The following are instructions on how to vote in the Senate from the AEC’s web page. Similar instructions are shown on the AEC’s television advertising. The trouble is that the instructions are plain wrong... or else the enacted legislation is wrong.
I was one of many who thought Trump could not win the nomination, not because I didn’t want him to win, but because I thought the GOP would kill his bid, and they tried hard. But his win has been so conclusive, so definitive, no-one would dare to deny his legitimacy... so look out, the Don has shown how much smarter he is than the GOP establishment and he’s about to show just how much smarter he is than the Democratic politically correct class.
Treasurer Morrison’s highly aspirational forecast for a reclaimed surplus by 2021-22 is predicated on a consistent 5 per cent GDP growth rate over multiple years. Well, you cannot get more aspirational than that, considering he is forecasting double the average GDP growth rate of OECD nations.
Of the many Canberra budget lockups I have been in, this one is the first time the authors of the budget should have been locked up instead of the journos. It is a budget which is framed entirely for the coming election and completely ignores Moody's close eye on Labor’s dangerous deficit. Loss of an AAA rating will impact on every man, woman and child in Australia.
Not only that but he has ensured six more years for some of the most moronic senators ever to grace the upper House and a Double Dissolution that could easily backfire with the distinct possibility that a joint sitting could lack the numbers to pass one single Bill! And this bloke has been able to achieve all this in less than a year. Remarkable effort!
While boring old conservatives like me scratch our heads over sexually specific gender wars, we should not have to worry about which public toilet to use. Aborigines had no specific areas set aside for a leak. It was squat if you’re a female, stand up if you’re a bloke and if anyone wanted to look, they came away sorely disappointed. Unisex toilets have been here for yonks, in fact there is at least one in every household you visit.
PM Rudd’s last minute arrangement for illegal immigrants, made with PNG during the 2013 election, was nothing more than a one page memorandum of understanding... no contract and not even an agreement was signed. The MOU was hurriedly drawn up between roast pig and betel nut banquets. But the $30 million of Aussie taxpayers’ funds handed over to the brawling savages did seal the deal. It was typically just another of Rudd's arrangements.
Security agencies and police forces still insist that we keep the Muslim hierarchy on-side so that they can dob in their “radicalised” kids who are showing signs of terrorist activities. Strange but it seems the families and mosques of these “radicalised” youths invariably insist on their innocence or they are actually involved in the same terrorist activity themselves.
David Cameron has apparently decided the Left is the preferred place to be in future. Any British PM worth his salt would have punched Obama’s lights out for threatening Poms with “going to the end of the queue” if they did not vote to stay in the EU... Extraordinary!
The Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s web site claims if conditions (sea temperatures) don't improve within weeks, the corals will eventually starve and die. The website claims coral bleaching “is not always fatal”, but has been one of the main causes of coral death... blah blah etc.
Despite the scathing review, Greg Medcraft's term as ASIC Chairman was actually "extended" by Treasurer Scott Morrison in order for Medcraft to implement a $121 million recovery package Morrison convinced the Banks to pay for. Blimey, that’s like convincing a condemned man to help build the gallows.
This would involve the removal of half of his bum and five otherwise healthy organs – “My bladder, bowel, prostate, colon and rectum-- and for the rest of my days I will have to carry both a colostomy bag and a bladder bag.” This was not a good read in The Australian while having my Weet Bix but Graham Richardson is determined to battle on in excruciating pain. Like me he probably has a young son in mind.
Most Americans and Australians believe the current US election is a Federal Presidential election. It’s not! All posters here know it’s a two Party struggle to find their best respective candidates and, despite the protests, any party can select whatever candidate it wants for an election to be held later this year. The GOP doesn’t want Donald and the Libs didn’t want Bronwyn. Poor Bronwyn.
Bill Shorten thinks he can make truckies responsible and stop them taking drugs. Little does he realise that without speed pills there would be a semi trailer accident on every bend with dead people strewn everywhere. Private truck operators do it really tough and they don't need to be unionised by Shorten.
The Aboriginal Father Christmas addressed the Press Club today in a room of fawning Lefties and he wants greater representation in Parliament. Well, Aborigines have been over-represented over a long period thanks largely to Captains’ picks on parachutes into the Senate.
Six years of Rudd, Gillard, Rudd left Australia with its pants down around its knees, in deep debt, with a bare cupboard, China in decline and a sense of hopelessness. This coming budget will make no attempt to even begin to address this Labor induced disaster because an election will be held soon after and the Libs will refuse to give Shorten a dozen free kicks. This is a classic Turnbull stuff-up.