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Can someone please help?

June 30, 2015 - 09:01 -- Admin

I am caught in an ethical dilemma. On the one hand I tend to agree with John Howard who was totality against Royal Commissions for political purposes. I think he said they were likely to come back and bite you on the bum.

Cynical? Moi?

June 29, 2015 - 19:39 -- Admin


The Abbott government’s insistence on secrecy regarding boats carrying asylum seekers has been justified as “not wanting to act as a news service for people smugglers.”  We can’t tell them our tactics even though the size of our army and details of its weapons, the number and capability of naval ships and air force planes are widely publicised and reports and photos of towbacks and orange life rafts are all over the Indonesian press.

Turnbull Admits That Politicians Are More Important Than People In Shopping Centres!

June 29, 2015 - 14:01 -- Admin

Well, yet again I’ve let a member of the Abbott Government distract me from what I was intending to write about. I was going to write about the roundtable on climate change which the ABC calls “an unprecedented alliance of business, union, environmental, investor and welfare groups” and The Guardian refers to as “an unprecedented alliance of business, welfare and environmental groups and trade unions”…

Tony Abbott’s Zombie Apocalypse

June 29, 2015 - 10:07 -- Admin

One of Tony Abbott’s first acts as Prime Minister was to buy (have taxpayers buy) bombproof luxury cars for himself. Considering Julia Gillard rode around in a Holden, this move by Abbott was not a reaction to anything that had happened or was happening, this was done in full knowledge of what was to come – what Abbott was about to create.