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Alan Jones quits, writes 1500-word resignation letter on Facebook

November 4, 2021 - 13:19 -- Admin

By TBS Newsbot   After Sky News chose not to renew his contract, Alan Jones took to Facebook to announce that he was quitting.  If Ernest Hemingway said that courage stemmed from being graceful under pressure, Alan Jones quitting Sky News (after they chose not to renew his contract) in a rambling 1500 word Facebook post is surely…

Elderberries and hamsters, dead cats and climate crimes

November 4, 2021 - 12:43 -- Admin

Pantalons de merde’s Maccers reprise Remember being embarrassed on behalf of Americans when their corpulent, carrot-coloured BLOTUS attended international forums to gibber his inanities about buying Greenland and relocating Seoul? With his puckered sphincter pout evoking an image of an orangutan bent over to tie its shoes The Donald was a global objet d’ridicule and…

Lies, Lies and Nuclear Submarines

November 3, 2021 - 11:34 -- Admin

It looked like something of an ambush, but a coterie of Australian journalists had their man where they wanted him. Between sessions at the G20 Summit in Rome, and French President Emmanuel Macron found himself blunter than usual. The sundering of the relationship between Australia and France over the new trilateral security relationship between Canberra,…

Would you please explain, Prime Minister, just what is the Australian way?

November 3, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

Our Prime Minister has been called a liar by the President of France, and the worst thing about that is that it is unsurprising. People’s worldview will now be that Australia and its politicians cannot be trusted, and our leaders have only themselves to blame. Hardly a day has passed since Tony Abbott and the…

Middle Powers During Conventional Times in Global Geopolitics

November 2, 2021 - 17:03 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The big picture of global geopolitics is often obscured by saturation media coverage of grand events like the G7 Summit in Cornwall (11-13 June 2021) or the G20 Summit in Rome (30-31 October 2021). Leaks from the leadership teams can heighten interest in the forthcoming discussions. Forums without pre-summit links can be…

God’s lonely man: A complete history of the world ignoring Scott Morrison

November 2, 2021 - 13:22 -- Admin

By Andrew Wicks   The images of a lonely Scott Morrison at another international summit has proved how deep the antipathy is toward him… and us by extension. While the most prickly piece of news emerging from the G20 this morning is Emmanuel Macron calling bullshit over the sunk $90bn submarine deal between France and Australia.…

War With France Is Inevitable, And Other Obvious Things That Morrison Will Soon Say!

November 2, 2021 - 08:52 -- Admin

Listening to Angus Taylor on “Insiders”, I was impressed that he summed up the situation on net zero so honestly and openly. First, it would be wrong for this government to commit future governments to things, so we could only plan for the next ten years and, secondly, we wouldn’t be changing anything in the…

Let’s re-open the investigation into Barnaby Joyce

November 1, 2021 - 20:44 -- Admin

By Tracey Clark   In July, we wanted to know how a secret National’s investigation cleared Barnaby Joyce of sexual harassment. Now he’s PM. What happened? In July, the secret Nationals investigation that cleared Barnaby Joyce was under the spotlight, after the member who oversaw the initial investigation, Ross Cadell, was the subject of an apprehended domestic…