Now, let’s see if I have this straight:
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
The Western Australian ‘Recognition’ is a stitch up, backed by the Abbott Government writes Vanessa Kairies.
It is no coincidence that the Abbott Government has chosen WA as the location for their conference this weekend. With the Canning by-election only a few weeks away the opportunity to do a bit of campaigning and ‘be seen’ could not be missed.
Saturday 15 August
1 Tony Abbott’s dilemma on Marriage Equality is much like Malcolm Turnbull’s when he was Liberal Leader. Abbott could have allowed a conscience vote but in doing so would have lost the support of those who keep him in power. The homophobes.
To the people of Canning,
You have a grave responsibility in front of you.
It is widely accepted that a defeat for the Liberal Party in Canning would see the end of Tony Abbott’s leadership. Even if you are a conservative voter, this would be to your benefit – it will not cause a change of government but it could snatch your party from the clutches of the Credlin/Abbott cartel which is not only leading your party to defeat but this country to ruin.
I’m not much of a punter. I’ve ventured to the track a handful of times only to invariably put my money on horses that ran last. Truth is, I wouldn’t know a good horse from a bad one. I was more or less throwing away money on something that was never going to win.
A bit like the Abbott Government, in a way.
They too keep backing the wrong horse. They just can’t seem to pick a winner.
The farce that is the ‘Recognise’ campaign and why there is a push for Australia to become a Republic, by Vanessa Kairies.
By Barry Tucker
A small heading in today’s Sydney Morning Herald said Tony Abbott is not a bad leader. But how do you judge?
If you judge him by his party’s 2PP polling he would fail the test. If you judged him by his personal popularity polling he would fail the test.
If you judged him on party loyalty, based on continuing Cabinet leaks, he would fail the test.
As most people know, laws came into effect on 1 July this year making it a crime for an ‘entrusted person’ – such as a doctor – to talk to the press about what’s going on in detention centres like Nauru or Manus Island, with a threat of two years imprisonment if they do.
In case anyone is unsure about the Coalition’s message, they are about “jobs, growth, and community safety…jobs, growth and community safety.”
Pull out the string and that is what you will hear from every one of them.
Oh, and “the Cabinet is doing exceptionally well” even if we do say so ourselves. Ok, even if we were just told to say that by Peta.
Ok, so we shouldn’t be critical of Dyson Heydon. He’s a judge – a highly respected judge. And as Tony Abbott suggested, criticising a Royal Commissioner could be against the law.