Bruce and Julia have to stick together. They have no choice. They're in very deep doo doo. They need each other. They have to sing from the same hymn book for any slim hope they can survive the Royal Commission inquisition.
Remember, before the election when lots of people were calling for a Royal Commission into the AWU and union operations in general and Tony Abbott was rather circumspect about it all? He stated that he did not want to jeopardise an ongoing police investigation.
Bruce Wilson is a consummate liar and Royal Commissions are difficult for witnesses to lie to. The guilty create a false scenario of events in their own minds, they live it, breathe it and sleep with it until eventually, they actually believe it... because they need to believe it. Then they relate that scenario to their counsel as the unassailable truth and their counsel is invariably left floundering and frustrated.
We are lectured monotonously about the “consensus” that carbon dioxide produced by human activities is “highly likely to cause dangerous global warming”. The alarmist computer models are all based on this assumption, with predicted warming multiplied by also assuming strong positive feedbacks.
You have obviously seen the revelations in last week’s Oz that dear old Clive O’Saurus has quietly resigned as a director from his flagship company Mineralogy. Wonder why that is?
So Hillary Clinton is pulling on the tired old sexism, misogyny trick which didn't do much good for Julia. In her book Hard Choices, Hillary says Julia Gillard faced outrageous sexism. The book is being used by Hillary as a lever for her tilt at the US Presidency.
Commissioner, Dyson Heydon QC, was trying to discover who leaked Bruce Wilson’s statement to Jon Faine of ABC radio, while Counsel assisting, Jeremy Stoljar, was telling the hearing that evidence would show Wilson had conspired to defraud the AWU and others using a slush fund set up under a false name that implied it was an AWU entity.
Nationals Senators Ron Boswell, Barry O’Sullivan and John Williams may have detonated more of Tony Abbott’s arsenal than they realise by declaring they will cross the floor to defeat his Paid Parental Leave scheme.
Oz media still hasn’t noticed the explosive Bergdahl story. It was avoided for a week before SKY ran a misleading US Administration report that Bowe Bergdahl was locked in a cage in a darkened room by the Taliban.
When Julia Gillard ousted Kevin Rudd I advised her (for her own benefit) to display some magnanimity and give him back his beloved Foreign Affairs portfolio. Instead she used a casual Senate vacancy to humiliate him and gifted the juicy portfolio to an unelected Bob Carr.
I was wrong when I said disturbing details of the Bowe Bergdahl “swap” will emerge next week. They are emerging now and they reveal a defining moment in Barack Obama’s presidency that may well end in impeachment at the hands of his own Democrats.
The discovery of pork DNA in Cadbury hazel nut and roasted almond bars last week provoked a storm in Malaysia with Muslim groups accusing the company of “betrayal” and calling for a Jihad (holy war) to be waged against “Cadbury’s Malaysia”, an importer and British multinational owned by “Mondelez International”.
If you watch the video of the exchange of five Taliban terrorists for one Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, you will notice Bergdahl blinking wildly. He wanted the Americans to believe he had been kept in the dark for long periods. He hadn’t been. How can you tell? Well, when he was spoken to, and needed to concentrate, he forgot to blink. Bergdahl was no captive of the Taliban, he was a collaborator.
Healthcare is never free - somebody has to pay for it. Queensland used to have an excellent system, about 50:50 public-private, with the public system funded largely by the Golden Casket (pre-Lotto days) and the private system having your premiums as a tax deduction.