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Thursday, 13th December 2018

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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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UN SEAT A PYRRHIC VICTORY

“Only $24 million... quite a modest amount”, so sayeth the man who keeps his used chewing gum in his coat pocket, Bob Carr. 



PREPARE FOR A DELUGE OF GUTTER POLITICS

 "If you get to senior positions, you have to be able to kill your opponents. It is not pretty, it's not pleasant, but if those at the top can't kill, then those at the bottom certainly cannot. High politics demands very low political skills, too."

Who said this? A filthy foreiger with a shady past named John McTernan said this.



THOMSON A TINY POINTER TO CULTURE OF CRIME

The FWA Statement of Claim submitted to the Federal Court is 198 pages of disappointment for lowly paid HSU workers. It is over-time at 4 years late and over-priced at $1.3 million but an introspective view of how unions operate.


GILLARD FILES MISSING FROM S & G, but we know where they are, don't we Mr Grech... or where they should be

Slater & Gordon’s managing director, Andrew Grech, told The Age tonight they had not been able to locate any documents relating to Julia Gillard’s controversial transactions.


MEDIA DANCE TO McTERNAN'S DISHONEST TUNES

The story of the day was Abbott’s “failure” to address the turning of boats around with Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono Susilo.


WHY ARMSTRONG WAS NEVER NAILED

The 4 Corners drugs expose on seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, was tantalisingly incomplete.



THOMSON NOT THE END OF LABOR

Bill Shorten decided, via legislation, to make it harder for union crooks to escape scot free with millions in members’ funds. The Opposition wanted penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars imposed but ex-AWU National Secretary, Shorten, wanted a mere $6,600.


POLITICS OF DIVISION IS UNAUSTRALIAN

Gillard lurches daily between crises that would have seen off a male PM 18 months ago but Aussies are a sympathetic lot, particularly when it comes to women.


SLATER & GORDON MOBSTERS IN PIN STRIPED SUITS

Slater & Gordon is coupled in the death throes of the Gillard Government. Make no mistake, this dodgy Labor law firm will do anything to protect Gillard. It will go even further to protect itself and its ill-gotten millions.

Peter Gordon (ex-partner of both Slater & Gordon and Julia Gillard) was frantically drafting a whitewash of Gillard’s conduct. 

At the same time another lawyer, his one-time friend and colleague Nick Styant-Browne, was suggesting that Lawyers shouldn’t tell lies. 

Gordon apparently forgot that Styant-Browne had contrary evidence in his file and he was prepared to swap Gordon’s friendship for principle. (read more)


 



CAUCUS MUST GRASP THE NETTLE

While Roxon and Shorten desperately attempt to shove the toothpaste back in the tube, Caucus grapples with the prospect of Gillard dragging them to oblivion.


OUR PRIME MINISTER IS A CROOK Part IX ...and now it's time to go

The Opposition is finally asking questions of Gillard in Parliament regarding Slater & Gordon and Wilson.


A PENIS ENVIOUS PM?

Gillard referred to married women as “prostitutes”. Just wondering what category that statement comes under.

Misandry, misogyny or misanthropy?


CAUCUS RUDD-RATS STILL ACTIVE

Members of Caucus want the Wilson/Gillard scandal enlivened in a clear attempt to undermine Gillard.


FAIRFAX REVIVES THE GILLARD/WILSON SCANDAL... but why?

It’s a very odd development. The Age today had tucked away on Page one, a story on the Gillard/Wilson scandal. This is ominous in more ways than one.


SLIPPER HAD NO INTENTION TO RESIGN

The Press gallery again completely missed the main game. Slipper certainly did not do the right thing. He was forced into resigning via a deal with Windsor and Oakeshott.

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