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What’s the bet?

October 30, 2021 - 14:20 -- Admin

The Bureau of Meteorology has what is called it’s ‘ENSO Outlook’. It is an alert system for the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. In its design, it is like the fire danger indicators you see along Australian highways. However, theENSO version has, at one extreme, La Niña, and at the other, El Niño, with alert levels ranging from ‘inactive’ in the middle to ‘watch’ to left or right and ‘alert’ as we get closer to those extremities1.

Coalition politicians don’t care about their children

October 28, 2021 - 09:09 -- Admin

The Coalition parties have been in government for over 8 years and in that time have carefully avoided having any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the price on carbon, introduced by the Gillard government and very effective at reducing emissions, was repealed by the Coalition. This is mostly because of halfwits like Tony Abbott, Craig Kelly, George Christensen, Keith Pitt, Matt Canavan, James Paterson, Tim Wilson, Barnaby Joyce, Scott Morrison1, and numerous others.

Time Out

October 26, 2021 - 09:03 -- Admin

Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor and like most experienced political journalists he constantly reports on the appalling shenanigans of the federal government; whether it be the lies, the corruption, the misogyny or just the plain stupidity1. 


October 25, 2021 - 08:05 -- Admin

Everybody who pays the slightest attention to the news (or this blog) knows that News Corp has done a u-turn on climate change. I suggested at the time that it was solely a method to attempt to get the Morrison government re-elected. However, I did wonder if this was imposed on the Australian outlets by edict from Murdoch1.


October 24, 2021 - 10:03 -- Admin

Time and again, the Coalition parties have rejected to concept of gender quotas. In 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison didn’t believe gender quotas would remove the obstacles which prevent more women from advancing in the Liberal Party. This is despite the party’s Women’s Council chair saying it’s time for the Liberals to acknowledge what they’ve done so far to recruit more women hasn’t worked1.