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Why the Liberals shouldn’t listen to Gillian Triggs

February 24, 2015 - 18:01 -- Admin

Well, it’s very clear that this government isn’t going to listen to anyone who’s partisan. I mean, that was clearly the problem with Gillian Triggs’ report. It was clearly partisan, even though it also criticised the Labor Party.

Now, for those of you who are having trouble following the Liberal logic here. I’ll put it in the form of a few simple steps.

The Blame Game

February 24, 2015 - 09:18 -- Admin

Tony Abbott came to power promising to be a “no surprises, no excuses” government.

REPORTER: “The condition of the budget will not be an excuse for breaking promises?”

TONY ABBOTT: “Exactly right. We will keep the commitments that we make. All of the commitments that we make will be commitments that are carefully costed.” –Joint press conference, Colo Heights, NSW, 13 August 2013

Benefit of doubt – what the Minister for Women doesn’t say

February 23, 2015 - 10:36 -- Admin

If only the Minister for Women would tackle family violence with the same gusto he trumpets against terrorism, writes Jennifer Wilson.

In his desire to distract the general public from the depth and breadth of the country’s increasing contempt for him (with the exception of Gerard Henderson, bless) Prime Minister Tony Abbott has resorted to the good old conservative standby and fear in an effort to somewhat fancifully reinvent himself as the nation’s protector.

Bespoke Assassins (Part 6)

February 23, 2015 - 00:04 -- Admin

Paul Dellit has written some excellent political articles for The AIMN, so it came as some surprise that he is better known for his screenplay writing. Thomas Keneally, in a recent review of one of Paul’s screenplays I wrote: “I liked your screenplay and plot very much” and went on to describe it as “a very interesting and well-wrought script”.

T.S. And I – Or Should That Be Me?

February 22, 2015 - 20:34 -- Admin

Bought myself a bottle of scotch tonight.

It’s been a rough few weeks for me…

Of course, it actually hasn’t.

I’ve been employed again. I keep getting jobs even though my intention has been to stop work, let my wife support me until I make ridiculous amounts of money from doing a speaking tour of anywhere that’s prepared to pay me the same amount they pay loser politicians like John Howard to come and speak.