The Pickering Post
Saturday, 29th April 2017

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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.


[Excuse me being AWOL this week as I wanted to take time out in Sydney to remember Bill.] An estimated four hundred people flocked to the upmarket Pier One Hotel in Sydney’s Rocks on Thursday evening. Tony Abbott was there tucking into a few ales with Peta Credlin, many of the opinionated SKY News team were there and even the ABC and Fairfax were represented, but free alcohol and tucker can be an irresistible attraction for some.

I didn’t go to the Town Hall memorial as I am in no condition for a punch-up right now. There were enough fake mourners there to fill a town hall. The treacherous Labor Party turncoat twin thugs, Latham and Richardson were there to show they had really embraced Conservatism now that capitalism in the arms of right wing media was an avenue to financial comfort in old age.

Even Malcolm Turnbull had the temerity to claim Bill as a “mate”. But Malcolm was no “mate” of Bill’s as Bill always referred to him as “Truffles”. Now, a truffle is a subterranean fungus that speaks more honestly about how Bill viewed the current PM who was happy to wax lyrical about how unfair the AHRC was to Bill under Gillian Triggs.

But Truffles did nothing to assist Bill while he lived. He resiled from an insidious 18C and could have evicted Triggs and company from their stained ivory tower simply by defunding it, Senate or no Senate. 

Turnbull was no friend, and he did nothing to help Bill in his many hours of need. But it's hard to deny a friendship when one party has passed.

And one was there on Thursday night, a stripling, a small and weedy female beast who wants to be known as a feminist cartoonist and darling of the Left, but even Fairfax apparently saw through her as nothing more than an unwashed activist with a blunt pencil. 

So she had moved into the welcoming arms of the ABC as a.... well, I don’t know what. She certainly was no cartoonist but the ABC is besotted by feminism and needed to inject a female into the unbalanced all-male field of cartooning. 

I can’t recall her name, Fiona someone I think, but I do recall her signature somewhere near the the top of a petition by loony Lefties demanding that Bill be sacked over the Aborigine cartoon. 

Bill had, as any good cartoonist would have, collected an army of friends and an army of enemies and if Bill was there that night he would have asked her and others, “What the fuck are YOU doing here?”

The ABC had blackballed Bill and others who attacked their idol, Julia Gillard. But no cartoonist of any talent cares what the ABC, (or Truffles) thinks. To be called a racist and a bigot by the ABC is a badge of honour in the real world.

So, the number one ticketholder of “The Friends of the ABC”, Malcolm Turnbull, got off lightly as Bill was no longer in “The Weekend Australian” to highlight Truffles' hypocrisy the next morning.

The Thursday evening wake was a fantastic tribute to Bill but the Friday memorial fell short by those who attended as make-believe “friends”. It will be interesting to see what Q&A and the “Insiders' Talking Pictures" segment make of all that on Sunday morning, as no-one mentioned Bill’s death last week... marvellous what free grog and canapés can do for an ABC crew.

Bill would have enjoyed most his real friend, Barry Humphries, who attended as a frail and real Barry Humphries.Their similar humour was on display when Humphries “accidentally” said the word “fuck”...“I apologise for that, it just sort of slipped out”, he said,

(pause) ...“The ladies present will know what I mean by that.”


Petition condemning Bill was organised by the far Left feminist New Matilda blog... you might recognise a few more fraudulent attendees at Bill's wake.

 1. Amy McQuire, journalist
 2. Allan Clarke, journalist
 3. Dr Justin Coleman, GP, Inala Indigenous Health Service, Immediate past President, Australasian Medical Writers Association
 4. Fiona Katauskas, cartoonist.
 5. Rudi Maxwell, editor, Koori Mail
 6. Kodie Bedford, writer and producer
 7. Leigh Dayton, journalist and researcher
 8. Dr Michelle Dunne Breen
 9. Bjorn Stewart, Actor
 10. Celeste Liddle, writer
 11. Colin Kinchela, actor and performer
 12. Jarni blakkarly, journalist
 13. Vernon Ah Kee, Artist
 14. Amy Coopes, journalist, Croakey
 15. Dr Anita Heiss, author
 16. Bronwyn Carlson, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at UOW
 17. Dr Tanja Dreher, University of Wollongong
 18. Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Director of Centre for Collaborative First Nations’ Research, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Darwin.
 19. Kerry McCallum, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra.
 20. Karen Wyld, freelance writer, author, and admin of #ProjectAntiRacism (@AntiRacismAust)
 21. Summer May Finlay
 22. Jack Latimore, Indigenous Writer
 23. Max Chalmers, Journalist, New Matilda
 24. Ben Eltham, National Affairs Correspondent, New Matilda
 25. Michael Brull, columnist, New Matilda
 26. Jeff Sparrow, journalist, broadcaster
 27. Leesa Watego, Iscariot Media
 28. Jonathan Green, meanjin editor
 29. Clem Bastow, journalist
 30. Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Filmmaker
 31. Dave Graney, musician, author, broadcaster
 32. Jenna Price, UTS academic and Fairfax columnist.
 33. Liam McLoughlin, journalist, New Matilda.
 34. Jennifer Doggett
 35. Richard Bell, artist
 36. Marie McInerney, freelance journalist
 37. Siobhan McHugh, writer, documentary-maker and Senior Lecturer in Journalism, University of Wollongong
 38. Liz O’Reilly, Independent Artist and Educator
 39. Dr Sandra R Phillips, Writer and Academic
 41. Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta. I am a plangermairreenner man from meenamatta country, NE Tasmania.
 42. Felicity Biggins, Lecturer in Communication at the University of Newcastle
 43. Fiona Martin, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
 44. Dr Andrew Dodd, Associate Professor and Program Director, Journalism, Swinburne University.
 45. Melissa Lucashenko
 46. Johan Lidberg, Monash University.
 47. Tara Wynne, literary agent, Curtis Brown
 48. Wendy Bacon, Contributing editor, New Matilda
 49. Jeanti St Clair, Lecturer Media Program School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University
 50. Jessica Friedmann, writer
 51. Dr Meera Atkinson Writer and academic
 52. Tanya Ashworth-Keppel, writer and editor
 53. Alex McKinnon, journalist
 54. John Paul Janke, Indigenous communications specialist
 55. Catherine Deveny, writer
 56. Bianca Nogrady, journalist
 57. Keren Heenan, writer
 58. Simon Chapman AO, columnist, The Conversation
 59. Linda Doherty, director, communication & leadership, NSW department of Education
 60. Michael Meadows, Adjunct Professor Griffith University
 61. Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, writer
 62. Danielle Binks, author and literary agent (with Jacinta di Mase Management)
 63. MJ Leaver, writer
 64. Helen Signy, Senior Communications Officer, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.
 65. Dr Beth Spencer, author.
 66. Marge Overs, health writer
 67. Tracey Johnston, health sector communications professional
 68. Jenny Noyes, writer and producer @ Daily Life
 69. Amy Gray, writer
 70. Keira Jenkins, Journalist, Koori Mail
 71. Dr Cristy Clark. Lecturer, School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University
 72. Dr Chelsea Bond, Senior Lecturer, ATSIS Unit, University of Qld
 73. Nina Funnell, commentator
 74. Angela Romano, QUT
 75. Dr Bonita Mason, Journalism Lecturer, Curtin University.
 76. Greg Truman, journalist
 77. Dr Ruth Armstrong, Moderator, Croakey
 78. Melinda Shobrook – Facilitator of Indigenous Rise (a Facebook group).
 79. Isabelle Oderberg, journalist and communications professional
 80. Kate Doak, Investigative Journalist.
 81. Josh Ridgeway, journalist
 82. Meg Bastian
 83. Dr Thor Kerr School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University
 84. Julie Kivuyo
 85. Anne Ryden, Lecturer, Curtin University
 86. Dr Antonio Traverso, Curtin University
 87. (Aunty) Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Wiradjuri poet, artist & activist
 88. Angela Dewan, freelance journalist.
 89. Michelle Lovegrove, journalist
 90. Sophie Black
 91. Dr Ray Moynihan, author, medical writer
 92. Professor Chris Nash, Monash University.
 93. Dr Lesley Russell, writer
 94. Sara Saleh, Human Rights Advocate and Artist
 95. Angela Schilling, Editor, Five Thousand
 96. Ian McAuley
 97. Eliza Henry-Jones, author
 98. Colin Cowell, Media and Communication Consultant, NACCHO, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Editor, NACCHO Aboriginal Health Newspaper
 99. Dr Courtney Pedersen
 100. Mark Ragg, Ragg & Co
 101. Jane McCredie
 102. Dr Christine Black, Gold Coast
 103. Jane Armstrong, Lecturer
 104. Ruth Dawkins, Tasmanian Writers Centre
 105. Lea McInerney, writer
 106. Chris Graham, Publisher, New Matilda
 107. Wendy Orr, author
 108. Associate Professor Liz Byrski, Writer and academic
 109. Andrea Dodo-Balu, Curtin University School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
 110. Professor Margaret Simons, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and a freelance journalist and author
 111. Mark Demetrius
 112. Margaret Scheikowski
 113. Mitchell Ward, creative director, Croakey
 114. Michelle Bui, Research Assistant, Curtin University School of Media Culture & Creative Arts
 115. Jenny Fraser, Adjunct Research Fellow
 116. Katie Ellis, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University
 117. Kathryn Greenhill, Lecturer in Information Studies
 118. Catriona Bonfiglioli, PhD Senior Lecturer Media Studies UTS
 119. Professor Anna Haebich, Historian and author
 120. Rose Hanley, Roleystone WA
 121. Pablo Leighton, Independent researcher / Latin American Research Group Australia
 122. Dr David Nolan, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications, and Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne
 123. Faustina Agolley, TV presenter
 124. Tom Ballard, comedian
 125. Namila Benson, broadcaster/producer
 126. Karen Pickering, writer and organiser
 127. Ruby Hamad, columnist, Daily Life, SBS Life
 128. Scott Edgar, songwriter, Tripod
 129. Dr Helen Merrick, Curtin University
 130. Shannon Harvey, Journalism lecturer and tutor, Curtin University
 131. Kirsten Hudson, Curtin University
 132. Michael Keane, South Perth
 133. Dr Tama Leaver, Curtin University
 134. Dr Liam Lynch, Curtin University
 135. Dr Leanne McRae, Curtin University
 136. Kenta McGrath, filmmaker and academic
 137. Dr Marilyn Metta, Curtin University
 138. Jennifer Martin, principal tutor for the Centre for Advancing Journalist at the University of Melbourne, editorial assistant at the Citizen
 139. Dr Samantha Owen, Curtin University
 140. Suvendrini Perera, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University
 141. Dr Joy Denise Scott, Academic
 142. Professor Kim Scott, author
 143. Dr Greg Watson, Curtin University, WA
 144. Dr David Whish-Wilson, Curtin University
 145. Irma Woods, Nyungar Research Assistant
 146. Jessica Robyn Cadwallader
 147. Dr Sukhmani Khorana, University of Wollongong
 148. Dr Lisa Slater, University of Wollongong
 149. Dr Siobhan McHugh, University of Wollongong
 150. Prof Elena Marchetti, University of Wollongong
 151. Samah Sabawi, Playwright and Commentator
 152. Dr Leah King-Smith
 153. Vicki Kyriakakis, writer
 154. Meg Madden, Writer and editor
 155. Mary Ellen Jordan, writer
 156. Holly Ringland, writer, novelist, educator
 157. Jacqui Katona, a law student from Djok clan, Kakadu, the Centre for Indigenous Story
 158. Debra Jopson, journalist
 159. Melissa Sweet, journalist
 160. Angela Savage, author
 161. Paul Daley, author and journalist
 162. Dr Gael Jennings, Honorary Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, The University of Melbourne
 163. Jaelea Skehan, writer
 164. Dr Stephen Hagan, Editor, First Nations Telegraph
 165. Tess Ryan
 166. Daniel James
 167. Palani Mohan, photographer
 168. Eliza Metcalfe, health communications specialist
 169. Ross Green, health communications specialist
 170. Rob Oakeshott, writer and author
 171. Philip Moore, Anthropologist, Curtin University
 172. Amber Cunningham
 173. Dr Kate Bowles, Media & Communications, University of Wollongong


It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,
which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.

Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

- Oliver Cromwell, 1653, Speech Dismissing the Rump Parliament

Fiona with the fringe has about one millionth the talent of Bill Leak. Christ, they jump on the fucking bandwagon. No respect for his family at all; how could he be a racist with a Thai widow, an ex German wife, and being friends with Warren Mundine. What a crock of shit. Talent is ALWAYS stepped on in this country; so used are we to mediocrity.

Rob Oakeshott, the dickhead from Port Macquarie. Shit! Caused the worst government ever with Gillard, the new depression spokesperson, who caused more depression in her time as PM than ever before.Yes, they would all be on the bludge for free grog and food. Scumbags! And that fuckwit Tom Ballard who admitted to being on the list hosted Q and A when the aboriginal bitch said "Bill Leak IS a racist", on the Monday; unfortunately she got the tenses wrong. I so wish Bill Leak was still here. They did fuck all for him, and Muslim bastards killed him through stress. Singo, you bastard!

Bill Leak was treated like shit. I saw Insiders when Laura Tingle grudgingly acknowledged him, and Mike Bowers on that day said NOTHING. I was disgusted. Bill Leak had more brains under his fingernails than these fuckwits. I was also disgusted to see in the SMH on Saturday that his "mate" Singleton had refused to pay Bill any compensation for his artworks "on loan", at his Central Coast property. I would have felt so guilty after the dreadful accident that almost claimed Bill at his farm feeding gang gangs. Richard Fidler was the only ABC employee that spoke respectfully of Bill Leak and played a thoroughly entertaining interview with himDear Gingernut Leigh Sales, made no mention at all but had an article about short nosed dogs, after her contribution to the Oz. Barry H stuck it up them.

That's a good hitlist.

When Whitlam came into power within 2 weeks he signed us up to the ” UN—INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS”. A treaty that essentially gave cultures like Muslims the right to practice Sharia in Australia under the UN’s mantra that “Every culture is Equal”.
HAWKE signed us into 6 different UNESCO Conventions.
KEATING : signed us up to CONVENTION CONCERNING TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE INITIATIVE OF THE EMPLOYER That ended up as Unfair Dismissal—It was was a UN initiative!
HOWARD: Disarmed Australia in 1996 a key objective of the United Nations committee of Regional disarmament committee formed in 1990 which Australia supported from Day one.
RUDD in keeping with the requirements of the “UN Rights of Indigenous Peoples”—apologised to the Indigenous people of Australia—another UN initiative.
GILLARD came into power, she signed us up to the UN Kyoto Agreement for Green House Gas Emissions.
BISHOP launched our bid to sit on the UN International Commission of Human Rights
TURNBULL signed us up to the UN Climate Change Convention, committing Australia to millions of dollars in Carbon emissions Taxation after Tony Abbott had refused to join and was deposed of weeks before the date of the UN convention.

14. Harassment
A Commonwealth harassment Act
Proposal 14–1 A Commonwealth harassment Act should be enacted to consolidate and clarify existing criminal offences for harassment and, if a new tort for serious invasion of privacy is not enacted, provide for a new statutory tort of harassment. Alternatively, the states and territories should adopt uniform harassment legislation. ………”

TREASON—Hawke, Keating, Rudd, Gillard, and Turnbull
“...........So, according to Labor if WE BECAME A REPUBLIC Australia would be handed over to the United Nations.
Were the UK Government aware of Labor’s motives in allowing the Australia Act to come about? You bet. Check out this statement made in the UK Parliament..............."
That is why they allowed Hawke to remove the Crown and opened Australia up to the United Nations.
However the United Nations is a Foreign Power. As we are still not a Republic our Constitution stands. Section 44 of our Constitution stands concerning holding position in either House of Parliament. Simply said anyone who adheres to the United Nations needs to be removed from Government.
Acts Interpretation Act -
16 References to the Sovereign
In any Act references to the Sovereign reigning at the time of the passing of such Act, or to the Crown, shall be construed as references to the Sovereign for the time being.

Wow, there's alot of journo's, abo activists (most of which are white) and academics on that guest list. I bet they all had a corroboree after wards where they all sung, danced, chatted and giggled how great it was that Bill Leak was now nothing more then fertilizer.

Despicable left wing scum!

Is it just me or is there the unmistakable whiff of Hypocrisy in that list? Marvellous what free piss and horses doovers will rake in.

Why was a bloke wandering around Randwick during the SLIPPER with a mask and loaded shotty , before being grabbed by Police. Terrorism or Robbery ??. Perhaps he thought it was the $15 Million Race. Remember that one , something else from Sydney that never got off the ground. Add it to the Badgeries Creek wishlist !!

NSW Labor sold half the NSW Government owned electricity supply businesses not long before they lost office. Valuations were $12-15 billion but the sale was made for $5.9 billion, a minimum loss of $6.1 billion. Labor had extracted extra dividends from those businesses forcing them to borrow to pay and when the debts were settled only $800 million was left over. Labor squandering of our monies is huge ... e.g.; VIC Labor cancelled freeway contract paying $1.2 billion compensation for nothing, WA Labor is cancelling a freeway there which will cost much in compensation. The list is long. Yet from 07-13 Labor borrowed well over $400 billion in federal government plus NBN debt. And they too squandered most of it. Voters should be very angry.

Israeli policymakers say ISIS is a 'useful tool' in undermining Syria

The looming crisis is much worse than expected, after three state governments vandalised our energy system.

Correction: Pumped (water returned to dams above the hydro power stations) storage water pumps use off peak grid electricity which can be from any supply source that contributes to maintaining grid base load, including from the hydro system that supplies far more per KWh than, for example, Hazlewood Power Station (coal fired) VIC. The important factor is that hydro is far more economical than other so called renewables.

A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine.

The name Turnbull and his tribal mates comes to mind.

My Dog asked me to let IE know there is a new post.

Joke of the week in VIC ... with job losses pending the unionists at the Hazlewood Power Station have managed to get all units operating including a couple earlier claimed to be out for months. So 100% operational and due for closure. Work that out, ask CFMEU Labor VIC.

Patrick Dollard? @PatDollard 1h1 hour ago

Insoluble racism and bigotry are nature's way of telling you that all the world's races & cultures don't belong living in one place