The Pickering Post
Thursday, 13th December 2018

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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.



There are three 'readings' of a Bill in its progress through each House. Readings were necessary due to the illiteracy of many politicians, the only way of informing Members about the contents of a Bill was for the Clerk to read it aloud from beginning to end.

Today the circulation of printed copies of Bills makes it unnecessary to read Bills at length, and since the end of the Eighteenth Century it has been the practice under a Westminster system for the Clerk to read only the title of a Bill to the House.

Yep, when electing members of the Parliament it was not a prerequisite to be literate.

Has anything really changed? I mean politiicans still call a DD a Double Disillusion?


What are They Plotting in Poland


I’M OFFENDED JULIA, WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK ME? I do really good portraits





Larry,give it a kick in the arse,like you've done with most things in this life and see where it takes you.More strength to your right foot , our thoughts are with you.

o/t how's the health larry--many would like to know your progress genuinely

When driving through SA recently, the roadside was defaced with large signs proclaiming "Time's up for drug drivers". Now I know what drug users are, likewise addicts, dealers, pushers and traffickers, but "drug drivers"? Just a sign of the poor literacy of the Minister, who must have read them and could have them altered, and the bureaucrats responsible?

They not only cant read but some cant even talk. Take that Union thug schemer sleeze Shorten. When asked " What should the AWU do in response to the alegations of corruption and bribery"? Shorten responded " I fink vey should fink hard about veese matters. I fort vey dont express vemselves vewy well" Well Bill, Australia would really set a great image if you ever got the chance to deliver a speech on our behalf to the UN - God help us all then (or should I say "ven")!!

First past the post has a lot going for it .P.V or even O.P.V. both leave the door open for manipulation / skull doggery ..

I am smarter than you as I do not consider marriage outdated.

Trump has an IQ of 155, not far away from the old boy Einstein.---
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Whether you read it yourself, or have it read to you, there should be a comprehension test at the end. Only if you get full marks do you get to say aye or nay. But then that's how I feel all voting should proceed. All those clueless dummies…….

Just thinking about Joe Madigan, carrying an anvil, etc, in his Holden Ute and giving beginners lessons to kids on his travels. Wondering Mal , or Bill might teach. Mal could teach how to get fooled by a dodgy email. Bil might even be able to teach slight of hand ? Contrast this with a current Cabinet Minister, 3 hrs late this week in the bush, because she had to wait for a 4WD Govt car, to go off the seal. Disilluision time all right.

How many politicians actually read the Bills seeing they don't have to seeing they Vote as they are told to ?

had to read that three times. My system kept correcting the last word to dissolution. Maybe it should be dissolute.

Judge Napolitano: How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins

Might be a disillusion year for some of them, just might.

What The FUQ? Frequently Unanswered Questions of the “Australian Government”
"....... In the end I was able to demonstrate how the Department applied double standards and subsequently received ‘Import Approval’ – however the tribunal findings provided a ‘safe’ verdict that could not be relied upon by others. It was during this 9 month period I realised that much was awry in government and began to question it.
Corporate Customs
I noticed ‘Departments’ referred to the public they were supposed to serve – as “Clients.” I noticed copyright symbols on ‘government’ websites… and upon looking more closely I found the Australian Coat of Arms was a registered trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Is it not called a 'Double Dissolution' because it disolves both houses of Parlament at the same time?

I have a DK, a dicky knee, what's next, a Dicky Dick?