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Solving Tony Abbott"s boredom and income problem: He coulda been a publisher

February 27, 2017 - 12:47 -- Admin

The Owl drew attention recently to Tony Abbott's little problem of learning to live within the limits of a humble backbencher's income as an explanation of his apparent gunning for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Now, following Tony's recent critical outburst, others are suggesting that simple boredom of not having enough to do is the root cause of his hostility.

Josh Frydenberg tilting at windmills with his Clean Energy Finance Corporation changes - time for another political singalong

February 27, 2017 - 11:36 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month that in "what would represent a significant weakening of the country's environmental financing rules, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg confirmed the government is considering issuing a new ministerial directive to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to put investment in so-called 'clean coal' on th

Spare a thought for Tony Abbott now his income has fallen

February 14, 2017 - 16:26 -- Admin

Life can get tough when your income suddenly drops and doesn't the Owl know it. So spare a thought for Tony Abbott who used to have a Prime Ministerial income of $522,000, so Google tells me, but now must make do a backbencher's humble stipend of $199,040.And things are really tough when you have a Sydney sized housing mortgage as the member for Warringah does.

Dangers for the Turnbull government in blaming Labor for South Australia's power problems

February 9, 2017 - 18:04 -- Admin

There are some clear dangers in the campaign by the federal Liberal-National coalition government in trying to politically capitalise on power blackouts in South Australia. The first of them was touched on by the energy regulator when he warned that because of the current heatwave, blackouts are possible in New South Wales this weekend.