I was wondering whether I should wade into this interesting issue and put my tuppence worth in. Then, quite unexpectedly, I found myself in a very interesting situation, where I was actually asked for my opinion, by a group of Aboriginal people I have known for a while, and with whom I was having a meeting about domestic violence.
Back in the chaotic dying days of the Whitlam-Cairns-Connor government, Canberra was buzzing with Rex Connor’s grand plans for a national energy grid and gas pipelines linking the NW Shelf to the capital cities, all to be funded by massive foreign loans arranged by a mysterious Pakistani named Khemlani. Malcolm Fraser staged a parliamentary revolt. The economy slumped.
Any doubt as to why Malcolm Turnbull joined the Libs is now dispelled. The politician expressing the most remorse at his loss is Bill Shorten and he is demanding to know why he was so mercilessly sacked. But Bill, who mercilessly sacked both Rudd and Gillard, already knows why.
Great work, terrible timing. It must feel a bit like being promoted to Captain of the Titanic half way through her maiden voyage. As a former treasurer, you knew that the gigantic debt iceberg was out there in the fog somewhere.
New York city surrounds its historic four kilometer long Central Park that has thrived for 160 years on CO2 and methane. Yet it is falsely cited as one of the world's most "polluted" cities.
Don’t know about you but ever since Serena Williams had her real character on display when she publicly excoriated that poor little defenceless Asian lines lady a few years ago, I cannot stand the sight of this bad example of female sportswomanship.
If Australia thinks it can outspend China in the South Pacific now that the obese Island Jifs (chiefs) have discovered the rising sea-level ruse, then it’s kidding itself. But the three la femme musketeers of Gillard, Bishop and now Payne have given it their best shot. With stolen funds of course… stolen from our future generation.
When aboriginal children were being abused in the 1950s and 60s, white families stepped in and saved them from the horrors of atavistic tribal customs. Sixty years later those same fortunate children had grown to be well-educated, respected and habituated members of society.
Why does she trust men who do her harm? Men who actually set out to do her harm, and she never sees them coming until it’s too late. And she is about to be further molested by a bloke called Mark Latham.
Canberra breeds many white elephants, but now they are breeding a gigantic new breed of pachyderm in Australia’s Snowy Mountains – a Green Elephant. Grandly named “Snowy 2.0 Hydro-Electric”, it has the compulsory green skin, but it is just another big white elephant under a thick layer of green paint.
At age 15 my job in Melbourne Goods Yard was to clear out the cattle trucks of those animals that did not survive the trip. There were many, but mostly from trucks where only a few beasts were loaded.
My hand was shaking with trepidation last night as I fingered the remote trying to find the ABC. It was a spanking new button as I hadn’t ventured there in years. I rolled a smoke…“Surely the ABC has become responsible by now”, I was thinking. Well, bugger me, I was disappointed again, 4Corners was on for an hour about what a great man Turnbull was and what an arsehole Abbott still is.
When appointed to clean up a diarrhoeal disaster in a public latrine, the first thing to do is don some hazmat gear, flush the toilet and ask for a high-pressured fireman’s hose. PM Morrison appears to have simply changed the sign on the door to “unisex” and left.
If PM Morrison will allow Tony Abbott to bury the hatchet it will be a portent to good government and ensure the next election is a competitive affair. The next two weeks are the most important in the SCOMO tenure. He must return to the Parliament with a plan to rid us of the sewage and reinstate wasted administrative talent like Abbott. The Education portfolio is vacant!