Last night it was an almost full house in the Legislative Council Committee Room in Victorian Parliament House to listen to evidence being given at the Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016.
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In what feels somewhat like Déjà vu I have recently found myself once again correcting the reports of the mainstream regarding to goings on within the HSU.
The mainstream, both News Ltd and Fairfax, who for years told us how heroic Kathy Jackson was as she allegedly bled the unions dry now suddenly think they can convince us that they are an authority on all things HSU.
“There’s nothing like self-promotion.”
There is an unfortunate lie being insinuated and pedalled by some in the media that being part of a union somehow makes you dodgy, criminal, and untrustworthy.
It was families last earlier this month when families were finally informed that the “Great Australian Dream” was for them turning into a nightmare of epic proportions at the hands of a Senator for the ironically named party Family First.
Some of you may have read my articles on the Southern NSW town of Finley and the war memorial hall threatening, puppy factory loving council they are unfortunate enough to be a part of, Berrigan Shire Council. If not, I have dedicated a category to them on my site now as there appears to be a never ending stream on controversy surrounding them.
Some of you may be dismayed to know of Fairfax staff referring to my readers as the “tin foil hat crowd”. Yes, they have reverted to name calling. I on the other hand know that readers here tend to appreciate evidence for what they read rather than sloppy journalism and less than half-truths from some who may well need a hat of some sort as the sun stroke is seemingly affecting their judgement.
Bill Shorten has raised some huge questions with his support of Kimberley Kitching for the Senate position left vacant by Stephen Conroy, and today the media is all over it.
So let’s have a quick look at the real questions regarding Kitching’ s elevation to the position of Senator and the answers.
Is she qualified for the position? Yes
Has she dedicated her life to promoting the Labor cause? Yes
Was she elected to this position? Yes, almost unanimously