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.
Ominous changes to information held on your credit file will come into effect from the 12th of March this year. Now, this won’t affect me because I don’t use credit cards and nor do hold a driver’s licence.
Two refugees who were returned to Indonesia in a lifeboat later died, according to a report in yesterday’s Jakarta Post. “Their ‘gifted’ lifeboat landed in jungle on the Javanese coast. The refugees and Indonesian crew then had to find their way through the jungle where two refugees drowned trying to cross a river.”
Toyota still has three long years of trying to limit losses for Tokyo and Joe Hockey is no more than an expendable politician when compared to the serious pain the union is still able to wreak on its dying victim.
Only former union officials like Bob Kernohan and Grace Collier understand the dark secrets that bedevil our failing industries. They fearlessly peel back the layers of union corruption and destructive graft that media’s Left denies exists.
There is a massive problem with photo-voltaic solar power. Modern cities and industries require power 24/7 but solar panels can only deliver significant energy from 9am to 3pm on a clear day – a maximum of 25% of the time. Even within this time, energy production peaks at midday and falls off steeply on either side.
A panellist on a current affairs program related an instance many would have missed. Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda, was giving a luncheon address to a business group, (paraphrased):
Australian car makers have been living on subsidies and borrowed time since 1974 when manufactured vehicle units peaked at 498,000. That figure has slowly fallen to less than 200,000 last year despite a rapidly increasing population.
The broad-ranging terms of reference for a Royal Commission into union corruption, which should be known later today, are critical to its success and a lot has been learnt from the comparatively ineffective Cole Royal Commission. But Bill Shorten much prefers a “police taskforce”.
The Griffith poll has shown that Shorten, for the sake of his Party, should return to swimming in the AWU mire he is more accustomed to. He can never lead Labor back to victory and while he remains as leader the brand will continue to suffer as it did last night.