The Indo-spy story was a godsend to the Pope's personal adviser, Cardinal Pell. The Victorian Commission’s findings into child sexual abuse was buried with the man who protected paedophiles within his church and went to disgusting lengths to limit litigation.
Shaving face may be a high priority for an Asian but in the real world of international diplomacy it can be very costly. And SBY has foreshadowed a showdown that is likely to leave him without a face to shave.
No-one dares mention the possibility of a military conflict with Indonesia, it’s a taboo subject, but many have wondered, “what if”. How would Australia fare in a war with the most populous Islamic nation on earth? A nation with ten times our population and a GDP rate approaching that of China’s?
If four years for murder in Australia seems a little unjust, for one moment consider Indonesian justice. This man is Iraqi, Abu Saleh (AKA, Hussain Hamid Abudi) the face of evil.
Rupert Murdoch knew as much about his employees’ phone hacking as did Kevin Rudd about ASIO’s. Phone tapping is disclosed only on a need-to-know basis and the boss has no need to know. In fact it’s important that he doesn’t know.
If Kevin Rudd had won the last election I would have been inclined to pack up and move to... um, let’s see. Iran sounds ok. It’s modern and it seems to be moving away from the extremes of Islamic law.
The ABC’s school science program has recruited Dr (funny shirts) Karl to enlighten kids to the perils of global warming and the evils of scepticism.
I was really upset to see you crying and I just want to let you know that a lot of people were crying with you. Even my Great Aunt Mavis was crying, because her hip replacement ball thing fell out.
Although the ALP is exhaling in relief at Kevin Rudd’s departure, it will be a short-lived respite, as Kev is now set to cause further havoc from the grave. A by-election in the seat of Griffith is something the hapless Shorten needs like a hole in his ample head.
It's difficult to find words that aptly describe your momentous contribution to Australia's political scene. But I will try.
Fancy being honoured with the position of Speaker only to be told you are no longer welcome in the Party room! But our Aunty Bronnie intends to attend... just not to tactics meetings, that's all.
Bronwyn Bishop, today elected as Speaker of the House, is one of the more respected MPs with a history of dedicated service and an angelic grandma persona.
If Indonesia’s Opposition had spoken in the same terms regarding sensitive foreign policy matters as our Opposition has, they would find themselves eating porridge.