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Thursday, 29th June 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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BOAT INVASION: Govt had notice of family influx

Earlier this year Pickering Post's informant in SERCO (the foreign company that runs security at Australia's detention centres) disclosed that Derby's infamous Curtin Detention Centre was being cleaned out. The infection-triggered Guillain-Barré syndrome, which left many staff and inmates hospitalised in Perth, was given as the reason. But there's more.


THE GOOSE WHO LOST THE GOLDEN EGG

Treasurer, Wayne Swan, trotted out Penny Wong to give the bad news of a $17 billion deficit (it will be closer to $20 billion) while he was preparing to front up for the good news of an RBA rate cut. Good news? Did he really say "good news"?


IS HALAL KOSHER?

Pretty much. Both reflect outdated religious forms of slaughtering animals for consumption and we need to decide if we support it or not. If we don't, then live cattle exports must cease.



WAYNE SWAN... PLEASE EXPLAIN?

New Zealand was on the brink of recession prior to the Conservative government of John Key taking the reins in 2008. This small economy of 4.4 million people is now preparing for a series of record surpluses... and without the help of a mining industry.


ASHBY SHOULD HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT

The current appeal against Justice Rares' decision to dismiss James Ashby's claims in a pre-committal hearing should be upheld. Ashby's claims against Peter Slipper should be heard.


"GILLARD PLANNED A BARRAGE OF ABBOTT WEDGIES": ALP staffer

Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, wanted an unprecedented eight-month election campaign to give her the time necessary to cripple Tony Abbott in a barrage of blue-sky social legislation, according to an ALP Media staffer.



JULIA, HOW COULD YOU?

Abbott was right about one thing... this woman really is a piece of work and her desperate use of the disabled yesterday was a new benchmark in ALP filth.



PLEASE DON'T DISAPPOINT THE DISABLED, JULIA

Of all Gillard’s electioneering “initiatives”, the NDIS will be her most disastrous. The disabled and their carers will be devastated when they discover it’s just another Gillard fraud. It has little hope of implementation and no hope of working.


A PREJUDICIAL PRESS

I was brought up in a Press whose motto was “publish and be damned”, but the legend of the intrepid reporter died with Alan Reid.



WHAT DRUGS IS GILLARD ON... I want some!

Government tax revenue has steadily risen over the past five years and is expected to reach $340 billion in the current financial year.


THE TRUTH BEHIND SINGO'S HORSE

More Joyous could have had 100 vets look at her before and after the race, they may not have seen the problem... because the problem was with the trainer, Gai Waterhouse.


WATERHOUSE A SHITHOUSE DEAL FOR SINGO

The Gai/Singo alliance was a marriage made in heaven until the grubby game of big-time bookmaking re-entered the Waterhouse family. It then became a dirty divorce waiting to happen.


CLIVE A POOR RICH BOY

Clive Palmer’s antics prove you don’t need to be smart to be rich. Australia’s mining boom fortuitously threw up some odd characters and Palmer is by far the oddest, so what’s behind his ill-fated new political party? Actually a severe case of frustration.


WILL ABBOTT BE A DUD?

According to many posters on this site Abbott will be just as bad as Gillard. They may well be right, but who knows? Nobody knows.


MAKING IT EASY FOR THE TERRORIST

There’s nothing more tragi-comical than 50 excited US cop cars, with sirens screaming, chasing one enterprising miscreant down an eight-lane highway.

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