The Pickering Post
Friday, 16th November 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.


Neither major Party will agree to an audit because neither knows the potential outcome and both are nervous of it. But that ex-Labor thug turned respectable, conservative commentator without a job, Mark Latham, has suggested to Andrew Bolt that the Governor General should dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections. Bloody rubbish!

There are only two ways this mess can be resolved. One is that both Turnbull and Shorten agree to an audit. (Very unlikely.) The other way involves the AEC which is an independent statutory authority, and the High Court.

This matter is well within the purview of the Australian Electoral Commission which has a wide responsibility for, and conducts, Federal elections and referenda.

If Vladimir Putin was an endorsed candidate for Wentworth, the AEC would be the first to raise hell.

Among their vast areas of oversight is providing information and advice on electoral matters to Parliament, the Government, government departments and authorities, and conducting and promoting research into electoral matters.

Their responsibility also extends to the eligibility of those registering to stand in an election. That is part of their bloody job!

                                                The AEC monitors voting 

Turnbull protests that this suggested audit would be expensive and unnecessary… that is a lie.

The AEC is in an electoral hiatus at the moment and has plenty of time to sort this out without extra cost. It should require all MPs to furnish the Commission with proof of sole Australian nationality and residential status. 

That should take care of most of them. Those who refuse to furnish such assurances must then be investigated by the Commission under the auspices of the High Court from which the Commission could successfully seek adjudication, if compulsion became necessary.

Regardless, if the AEC rules a Member ineligible there is not much a Member can do about it other than get up and walk out!

Once the dust has settled (within no more than 90 days) it becomes a case of the status quo obtains, the Government has an increased majority, or Shorten can claim the numbers to govern.

Whatever the case, this matter should not be allowed to aimlessly drift in unknown waters,

… even at the risk of accidentally installing a disastrous Shorten as PM.


When are the Previously Pensioned Fraudsters going to start repaying the Taxpayer for all the Unlawful payments they have claimed?...

Seems the political world has become a contest between rabble lawyers and the eternal devotees. Which must leave very little time for them to actually carry out the tasks they are paid for...hahaha. what's the point in having these people? Might as well give the jobs to some jobless people. Results would be about the same, and the savings would be amazing.

You are simply wrong Tb. To compare encroaching Islam with police deaths or bee stings is strawman stuff. Deaths from terrorism are just one symptom of this flawed belief system. You keep repeating you are not an Islamic scholar. You don't have to be. You will get a good understanding of Islam by reading Harry Richardsons book - it's free online and you can read it in a day. Time better spent than sniping at posters here that seem to have a better handle on Islam than you do.

Warrick - I was actually replying to C-M's comment. It's hard to believe that a country like Australia can not manage to put the right people in charge. I agree that a Shorten Government will go a long way to finishing us off. The reason we will cop Shorten can be laid directly at the feet of Turnbull and Bishop who have decimated the Libs.

My name Tigerbalm is a combination of my father's name and fragrant resinous substance, especially one used in medicine, so we can put that one to rest. I know white Muslims exist, I wasn't asleep during the war in Bosnia.

There are European Muslims in Bosnia. There are Muslims in Russia. You know, in Russia where "white" Muslims killed well over 300 innocent people, mostly school children, in September 2004.

By the way, "Tigerbalm" is Chinese, so since you judge the comments here in the context of the avatar of the poster, your comments should also be judged with some sort of oriental logic where you can judged as being malignantly BIGOTED by enabling a "Russian roulette" situation against the Australian way of life.

No Just Pablo....Australian by Birth from Australian born Parents..You've got Nothing.....

You don't even have an Australian name, you are just a johnny come lately imposing your bigoted views on real Australians. I would call you a racist but you would come back with the old 'Islam is not a race' but the fact most Muslims are brown must help you hate them.

No Just,Australian.....

Bigoted Australian.

Another Australian, with Australian Values....Islam has NO Place in Australia......

Another bigot.

; ))))

Islam is based on the deeds and utterances of Mohammed, a power-hungry self-indulgent and self-important war lord. His life, as documented by Muslims themselves accept this.

The adjectives I used here merely reflect my values of him, as a Westerner.
The Muslims condone, whilst we condemn his actions.

On multiple times, the Koran is quoted in justifying atrocities, extremely cruel penalties imposed on non-believers, acceptance of paedophilia, etc.
Islam is nothing more than an institutionalised war-cry feigned as a religion.

The last 1400 years of history has demonstrated my point.

It appears that I, and no less, an Imam, Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, we both agree that, fundamental Islam is NOT compatible with Western values.

Apparently Not...!!!!..

'New York terror attack: Donald Trump says Sayfullo Saipov should get death penalty' and so he should and the executioner should be a woman that flicks the switch or pulls the lever so he will go to hell and not get 71 virgins.

Worry about sharks, bees and policemen, you and your children are under more threat from them. Facts don't matter to bigots do they?

KOF I understand the mother was born in Europe in 1948, I used UNHCR for posting this morning without reference because I knew there was WW2 organised refugee programming and UN establishment talks simultaneously, so ....

Yep. I have a BIG problem with a Terror infused Cult running loose in Australia......A shame our Political Leaders didn't have the balls to do what is right for our children....Before Islam measures them up for a Semtex and Ballbearing vest......

So, you don't like what you don't like and that gives you the right to spread hate and lies. Good for you. Once again, it is people like you that have a problem and you spread it.