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GILLARD FIGHTS TO THE BITTER END... but no way out now

Julia Gillard, with the assistance of the Speaker, will use her best vitriol in a vain attempt to defend herself in this the last Parliamentary sitting.

However, there are two serious points both she and the Opposition have forgotten.


RALPH FIGHTS BACK!

NOTE from Ralph Blewitt, who along with many others is being discredited by the ALP's media coordinator, John McTernan. WELL THE ALP DIRT MACHINE IS UP AND RUNNING.


ASIC boss under fire

The AGE has disclosed Julia Gillard granted an exemption from her Government's policy promising ''open and merit-based'' senior public sector appointments to allow former banking executive Greg Medcraft to head Australia's embattled corporate regulator ASIC,  without first advertising the role.


NOT THE NAKED PRESS

This morning I caught some of the Insiders program on the ABC promoting Labor's new White Paper on the Asian century, and the rise of China's and India's middle class. 


ASYLUM SEEKER PIRATES ON THEIR WAY HERE

 A boatload of “asylum seekers” are on their way to Australia after having pirated a fishing vessel off Sri Lanka. According to intial reports, the crew of the fishing boat were thrown overboard and drowned.


HIGH COURT BLASTS SHORTEN

Workplace relations frontbencher Bill Shorten continues to exercise a roaming appendage. This time it’s his finger and it involves the Australian Education Union.


GREG HUNT, ONE OF THE FEW DECENT MEN IN PARLIAMENT This is his take on the Jones saga

Alan Jones was wrong and the ALP is hypocritical
BY: GREG HUNT From: The Australian October 02, 2012 12:00AM
THIS is a dangerous piece to write. But here we go. It concerns the search for both a higher discourse in public life and the use of selective outrage for advancing particular political causes.


TRAD, JONES APPEALS FAIL

 

Alan Jones has had better days.

Jones’ comments in 2005 about Lebanese Muslims, just days before the Cronulla riots, were found to have incited racial hatred. The finding has been the subject of appeal.


A DRESSING DOWN FOR SLIPPER

Justice Steven Rares of the Federal Court lambasted Peter Slipper for a “no show” today.

Slipper is being sued for sexual harassment by his staffer James Ashby. The first respondent, the Commonwealth, settled with Mr Ashby for $50,000 late last week.


LABOR CONTINUES TO BASH JONES

Alan Jones, who follows a conservative line on most issues, remains an unrelenting target for Labor in its attempt to regain lost electoral ground.


SLIPPERY PETE IN $173,000 SPENDING SPREE

He hasn’t sat in the Speakers Chair for almost 200 days but has managed to bill taxpayers for $173k in overseas trips and entertaining expenses.


$65 MIL FOR MY DAUGHTER

That’s not what you’ll need boys, it’s what you’ll get if you can turn on the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong Businessman.


DON'T PAY THAT POWER BILL (until the end of the month)

After talks with a major supplier, we may be able to arrange: NO INCREASES UNTIL THE NEXT FEDERAL ELECTION


SHOCK POWER BILLS

It seems everyone is now getting up from the floor after receiving their post-carbon tax power bill. Screams of WTF!!!! are resounding from Hobart to Darwin and Perth to Sydney.


PM 'Sexually Persecuted'

IN RECENT weeks we have learnt that Julia Gillard has been the subject of ''vile and misogynist'' assaults on websites and Facebook. Even though she is a public figure, does she have any redress?


Four Long-Suffering Sisters

This emotive story was covered extensively on my emails, blog and facebook. I had constant and close contact with the father, Tomasso.


NDIS Will Be Yet Another Stuff-Up

Abbott wrote to Gillard on three separate occasions asking that he be included in a non-partisan push to get the NDIS underway.


The Rudd Factor

That unions are still playing with the possibility of Kevin Rudd's return is indicative of their hostility to Gillard.


Democracy?

So union bosses are meeting to decide if and when Kevin Rudd will be reinstated as PM.


Doth The Lady Protest Too Much?

Gillard's well-documented attempts to shut down the Wilson story could be described as emotional, hysterical and frantic.

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