 11 year old autistic Luke back in his Mum’s arms and drenched in her tears after four unimaginable nights in the cold bush was a sheer delight. So many missing kids are lost forever and as the image of that little forlorn face looking up at a helicopter from dense scrub was flashed around the world it was met with countless sighs of relief and a million “thank Gods”.
A couple of friends invited me to attend the Reclaim Australia rally at Bundall on the Gold Coast on Saturday morning. I didn’t know anything about the group except what I’d pre-read on social media. They say they want to send a message about Australian values and speak out against the rise of Islamic extremism.
Professor Ross Garnaut says China’s growth rate is set to fall by 25 per cent. But Mr Garnaut is prone to exaggeration, after all it was he who suggested we needed desalination plants as our dams would soon be dry and, wait for it... South Australia would be permanently under water due to increased sea levels.
Australia has never been an "overly" racist country... we have had a few racist townships but that began after the 1960s when the do-gooders wanted to do "the right thing" and allow the indigenous peoples access to the grog... and we all know how that went.
I got a call from this mob asking if I would turn up, but I had never heard of them and I’m always wary of mobs arranging rallies. The only other rally I had been to was a while ago to protest against the building of yet another mosque... er, “places of worship” they are called while in the approval stage. So I had to meet this Reclaim Australia mob.
The unrelenting, concerted hacking of the Pickering Post site since the 12-part series exposing halal certification, has been frustrating for all posters. I have been unable to explain what steps were being taken to defeat these opponents of free speech without alerting them to what was being done to defeat them.
I didn’t think it possible to ever side with Clive, but Lazarus and Lambie should be run out of town for using the Senate as they have. But they are not on their own, with Bjelke Petersen’s Albert Field being the most notable.
Tony Abbott cannot be expected to be across every subject but to suggest “Australians are okay with halal” could lead to another near death experience. There is no excuse for not delegating one of his many staff to investigate the huge groundswell of concern over Australia’s massive halal extortion racket.
The Queensland Labor Government should not blame a little wife-bashing crook like Billy Gordon for falling between the cracks, after all it was Labor’s pre-selection process that chose him, and amid claims of a criminal past that were totally ignored. But Labor has never been all that fussy about who they put up for election.
NSW Labor Senator, Sam Dastyari, is emblematic of the reason why Labor keeps losing to the loony Left Greens. The diminutive Sussex Street sleaze demanded the sacking of the only honest member of his dishonest Party, Martin Ferguson, for telling the truth. At least the Greens are honest about the extent to which they are dishonest.
You can say what you like but Australia is rooted folks. Completely rooted. There are some things that we cannot recover from and one of them is seven years of Labor follies and free-for-all spending. This time - unlike past times- they have simply gone too far. There's some stuff you just cannot recover from.
“It’s worth looking at”, said Julie Bishop when asked about Twiggy Forrest’s suggestion that regulation of Australia’s iron ore production could restore prices. PM Abbott and Treasurer Hockey rejected the proposal out of hand after hearing from the ACCC that Twiggy could face prosecution for even suggesting Australia’s miners should form a "cartel".
Well may Julie Bishop have rolled her eyes when Joe Hockey alluded to the dreaded Expenditure Review Committee in question time on Monday. Julie needs to hold her foreign aid head high on the international stage particularly when she sits as a temporary Security Council member at the UN.
Airbus is struggling with a string of inexplicable crashes that will likely be found to have computers as a contributing factor. Airbus is not at fault. Airline companies have demanded manufacturers produce planes that rely less and less on pilots and more on computers.
Saw a little of Q&A last night and, although I am not a fan of Australian country music, as much of it sounds just like American country music, I have nothing personal against Troy Cassar-Daley.