How well did you know Schapelle Corby during the time you were in Kerobokan? “I knew her very well.” Were you in for the same offence?
Mending a previous Government’s fences is never a popular pastime and Julia Gillard knew that was true when she went on her crazy spending spree. Crumbs, she couldn’t even get through lunch with Hugh Jackman without slipping him a cool $12 million.
Craig Thomson has paid in spades for his hookers, the question is when should he stop paying. He is a pariah to both sides of politics. Labor no longer needs him and he is the symbolic first of many corrupt unionists about to meet their maker.
Bill Shorten has many deficiencies but his political prowess proves more than woefully wanting when it comes to his objection to a Royal Commission into union corruption.
While an obnoxious Christine Milne and a snarling Richard Marles unite in blaming Abbott for their own transgressions there remains a PNG lesson to be learnt for all.
Iranian boat people are “economic migrants”, said Bob Carr to a dismayed Green alliance not accustomed to hearing the truth from its Labor partners. Most of the trouble seen in detention centres is from an influx of well-shod Iranian arrivals who believed the smugglers’ tales of a Southern Shangri La where free money falls like manna, if you promise not to work.
According to Indonesian officials, their Parole Board had no choice but to release Schapelle Corby. “It’s not my decision, it’s the law”, said the Minister for Justice. But if it was “his decision”, Corby would still be in jail where Australian Federal Police would also prefer her to be. Channel 7 executives want Corby to talk but AFP and Indonesian officials want her gagged. Why is that?
Richard Marles, Monday, Feb 17: “Labor's PNG (Manus Island) solution is the principal reason the boats have stopped.” Richard Marles, Tuesday, Feb 18: "This is now the second serious incident which has occurred at the Manus Island detention facility since the Abbott Government came to power."
Graham Richardson showed his true colours to 2GB’s Ben Fordham when he said Bill Ludwig “did everything he could” to bring the Gillard/Wilson fraud to the attention of the police. I nearly fell off my chair. Richo! Drop your trousers, we are having difficulty hearing you!
The Nielson/Fairfax poll normally tilts toward Labor but its savaging of Bill Shorten last week has the Fairfax scribes madly re-penning their predictions prior to the more reliable Newspoll.
I was about eight when I began to question everything. My parents became more and more entrenched in their religion. I hated it and all the people I had to be nice to.
Bibi Aisha is 19. A National Geographic photographer, Lynsey Addario, reports that “Bibi’s husband, a Taliban fighter, beat her from the day she was married, at age 12. After she escaped to seek a neighbour's help, her husband cut off her nose, ears, and hair.” Bibi got off lightly.