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Oh what a surprise – the Coalition picks for the ABC board don’t know what they are doing

September 27, 2018 - 15:01 -- Admin

It was inevitable that there would be problems at the ABC when the Coalition chose to ignore advice from the independent nominations panel about board appointments based on merit to, instead, give jobs to people for all the wrong reasons. The following is an unedited article I wrote in April last year titled Informed citizens or…

Fair Dinkum, Scott Morrison Turning It Around!

September 26, 2018 - 21:30 -- Admin

When you hear that Scottie’s turning it around, most you immediately think of boats where, as Immigration Minister, Mr Morrison stopped us hearing about all those drownings of the coast of Australia by turning boats around so that they could drown in Indonesian waters. However, he’s recently done something much more miraculous than that: according…

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

September 26, 2018 - 17:40 -- Admin

By Kyran O’Dwyer  There is a book titled ‘Jasper Jones’, by Craig Silvey. Having found the day to day offerings of our media a tad deficient in either thought or substance, books have become a bit of a refuge. As this book has numerous themes and explores many issues, it came as little surprise that it…

For a man who says he wants a united Australia, Morrison has a funny way of showing it

September 25, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

In response to calls to change the date of Australia Day, the man who purports to want to bring us all together has suggested we should instead have a different “special day” set aside to recognise indigenous people. He further added that those who recognise the pain caused for many by using January 26th are…

Morrison’s Legacy

September 24, 2018 - 21:01 -- Admin

So Australia is going to have another Royal Commission, this time into Aged Care. It really doesn’t matter if the announcement was a pre-emptive response to the two-part ABCTV 4 Corners program or a Fairfax media investigation, if the events just happened to coincide or some other happenstance. For a change we come to praise Morrison, not to bury…