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Monday, 25th September 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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CARLTON COPS A PINKY

Mike Carlton too far Left even for Fairfax? It seems so, as the hoary old chestnut of “he decided to resign” was trotted out today by Fairfax management.


CLIVE TAKES A LEGAL DIVE



"18C A LEADERSHIP DECISON", Abbott

More like a lack of leadership decision. And the new tranche of anti-terrorism legislation has more holes than a crumpet, but it’s a start and shows the Government has recognised the threat even if it still can’t legally identify it as a Muslim threat. It would never have passed the Senate anyway.


100 YEARS LATER, FOUR WARS STILL RAGE

...and all are motivated by Islam

Is it a renaissance of China and Russia, or the death of America? Libya, Gaza, Iraq, and Syria are ablaze with little hope of resolution. Afghanistan is a ticking time bomb of Islamic extremism and like Iraq, it awaits US departure before returning to its violent barbaric Sharia roots.



PPL still on?... well, only as a bargaining chip


TELL YOUR MUM IT'S ALL OFF

PM Abbott’s pet signature policy of Paid Parental Leave was always a dead duck. There has never been such a woolly-headed idea from either side of politics. How can a thought bubble to shore up Tony Abbott’s lack of female support be promoted as a “productivity” measure when multi billions are proposed to lure women out of the workforce (possibly never to return) to have babies on welfare?


HERE HE COMES, THAT'S KATHY'S CLOWN

“I’m no political virgin”, exclaimed Kathy Jackson as she left the Royal Commission supported by intrepid union buster Michael Smith. Well, at least she got that bit right because, by her own admission, she has “windfallen” her way to join the ranks of Williamson, Thomson, Gillard and Wilson.


SBY CHUCKS A WOBBLY

When the Government applied to the Victorian Supreme Court for a suppression order regarding Reserve Bank subsidiaries’ alleged bribery of Asian leaders, it also asked that a senior diplomatic whistleblower’s explosive affidavit be suppressed. Inexplicably, it submitted that the suppression orders also be suppressed. Justice Hollingworth agreed.


SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

... Michael Smith’s love for Kathy Jackson is blind

It must be devastating for iconic Gillard whistleblower, Bob Kernohan, to witness a good mate swap his principles for a pretty face. Michael Smith has done exactly that. After he and Kathy arrived back, fresh from a Bali holiday, Smith sat quietly in the Royal Commission into unions, privately defending the indefensible.


RESERVE BANK OFFICIALS IN DEEP CRAP

As Deputy Opposition Leader, Julie Bishop said that, “The revelations concerning the Reserve Bank involved serious allegations about breaches of domestic and foreign laws that, if proven, could seriously harm Australia's international reputation”.


PETRO, BARACK AN ALLIANCE OF EVIL?

Now maybe I’m getting a little senile but I’ll be buggered if I can figure out what the hell is going on here, and perhaps someone on this blog can explain it because, at least to me, there appears to be something terribly wrong.



ABBOTT, BISHOP BACK THE WRONG HORSE

... as Ukraine atrocities become clear

MH17 is fast becoming a secondary emergency as social media becomes the primary arsenal of Ukraine and Gaza combatants. Truths that were once concealed by tyrants and terrorists are now visible in gory detail on any computer screen, and not before time.



C’wealth Games a bit of a joke


Greste in for the long haul


MH17 MAY NEVER BE SECURED

...but that's no concern for Uncle Barack

A massive military build-up on either side of the southern Ukraine border where MH17 was shot down maybe too hot an area for even master negotiator Tony Abbott to risk exposing AFP officers to. Sending troops to protect them is even more risky without an agreed demilitarised zone in place. And who can possibly put it in place?

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