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Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: pork barrelling

April 3, 2022 - 07:41 -- Admin

Someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

A bit quiet

April 2, 2022 - 19:43 -- Admin

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog for the last four days. We have been babysitting grandchildren while their parents have been away at an elaborate wedding of a close friend in another city.

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: petulance and corruption

March 25, 2022 - 10:25 -- Admin

As I have related before, someone online asked me and others to explain why we could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: racism and idiocy

March 23, 2022 - 09:36 -- Admin

When someone online asked me why I could not vote for the Morrison government (not that I ever would), I replied:

“The constant lies, misogyny, racism, idiocy, petulance, corruption, pork barrelling, religious nutjobbery, hatred of expertise, shirking of responsibility, shifting of blame to the blameless, the stealing of credit from the creditable. #WhyIWantChange”1

Why I cannot vote for the Morrison government: lies and misogyny

March 22, 2022 - 09:11 -- Admin

The title of this piece is a bit misleading in that it gives the impression I could possibly consider voting for a Morrison government. I could not do so even if I was a billionaire, as retain some self-respect. This piece was begun soon after Adam Jacoby asked, on Twitter:

“Leading into the election I would like us to start a thread about why we won’t vote for the Morrison Govt. Please comment here with your reason using the hashtag #WhyIWantChange 

Only when caught out

March 20, 2022 - 09:47 -- Admin

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sanctions have been imposed on Russia and numerous Russian oligarchs as well as other individuals and organisations. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom and Canada banned certain Russian banks from SWIFT, the high-security network that facilitates payments among 11,000 financial institutions in 200 countries. Germany also halted certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline following Moscow’s actions1.

The internet connection saga, part 3

March 19, 2022 - 09:20 -- Admin

After the complete silence at the end of the previous instalment of this saga1, my partner rang the NBN people while I was still asleep (I had the day before come back from some field work and was knackered). They indicated that a technician would come on Monday 21st of March to fix the problem with our connection.

The internet connection saga continues

March 14, 2022 - 15:44 -- Admin

As I related almost two weeks ago our internet connection has been various shades of cactus since last August and, as we were told by our provider, has been completely cactus since February 26th. A technician came to our property two days later and discovered what he thought was the problem, but couldn’t fix it because it needed a cherry picker to do so. He said that this would be organised soon1.

You are paying for Liberal Party ads

March 9, 2022 - 18:40 -- Admin

Although many people know what political advertising is like, with the government laying out what they have accomplished (snigger!), what they will do if re-elected, and attacking the opposition’s plans. Similarly, the opposition attacks the government’s record and the government’s plans, while they list what they will do if elected. This type of advertising has ramped up since last August because the election needs to be held by late May or before1.

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