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Sunday, 30th April 2017

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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WOULD YOU TRUST THIS WOMAN WITH YOUR PASSWORD?

The short answer is, “What drugs are you on?”


SECRET WOMEN'S BUSINESS

A few weeks ago, on July 19, I sat watching the TV. A bloke called Nick Warner was speaking to the Lowy Institute. I’d never heard of him but he seemed inoffensive enough.



MINING: Gillard digs herself a hole

The carbon tax is unravelling fast. It seems whatever Gillard dreams of tonight she will try to implement over breakfast tomorrow. This crazy tax had nought to do with emissions, was poorly designed and, like all other green/red thought bubbles, doomed to failure. Gillard and Swan’s outrageous spending is contingent on this and other imposts on mining. They never considered an inevitable downturn in demand or world prices. They didn’t allow for mining programs being shelved at the rate of one a day. The mining boom is over, the dollar is high, the pipeline of dreams is hollow, China is taking a smoko and we are now in debt $230 billion, paying interest at $100 million a day and dangerously less competitive in a highly volatile business. Thank you Julia... thank you ball boys. 


GILLARD SHOULD GO NOW

She should not have lasted this long. Her stonewalling of a weak and crippled Press is overt and purposeful. A Press of old would never have tolerated this.



Uncle Gough Stuffed It

To understand the deplorable state of our kids' education you first need to know how it was stuffed so it is never allowed to happen again.


GILLARD DETESTS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

“Private Schools will not be disadvantaged in funding”, so say Gillard and her Left advisers. This is another sneaky lie. Make no mistake, socialists  detest “elite” Private Schools, always have. So, hidden away in the legislation is the proviso that all funds from private donors must now be declared by the receiving Private School. Businessmen who have always donated “spare” cash to assist the Private School their kid(s) attend will now be forced to expose themselves to rapacious ATO audits. Of course many will run a mile. Looks like parents who want the best education for their kids will need to work a little harder. Socialist plots continue to unfold.



A Non-Existent Future Fund

Those on death row have a last wish; a no-expense-spared last meal. Gillard is now booking her future expensive meals in hell... and at our expense. NBN, Gonski, NDIS, dental scheme and array of endless idealistic "reforms" and tax schemes the Loony Left are determined to make Abbott-proof. They will probably be successful. Gillard is throwing around yet-to-be-earned cash like there is no tomorrow. She knows she won't be responsible for the massive debt. She will be doing okay on her bloated pensions and perks but we will be paying off debt and interest for generations. She has taken fiscal irresponsibility to new heights. Gillard can wreck the rented House for one more year and we will have no hope of retrieving the bond.


Blood On Our Hands

Parliament’s perennial conscience, Lib MP Mal Washer’s claim that politicians have blood on their hands is near the mark. The Taliban practice of beheading opponents and apostates of Islam is a Koran edict. These savages commit these acts whether we are there or not. They laugh at us. The might of the World’s armed forces has not swayed them from their despicable Sharia law! It never will. Our boys’ efforts are better served back here dismantling Afghani terrorist cells that arrived here in those boats at Gillard’s invitation and at our expense. Come home and protect Australians, not decadent Afghanis. But spray the poppies first.



More Diggers Needlessly Die

What the hell are we doing in that backward, barbaric country anyway? It's worth noting that Australia, along with the US and 60 other countries, boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The reason? Russia had invaded Afghanistan. How times change. There remains only one constant: The death of one Aussie boy is not worth all the poppies in that cesspit of... a land. Spray every crop, leave them to their decadence and utilise drones to eradicate terrorist cells.


100 More Drown

Lesson No. 1 for the ALP, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, you'll only f**k it. The "no advantage" concept is a farce. The 200,000 refugees locked in East Asia are treated like rabid dogs because they can't afford the boat trip. Will we treat them in the same inhumane way? Of course not! We are not Third World! Boat people aren't stupid and they will keep coming as long as there is a vast disparity in conditions and we allow them to communicate the disparity.


Spending Out of Control

The Financial Review today reported an imminent $120 billion debt due to irresponsible Government spending. "This equates to almost $5,000 for every man woman and child." Current interest on debt already amounts to $100 million per day and is placing upward pressure on interest rates. A leading financial commentator said this morning, "This is madness of the first order. Common sense seems lost in a maniacal scramble for lost votes." "These Politicians just don't get it", claimed Deloitte Access Economics. It's a taxing problem.


Regulator Set to Investigate Gillard

A Melbourne lawyer and Federal Independent candidate, James Johnson, has filed a formal complaint with the Vic. Legal Services Commissioner. "I am greatly disturbed about the widespread media reports containing allegations of unprofessional conduct/professional misconduct by the current Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Eileen Gillard", he said. Don’t hold your breath James, the lady didn't allowed her Practising Certificate to lapse for no reason.



New Dental Scheme

Goodbye surplus hello spin. This is yet another Gillard farce. It appears a desperate attempt at vote grabbing. The scheme won't come on line until 2014. Gillard won't be here then and funding will be Abbott's problem. The NDIS and Gonski are set for the same fate. Neither will happen in the next decade and not in the form Gillard proposes anyway. She seems good at announcing schemes for when the Coalition will be in government trying make cuts to pay down horrific debt.

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