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.
When Julia Gillard needed the support of crossbenchers she ran around like a blowfly in a strange shithouse, cornering and cajoling everyone who would listen. As PM she was then able to get no fewer than 560 pieces of legislation through both Houses. Tony Abbott has led from the back, sitting on his hands, and leaving the cajoling to relevant Ministers.
As reported here last year, be prepared for an IPCC barrage of climate misinformation as the pivotal Paris global warming conference draws near. From the ridiculous report that walruses were being forced to mate on rocky foreshores to the Himalayas becoming bereft of snow it’s been a mix of incompetence and outright lies from the IPCC.
His cooperation with Governor General Sir John Kerr to have Whitlam sacked in 1975 was duly greeted with wild approval by the electorate, but the Left never forgave him and he suffered the minority’s permanent hatred.
Impossible you say? How could the electorate ever conceive of promoting such a flawed character as Bill Shorten to Australia’s highest Office? Well, it will, and not even the Labor Party can do a damned thing about it.
Now I don’t mind everyone having their say, but it’s the bloody ads that are goin’ to drive me nuts... specials on vests, cut price bomb materials, cheap halal Syrian passports, two-for-one beheading videos and endless ALP ads.
The Kiwis flew over Vanuatu’s southern island of Tanna to record cyclone Pam’s devastation, but Tanna’s topography allows for more protection than most of the northern islands where the real death toll will rise dramatically.
The Left is in another frenzy over Abbott’s intention to improve the lives of Aborigines. Telling a glaring truth is politically perilous when Fairfax and the ABC/Guardian are reporting it... they want a Labor Party autocracy led by Turnbull, but first they must somehow get rid of Abbott.