I realise the risk of sounding repetitive over the past four years (so I promise, after this rant, not to mention it again) but the Man Monis Inquiry is now highlighting the dangerous evolution of our various security agencies.
A report that the Administration knew of the proposed onslaught by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as long ago as three years is like water of a duck’s back to Obama who has nonchalantly surrendered and vacated America’s role as the world’s hotspot moderator.
“The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse” is a carefully worded title constructed by the Gillard Government and its terms of reference were carefully constructed so as to ensure the Commission goes nowhere near ALP constituencies surrounding mosques.
It’s difficult listening to the endless line of shattered people who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of the rulers of religious institutions. Incurable paedophiles have always been attracted to where young children are freely available but Cardinal Pell is more guilty than any of his flock of child molesters because he allowed this culture of sexual abuse to fester and continue unabated.
Some seven thousand of the most ruthlessly persecuted people in the world are floating at sea in rickety marine coffins, slowly dying through disease, dehydration and starvation. These despised Rohingya people are Sunni Muslim as opposed to Burma’s (Myanmar’s) majority Buddhists and are rejected and turned back out to sea to die as unwanted vermin even by Islamic nations, including Indonesia.
The most precious thing a bereaved little boy can cling to is that his brave soldier dad died making the world a better place for others. Barack Obama has deprived him even of that. Forty Australian families and 4,000 American families will now need to look forever at a photo on a wall and think, “what an awful waste”.
What’s happening to our ore price is no more than free enterprise in action but of course the Greens and Labor can’t spell the words “free enterprise”. At the very mention of ore they want to tax multinationals even further offshore, they want a bigger share of the smaller cake and they want to impress on everyone that our minerals belong to all of us.
Union thugs make excellent union thugs but they never make Prime Ministers and that’s why the Labor Party needs to find a way to replace Bill Shorten. His polling numbers have only ever reflected the public’s dissatisfaction, or otherwise, with Tony Abbott.
So far this year, approximately $1.3 billion in Federal funding, including another half billion dollars announced in Tuesday's budget, has been earmarked to counter the increasing threat of radical Islam. But Muslim leaders want that money spent on “de-radicalising” their youth rather than on national security measures.
The crimes committed by the Islamic State (or the ‘death cult’ as Tony Abbott likes to refer to it) are no worse than those committed during any other war except that, for the first time in history, a war is being fought using Utube and highly professional production crews.
The Royal Commission into Unions has advised in an interim report that many union officials should be charged over accusations regarding the misuse and/or theft of union members’ funds.
The Left Press is now hyperventilating about the possibility of an early election due to a popular budget and it only demonstrates its anti-Abbott woolly thinking. Unless you listen to fools like Hartcher of the SMH, an early election is not an option for the Coalition for the simple reason that the current Senate rabble would remain in place. And Abbott already commands a healthy majority in the House.
Ever since Whitlam and his “Minister for the Status of Women”, Susan Ryan, graced Canberra, successive Governments have been dedicated to getting the fairer sex into the workforce because, they say, it doubles PAYE tax revenue. It doesn’t, never has, never will and the meagre tax take is a drop in the bucket compared to the current child care cost of $7 billion!
Perhaps successive Australian Governments will now admit that decades of grovelling and tens of billions of unaccounted for taxpayers’ money gifted to a decadently corrupt, duplicitous Islamic nation has been counter-productive.
A watershed election all right but not in the way anticipated. How can political pundits and polls (and Pickering) get it so wrong? How embarrassing! How can a Party called UKIP garner four million votes (the third highest number of votes apart from the majors) yet not gain a single seat and lose its leader, when the separatist Scots registered fewer votes and gained 56 seats? I think it’s called first-past-the-post voting... you know, that system that many Aussies are calling for.
“A watershed election”? “The most important election ever”? Well they always say that don’t they, but this time the outcome could send shivers up the back of a moribund Westminster and the ripples may extend all the way to Canberra because the astonishing similarities in public discontent are spooky.
I was disappointed to see David Spears of the SKY Channel select Adam Bandt as his top tip to take the Greens’ leadership. David is normally politically astute. Unfortunately Mr Bandt can never lead the Greens simply because he holds the seat of Melbourne, the only Green seat in the House.