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Monday, 23rd October 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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ODDS SHORTEN ON SHORTEN

Gillard's McTernan inspired "Go West" nonsense has not given her Caucus supporters heart and her fate now rests in the sweaty hands of Bill Shorten.


IT'S CURTAINS FOR CURTIN DETENTION CENTRE ...and they won't dare tell you why

Curtin Detention Centre is used to detain the more intractable of illegal boat people. Many rioters from Darwin were sent to the remote desert wasteland camp east of Derby in WA.


SPIN IS IN THE EYE OF THE SPINSTER

At about 4pm yesterday Tony Abbott took a call from Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu. He walked 10 paces away and was told that his (Ted's) problem was insoluble.



ABBOTT'S TAXING CARBON PROBLEM

Tony Abbott is starting to backtrack on carbon tax abolition. In reality he always had to do that. When Gillard said it was designed so Abbott could not unravel it, for once she was sort of telling the truth.


GILLARD A MOBILE DISASTER

Prime Minister Gillard is dancing to the tune of the unions in not allowing illegal immigrants to work. She is also attacking Section 457 workers. Both moves are designed to maximise unions' bargaining power.


THE WILD WEST IS WILD ABOUT JULIA

Once upon a time Westenders were the elite and Eastenders the working class. But that was in Europe where prevailing westerly winds carried the stench of refuse and open sewage away from the most expensive West land toward the East.


NOW IT REALLY IS ABBOTT'S FAULT

The monsoon and cyclone season used to mean a sharp decrease in illegal arrivals. Not any more because those who propose getting here by boat can read polls.



THE ASIAN INVASION

Okay, so I'm a xenophobe and a racist? To be honest I couldn't give a stuff any more. What is happening to my country and yours is plain wrong.



McTERNAN'S CLEVER GOGGLES PLOY

A bit of botox in that forehead, a little cutaneous renewal, a makeup make-over, a new wardrobe of Chanel creations and the old Julia of the Socialist hard Left is almost unrecognisable.


EDUCATE THE KIDS, Ms GILLARD?... first you need to educate the teachers

We languish in the bottom half of the World's best educated kids and this disastrous problem won't be solved by reading Bunyip stories to kids for the benefit of film crews.


KEVIN FINALLY PUT TO BED... for now

Media promotion of a Rudd challenge is finally about to run out of steam. Rudd was never a likely palliative for Labor's ills but the Press has persisted despite Caucus denials. Today's Newspoll finally confirms a Rudd return would make little if any dent in tornado Tony.


DANGEROUS DIAMONDS (continued)

We refuelled again near Alldays, ripped off the false decals, and headed for Pretoria.


OUR WORLD'S BEST TREASURER IS A DUD

Keating and now Swan have been hailed by international magazines as the World's best money managers. Goodness me, that sounds like a nice award, I think I'll apply next year.


DANGEROUS DIAMONDS

The Brussells airport diamond heist got my heart racing. It was slick and those diamonds were sold before they were stolen.


LABOR LEADERSHIP IS MEDIA MISCHIEF

The possible return of Rudd might sell a newspaper but Caucus ain't buying it and neither is anyone else who can recall just how bad he was, and still is. His degree of popularity is directly related to Gillard's degree of unpopularity.


A PUBLIC SERVANT IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS GOVT

Tony Abbott's determination that 20,000 Public Service jobs are to go is a gross underestimate and I suspect he knows that.

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