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Rolex good, Cartier bad*

October 26, 2020 - 15:04 -- Admin

A Senate Estimates
hearing last week uncovered the fact that the CEO of Australia Post, Christine
Holgate, gave four senior executives horrendously expensive (between $3,800 and
$7,000 each1) Cartier watches in lieu of cash bonuses. If the
bonuses had even been significantly more but in cash, they probably would have
passed by without a squeak, as both Michael Pascoe and Matthew Doran have
suggested1,2. The ‘bonus’ watches were

Government disinformation

October 23, 2020 - 14:11 -- Admin

Foreign Minister, Marise Payne tweeted this: “Disinformation
& misinformation can undermine efforts to contain Covid-19 & save
lives. will [sic] continue to work on countering the spread of false &
harmful material on social media by joining the PledgetoPause”1. The
‘Pledge to Pause’ is simply a reminder to think before you forward anything
which may contain disinformation. From a normal person this would be sensible,

The mind-boggling stupidity of Michael McCormack

October 21, 2020 - 12:37 -- Admin

As I have related elsewhere, there is a
rancid smell of corruption around the federal government handing over $29
million to the billion dollar Leppington Pastoral Company in 2018 for land next
to Western Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek, only for the Commonwealth to
value the 12 hectares at just $3 million less than a year later. The Auditor-General
released a damning report into the Paul Fletcher’s federal Department of

Horizontal distraction

October 20, 2020 - 09:34 -- Admin

Two years ago, former Liberal Member for
the New South Wales state seat of Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire, was targeted by the
New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for allegations
he was using his public office for personal gain through commissions for Sydney
property projects. Since that time, it has been shown he was also involved in a
‘cash for visas’ scheme. The surveillance included recording his phone

Liars for NewsCorp 2

October 14, 2020 - 12:24 -- Admin

Every now and again, I
come across an article in one of the disgraceful Murdoch rags (The Australian,
The Herald Sun [the Hun], The Daily Telegraph [Daily Bellylaugh] or the Courier
Mail) or on Sky News which are either so appallingly biased, or are simply
based on a lie, that I feel have to give them a kicking. I have written 25
articles based on stories in these reprehensible rags, from authors who have