“It’s worth looking at”, said Julie Bishop when asked about Twiggy Forrest’s suggestion that regulation of Australia’s iron ore production could restore prices. PM Abbott and Treasurer Hockey rejected the proposal out of hand after hearing from the ACCC that Twiggy could face prosecution for even suggesting Australia’s miners should form a "cartel".
Well may Julie Bishop have rolled her eyes when Joe Hockey alluded to the dreaded Expenditure Review Committee in question time on Monday. Julie needs to hold her foreign aid head high on the international stage particularly when she sits as a temporary Security Council member at the UN.
Airbus is struggling with a string of inexplicable crashes that will likely be found to have computers as a contributing factor. Airbus is not at fault. Airline companies have demanded manufacturers produce planes that rely less and less on pilots and more on computers.
When Julia Gillard needed the support of crossbenchers she ran around like a blowfly in a strange shithouse, cornering and cajoling everyone who would listen. As PM she was then able to get no fewer than 560 pieces of legislation through both Houses. Tony Abbott has led from the back, sitting on his hands, and leaving the cajoling to relevant Ministers.
As reported here last year, be prepared for an IPCC barrage of climate misinformation as the pivotal Paris global warming conference draws near. From the ridiculous report that walruses were being forced to mate on rocky foreshores to the Himalayas becoming bereft of snow it’s been a mix of incompetence and outright lies from the IPCC.
His cooperation with Governor General Sir John Kerr to have Whitlam sacked in 1975 was duly greeted with wild approval by the electorate, but the Left never forgave him and he suffered the minority’s permanent hatred.
Impossible you say? How could the electorate ever conceive of promoting such a flawed character as Bill Shorten to Australia’s highest Office? Well, it will, and not even the Labor Party can do a damned thing about it.
Now I don’t mind everyone having their say, but it’s the bloody ads that are goin’ to drive me nuts... specials on vests, cut price bomb materials, cheap halal Syrian passports, two-for-one beheading videos and endless ALP ads.
The Kiwis flew over Vanuatu’s southern island of Tanna to record cyclone Pam’s devastation, but Tanna’s topography allows for more protection than most of the northern islands where the real death toll will rise dramatically.
The Left is in another frenzy over Abbott’s intention to improve the lives of Aborigines. Telling a glaring truth is politically perilous when Fairfax and the ABC/Guardian are reporting it... they want a Labor Party autocracy led by Turnbull, but first they must somehow get rid of Abbott.
Well yes, because, as predicted here last year, Iranian militia will sweep across Iraq like a tsunami toward Jordan and Israel in the absence of a US presence and no other nation will dare intervene, except to drop a few bombs on dodgy, unidentified targets killing more civilians.
The depravity of Rolf Harris and a dozen other entertainers may have been a shock to some while a Royal Commission is giving only a glimpse into the depth of paedophilia that rages unchecked below the facade of a normal community.
Islam continues to win converts while Catholicism continues to lose numbers. Why is that? Well, only Islam preys on moronic misfits while Catholicism preys on baptised babies and, fortunately for us, many of those babies grow up to be independent thinking, intelligent members of the community.
Gender equality is something I hope never happens because if women and men were ever to be equal it will take all the interest out of shopping. If women hate being seen as sex objects why do they go to such extreme lengths to ensure they are?
A private email address to conduct the affairs of State will ensure Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential nomination has all but disappeared into cyberspace. She has handed over 50,000 pieces of email that concern (she says) her activity in the highly sensitive position of Secretary of State.
As suggested here one year ago an extended search for MH370 will be an exercise in futility. It’s a commendable attempt to give bereaved families closure but the search is providing anything but closure, it is providing a forlorn hope... something, anything, no matter how unrealistic, to cling to.